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Y family! I have been photographing Y family for last 5 years!  Our very first session was when their second oldest daughter was around 8 month old and session was at Napa with beautiful mustard field in backdrop. Since then we did family seasons every year and this year, family session was so welcome and celebrate their 4th baby in to the family, Matthew. I LOVE life style family session at client’s home. I think it’s so special to create a memory at baby’s first house.   he is going to have fun growing up surrounded by wonderful 3 big sisters!  I truly enjoyed watching your family grow through my lens and looking forward to document your life for many more years to come!

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L Family!  I photographed L family last Fall and I’m so glad we were doing photo session again !  This time, we did photo session at Palace of Fine Arts and Baker Beach in San Francisco!  Dad’s parents were visiting from New York so it was perfect opportunity to create precious portraits with grandparents as well!  Palace of fine arts family session family session at Palace of fine arts family session at Palace of fine arts family session at Palace of fine arts Family session at Baker Beach

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Mom was here in San Francisco for work for 1 month from Oklahoma, so her family came to visit and she wanted to do a family photo session to remember this fun San Francisco trip!  What a great idea!   We started off at famous Union Square, I love the color and architecture there, there is also a cable car terminal so you can hop on the cable car to create fun pictures!  Then, headed to Baker Beach, one of my favorite place to photograph in San Francisco. Isn’t it so beautiful?  I absolutely love it there!!  Mom ordered beautiful metal prints collage to display in her house and also gorgeous 10×10 fine art album. She told me these are early Christmas gifts for herself 😉   Thank you for choosing me to create your San Francisco memory!  
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Maternity session at Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. What a beautiful place , I love the architecture and color and it creates a beautiful backdrop for photo session. I photographed T family last December at their beautiful house in South Bay, San Francisco with mom’s sister family and parents. It was such a fun extended family session.  This time, mom is expecting #2 ( It’s a girl!!) and we got together for a maternity session.  Little I was just non-stop.. !!!  So, I run and follow everywhere he went 😉 Parents always surprise when I show them final images how I got beautiful images because from parents point of view, you can only see the boy was just running away from camera… !   We got lots of fun pictures and I can’t wait to meet #2, a baby girl soon!!  Thank you for a fun session, T family and see you soon !!
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Everything was just perfect in this family session!  Beautiful Summer morning with little cloud in sky.  I photographed their adorable daughter, A at Valentine’s Day Photo booth at Small Talk Family Cafe in Walnut Creek back in February.  She was so little that time and now she is sitting up on her own and even standing!!  I LOVE documenting baby grow through my lens.   These moments are so precious and you want to remember it forever.  They are only little for a little while.  This is my absolutely favorite age to photograph!  Once baby is sitting up on her own, we can create more variety of poses and I just LOVE those chunky arms and legs!!!!!!     These pictures will be displayed over their fireplace, entry way and playroom  with beautiful gallery wrap canvases and framed prints.   I’m sure it will make you smile every time when you walk by pictures.   I can’t wait to show them final products !

Thank you S family for fun morning!

 

This one is going to be displayed as 24×30 gorgeous gallery wrap canvas over fire place!
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Gavin is (almost ) 3 years old! I have been photographing Gavin for more than 2 years now and I LOVE it!  Gavin is a full of energy and he just won’t stop running!!! We’ve done photo sessions at park and beach in East Bay, San Francisco in the past so we chose Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco for different look.  I LOVE the colors here! Enjoy the pictures and happy 3 years old, Gavin!!

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For HHH members ~ March special mini sessions and package ~

After spending 1 year in Japan, I’m so excited to return to San Francisco and be a part of HHH, Hilarie’s Helpful Hints again!  Looking forward to reconnecting and meeting HHH families this year!

~ Mini Sessions~

baby mini session, east bay, san francisco

Mini photo session is perfect for families wanting to capture the personality and memorable stage of a child or baby.  From their first smiles, those little milestone like sitting up or crawling for the first time,  to starting preschool, to losing their first tooth, life is full of milestones for your little ones that you will want to smile back upon for a lifetime. I also encourage mom and dad to join some shots ( if you would like!) for some family portraits as I know as a mom of a 4 years old boy, I always want some cute picture with my son.  Mini sessions lasts approximately 30 minutes where we work to get that one perfect shot.  Portraits will be simple and classic with minimal fuss and focusing on what you love most, that adorable face!

       Mini sessions are only $125 and include:

  • an email welcome letter with everything you need to know to get ready for your session
  • a 30 minutes session with unlimited natural posing/playing in natural light
  • Private online gallery
  • 5 high res digital image for you to use on Birthday Party invitation, gift to grandparents etc. (digital download)

 All digital images are high resolution, individually fully retouched and ready to share with friends and family!

Additional digital images are available for purchase:  additional 10 images for $180, additional 20 images for $320. Please note that these are special pricing for mini sessions.

Mini sessions date & location:

3/22 (Sat) 3PM~6PM

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3/26 ( Wed) 3PM~6PM

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3/29 ( Sat) 10AM~2:30PM

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4/5 ( Sat) 9AM~12PM , 5:30PM~6:30PM

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5:30PM   Mustard Flower Field in Concord

6:30PM  Mustard Flower Field in Concord

 

4/12 ( Sat) 5:30PM-6:30PM 

5:30PM Mustard Flower Field in Concord

6:30PM Mustard Flower Field in Concord

 

For morning sessions, location will be at the park with green/ trees background. For late afternoon sessions, it will be at yellow mustard flower filed if available, both in East Bay Area. Locations will be announced once it gets closer to session date!

Spaces will fill up quickly!  E-mail photo@aikacardin.com to schedule your session.  Please include your name, age of your child, who will be in photos and your first 2 choice of desired date and time. Please consider your baby’s nap time when you choose your session time.  Looking forward to capturing lots of cute smiles!!

 

~ HHH Special Package ~

Aika Cardin Photography March package

 

Purchase now by march 31st  and use it in anytime in 2014!

HHH special package is only $250 and include:

  •   1~2 hours private and customized family photo session up to 5 members at the location of your choice
  • $150 product credit
  • DVD slideshow – perfect gift for grandparents!

This package is ideal for family wanting to do a family session at special places for your family, beaches, golden gate parks, etc!

 

 

 

 

I LOVED photographing Kaydence!  Her mom, Hilarie  and I have been working together for last 3 years in lots of baby/kids events. She organizes Hilarie’s Helpful Hints    which offers lots of fun activities and play group for kids. It’s also a great resource for new parents!  I have been photographing Hilarie and her family for last 3 years, last session we did together was a maternity session in Hawaii last November so I was really excited to see Kaydence for the first time!   She has such a cute smiles and she did great at the session!  These pictures were used on her birth announcement cards 😉    I can’t wait to photograph Kaydence and her family again! Next time, maybe she will be walking 😉

 

 

Last year, when I photographed Serena for her 3 years old portraits, she told me to call her ” Cinderella”, this year, she wanted me to call her ” princess”.  I wonder what she wants me to call her next year!!   We met at Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco and it was just perfect!  She looked like a ” princess” in her pink dress and she looked so beautiful! We did a couple outfit change through out the session and we kept switching location in the park.   We created beautiful portraits together and it will be another keep sake album for her family members.    Thank you for a beautiful session!

She is dreaming about her princess castle or strawberry cake??

Love this one! it’s like a page from some fairy tale story book…. !