Archive for 'East Bay San Francisco Family Photographer'

 

We are so lucky to live so close to beautiful Napa, Sonona and Yountville !  It provide such a gorgeous backdrop for family photos! I have been photographing Hu family for many many years since their older son is a baby.  We meet every year for family portrait session,  maternity and newborn session.   This  time, this session was extra special as they were celebrating 10th wedding anniversary!   Happy 10th Wedding Anniversary, mom and dad!  Thank you for letting me capture special milestone for your family !   My photo studio is located in downtown Walnut Creek where I create beautiful portraits for newborn, baby , milestone , family and business headshot, I’m also available to travel worldwide to take pictures at beautiful locations ! Please email photo@aikacardin.com for more information!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family, extended family, baby, children photo session in Napa, Sonoma, Yountville, East Bay, Walnut Creek,  Photo studio in downtown Walnut Creek.

 

I have many clients become friends when I photograph their family for over years an P family is one of them. I have photograph their little girl, Emily since she was baby, Emily came to all my themed photo sessions for Valentine, Easter, Father’s Day, Halloween and Christmas  for last two and half years, and family sessions.  This time, mom requested  a family session at iconic location in San Francisco as they are moving to Florida.   We started at Presidio for forest look then headed to Baker beach to create family portraits with Golden Gate Bridge in background.  So many memories together and I’m sad that they are moving across the country but we both love traveling so we are planning to meet up at beautiful location next year for next family session!

 

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I LOVED photographing B family! Mom requested to schedule their family portraits session while their oldest son was back home from Texas during his Fall break from college.  We started a session at my studio in Walnut Creek first then headed to Old Borges Ranch for more casual setting!   It could be challenging to schedule a family session as you have to coordinate everyone’s schedule but it was all worth it!  You will have these beautiful photos to look back.   As you can see, the oldest son is tall and he is 6’5″ !!!     Mom and dad turned 50 this year and they also celebrated their 25 th wedding anniversary so this photo session was extra special to capture and document family’s milestone!  Thank you, B family for choosing me!

 

I visited D family’s beautiful house in Alamo, California for family photo session.   I have photographed their older daughter at Alamo Elementary School’s gala fundraising event earlier this year!  I was excited to see her again and photograph her family.   They have a beautiful backyard and mom wanted family portraits there.   Mom came to my studio a week after photo session to view photos and she purchased four gorgeous 20 x 20 framed photos to display at their home.  I hope those pictures will give everyone a smile when they look at them  and that is my goal of my business!  Thank you, D family for a fun session!

 

 

I recently photographed C family when their 3rd baby arrived.  2 months later,  C family requested another family photo session as grandparents were visiting from Hong Kong to meet their grandson.  What a great opportunity to create a family portraits with grandparents!    We met at one of my favorite photo location in South Bay, Elizabeth Gamble garden in Palo Alto.   C family ordered a large canvas of group photo for grandparents to take it back to Hong Kong!

 

 

 

Family photo session with grandparents!  I visited W family’s house in Hayward, California.   Grandson was visiting from Germany and mom scheduled a photo session to capture special moments of grandson and grandparents together .  We started from their house then headed out to the park near by.   I love grandparents session,  it’s so special and it’s so precious.  These are the photos that will be treasured for many years to come.   Grandma and grandpa come to my studio in Walnut Creek to view photos and they have ordered a beautiful canvas to display at home!   Thank you, W family for having me!

 

Mom contacted me for a maternity session, we were planning to meet at park in Walnut Creek then I received another email that mom was in John Muir  hospital in Walnut Creek for bed rest.  She told me that she didn’t have any photos of her belly and photos with her older daughter and husband and she asked me  I could photograph her family at hospital. Off course, I said yes.   She got a permission from her OBGYN Dr. to leave her room for only 20 minutes.   We met at courtyard of John Muir Hospital and did a photo session!  A few days after the photo Session, a baby arrived premature and he was in ICU for 2 months.   Baby is happy and healthy and I was so excited to meet the baby at their beautiful home in Walnut Creek for a newborn family session!

They had a beautiful backyard over looking Mt. Diablo!   Mom requested to take photo with a little graduation hat Copeland received when he left ICU at John Muir Hospital.  Copeland was wide awake when I started his solo portraits,  I know most photographers try to put baby in sleep for newborn portraits but for me, I like awake baby so that I can capture beautiful eyes !

U family signed up on my Baby Collection Package which is a package of three sessions to capture baby’s first year.  I’m super excited to photograph him again when he is around 8 months ( sitting up stage) and over 1 year old ( walking stage)!  Thank you, C family for letting me capture special moment of your famiy!  Grandma was visiting to meet her grandson from South Carolina , too!

 

 

 

 

 

What a beautiful Family!   Mom has her own dental practice in Napa and she found out about my service through Contra Costa Dentistry in Walnut Creek where I have a huge and gorgeous family photo gallery wrap canvas displayed at entrance.   Canvas is from a photo session of the owner, Contra Costa Dentistry, Dr. Tiffany Ham .   

I LOVE Referrals.  Most of my clients find me through friends and I LOVE it! Big thank you to my amazing clients, too!

For M Family Session, we started at my studio in downtown Walnut Creek , we did beautiful family portraits in backight, and also business headshot for mom and dad!   Then headed to one of my favorite park near my studio and created more fun photos together!  Mom has invested in 5 beautiful canvases to display at her home. It’s going to look so beautiful.    My goal is for clients to have printed memory on the wall so that you can look at it everyday, give you smiles and passed down on generation.  Thank you for a fun session, M Family!

 

 

 

I photographed K family 3 years ago in Walnut Creek for their Holiday Family Session and I was so excited to see them again !  Mom is expecting baby #2 and she looked absolutely beautiful, I love to glow of expecting mom.  We met at Presidio in San Francisco first then headed to Baker Beach for sunset.  Presidio and Baker Beach are both popular photo locations for maternity session, family session, and milestone session.  Kids can run around and we have so much fun together!   Mom and dad ordered 7 beautiful gallery wrap canvases to display in their home. It’s going to look so beautiful and I know they are going to to bring everyone smile!

 

 

Such a fun family photo session with C family!  I have photographed their daughter, Kyla couple times at TUTU School recitals photo sessions.  I work with TUTU School in Walnut Creek and Montclair and I photograph all little ballerinas in their recital outfits for their Bravo Bash !  It’s a cutest thing!    We started C family’s photo session at my studio in downtown Walnut Creek then headed to one of my favorite park near by!  My clients enjoy doing studio and outdoor photos in one session!  Studio session is more classic look and outdoor is more candidate look!  Yellow flowers were blooming so we stopped at flower field , too!  C family ordered three beautiful 16×20 canvases to display at their home and 10×10 custom design album for keepsake.  It is so special to have beautiful tangible products that you can look back for many years to come.