Archive for October, 2010

October 31, 2010

Isn’t he just so adorable??   I got to photograph 8days old Reed today 😉   He has beautiful blue eyes and he was so fun to photograph with.  Thank you for letting me capture this special moments, Mom and Dad!  Enjoy the preview~

October 26, 2010

To purchase photos, please visit below link and enter password :   HHH
You can also get to the link by going to under client log in.  ( password: HHH)
Online gallery will be up through November 30th, 2010.  All order received by November 6th will be delivered before Thanksgiving, and all order received after will be delivered around mid December.    Digital files will be sent to you around same time when you receive the prints.

~ Cutest Kids in Costume Contest  ~

Presented by Aika Cardin Photography and Hilarie’s Helpful Hints

One lucky winner will receive a complimentary

Holiday Session Package with Aika Cardin Photography (your choice of Package A or B )

Special Membership Gift by Hilarie’s Helpful Hints

Over $800 value! Absolutely no purchase required!!

Rules for Entry

Become a fan of Aika Cardin Photography and Hilarie’s Helpful Hints on Facebook.  Only photo taken at the booth of Aika Cardin Photography at HHH’s Munchkin Masquerade Parade is qualified for the contest.  Photo will be posted on facebook for those who agreed to enter the contest at the event, if you don’t see your kids photo and you would like to enter the contest, please E-mail me with file number ( you can find file number at the online gallery, password: HHH)

Contest Rules

Holiday Session will be scheduled by December 31st, 2010 within 25miles of zip code 94518, Concord. CA.  Date and time will be arranged after the contest.  Only the listed items are included in the giveaway.  Any additional items may be purchased separately at our current a la carte rates.  There is absolutely no purchase required to enter the contest or after the session takes place.  There are no substitutions or exchanges and no cash value to the give away items.

Hilarie’s Helpful Hint’s special membership gift may vary depends on your current membership status.


Voting will take place for 2weeks to determine our top 5 Cutest Kids in Costume.  On November 7th, we will then take our top 5 kids and enter them into a random drawing conducted by a third party drawing system:  Voting will take place on Aika Cardin Photography facebook page from October 26th 2010 to November 6th 2010 through fan comments.  Kids’s photos will be posted to an album on Aika Cardin Photography facebook page, and friends, family, and fans around the country can vote for their favorite kids in costume by leaving a comment under the kid’s photo in Cutest Kids Costume Contest Album in Aika Cardin Photography Facebook page.  Only votes cast by fans of BOTH Aika Cardin Photography and Hilarie’s Helpful HInts will be counted.  Only one vote per Facebook user will be counted for each kid.  Promoting the contest through your own Facebook page is encouraged and completely within the contest rules!!   Votes will be tallied at 9am on November 6th 2010 and the top 5 babies will then be entered into our drawing.  Good Luck!!

Thank you again for letting me capture your little one in costume!
October 22, 2010

I’m so excited to show you some of my new products!  Are they just adorable?  I love The Keepsake box!   This is a great way to keep all pictures together in one place 😉

Brag book~  You can simply have it on your coffee table or bring it with you in your bag!  You had too many favorite photo from the session?  Now you can have ALL images in this spiral brag book 😉

Canvas wrap ~  I’m addicted to Canvas Wrap!  I like showcasing couple images together to tell a story.  Not enough space on your wall?  I can customize storyboard collage on canvas!

Whimsical frames ~ I just love their colors and these are perfect for kids room 😉

I’m enjoying introducing new products and I will keep looking for fun and cute products 😉

October 20, 2010

~ Holiday Session Package ~

Session will be held at location of your choice in East Bay Area for up to 5 immediate family members.  Travel more than 25 miles from zip-code 94518 may be arranged for $30 travel fee.Let’s capture beautiful fall color or holiday lights together!  This offer is good till December 31st, 2010.

There are limited dates available in November & December, Book your session now!

Package A. ~$250 ~ (over $150 savings)

*45min mini session & up to 12 images on online gallery

*Three sets of mini accordion album. ( perfect gift to grandparents gift!! )

*Five prints of your choice. (up to 8×10)

*25 custom design Holiday Card or three fully retouched high resolution digital

image for your own Holiday Card printing ( has to be the corresponding images with prints of your choice)

*My gift to you!  One 5×7 magnet 2011 calendar featuring your favorite image!

Package B. ~$375 ~ (over $400 savings)

*45min mini session & 15 images on online gallery

*A beautiful custom designed 5×7 keepsake box ( perfect box to keep all your favorite

photos of your family )

*All ( 15) fully touched high resolution digital images for your own printing with corresponding 5×7 prints

*My gift to you! One 5×7 magnet 2011 calendar featuring your favorite image!

Deposit of full package amount is required to reserve your appointment.  The fee covers photographer’s time and talent along with the items listed above.

All items may be purchased separately. There is no additional purchase necessary.

Session fee is non-refundable but may be transferred to next session within 2 weeks of our original date with at least 48 hours notice.

To book a session: Email: or call 978-239-6528

October 12, 2010

I love newborn session!  Baby E is 10days old and she is just so adorable! We had so much fun!  Thank you very much for letting me capture this special moments 😉  I can’t wait to show you rest of them!

October 03, 2010

I had so much fun photographing this family!  Hyugo, who just turned 1year old, now he is officially walking and it was so cute to watch him walk!

Thank you for letting me capture this special time. Enjoy the preview ~