Archive for October, 2011

October 28, 2011


Thank you everyone for stopping by my photo booth!  I had so much fun meeting each of you and photographing kids in costume!!

Below you will find info about downloading Halloween Digital card, how to purchase prints and high res digital images and  voting on Cutest Kids in Costume Contest.

*Halloween Digital Card

Please download your Halloween Digital Card from HERE.   These cards are perfect to post on Facebook and sharing them by e-mail.  Please note that these cards are created for online sharing purpose only.  You can purchase the print separately.


* Purchase prints and high-res digital file

You can purchase prints and digital images from HERE. Please use password “munchkin” to access to online gallery.   If the link doesn’t work, you can go to my website and use same password under client log in. Link is available till November 12th. Saturday.


* How to vote on Cutest Kids in Costume Contest

Please ” like” Aika Cardin Photography Facebook page and Hilarie’s Helpful Hints page then  vote for your favorite entries.  The kid with most votes wins the prize.  Contest will end on November 4th, midnight.  Spread the word with friends and families and get your vote in now!

Grand prize is valued over $700!   See details at contest page!


On the contest page, click on a Halloween Card and you will be asked if you would like to post image and share the contest link on ” your wall”   or click ” send”  below the card to send the contest link by message individually.

* Do you have a perfect photo for your holiday card?   Don’t miss out my holiday mini session on November 6th, Saturday and 12th, Sunday from 3PM to 6PM.  Only a few spot left!

Can’t make it to those dates?  I have special Holiday Package available till end of the year!

Contact me for details!!



October 28, 2011

These are some of the kids came to see me to take pictures at Munchkin Masquerade Parade! ( I photographed more than 50 kids in 3 hours!!)  Aren’t they so cute?  I enjoyed meeting each of them and can’t wait for next year!!



October 24, 2011


These are my new addition to my holiday cards collection this year.    I love this classic looks 😉


October 24, 2011

Malia, She is one of my very first client. I photographed her last September for her 1years old portraits and this time, we went to Japanese tea garden in San Francisco for her 2 years old portraits.  Mom had 4 different outfits and matching hair accessories ready for this day and every single outfit was just perfect!   We are planning for her 3 years old portraits session already and I know it’s going to be another fun session 😉


Here’s a highlight fron session!


This is last year:   She has the most gorgeous blue eyes 😉

This is this year:  Look how much she has grown!  Beautiful!







October 24, 2011

I love it when client come back to take their holiday portraits.  I photograph K family last September and I was so happy to photograph them again this time.   Their son, Hyugo just started walking last year when I photographed him but now he was running all over everywhere this time.  I had fun chasing him after, too!  I love watching kids growing.  Thank you for fun time and I can’t wait to show you holiday cards !


This is last year…


and this year…


October 18, 2011

Jason recently signed up on my baby collection and this was his first session.  L family lives in Bethel Island right on the water, so we took a boat to get to this beach.  The boat ride was lots of fun and Jason is so lucky to live in this beautiful area.  I love the family portrait with their boat in background.    This is going to look great on their wall 😉    Thank you so much for fun day and I can’t wait for our next session together soon!


October 15, 2011

It’s almost Halloween!    Hilarie’s Helpful Hint’s Munchkin Masquerade Parade will be held next Sunday, October 23 at 3PM at Sports Basement, Walnut Creek.  I met and photographed SO MANY kids in costume last year and I can’t wait for this year’s event again!  There is an amazing prize for winner for cutest kids in costume contest!  Come by my booth and enter to win!!

Grand Prize at contest is valued over $700:

*Complimentary session

*All digital images

*One 16×20 metal print or gallery wrap canvas of your choice

*$100 print credit towards anything you want from my boutique 😉


Find more details at

Click here to see pictures of cute kids from last year!

Stop by my booth to pick up gift card for your next session!


October 07, 2011

I love working with this family 😉  First time I photographed them was last Summer at Baker Beach, then we did maternity and newborn session for Kira, their new addition to the family.  This time, mom’s brother family were in town so they wanted to do family session including all grandparents!  What a fun we had all together!   I can’t wait to show them beautiful album I’m creating for them, They are going to love it!!

October 04, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday, Izzy!  I’ve been photographing Izzy since she was 3 and I always had great time photographing her.  She has the most gorgeous eyes and I was very looking forward to photograph her party!  Since she is into mermaid, the party theme was a little mermaid from Disney, and the location was perfect for that theme!  It took place at San Ramon Olympic Pool.   What a fun party!   Kids were having so much fun splashing in the pool 😉   Thank you for letting me be party of this special day!  Enjoy the video!


October 03, 2011

Recently, we went to Kauai to cerebrate our 5th wedding anniversary.  We got married in Oahu 5years ago and it was nice to return to Hawaii, this time with Leo together.  I tried not to take many pictures as it was my vacation, but everywhere we went was so beautiful and I had to take my camera out sometime.   My goal was to edit Hawaii photos while we were there because I knew when I return, I will be busy with clients order,  but every night I was tired from all sun and fun activities, so didn’t get much editing done or even sorting out photos…. ;-(  so, now I have this huge files of Hawaii photos.  It has been 2 weeks since we came back and I finally decided to spend a little time to take a look of folder.  Here’s just some of my favorites of Leo, this really shows who he is.  He loves being out, exploring.

We had great time in Kauai, sunset cruise, Luau, beaches,etc….  I can’t wait to make an album from this trip, maybe not till towards end of the year after this holiday season is over  but it will be a nice memory book 😉