Archive for January, 2012

 
January 30, 2012
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I had an opportunity to photograph “Mochi-Making-Party” at Sakura Gakuen in Pleasanton.  Sakura Gakuen is a Japanese Language School for children and my son just started taking classes here.   It’s challenging to teach kids Japanese culture when you live in U.S but after attending this Mochi-Making Party, I thought Sakura Gakuen is a wonderful place to learn not only language but also culture.   I’m so excited that my son goes to this school and it was lots of fun to photograph this special event!


 

 

NEW!  The Little Star Session!  The Little Star 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.  The Little Star Session is for one child only, and may include up to 3 outfits/ sets.    ( you may add siblings for an additional charge)

2012 The Little Star sessions lasts approximately 45 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!

The Little Star Sessions are $150 and include:

  • an email welcome letter with everything you need to know to get ready for your session
  • a 45 minute session for one child up to three outfits change with unlimited natural posing/playing
  • post-session custom image preparation with attention to each image
  • one print up to 11×14 and corresponding high res digital image for you to use on Birthday Party invitation, etc.
  • Over $200 in saving!
  • ever-popular DVD slideshow, see sample slideshow below:

Add $25 if you would like to include sibling

Offer is good until March 31, 2012

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.  I have lots of cute products to show off your child to the world!  Album, mini book, gallery wrap  canvas, and accessories, etc.  Come stop by my studio to check out these latest products!

Any additional items may be purchased separately as A La Carte.  Returning clients receive 10% off on A La Carte Products and no charge to add siblings. There is no additional purchase necessary.

Travel more than 25 miles from Concord (zip code 94518) may be arranged (up to 50 miles) for a extra travel fee.
Session fee is non-refundable but may be transferred to next session within two weeks of our original date with at least 48 hours notice.

To book a session: Email: photo@aikacardin.com or call 978-239-6528

 

You just had a baby?   My ” Baby Collection” will capture baby’s milestone throughout her/his 1st year!

 

 
January 24, 2012
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I photographed Elijah’s 1st Birthday Party at William Walker Recreation Center, Lagoon Room in Foster City and it was such a fun celebration!  Elijah’s mom did an amazing job decorating the party room and all the kids were having great time with live music, face painting and drawing 😉 The fortune telling ritual is always the most fun part of the party!  Here are a few of my favorites from his party!  Thank you so much for having me for Elijah’s special day!

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January 06, 2012
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I love love love these photos 😉 Jason is the cutest 9 months old!  I photographed him when he was 6 months old and I was so excited to see him again!    I love how collage looks like, it really shows his character and personality.  Last session was at the beach in Summer, this session was at the park with this beautiful fall/winter background.    I can’t wait for 1year old session!  I have to find a perfect photo location for him 😉  It’s going to be another cute session!!!

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January 06, 2012
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Family members were getting together for Christmas for the first time in long time from all over the country.   Everyone got together at grandparents house who live in Concord.  So I met them at the park 2 days before Christmas to capture family portraits.  It was little chilly but a beautiful morning!  We ha lots of fun together!  It was so nice to see you everyone and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

 

 
January 04, 2012
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Happy 2012 everyone!  I have such an exciting year already planned 😉  First, to cerebrate 2012, I would like to offer complimentary 25 deluxe birth announcement cards when you sign up my ever popular “ The Baby Collection”!

The Baby Collection is perfect if you are expecting or have a baby younger than 6 months old.  This is a package of 3 sessions and  it’s a  wonderful way to capture baby’s  milestone throughout the year.  You can see more details here.

This offer is good for 1 week only till 1/12.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions at 978-239-6528!!

 

Below is my very first ” baby Collection” client.  Baby has a big sister so I got to photograph both of them and capture their milestones throughout the year!

 

 
January 01, 2012
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Lois was referred to me by Lillian’s mom who I did a maternity/newborn session a few months ago.   I love referral!  Ever since I started business last year, all my business has been referrals.  I enjoy meeting each clients and this year has been a wonderful year!  I can’t thank you enough to all my clients for letting me capture special moments in their lives.

Lois, she is expecting her 3rd baby in January and she became part of my baby collection client;-)  She requested to do a session at Benicia beach as that is a special place for her family but I suggested to wait till Summer after new baby arrives. It’s going to be a very cute portraits, 3 kids playing on the beach!!

So this maternity session, I took them to my favorite park and we had lots of fun!  I can’t wait to meet her baby girl soon and looking forward to documents her milestones through out 2012!

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Isn’t she just gorgeous??

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