Archive for April, 2012

April 30, 2012

Thank you for stopping by to have your pictures taken at Mother’s Day Event!  Your Mother’s Day digital card and online gallery to purchase prints will be available on May 12th at my blog!   Become a fan on Facebook to get notified when your digital card and online gallery is ready!




MAY is “MOMMY’s MONTH!”  My friend, Hilarie of is hosting a “Mother’s Day Tea Party” where they will have a SIT DOWN Tea Party with lots of savory and sweet nibblees courtesy of California Culinary Creations.  The event is co-hosted by and Bloom Retreat and I will be there to capture mommies, grandmas, godmommies and their little one together!  RSVP to   Tea Party will be on 5/5 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. FEE: $35/OHM & $40/Gen. Members for 1 adult/1 child. $7/additional person. Includes: Food, Craft & Digital Mother’s Day Card Limited to 17 families!

The mini mommy & Me session and one digital mother’s day card are included so come join us to celebrate Mother’s day !  The mini session will be held at the back garden of Bloom.

Digital Mother’s day card will be available to download online before Mother’s day and prints will be available to purchase later with special discounted pricing for the event!

I will also be offering mimi mommy & me session at Bloom Retreat’s open house on 5/10 from 1:30pm-4:30pm.

Bloom Retreat is a wonderful place for busy moms to take a break and treat themselves!


See you all there!

April 28, 2012

Aren’t they just gorgeous??  Another beautiful portraits from my favorite location!  Mom, Andrea told me that she wanted update profile picture for her business, and dad, Tom told me that he wanted some pictures of Kayla, their daughter in this flower field.  It was another fun session and I just LOVE LOVE photographing little girl in flower filed especially the time right before sunset, the most beautiful time of the day.  Enjoy the pictures!


Perfect “mommy & me ” shot!

Gorgeous mama!

April 22, 2012

Happy 3rd Birthday, Maya!  It was such a fun Birthday Party to photograph.  There was an animal show to entertain kids and I enjoyed capturing kid’s expression when each animals comes out to the show, rabbit, turtles, spider, the best one was the snake…. I was also screaming, too…..   Maya is into giraffe, so the party was all about animals. Inside of the house was beautifully decorated by mom, and the giraffe birthday cake was adorable.

Thank you for having me to capture Maya’s special day!   Enjoy the pictures and video!!


April 18, 2012

Kylah, she is one of my favorite girl to photograph!   I can’t believe it has been a year already since her 2 years old photo session. This time, we went to Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco.  I had bought this green parasol at market when I went to New Orleans for photographer’s convention, When I saw this parasol, I thought about her upcoming session and I had to get it and it was just perfect! I also purchased matching green hair accessories to go with.  It is now one of my favorite portrait!   ( The one she is holding parasol in white dress ).   We had so much fun together and Tea Garden provided beautiful back ground for every picture.

I’m already looking forward to her 4 year old session 😉  Enjoy the pictures, Mom and Dad!


Isn’t he just adorable?    Joel is one of my baby collection client so when he was born, we did a newborn session together when he was about 10 days old 😉  I just love watching child grow through my lens. Now he is 8 months old already.  Mom wanted to wait till he is sitting up so this was just a perfect timing!  Mom requested to do a session at old house, so I brought old train set as a prop and I think it matched the theme perfectly.  My husband used these train set when he was little so these are more than 30 years old!!   Big brother J.J was so sweet to his little brother and they played with trains together so well 😉    I can’t wait to meet Joel again when he is walking and we are heading to Baker Beach for his 1 year old portraits!!   Enjoy the pictures!

April 08, 2012

Thank you everyone for stopping by my photo booth!  I had so much fun meeting each of you and photographing kids all dressed up for Easter!

Below you will find info about downloading Easter Digital card and  how to purchase prints and high res digital images.


Easter Digital Card

Please download your Easter 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 “egghunt2012” 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 April 28, Saturday.  Prints will be shipped to you within 3-4 weeks after placing order.


* Win  ” The Little Star Session” 

Enter for a chance to win ” 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.

To enter:  Become a fan of Aika Cardin Photography on Facebook  and leave a comment about  what you thought about your Easter Pictures by  April 10th and winner will be announced on April 11th on Facebook!  I hope you like them!!       This is the winner from last Valentine’s event!  It was such a perfect timing as this little girl was turning 3 and we captured beautiful cherry blossom in background 😉


Happy Easter, everyone, thank you again for coming by!



April 07, 2012

I had such a great time in Hawaii and Japan 😉  Just got back from my trip last night and now I’m getting ready for Eater Egg Hunt event for tomorrow.  This is an exclusive Hilarie’s Helpful Hints official members event and I’m so excited to meet everyone and capture cute smiles !  See you everyone, tomorrow!