Archive for May, 2012

 

I was so excited when I received a phone call from Terra.  She called me two days before her Dr. appointment to find out the gender of the baby and she had this fun idea of capturing the moments when they find out if it’s boy or girl.  Terra had Dr. wrote down the gender in the closed envelope, she took it to The Balloon Man in Walnut Creek.  When I went to pick up this HUGE box filled with the balloon, I had to ask them if it’s pink or blue…. 😉  As I was transporting this box to the session location,  I was trying SO HARD not to say ” she” when I refer to the baby when I was talking with Terra & Kenyon. As we are all walking together, Terra and Kenyon told me how much they were excited for this session and also mentioned that they wanted a GIRL.   Since I already knew it’s a girl, I couldn’t wait to see their face when the box was opened.  They were so emotional and I was, too.  I was clicking away shot in tears because I could feel how happy Terra and Kenyon were.   Terra and Kenyon created a ” gender reveal announcement card” to send out to their family members!  What a fun and cute idea!!   We will be meeting in August again for maternity session then newborn session once their baby GIRL is born.

Thank you so much for letting me photograph this special moment of your life!  Looking forward to seeing you soon!!

“gender reveal announcement card”

When I found out the gender of the baby, I stopped by baby store to buy a surprise gift for them 😉 I wanted Terra & Kenyon to have first ” girl’s gift” to make this session even more special!

 

I was introduced to mom, Sarah from Bloom Retreat in Walnut Creek. I take Yoga class there and it’s such a relaxing space for mom and I LOVE it!  Sarah has 3 kids ( WOW! ) and she told me she never had portraits of her with all kids together.  As a mom, we are usually the one behind the lens, so she was really excited for this session and I was, too!  Portraits with kids are for you to remember this precious time and also for kids so that they can look back and remember this when they are older.

As you can see in my blog postings, I have done so many sessions at this location in Concord in April.  I drive around to find the beautiful photo location all the time and I get excited when I find a location like this 😉  I went back there last week but now all mustard flowers are gone so I’m so glad we were able to do Sarah’s session while flowers are in bloom 😉   Sarah also mentioned that reason why she never had family portraits done was because she wanted 3 kids and never felt like family was completed till now.  She is interested in a family session( including dad next time! )  so I’m looking forward to seeing them again soon!

 

 

Happy 1st Birthday, Amaru!  I enjoyed photographing Amaru’s 1st Birthday Party at Mateo’s Dream Park in Concord.  I have photographed another birthday party there last year and it’s such a fun place for kids and perfect to have a birthday party!  As you can tell from pictures, party was ” Mickey Mouse” theme.  Mom did such a great job decorating everything in blue, stars and Mickey Mouse!  As Philippine’s tradition, there was a roasted pig to celebrate Amaru’s special day and Amaru themed be very interested in it, too…. 😉    Mom also requested a family session including grandparents and we got together again on mom’s Birthday a few weeks ago.  Those will be up on blog soon, too!

Thank you for having me for Amaru’s special day! Enjoy the pictures and video!!

 
May 12, 2012
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Thank you everyone for stopping by at Mother’s Day event at Bloom!  I had so much fun meeting each of you and photographing ” mom and kids together!

Below you will find info about downloading Mother’s Day Digital card and  how to purchase prints and high res digital images.

 

* Mother’s Day  Digital Card

Please download your Mother’s Day 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. To show the best quality on web, tt’s best to download the image to your computer first then upload to Facebook not on the I phone 😉

 

Purchase prints and high-res digital file

You can purchase prints and digital images from HERE.  Please use password “mommy” to access to online gallery.   If the link doesn’t work, you can go to my website www.aikacardin.com and use same password under client log in. Link is available till May 31st.  Prints will be shipped to you within 3-4 weeks after placing order.

 

Interested in Family Session?  

Check out my May Family Session special!  I only run special twice a year so don’t miss out this opportunity!  Offer good through May 31st.

Space is limited and it will sell out first! call now to book your session or come stop by to see some beautiful sample products at studio!

978-239-6528   photo@aikacardin.com

 

Happy Mother’s Day everyone, thank you again for coming by!

 

Aika

 
May 10, 2012
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Love Love Love Love this session. This is my third time photographing Varela family.  First time was last Summer for their family session, second time was maternity session in early Spring and now with their new addition to their family, Mateo!  Isn’t he just beautiful?  Mom and Dad requested to do a family newborn session outside so we headed to this beautiful park in Livermore.  Nice soft lighting was just perfect for Mateo’s newborn portraits.  I also love the one of him holding up his face, this is one of mom and dad’s favorite and it was used on his baby announcement cards 😉  I’m so glad that they signed up for a baby collection because I get to photograph again at 6months and 1 year old 😉    Enjoy the pictures, mom and dad!   

 

Jason, one of my favorite baby collection client and I’ve enjoyed photographing him for last half an year at his 6months, 9 months and 1 year old milestone portraits.  Love working with his family and Jason brings me smile all the time! He is such a big boy now!  Enjoy the pictures, mom and dad!

 

This collage is so cute, isn’t it??

 

 

 
May 06, 2012
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Lucy is the most active 3 years old I’ve known!!!  I’ve photographed her when her baby brother was born about a year ago, she loves to run and jump!  and when mom told me her 3rd Birthday Parry was at Gymtastic in Danville  . I thought it was perfect! At Gymtastic Birthday Party Package, you can run around, jump and play at the beginning then enjoy lunch & cake afterwards.  Just such a perfect setting for 3 years old Birthday party!!   Everyone was having SO MUCH FUN and I had fun photographing them, too!  Lucy was wearing special birthday outfit and she looked so cute in it!!   Happy 3rd Birthday, Lucy!  Can’t wait to see you again next year 😉

 

I just love this grandpa’s T-shirts!  Because I think it’s so true!!

 
May 06, 2012
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You might recognize this family from my past blog post.  I did their wedding last Summer in Lake Tahoe.  It was nice to see them again for their family portraits.  Mom requested a session with mustard flower and this location was just perfect 😉

There are lots of cute images from this session but I think one of my favorite is this one below,  the one daddy is throwing his son in the air.  There is absolutely no photoshop on this image. He is so high!!   Enjoy the pictures, mom and dad!

 

 

Luca is one of my first newborn I photographed when I started business and now he is running around with his big brother with stick. Time flies by and baby’s first year is the most amazing time to watch them grow from newborn to tummy time, from sitting up stage to walking…  I loved capturing his milestone.   They are expecting 3rd baby and I can’t wait to meet new baby soon~

 

 

 

what a fun session I had with them!  Ellie and Izzy are my favorite girls to photograph for last 2 years ! When I discover this location, I immediately thought about them and had to have a session there.  It was just perfect for them like ” fairy tale theme”.   Images looks like a page from fairy tale book 😉   Mom had girls dress in turquoise color dress which matched perfectly with yellow mustard flower and also the parasol I had as a prop.  Mom ordered some customized jewelry for Mother’s day and father’s day gifts from this session.  These accessories are perfect for gifts!  I can’t wait to see the final products. I know they are going to look so beautiful!!  I need to order some for myself, too 😉