Archive for September, 2013

 

Wow!  When I announced last mini sessions, they all sold out in 1 day!  I had lots of moms interested in capturing baby’s milestone at mini sessions so I decided to add 2 more mini sessions!  News dates are  September 30th, Monday , October 18th, Friday and October 21st, Monday!

 

Playdate mini photo session in Tokyo!

Playdate mini photo 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 mini Session is for one child only. This is a great chance to get to know other moms!  I also encourage mom to join some shots for mommy and me portraits as I know as a mom of a 4 years old boy, I always want some cute picture with my son;-)Check out some photos from last playdate mini photo session here.

The Playdate mini sessions lasts approximately 20 minutes each child 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 playdate mini photo Sessions are 5,500 yen and include:

  • an email welcome letter with everything you need to know to get ready for your session, map of location,etc.
  • a 20 minute session for one child up to one outfit change (if time allows) with unlimited natural posing/playing in natural light
  • post-session custom image preparation with attention to each image
  • Private online gallery
  • 3 high res digital image for you to use on Birthday Party invitation, gift to grand parents etc. (digital download)

All digital images are high resolution, individually fully retouched and ready to share with friends and family!

Additional digital images are available for purchase for 5 high res images for 7,500 yen, 10 high res images for 15,000 yen.

 

DATE & LOCATION

September 30th, Monday (rain back up day, October 11th)

Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi

10AM

10:30AM

11AM

11:30AM

12PM

12:30PM

1PM

1:30PM

 

October 18h, Friday  (rain back up date November 1st)

Shinjyuku Gyoen in Shinjyuku

10AM

10:30AM

11AM

11:30AM

12PM

12:30PM

1PM

1:30PM

 

 

October 21, Monday  

Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi

10AM

10:30AM

11AM

11:30AM

12PM

12:30PM

1PM

1:30PM

 

 

Please consider your baby’s nap time when you pick your session time.  Please send me your 2 desired session date&time, your name, baby’s name and age to photo@aikacardin.com

The session fee is due at the time of booking and payable by bank transfer or paypal only. You have two business days from the time of booking to complete payment before I re-open your timeslot to other clients.  I will send you payment info with your session date & time. Please note that images taken at playdate mini session will be shared on Aika Cardin Photography’s website/blog/facebook.

Looking forward to capturing lots of acute faces!!

*Please follow me on Facebook for future promotions and updates!  My Facebook fan is always the first one to know!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aika-Cardin-Photography/130563776988939

 

 

I LOVED photographing Kaydence!  Her mom, Hilarie  and I have been working together for last 3 years in lots of baby/kids events. She organizes Hilarie’s Helpful Hints    which offers lots of fun activities and play group for kids. It’s also a great resource for new parents!  I have been photographing Hilarie and her family for last 3 years, last session we did together was a maternity session in Hawaii last November so I was really excited to see Kaydence for the first time!   She has such a cute smiles and she did great at the session!  These pictures were used on her birth announcement cards 😉    I can’t wait to photograph Kaydence and her family again! Next time, maybe she will be walking 😉

 

 

This beautiful baby boy was 4.1 kg when he was born! so even when he was 2 weeks old when I photographed him, he looked more like 1 month old!  what a gorgeous baby boy!   He didn’t sleep much during the session, so I was able to capture his gorgeous eyes 😉  His older sister was jumping on the bed, running around the house…  which I thought this is the real life with newborn and 2 years old toddler.  I love lots of shots from this session, I think my favorite is the one below, when mom is trying to cuddle Henry to sleep, order sister was rolling around the bed.  So real and so true, it was such a cute moments to photograph!   It is lots of fun to do newborn session in Tokyo!

 

 

Playdate mini photo session in Tokyo!

Playdate mini photo 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. This is a great chance to get to know other moms!  I also encourage mom to join some shots for mommy and me portraits as I know as a mom of a 4 years old boy, I always want some cute picture with my son 😉 Check out some photos from last playdate mini photo session here

The Playdate mini sessions lasts approximately 20 minutes each child 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 playdate mini photo Sessions are 5,500 yen and include:

  • an email welcome letter with everything you need to know to get ready for your session, map of location,etc.
  • a 20 minute session for one child up to one outfit change (if time allows) with unlimited natural posing/playing in natural light
  • post-session custom image preparation with attention to each image
  • Private online gallery
  • 3 high res digital image for you to use on Birthday Party invitation, gift to grand parents etc. (digital download)

All digital images are high resolution, individually fully retouched and ready to share with friends and family!

Additional digital images are available for purchase for 5 high res images for 7,500 yen, 10 high res images for 15,000 yen.

 

DATE & LOCATION

Due to the rain, September 24th session has been rescheduled to October 1st.

September 24th, Tuesday (rain back up day, October 1st)

Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi

10AM

10:30AM

11AM

11:30AM

12PM

12:30PM

1PM

1:30PM

 

October 17th, Thursday (rain back up day October 24th)

Shinjyuku Gyoen in Shinjyuku

10AM

10:30AM

11AM

11:30AM

12PM

12:30PM

1PM

1:30PM

Please consider your baby’s nap time when you pick your session time.  Please send me your 2 desired session date&time, your name and baby’s name and age to photo@aikacardin.com

The session fee is due at the time of booking and payable by bank transfer only. You have two business days from the time of booking to complete the bank transfer before I re-open your timeslot to other clients.  I will send you bank transfer info with your session date & time. Please note that images taken at playdate mini session will be shared on Aika Cardin Photography’s website/blog/facebook.

Looking forward to capturing lots of acute faces!!

*Please follow me on Facebook for future promotions and updates!  My Facebook fan is always the first one to know!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aika-Cardin-Photography/130563776988939

 

Last year, when I photographed Serena for her 3 years old portraits, she told me to call her ” Cinderella”, this year, she wanted me to call her ” princess”.  I wonder what she wants me to call her next year!!   We met at Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco and it was just perfect!  She looked like a ” princess” in her pink dress and she looked so beautiful! We did a couple outfit change through out the session and we kept switching location in the park.   We created beautiful portraits together and it will be another keep sake album for her family members.    Thank you for a beautiful session!

She is dreaming about her princess castle or strawberry cake??

Love this one! it’s like a page from some fairy tale story book…. !

 

I’ve been photographing L family for about 2 years now.  Our first session was when Jason, the older brother was about 9 months old, since then, I photographed L family for Jason’s 1 years old, 18months old, 2 years old, maternity portraits, Nathan, younger brother’s newborn, etc. It’s an amazing feeling to watch them growing up from 9 month old to 2 and half months, from family of 3 to family of 4.   This session is for Nathan’s 8 months old portraits!  Nathan enjoyed picking up rocks and leaves and playing with them, Jason loves water, so he got soaking wet… playing in the water. they all made such a cute portraits!  Can’t wait to photograph L family again when I’m back in San Francisco next time!

 

Our very first session!

Nathan, younger brother’s newborn portraits!

Nathan’s 8 months old session 😉

The cutest smile!!

 
September 03, 2013
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Here’s some of my popular products, mini accordion book and accordion album!  These are perfect way to show off your beautiful images from your session and they also make wonderful gifts to grandparents and for yourself!  Last session in San Francisco, one my clients purchased 3 set of  Accordion book ( total 9 books!!), she loved pictures so much so she decided to give mini book to her family members. How sweet!!

Accordion Mini book

  • Size: wallet size (2.5″x 3.5″ inches)  and sold in set of 3
  • Features 10~15 images depends on layout
  • 4 paper options include standard, art, linen and pearl
  • Wrapped with a smooth photo cover
  • Hidden magnetic closure keeps folded pages neat and secure
  • Plastic case is included
  • Each album is individually custom designed

 

Accordion Book

  • Size: 4″x 8″ (inches)
  • 4 paper options include standard, art, linen and pearl
  • Wrapped with a smooth photo cover
  • Hidden magnetic closure keeps folded pages neat and secure
  • Plastic case is included
  • Each album is individually custom designed

 

* these are product sample images from my lab and they are not my images.