Archive for March, 2014

March 19, 2014


Aika Cardin Photography and Hilarie's Helpful Hints

Aika Cardin Photography and Hilarie’s Helpful Hints


Come visit Aika Cardin Photography booth with your little one in Easter outfits for a Easter mini photo session and join us in Annual Easter Egg Hunt presented by Hilarie’s Helpful Hints!   Session fee, $15 per child includes 10 min Easter mini photo session and one digital Easter Greeting Card to share with friends and family!  Photos will be available to purchase online and prints start from $15~.

DATE: April 6th, Sunday

TIME: 2PM-4PM for official Hilarie’s Helpful Hints members

4PM~6PM for official Hilarie’s Helpful Hints members and non-members

WHERE: Arbolado Park, Walnut Creek, CA   ( Arbolado Road & Doncaster Road)

WHO:   Mini Photo Session is for age newborn – 6 years old

Please note that Hilarie’s Helpful Hints Annual Egg Hunt Event is open to Official Hilarie’s Helpful Hints members only, if you would like to join in Egg Hunt, please contact Hilarie at   My photo booth is open to everyone!!!

Looking forward to seeing you all at my photo booth!

Easter mini session 2014





For HHH members ~ March special mini sessions and package ~

After spending 1 year in Japan, I’m so excited to return to San Francisco and be a part of HHH, Hilarie’s Helpful Hints again!  Looking forward to reconnecting and meeting HHH families this year!

~ Mini Sessions~

baby mini session, east bay, san francisco

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. I also encourage mom and dad to join some shots ( if you would like!) for some family portraits as I know as a mom of a 4 years old boy, I always want some cute picture with my son.  Mini sessions lasts approximately 30 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!

       Mini sessions are only $125 and include:

  • an email welcome letter with everything you need to know to get ready for your session
  • a 30 minutes session with unlimited natural posing/playing in natural light
  • Private online gallery
  • 5 high res digital image for you to use on Birthday Party invitation, gift to grandparents 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:  additional 10 images for $180, additional 20 images for $320. Please note that these are special pricing for mini sessions.

Mini sessions date & location:

3/22 (Sat) 3PM~6PM





3/26 ( Wed) 3PM~6PM






3/29 ( Sat) 10AM~2:30PM






4/5 ( Sat) 9AM~12PM , 5:30PM~6:30PM





5:30PM   Mustard Flower Field in Concord

6:30PM  Mustard Flower Field in Concord


4/12 ( Sat) 5:30PM-6:30PM 

5:30PM Mustard Flower Field in Concord

6:30PM Mustard Flower Field in Concord


For morning sessions, location will be at the park with green/ trees background. For late afternoon sessions, it will be at yellow mustard flower filed if available, both in East Bay Area. Locations will be announced once it gets closer to session date!

Spaces will fill up quickly!  E-mail to schedule your session.  Please include your name, age of your child, who will be in photos and your first 2 choice of desired date and time. Please consider your baby’s nap time when you choose your session time.  Looking forward to capturing lots of cute smiles!!


~ HHH Special Package ~

Aika Cardin Photography March package


Purchase now by march 31st  and use it in anytime in 2014!

HHH special package is only $250 and include:

  •   1~2 hours private and customized family photo session up to 5 members at the location of your choice
  • $150 product credit
  • DVD slideshow – perfect gift for grandparents!

This package is ideal for family wanting to do a family session at special places for your family, beaches, golden gate parks, etc!