Archive for July, 2014

 
July 26, 2014
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End of Summer, “Just Because Mini Sessions”

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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 2 children, I always want some cute picture with my kids .  Mini sessions lasts approximately 30 minutes.  Portraits will be simple and classic with minimal fuss and focusing on what you love most, that adorable face!

Mini sessions are only $150 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
  • 3 high res digital image for you to use on Birthday Party invitation, gift to grandparents etc. (digital download)
  • Facebook timeline cover

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 one digital image for $75,  additional 10 images for $180, additional 20 images for $320. Please note that these are special pricing for mini sessions.

August 23rd,  Saturday. Alamo.

5:45PM

6:30PM

7:15PM

August 31st, Sunday. Lafayette.

8:30AM

9:15AM

10AM

10:45AM

 

Please email to photo@aikacardin.com with your top 2 choice of your time.  For baby, please make sure session time doesn’t conflict wit baby’s nap time! Please also include who will be at photo session and kid’s age.  ( example: Dad, Mom, Leo 5 years old, Erika 3 months old)  Session fee is non-refundable.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  Looking forward to seeing you!

 

 

Here’s another post from last Summer’s session!   This session was for T family’s daughter, Mika’s 1 year old milestone session.  I photographed Mika when she was newborn, it’s always fun to watch them grown and document them through my lens. We met at beautiful park in San Jose. Most of my sessions are held in East Bay Area which is where I live.  It’s always an adventure to go San Jose, Palo Alto area for photo session, I love discovering  new places 😉

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This session is from last Summer when I was visiting here from Tokyo. ( just realized I haven’t posted these fun images!!!)  S family is my very very first client and I have been photographing them for over 4 years!  Mom loves Holiday cards and we have been coming up with cute ideas for their cards every year.  I’ve included image of their card on this post. It’s super cute!   It’s never too early to do holiday session in Summer!  Girls have grown so much every time I see them, getting cuter and prettier!  Can’t wait for a next session. 😉

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This is S family’s holiday card, front and back. So cute, isn’t it??

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July 15, 2014
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This is my way of saying thank you for all of the support and appreciation that I continue to receive from you, my clients! So much of my business comes from word of mouth – from very satisfied clients! I take great pride in being able to supply all of my clients with absolutely beautiful images that they will treasure for a lifetime. Seeing how happy clients are when they see their images is definitely the most rewarding thing about my business and it is a huge compliment to receive more and more referrals. So, I definitely think it is time that I started an official referral program to reward clients who refer me to their friends and family!

Referal Program

Please note $50 credit apply to only FULL SESSION CLIENTS.

Also, Ask me how you can receive complimentary custom Phone Case with your favorite image from your next photo session!!

Thank you so much for your continued support and for spreading the word!

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July 15, 2014
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It has been a busy and exciting changes in my life since last year. We spent 2013 in Tokyo, Japan, my second baby, Erika was born in end of May ( now she is 6 weeks old already!!!)  and just moved into new house.  And last night, I had my first photo session since Erika was born.  Since I didn’t know how my recovery would be like from labor, I wasn’t planning to schedule any photo session till Fall. My recovery went well and I feel great!  It was so nice to be back   and seeing client’s smile 😉 I LOVE MY JOB!  Now booking Summer and Fall sessions! Can’t wait to reconnect with my clients again!!

Stay tuned for sneak-peak from last night’ family session!  It was at beautiful Saratoga Hills with beautiful family!

In Tokyo, 7-5-3. Traditional rite of passage and festival day in Japan for three and seven year old girls and three and five year old boys.

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Maternity session in San Francisco!

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~ Erika, 2 weeks old ~

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One of my favorite!  My son Leo enjoying being a big brother and so so sweet to Erika 😉

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I love shooting at the beach in Summer. This is Benicia 9th Park Beach. W family was referred to me by my client. I love referrals.  Most of my clients are referral base and I’m very thankful for my wonderful clients!  Check out my ” referral program” !!   From my experience, once child passes age 3 years old, you will take much less professional portraits.  It starts with newborn, 3,6,9 months old, 1 year, 2 years and 3 years old milestone session. then?  5 or 10?   That is why when I meet with clients with older kids, I get really excited because usually they haven’t done official portraits sessions for years and I’m excited to create beautiful portraits for them!  Mom loved the session and she purchased collage of canvases and framed prints to display in all over her house.  Portraits should be displayed and be seen by everyone not sit in the drawer of desk in CD….  !!     Thank you for a fun session, W family!

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