Archive for March, 2015

March 30, 2015

Thank you all for coming by my ” Easter photo booth!  I enjoyed photographing all babies in cute Easter outfits!  Here’s a link to download your little one’s Easter Digital Greeting Card and online gallery to purchase high res digital files.

For Digital Card,  click on your little one’s image on dropbox link and click  ” ↓ ”  on bottom right corner to download your card!  Card should be saved to your computer’s ” download folder”. 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 high resolution digital files separately from below online gallery.  Online Gallery  link is available for 2 weeks only. Please make your selection within that time frame. I recommend for your printing and photo gifts ordering.  Baby’s photos makes a great gift for grandparents!!

* Please note that I have selected the best image for a card, there will be no exchange of pictures. Thank you!


March 24th, Small Talk Family Cafe

Digital Greeting Card

Online Gallery




March 29th, Small Talk Family Cafe

Digital Greeting Card

Online Gallery




April 4th, Arbolado Park

Digital Greeting Card

Online Gallery



~ Milestone, Family Session ~

Capture your baby’s milestones, smiles, giggles and personality with Aika Cardin Photography! From their first smile to first tooth, to first step, I capture fleeting, precious moments with heart. Contact Aika to schedule your family session.  Limited availability on weekends.  Spring is a perfect time to create family portraits!

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What a beautiful Family!!  I enjoyed meeting O family for their very first family session. I feel so honored that O family chose me.  It’s a beautiful time of the year  here in East Bay, San Francisco  and I’m just loving all Spring colors.   We had so much fun running around, picking up flowers, bubbles, and walk around the park 😉  These photos will be displayed in beautiful gallery wrap canvas in their house and I can’t want to see them!

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March 15, 2015

Happy 1st Birthday, Jackson!  I love photographing 1 year old milestone family session!  It’s a big milestone for baby as well as for mom and dad! Baby’s first year is filled with milestone and time just flies by…. and this session’s theme was ” time flies” Isn’t this adorable?  T-shirts, cake, hat, decoration, everything was hand made by super creative mom. Amazing!

Cake smash session is such a fun way to remember …  Jackson had fun playing with cake 😉

Happy 1st Birthday, Jackson!


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2015 Spring Mini Photo Session

It’s time! One of my favorite time of the year to photograph! Now mustard is blooming, I’m going to offer limited Spring mini sessions for March and April. My Spring mini sessions often sell out quickly, so this year I’ve opened up more dates, because I adore my new and repeat clients who wait all year for this.  I’m loving this gorgeous weather of East Bay, San Francisco,  dress your little one in your favorite Spring outfit and let’s create beautiful portraits together.  Mini sessions will be focused on photojournalistic ‘lifestyle’ portraits: portraits of your family interacting, candids, and kids playing in the flowers!

2015 Spring Mini Session  $150

  • Welcome Email with wardrobe advice and session preparation
  • 30 Minute Outdoor Session in natural light
  • 30+ Image Online Ordering Gallery (available 1 week after your session date, hosted for 1 week)
  • 3 of your favorite retouched Full Resolution Digital Image Files (available to download 1 week after receipt of your favorite selection)
  • Face Book Timeline Cover
  • Print release with printing recommendations

Due to time constraints, mini-sessions are not available for babies under 3 months or groups larger than 5.  Please schedule a full session for newborn and large group portraits.  If you would like to do outfit change, cake smash, have special location request or prefer longer session,  please also schedule a full session. For baby, please make sure session time doesn’t conflict with baby’s nap time!


Session Dates & Time  SOLD OUT

( Photo location will be selected from some of my favorite mustard flower field in Walnut Creek and Concord area a day before the session. I will select the one that flowers looks the best at the time of the session)

Sunday, April 5th

6:20pm  Lauren.W

Friday, April 10th

5:45pm Hope.V

6:20pm Vanessa.C

Saturday, April 11th

5:45pm Alison.I

6:20pm Santa. Y

Sunday, April 12th

6:20pm Jolene.W

Facebook timeline coverAll 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 $95, 10 digital image package for $200, 15 digital image package for $275. Professional print starts from $30~

Please email to  with your top 2 time slot choices, dates, age of your child and number of people in your family.  Payment is due upon booking to secure your spot.  Deposit is non-refundable but you may transfer it t to credit should you need to cancel your session. Can not be combined with any other offer or previous sessions.  In the event of adverse weather, I will reschedule to another date.

Schedule your Spring mini session today!  Looking forward to creating fun memories with you!


March 08, 2015

Easter Photo Booth

2015 Easter Photo Booth!

SAVE THE DATE!  Please join us for a fun Easter Photo Booth to create your little one’s Easter Portraits!  Each Session is 10 minutes and include 1 web-sized digital Easter greeting card. Online gallery will be available to purchase high resolution files.   Bring your little ones in Easter outfit for their photo opportunity! I have lots of cute Easter Photo props!


March 24th, Tuesday 9AM-2PM at Small Talk Family Cafe  Walnut Creek



March 29th, Sunday 9AM-11:30AM  Small Talk Family Cafe, Walnut Creek 

Baby Bunny Brunch & Egg Hunt event and only open to families with children ages 2 and under

Please note that you will need a ticket for Baby Bunny Brunch & Egg Hunt Event when you chose your photo time slot between 9am-11:30pm.  No event ticket needed for photo slot before 9am or 11:30am slot.



April 4th, Saturday 4PM-7PM  Arbolado Park, Walnut Creek  

Hilarie’s Helpful Hints Easter Egg Hunt Event

For Children any age!  Perfect for older children especially later in the day!


*As this event is scheduled on day before Easter, please note that your pictures will be up online around noon on Easter Day.


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 * Please consider child’s nap time when you pick a time!  Please allow pretty of time to find parking spot and arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled session time so that you have enough time to get  child ready and start shooting on time! 


Session fee: Easter mini session $20 / child,    For sibling, please reserve 2 slots.

Digital Easter Card and online gallery to purchase high resolution images will be available before Easter. Digital Easter Card is perfect to share  by email and Facebook!  Card is web-sized and not recommended for printing. You can purchase high resolution files from online gallery!

Retouched high resolution file $15 each



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Looking forward to seeing you !



Here’s handsome 7days old boy, L!  L arrived right on time on his due date and I was so excited when I got message from his mom about his arrival 😉  All my newborn portraits sessions are done at comfort of client’s home using their living room, bedroom, nursery as a backdrop.  I think  that makes lifestyle newborn session extra special because these newborn days passes by so fast and I will be there to capture this precious and sweet moments that you treasure forever.   I can’t wait to see some of these pictures beautifully displayed at their home.  I look forward to photograph this little handsome boy at next milestone!

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