Archive for August, 2015

 
August 28, 2015
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Crissy Field, San Francisco

Crissy Field family photo session holiday

 

Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco

Holiday family mini session, walnut creek, Danville, San ramon, Alamo, Lafayette, San Jose, Los Gatos, San Francisco. Aika Cardin Photography

 

Old Borges Ranch, Walnut Creek

Holiday family mini session, walnut creek, Danville, San ramon, Alamo, Lafayette, San Jose, Los Gatos, San Francisco. Aika Cardin Photography

 

Old Borges Ranch, Walnut Creek

Holiday family mini session, walnut creek, Danville, San ramon, Alamo, Lafayette, San Jose, Los Gatos, San Francisco. Aika Cardin Photography

 

Markham Natural Park/ Newhall Park, Concord

Holiday family mini session, walnut creek, Danville, San ramon, Alamo, Lafayette, San Jose, Los Gatos, San Francisco. Aika Cardin Photography

 

Heather Farm, Walnut Creek

Holiday family mini session, walnut creek, Danville, San ramon, Alamo, Lafayette, San Jose, Los Gatos, San Francisco. Aika Cardin Photography

 

Central Park, San Ramon

Holiday family mini session, walnut creek, Danville, San ramon, Alamo, Lafayette, San Jose, Los Gatos, San Francisco. Aika Cardin Photography

 

Vasona Park, Los Gatos

Holiday family mini session, walnut creek, Danville, San ramon, Alamo, Lafayette, San Jose, Los Gatos, San Francisco. Aika Cardin Photography

 

Rancho San Antonio, Los Altos

Holiday family mini session, walnut creek, Danville, San ramon, Alamo, Lafayette, San Jose, Los Gatos, San Francisco. Aika Cardin Photography

 

Elizabeth Gamble Garden, Palo Alto

Holiday family mini session, walnut creek, Danville, San ramon, Alamo, Lafayette, San Jose, Los Gatos, San Francisco. Aika Cardin Photography

 

I’m so excited to find out that I was nominated as best of the best Family Photographer in East Bay San Francisco by Bay Area Parent Magazine!  This is my 5th year in business and I appreciate everyone’s support to help me reach where I am. I LOVE what I do and looking forward to creating many memories  and beautiful portraits for my clients!

 

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August 04, 2015
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I take the time with clients after the session to help them plan and design how to use and enjoy the photography we have created so that their investment last a lifetime or longer.  I show wall display options and custom design albums so that the portraits can be proudly displayed and enjoyed at home.  We love showing off images on facebook and share them with friends and family, that’s great but surely, that isn’t the only reason you invest in professional photographer.  I never want someone leaving saying “ I wasn’t sure what to do with pictures, so I just bought the disk”  I work hard to ensure all of my full session clients walk away with heirloom, archival safe keepsakes from their sessions with highest quality of products available only from professional photo labs in addition to digital files.  That is, after all, what you hire me for to document a time in your lives through unique artistic eye so that you can enjoy looking back in it for generations .  Gallery Wrap Canvas Collage, framed prints collage are best selling products and my pictures are beautifully displayed at many of my clients home.

perfect size to display over fireplace ( canvas is wrapped  in plastic for protection)

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24×36 canvas to display over fireplace, collage of 12×12 to display in entrance, collage of 8×10 prints for playroom. House is beautifully decorated with their favorite pictures and I hope pictures will bring them smile everyday.4 6

collage of 11×14 to be displayed in their living room9 Gorgeous custom designed album featuring all their favorite images 11 12 13 14 16 17

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Schedule your session today to create beautiful ” artwork” for family members to enjoy for generations.

photo@aikacardin.com

 

 

I LOVE LOVE LOVE woking with B family!  I have been photographing B family for over 2 years ever since the little girl was still in mommy’s belly, it was a beautiful maternity session at mustard flower field then we got together again for 3 months old session at their beautiful home in San Ramon, then Holiday session at Old Borges ranch in Walnut Creek.  Now she is walking and looking adorable with matching dress with her older sister. what a gorgeous family and Baker Beach was the perfect setting with golden gate bridge in background.   They chose this location because family is moving back to Southern California and they wanted to remember this session as their San Francisco memory.  I’m so sad to see them go…. ;-(   In the past, I ‘ve had clients moved and we got together for sessions again at our  mutual location, I hope that will be the case with B family, too!      1 3 4 5

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Maternity session at Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. What a beautiful place , I love the architecture and color and it creates a beautiful backdrop for photo session. I photographed T family last December at their beautiful house in South Bay, San Francisco with mom’s sister family and parents. It was such a fun extended family session.  This time, mom is expecting #2 ( It’s a girl!!) and we got together for a maternity session.  Little I was just non-stop.. !!!  So, I run and follow everywhere he went 😉 Parents always surprise when I show them final images how I got beautiful images because from parents point of view, you can only see the boy was just running away from camera… !   We got lots of fun pictures and I can’t wait to meet #2, a baby girl soon!!  Thank you for a fun session, T family and see you soon !!
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August 03, 2015
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We visit Newport, Rhode Island every Summer to see family members. This time, my son, Leo flew solo for the first time to spend more time with grandparents and we joined them a week later.  It was a big adventure for him to fly across the country by himself and he absolutely LOVED it!  He just turned 6 years old and he is not my little boy anymore…. I’m happy but a little sad at same time… I always do a photo session with grandparents at beach every Summer to remember these precious moments.
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