Archive for December, 2015

 

Another fun family session at Old Borges Ranch in Walnut Creek with S family!  Old Borges Ranch has been one of my favorite location to shoot for children and family portraits. It provide such a unique backdrop for portraits.  I LOVE the outfit of this family. So super cute !

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December 26, 2015
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SAVE THE DATE!  I will be offering Valentine’s Day Photo Booth / Mini Sessions on January 29th & 30th at Small Talk Family Cafe in Walnut Creek! This year, there will be outdoor setting, too for those busy toddlers and older kids.  Pictures below are from last year, this year’s setting will be ready to show soon!   Online sign-up starts on January 11th, Monday!   See you all there ~

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December 25, 2015
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Best of the best East Bay San Francisco Family photographer

 

From now till May is the time to create your High School Senior Portraits!  You’re only a high school grad once! Why not make it memorable and magazine-worthy?  With gorgeous locations here in San Francisco Bay Area, I’ll make sure you’ll look your best at one of the best time of your life. Each part of the senior portrait photoshoot is customized, and I will make sure to cover every detail to make sure it’s exactly how you want it! Get your bestie and your family involved, too!  The resulting images burst with creativity, personality, color and light, just like you!  I’m offering Senior Portraits Photography to North Gate High School,  in Walnut Creek, Monte Vista High School & San Ramon Valley High School in Danville, California High School & Dougherty Valley High School in San Ramon, Acalanes High School in Lafayette,Carondelet High School & De La Salle High School in Concord and all other high school in South Bay, East Bay, San Francisco!   See more details at Senior Session info page on website!

Walnut Creek, Danville, San Ramon, Lafayette, Alamo, High School Senior Portraits Photographer. Aika Cardin PhotographyNorth Gate High School, San Ramon Valley High School, Monte Vista High School, California High School, Dougherty Valley High School, Acalanes High School Senior Portraits Photographer. Walnut Creek, Alamo, Danville, San Ramon, Lafayette, Orinda Senior Portraits Photographer. Aika Cardin Photography North Gate High School, San Ramon Valley High School, Monte Vista High School, California High School, Dougherty Valley High School, Acalanes High School Senior Portraits Photographer. Walnut Creek, Alamo, Danville, San Ramon, Lafayette, Orinda Senior Portraits Photographer. Aika Cardin Photography North Gate High School, San Ramon Valley High School, Monte Vista High School, California High School, Dougherty Valley High School, Acalanes High School Senior Portraits Photographer. Walnut Creek, Alamo, Danville, San Ramon, Lafayette, Orinda Senior Portraits Photographer. Aika Cardin Photography North Gate High School, San Ramon Valley High School, Monte Vista High School, California High School, Dougherty Valley High School, Acalanes High School Senior Portraits Photographer. Walnut Creek, Alamo, Danville, San Ramon, Lafayette, Orinda Senior Portraits Photographer. Aika Cardin Photography
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December 20, 2015
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I’m so excited to offer Valentine’ session again this year and I will be offering outdoor Valentine mini session for the first time!  Outdoor mini session is great for older kids and siblings with older kids and photo booth is for babies and little ones for indoor studio set up!   Register today for 15 minutes portrait session by Aika Cardin Photography!  Bring your kids in with their Valentine outfit to capture their cuteness. These photo booth are so popular and it sells out quickly. Reserve your spot now!

If you are booking for Valentine Photo Booth with Itsy Bitsy Yoga with Hilarie  for February 9th at Sports Basement, please scroll down to second calendar and change the calendar to February. You will see “9” highlighted and you can reserve your slot from there!  

 

~ Valentine Mini ~

Valentine mini session, Danville, Walnut Creek

DATE:   January 30th, Saturday  2:30 pm ~ 5pm at Hap Magee Ranch Park in Danville   SOLD OUT

January 31st,  Sunday  2:30pm ~ 5pm at Old Borges Ranch in Walnut Creek  SOLD OUT

RECOMMENDED AGE:   1 year old ( need to be able to walk )  ~ 10 years old

FEE:  $95 include 15 minute photo session for up to 2 kids,  1 complimentary web sized digital Valentine Card and 5 high resolution digital images of your choice.

Complimentary Digital Valentine Card and online gallery will be available on February 6th. Digital Valentine Card is perfect to share on social media to show off your little one’s cuteness!  I will select the best image for a card and card is sized for web-sharing and not recommended for printing.  Professional prints and additional digital images are available to purchase in online gallery . Prints $20 ~, high res image $15 each

WHAT TO WEAR:  This is a Valentine photo shoot! So dress up your child in Valentine outfit!  Pink, Red, heart, pants with suspenders, hats, bow tie, etc One outfit only.

PROP:  I will have various Valentine theme prop but feel free to bring your own if you would like!

Reserve your Valentine Mini slot from here:


 

 

~Valentine photo booth ~

 

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DATE:

January 29th, Friday.  9:30 am ~ 2pm at Small Talk Family Cafe in Walnut Creek    SOLD OUT

January 30th, Saturday. 9 am ~ 12pm  at Small Talk Family Cafe in Walnut Creek   SOLD OUT

February 9th, Tuesday 9:30am~ 12pm at Itsy Bitsy Yoga with Hilarie at Sports Basement in Walnut Creek

RECOMMENDED AGE:   Babies 4 months old ~3 years old

FEE:  $30 / child include 15 min photo session and 1 web-sized digital Valentine Card

Complimentary Digital Valentine Card and online gallery will be available on February 6th( for Small Talk Family Cafe Sessions) , February 12th ( for Itsy Bitsy Yoga)  Digital Valentine Card is perfect to share on social media to show off your little one’s cuteness!  I will select the best image for a card and card is sized for web-sharing and not recommended for printing.  Professional prints and additional digital images are available to purchase in online gallery . Prints $20 ~, high res image $15 each

WHAT TO WEAR:  This is a Valentine photo shoot! So dress up your kids in Valentine outfit!  Pink, Red, heart, pants with suspenders, hats, bow tie, etc. You can do 2 outfits if time allows.

PROP:  I will have various Valentine theme prop but feel free to bring your own if you would like!

Reserve your photo booth slot from here:

*Please consider child’s nap time when you select a time! For photo booth, please reserve 2 slots for sibling.

 

How to Prepare:

~ Feeding your child ~

Please feed your child before you arrive and make sure they drink plenty of water. I know the session is only 15 minutes but we all know kids can make – or – break 15 minutes!

~ Clothing ~

Please make sure to try on the clothes in advance so that you can adjust the size. Most importantly, your child has to be comfortable!  Please try to avoid large hat as it will create a shadow on face.  Full diaper doesn’t photograph well… Please have diaper changed right before the session!

Please feel free to Email at photo@aikacardin.com with any questions and looking forward to photographing your child for 2016 Valentine’s day!

 

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A family requested to do their Holiday Photo Session at their house in Alamo with their Christmas tree!  They have a beautiful Christmas tree displayed in the living room and we had lots of fun taking pictures!  I LOVE life style family session like this. It truly capture the love in the family 😉   Merry Christmas, A family!
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December 12, 2015
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 THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING BY MY HOLIDAY PHOTO BOOTH!  IT WAS SO GREAT TO MEET YOU AND I HAD LOTS OF FUN PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR LITTLE ONE IN ADORABLE HOLIDAY OUTFIT!  IT WAS SO NICE TO SEE LOTS OF FAMILIAR FACES AND ALSO NEW LITTLE ONES!!

Here’s a link to download your Holiday Digital Greeting Card and online gallery to purchase high res digital files and professional prints.  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 Social Media 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.  I have selected the best image which works best for the card. There will be no exchange of pictures. Thank you!

Professional prints make a perfect gift for family members! Please place prints order by December 16th, Wednesday to receive prints order before Christmas.

Online gallery is available for 2 weeks only. Please make your selection by December 26th.

 

December 4th, Friday – Small Talk Family Cafe

Online gallery

Digital Holiday Card

 

December 5th, Saturday – Small Talk family Cafe

Online gallery

Digital Holiday Card

 

December 8th, Tuesday – Itsy Bitsy Yoga with Hilarie – Sports Basement, Walnut Creek

Online gallery

Digital Holiday Card

 

~ Extended Family Session ~

Family members getting together for Holidays? Schedule extended family session to photograph 3, 4 generation together! Portraits are a Christmas Gift that will be cherished long after toys are outgrown…and the session itself is a fun family memory!  Contact photo@aikacardin.com for availability.

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Danville extended family holiday session

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE traveling to beautiful location for photo shoot!  We started with the winery O family goes to all the time then visited another beautiful location in Napa! We are so lucky to have these amazing scenery and it’s only 45 min away !  It’s so worth the drive and look at these gorgeous family photos we created together.  These photos will be beautifully displayed at client’s wall and they are going to have one of the kind Holiday Card!   I travel anywhere!  E-mail  photo@aikacaridn.com for future family session inquiry.  Napa will be pretty again in February for those yellow mustard flowers!!!Napa Family session 6 10 14 15 18 19 22 28

East Bay San Francisco best family photographer

 

I LOVE it when client schedule family session with grandparents, especially when they are visiting from out of town.  It creates such a beautiful memories to remember for years.    We did two location, Old Borges Ranch in Walnut Creek and one of my favorite park in Concord. The Fall color was so beautiful there! I family is here as expat and they are here in San Francisco for very limited time.  Now they have beautiful pictures of memory to bring home!
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