Archive for February, 2016

 

I have been enjoying photographing T family for last 2 years!  Our First family session together was at Rancho San Antonio in Los Altos, when their twins were 1 year old, second session was at Elizabeth Gamble Garden in Palo Alto last Fall, mom was expecting baby #3!  And here we are, couple week ago, I visited their home for life style newborn session when their baby is 1 week old.  My life style newborn session is done at comfort of clients house, using their bedroom, living room, nursery as a backdrop. I think it makes it even special to create newborn family portraits as this is baby’s first home.

I truly LOVE documenting family’s history through my lens.  You can’t stop time but I can capture it for you so that you can remember these precious moments forever…   Thank you for your trust in my work, T family!  I hope you like your pictures as much as I do!

 

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Thank you all for coming to my Easter & Spring Photo Booth at Small Talk Family Cafe!  I enjoyed meeting your little ones in adorable Spring outfits!  Pictures will be ready on March 19th. Thank you!   Meanwhile, please follow me on Facebook  and Instagram for updates!

 

I LOVE Spring! I LOVE seeing little ones all dressed up in Spring colors for Easter.  I LOVE little boys in hat, tie and suspenders, I LOVE little girls in pretty dress!  Let’s create a beautiful Easter/Spring Portraits to remember this adorable stage of your child. They are only little for a little while… Register today for 15 minutes portrait session by Aika Cardin Photography.  Bring your child in with their Spring outfits to capture their cuteness.  These photo booth are so popular and it sells out quickly. Reserve your spot now!

DATE:           March 11th, Friday 9:30am-4pm at Small Talk Family Cafe in Walnut Creek  SOLD OUT

                        March 12th, Saturday 9am-1pm at Small Talk Family Cafe in Walnut Creek   SOLD OUT

***NEW *** March 23rd, Wednesday 2:00pm-4:30pm at Small Talk Family Cafe in Walnut Creek 

 

RECOMMENDED AGE:  Babies 3 months old ~ 4 years old

SET UP & PROP:   Classic backdrop for Spring and timeless look.   You can bring 2 outfits if you would like. As always, my motto is simple, simple, simple… the adorable little one should be the focus and backdrop simply an accessory!  I will have Fresh flowers, Easter Eggs, baskets, chairs, etc on site. Please feel free to bring your own Easter Basket/ bunnies if you would like to make it extra special!  Photo Session is  15 minutes and I will do my best to create beautiful portraits !

FEE:    $40 / child include 15 minutes photo session and 1 high resolution retouched digital file.

Sibling, please add $15

Online gallery will be available on March 19th, 1 week after the photo booth. Additional digital file is available for purchase for $15 each and professional prints starts from $15 ~. You will receive the unique code to redeem 1 digital file of your choice with online gallery.

Spring & Easter mini photo session in Walnut Creek, East Bay San Francisco. Aika Cardin Photogrpahy

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Here’s one backdrop sample, another Easter backdrop sample coming soon!  Simply, focusing on adorable baby. SO CUTE!!
Easter Spring Mini Session

Easter/ Spring mini sesison

 

Best of the best East Bay San Francisco Family photographer

 ~ Spring Family Portraits Session ~

Spring is a great time to create family portraits! Contact me now for Special Spring Package and reserve your Spring Family Session while these beautiful colors last!  Email: photo@aikacardin.com. Check out more images on www.aikacardin.com

 

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maternity session at Potrero Hill, San Francisco

maternity session at Potrero Hill, San Francisco

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I’m in LOVE with this maternity portraits session in San Francisco this weekend.  the view of skyline of San Francisco is breathtaking….  !  Palace of Fine Arts is beautiful. Perfect photo location to remember this special moments.    Mom looks amazing, doesn’t she? 2 days after the photo shoot, she delivered the baby boy!!  Can’t wait to meet their new addition to the family at their house in San Francisco for life style Newborn Session.  Super excited!

 

* The baby decided to come out to the world the day after the maternity session, See their beautiful baby boy newborn family session here at their gorgeous Potrero Hill house in San Francisco!

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February 20, 2016
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Thank you all for coming by Father & Daughter Dance Party Photo Booth at Tutu School in Walnut Creek!  I’m so excited to work with Tutu School this year!! I had lots of fun photographing little ballerinas all dressed up for the party. They are so so cute. I can’t wait for my baby girl to join the school!

Your pictures are ready!  Online gallery is up for 2 weeks only, please make your selection by March 5th Saturday.  Share the galley with family members and spread the love. I’m sure grandparents would love these adorable photos!  This is a complimentary photo session by Aika Cardin Photography and Tutu School Walnut Creek for Tutu School Students to capture this sweet memory.   High Resolution Digital File is available to purchase for $15 per file, professional print starts from $15 ~. Professional prints are great to display at home and enjoy for many years to come,  they also make great gifts for family members!

 

Online Gallery

Expires: March 5th, Saturday

 

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SPECIAL OFEER FOR Tutu School Students!!    15% off on Spring Family Session Fee!!!

Spring is here and it’s a great time to create family portraits. Capture your child’s milestones, smiles, giggles and personality with my custom family session.  We have so many beautiful locations to chose from here in bay area to create beautiful family portraits!  Because they’re only this little  for such a short time…  Contact me now to schedule your Spring Family Session!  Offer is valid for 2 weeks only till March 6th.  E-mail  photo@aikacardin.com , check out my site, www.aikacardin.com  for more adorable photos!  ( Photo session completed by May 31st) 

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Best of the best East Bay San Francisco Family photographer

 

 

Another gorgeous late afternoon in February in East Bay San Francisco.  Mom and Dad ( soon to be!) live in Alameda and they requested maternity session at the place they always go for a walk. It’s always fun to discover new location to shoot and  I like creating beautiful portraits at special location for clients. I think it makes portraits extra special!  They have ordered album , beautiful 16×20 canvas and  some prints. I hope these beautiful products from this maternity session bring them smile every time when they walk by the pictures!  Can’t wait to meet baby boy soon!  Alameda, Oakland, Orinda, Lafayette, East Bay, San Francisco. best maternity photographer. Aika Cardin Photography.  www.aikacardin.com Alameda, Oakland, Orinda, Lafayette, East Bay, San Francisco. best maternity photographer. Aika Cardin Photography.  www.aikacardin.com Alameda, Oakland, Orinda, Lafayette, East Bay, San Francisco. best maternity photographer. Aika Cardin Photography.  www.aikacardin.com Alameda, Oakland, Orinda, Lafayette, East Bay, San Francisco. best maternity photographer. Aika Cardin Photography.  www.aikacardin.com

 

Here’s my son’s new headshot for his modeling portfolio.  It has been a journey to have my son in modeling industry.  I LOVE watching behind the scene of the set up at Pottery Barn Kids and Tea Collection!  Producer, Director, editor, stylist, make-up artist, photographer, studio teacher, and model, everyone working together to create “the shot” for magazine.  Can’t wait for his next photo shoot!  He is represented by one of the modeling agency in San Francisco Bay Area, Go Leo!
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isn’t she beautiful?  When it comes to newborn session, I like to keep it simple.   Timeless and classic. Not too much prop or crazy big bow, simply to capture the beauty of newborn baby as is.   All my life style family newborn sessions taken place at comfort of client’s home.   This family just moved from San Francisco to Walnut Creek and grandparents were visiting from San Diego so we created precious portraits of their first grand child and grandparents portraits.   These portraits will be cherished forever ….!  27 28 31 34

 
February 16, 2016
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVED this Valentine Mini !  This year I decided to offer outdoor Valentine mini for the first time and I absolutely loved it. I Loved using heart shaped balloons as a prop. Isn’t it so so cute?  This is Nolan, I photographed him last Summer, he was a baby that time and look at him now!  He was running around all over everywhere!  Enjoy the pictures!

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