Archive for April, 2018


This Mother’s Day, I want you to exist in photographs for your children, for people who love you and for yourself.

Create memories that last a lifetime.

Contact studio for more info!

My portrait studio is located in downtown Walnut Creek!


2017 Mother’s day, Mother & Daughter, Mommy & me session in Walnut Creek, Alamo, Danville, San Ramon, Pleasanton, Oakland, South Bay, East Bay San Francisco. Portrait session in Studio. Aika Cardin Photography Studio.

April 28, 2018

Photos are ready!  I’m so excited to share adorable photos of your ballerinas from Bravo Bash Photo Day for TUTU School, Walnut Creek and Montclair!

Please read below information before visiting Online gallery.

********  HOW TO ORDER *********

Photo session was complimentary by TUTU School and Aika Cardin Photography and you can order professional print and digital file of all your favorite photos from below online gallery!  there are so many cute ones!!!

All prices are listed in online gallery and you will receive 10% off on order of $100 and more and 20 % off on order $200 and more!  and discount will be added automatically when you check out! These adorable photos make great keepsake as well as gifts for family members!

* Please note that total number of images shown are different per ballerinas. There are many pictures and online gallery is divided by two by the time of your session time:

6/2 session time 9:00am – 10:55am


6/2 session time 11am – 1:55pm


I hope you enjoy the pictures!!


********  Summer & Fall Family Session  ********

When is the last time you had your family photos taken?  Schedule your Summer and Fall Family Session to capture the love of  family and to remember this sweet stage of childhood. Please E-mail for availability.




Happy 1st Birthday , Maverick! Marverick came to my photo studio in Walnut Creek with mom and dad for his 1 year old portrait session!  We started family photos then focused on Marverick ‘s portraits.  I love the simple look for baby and I love those bear hoodies !  At studio session, I offer mom and dad a headshot session, these are great for facebook, linkedin and social media! We headed to one of my favorite park in Walnut Creek for more fun family portraits followed by cake smash session.   The cake was a handmade cake by mom 😉        Family purchased beautiful framed collage set to display in their home !  I offer hand ready finished product such as gallery wrap canvas, framed prints and custom design album for keepsake.

April 21, 2018

I’m so excited to offer Father’s Day Mini Session again this year!  Father’s Day Mini Session was the most popular mini session last year as those photos made such a perfect Father’s Day gift! Surprise Daddy with adorable portrait of your little one!

Dress your little one in Daddy’s favorite sports team like, Giants, 49ers, A’s, Golden State Warriors, etc, bring daddy’s favorite tie, hat, anything that you think daddy would love to see on his baddy/little girl.  Men are the hardest to shop for but I don’t know a dad who doesn’t love pictures of their kids!   Moms!  Please join for a couple of  portraits together with your kids if you would like!   I will be offering Father’s Day Mini  at my portrait studio in downtown Walnut Creek.  Sign up today for Father’s day special portrait session by Aika Cardin Photography!

~ Father’s Day Mini ~


Second backdrop option.  Beautiful soft pink for girls, and blue for boys!  Be creative on outfits to match the backdrop! It will be a beautiful classic portraits.


DATE:  June 3rd, Sunday, 9:30am-1:30pm  SOLD OUT

PLACE: Aika Cardin Photography Studio in downtown Walnut Creek

RECOMMENDED AGE: 6 months old ( baby who is able to sit up on her/ his own ) ~ .

SET UP & PROP: You can bring 2 outfits for two different set up.  One for Father’s Day and one for Summer look( pink or blue backdrop) !  I will do my best to create as much cute pictures I can in 15 minutes! As always, my motto is simple, simple, simple… the adorable little one should be the focus and backdrop is simply an accessory! I will have some mini baseball bat, balls and Father’s Day sign, chairs on site, please feel free to bring your own prop, Daddy’s favorite items to cordinate with little one’s outfits to make this Father’s Day Portraits even more special!

FEE: $30/ child include 15 min photo session with one outfit change, two backdrops set up and fun  Father’s day signs and props to use!

please add $20 for a sibling  (due to a limited shooting space, no more than two children total.)

Online gallery will be available on June 9th.  Professional print and digital file is available for purchase from $35 ~. Special package will be available. No refund will be issued for cancellation within 48 hours from your session time.


If the available time doesn’t show up in calendar, that means it’s sold out. Please email me to be on a waiting list! 


*** Summer Family Session ***

Is your little one turning one? Are you expecting? Celebrate special milestone with Summer Family Session or just because…! Family members visiting ?  Schedule photo session with grandparents to create timeless portrait with grandparents and grandkids! I photograph at studio,  beautiful locations in bay area and San Francisco. Beach, Ranch, Open Space, or simple at your home to capture the love of the family as life style family session!




April 10, 2018

Y family came to Walnut Creek from Burlingame, South Bay for family photo session with grandparents!   Grandparents were in town to attend 1st birthday party of their grandchild and mom wanted to capture some sweet moments of grandparents and grandkids and also create one year old milestone photos as well as family portraits !   Y family invested in two 20 x 24 gallery wrap canvases to display at their home.  I LOVE wall portraits, they make you smile everyday when you walk by 😉

Thank you, Y family for fun session!  

April 01, 2018


2018 Bravo Bash Photo Day for TUTU School, Walnut Creek & Montclair

I’m so excited to photograph all little ballerinas for Bravo Bash !  This year’s Bravo Bash Photo Day will be held on June 2nd Saturday from 9am – 2pm at my photo studio in downtown Walnut Creek!    Sample photos will be up soon and it’s going to be so so cute!  Reserve your spot now before it’s gone! Please make sure to select the happy time of your ballerina!  ( avoid nap time!)  Once booking is completed online, you will receive a E-mail confirmation with direction to studio.  Can’t wait!  This is a complimentary photo session by TUTU School & Aika Cardin Photography and print and digital file  are available for purchase from $35 ~ on online gallery and special package will be available !


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******************   Spring & Summer Family and Extended Family Portrait Session *****************

When is the last time your had your family pictures taken?  Family gathering coming up soon with grandparents?  Take time to create memories that last forever.  E-mail : for more information and availability!  Business headshot, kids model headshot are also available at studio and on location.

One of the most popular location with Golden Gate Bridge !

Capture these special moments! They grow up so quickly…..!

Maternity, newborn family Session, family session, business headshots, model headshots sessions are available at studio in Walnut Creek!

April 01, 2018

Thank you all for joining  2018  Father’s Day Mini!  I enjoyed photographing your little one!   Please read below instruction before visiting online gallery!

*How to order *

  1. Professional prints and high res digital files are available for purchase, professional prints make great gifts as well as  keepsake! Online gallery is up for 2 weeks only till June 24th,  Get your orders in NOW to create Father’s Day gifts in time!  All prices are listed in online galley. Order Prints by Monday, 11th to receive them before Father’s Day.
  2. Special Offer! Buy more Save More!    Receive 10% off on order of $150 and more, receive 15% off on order of $250 and more, receive 20% off on order of $350 and more!! Discount will be applied to shopping cart automatically at check out.
  3. Digital photos order will be E-mailed to you automaticaly right after your transacation is complete. Please make sure you enter correct E-mail address at check out. Prints order will take 3-5 business days.
  4. Enjoy your pictures!


Online Gallery




*************   Summer Family Session *****************

Expecting baby?  Ready to update family photos?  Email me at to schedule your family session this Summer!