Archive for January, 2019


I LOVE creating headshot for baby and kids model! I enjoy capturing their personality and energy and create competitive headshot in the modeling industry for future rising star!  I’m a preferred kids headshot photographer for several of top talent agencies in Bay Area and San Francisco.

As a mom of kids model, I truly understand the importance of headshot in the industry and I also understand how parents feel to get kids ready for photoshoot.  My son, Leo has been modeling for last 5 years since he was 4 years old.  We have been many casting calls, auditions and photoshoots.  I enjoy this modeling journey with him and we are lucky to be in bay area, San Francisco where there are many chances and opportunities  are waiting to happen and it could be yours!  Some of the big brand based in San Francisco is Pottery Barn Kids, Gap, Old Navy, Gymboree, Tea Collection, and many more exciting commercial and print projects!

I get so excited when I see my headshot clients in commercial, magazine, etc!   I feel happy for them like I’m their mom!!   I have many repeating clients who chose me to update their headshot every year and I enjoy watching them growing up through my lens.

I offer baby headshot at my studio in downtown Walnut Creek and kids headshot in outdoor natural light setting.  I’m available to travel to San Francisco and South Bay.  I offer business headshot, personal branding and family portrait session as well, please contact me how you can combine all sessions together in one session.  Please feel free  to ask me any questions and looking forward to working with you!




Behind the scene!


Some of my headshot clients’s work! So exciting!!


Modeling journey with Leo


Leo’s very first job was with Tea Collection and many more exciting work after!


Please follow me on Instagram  for updates and check out all the adorable kids and family I have been photographing! 

Photo Studio in Walnut Creek



















East Bay, South Bay, San Francisco, baby and kids headshot photographer. Serving Walnut Creek, Alamo, Danville, San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasant hill, Pleasanton, Lafayette, Oakland, Moraga, Berkley, Palo Alto, San Jose, Saratoga, Fremont, marine, Napa, Sonoma. Photo studio in downtown Walnut Creek. Preferred headshot photographer for talent agency in San Francisco. California.   サンフランシスコ ベービー、キッズモデル フォトグラファー、カメラマン、フォトスタジオ。

January 09, 2019

I’m so excited to offer Valentine Mini again this year and I will be offering outdoor and indoor Sessions.  Outdoor session is great for older kids and siblings with older kids,  indoor session is great for babies and little ones. Sign up today for 15 minutes portrait session by Aika Cardin Photography!  Bring your children with their Valentine outfit to capture their cuteness. These mini are so popular and it sells out quickly,  Reserve your spot now!



January 19th Saturday  9:30am – 1pm at Aika Cardin Photography Studio in downtown Walnut Creek.  INDOOR

January 20th Sunday  9:30am-1pm at Aika Cardin Photography Studio in downtown Walnut Creek. INDOOR

January 20th Sunday  3:30pm – 5:00pm at Heather Park, Walnut Creek  OUTDOOR 

RECOMMENDED AGE: 6 months old ~  10 years old   ( baby should be able to sit up )

WHAT TO WEAR:   Two studio backdrops are Valentine theme pink heart backdrop and classic wooden backdrop, both really cute! Bring in two outfits to photograph on both backdrops ! Dresses, tutu, pants, hat, Valentine theme sweaters, etc! Outdoor session, nature is your backdrop with cute Valentine props!

PROP: I will have lots of cute Valentine theme props for you to use! chairs, heart shaped sunglasses, bow and arrow, Banner, etc!   Outdoor session will include heart shaped balloons .

FEE: $ 35  per child, include 15 min photo session, one outfit change, two backdrop set up for studio, all fun 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 February 2nd. 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.

You will receive automated Email confirmation with location info once booking is completed.  If you didn’t receive Email confirmation ( please check junk/ spam folder), please contact me !



Please consider your little ones nap time when you select a time!  If the available dates/ time are not shown in below calendar, it means it’s already booked. 

~Indoor Studio Set up ~


~Outdoor Set up ~

How to Prepare:

~ Feeding little ones ~

Please feed your little ones before you arrive and make sure they drink plenty of water.  15 minutes can seem like a long time to a little kid so let’s make sure we make them comfortable so they can put on their best smiles!

~ Clothing ~

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

Please feel free to Email at with any questions and I’m looking forward to photographing your little ones!


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