Archive for February, 2019

February 02, 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。

February 01, 2019


Thank you all for joining  2019 Spring Mini!  There are so many cute and adorable photos, I hope you like them as much as I do!! These makes perfect gifts!

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,   All prices are listed in online galley.
  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!


April 5th Saturday


April 6th Sunday




Happy Spring!


All the best, Aika


*Second Session – Maternity Session December, 2018

I was so excited when mom told me she was expecting baby #2 and we had so much fun creating adorable maternity family photos at one of my favorite park in Walnut Creek!  Little Kira is now 18 months old running around!  What a big difference from last session.  She is going to become a big sister soon and I can’t wait to photograph them as a family of four soon!


First Session – February, 2018

Kira came to my studio for baby milestone family session. This sitting up stage (when baby is around 7-9 month )is absolutely my favorite age group to photograph! They are usually so chubby, cute and smile and I just LOVE it!!  Both mom and dad are Dr. so it looks up a while to set up a session date in their busy work schedule and we had to reschedule one due to the rain, too….!   We started session at my portrait studio in downtown Walnut Creek, we created family portraits, mommy & Kira, Daddy & Kira and Kira’s individual portraits.  Studio session is perfect for baby because we can do some naked baby portraits in warm environment.  We went to park after to create outdoor portraits , I love it that now I can offer studio and outdoor session in one session,  it’s so much fun to create two different look of family portrait in one session! I can’t wait for them to display these beautiful pictures on their wall!

Maternity Family Session –


Studio family Session –



February 01, 2019

TUTU School 

2019 Spring Bravo Bash Photo Day  for Walnut Creek,  Montclair and Alameda

I’m so excited to photograph all little ballerinas for Bravo Bash!  This year’s Bravo Bash Photo Day will be held on June 1st Saturday at my photo studio in downtown Walnut Creek!

June 1st Saturday 10am-1:30pm

June 2nd Sunday 10am-1pm

Sign up from here

Reserve your spot now before it’s gone! Please make sure to select the happy time of your ballerina!  ( avoid nap time!)  Once online booking is completed,  you will receive an  E-mail confirmation with direction to studio automatically so please make sure to enter correct E-mail address!

This is a complimentary photo session by TUTU School & Aika Cardin Photography!   Print and digital file will be available for purchase from $35 ~ on online gallery and special package will be available !

Aika Cardin Photography Studio address :  #200 1661 Botelho Dr. Walnut Creek.



********** Spring & Summer Photo Session **********

I offer baby, children, family session, baby, kids model headshot and business headshot at studio in Walnut Creek and beautiful locations in San Francisco and Bay Area!   Family members visiting ?  Schedule extended family session with grandparents to capture those special moments!


*** Three Generations ***

*** Newborn Family ***

*** Studio & Outdoor Family ***

*** On Locations Family Session ***

check out other popular locations here:

*** Extended Family Session with grandparents ***

*** Baby & Kids model headshot ***

I’m a preferred headshot photographer for some of the top talent agencies in San Francisco and Bay Area and I work with many kids models to create their model portfolio!


Photo Studio located in downtown Walnut Creek!

February 01, 2019

I’m super excited for 2019 Spring & Easter Mini and I’m working on adorable new Spring set up in studio!  this year’s theme is white and greens with some Spring colors !  I like simple and timeless look for boys and girls so that focus of portraits is your child instead of busy props or backdrops.   I will also have Easter color backdrop so bring two outfits!


April 6th Saturday 10:30am – 1:30pm at Aika Cardin Photography Studio in downtown Walnut Creek.  SOLD OUT

April 7th Sunday , 10:30am – 1:30pm at Aika Cardin Photography Studio in downtown Walnut Creek.  SOLD OUT

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

WHAT TO WEAR:   2 studio session backdrops are white  for Spring and Easter color for Easter phots!  both really cute! Bring in two outfits to be photographed on both backdrops !

PROP: I will have cute Spring and Easter prop to match with theme, please feel free to bring your own egg basket, etc!

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 a week after your session date.  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.

Please note this event is  kids only, please email if you are interested in family portrait session.


Reserve your spot from here!


Easter theme Backdrop

Outfit ideas! 

Do you know anyone who might be interested in this adorable Spring mini?  Please spread the word for me!!


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!



*************   Spring Family Session *************

Flowers are blooming and Spring is a great time to update your family photos!  Please email for my availability. I’m available to travel to any beautiful location in San Francisco and  bay area!


How about a gift of memories to grandma?  Schedule three generation portraits session for grandma’s birthday, wedding anniversary or just because!

NEW!!   Birthday Party Photoshoot at studio!

Girls said it was the best birthday party ever!!   My Birthday Party Photoshoot package includes hair & make up,  photoshoot with best friends to remember this special day!  Girls love getting hair and make up done and it is so much fun because you are with your best friends!  I’m here to capture and document special day for birthday girl! Email for more info and availability!







Spring and Easter Mini session in Walnut Creek photo studio. Serving Walnut Creek, Alamo, Pleasant Hill, San Ramon, Dublin, Orinda, Concord, Clayton, Oakland, Fremont, Lafayette, Los Gatos, San Jose, Burlingame, San Francisco, East Bay, South Bay. Maternity, Newborn, Baby, Family Photographer.

February 01, 2019

I’m so excited to offer Family Photo Session and Headshot Session in Hawaii!   I’m excited to photograph at beautiful beaches in Hawaii!   I will be in Waikiki and Ko Olina Resorts from 4/18-4/22 !  When I travel to Hawaii with my family, I always schedule a family session for myself so that I get to be in photos with my kids to remember special and fun moments of the vacation.  When I have a family session scheduled,  I know that I will have nice photos to remember so that I ‘m not so stress about trying to get some photos of my kids during the vacation, I don’t even bring my big camera when I’m on vacation!  There are beautiful hotels like Aulani, Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club, Four Seasons Resorts, etc in Ko Olina Resorts!   Contact me to schedule your vacation family photos!  Aloha!

ハワイでの素敵な思い出を形に。ワイキキ、コーリナリゾート、アウラニ、マリオット、フォーシーズンにバケーションでご滞在中に家族写真はいかがですか? ワイキキ、オアフ島のフォトスポットを巡るインスタグラム撮影ツアーも行っています。ハワイの素敵な背景をバックにご自分のビジネスのプロフィール写真はいかがですか? 詳細は までお問い合わせください!  アロハ!


Is your child in modeling industry?  How about update headshot and create family portraits all in one session?   I’ve photographed Patra and Niran last year for their modeling headshots in Walnut Creek and I was excited to hear from mom to schedule a session !  This time, mom requited to updates headshot for Patra and Niran, business headshot for mom and dad then family portraits , Yes, we all did in ONE session!   We started from my photo studio in downtown Walnut Creek to create baby headshot for Patra,  business headshot for mom and dad, then family portraits , they changed outfits and we headed to park near by for Niran’s headshot and casual lifestyle family portraits! Mom invested in beautiful 20 x 20 gallery wrap canvas of their family photo to display at their home 😉   Please contact studio for more information and availability!   E-mail :




Walnut Creek, Baby, kids headshot photographer, Family photographer.  photo studio in Walnut Creek. Serving Bay Area San Francisco,  Lafayette, Alamo, Danville, San Ramon, Pleasanton, Dublin, Oakland, Los Gatos, Burlingame, San Jose, Menlo Park,  Palo Alto. サンフランシスコ日本人フォトグラファー、カメラマン、フォトスタジオ。

February 01, 2019

What a beautiful family!  I had so much fun photographing S family at my studio in Walnut Creek!  Mom told me that this is their very first family photo shoot since their older daughter was born!  I feel so honored the S family chose me to capture this special moments!  



Newborn, Baby, family photo session at studio, Walnut Creek, Danville, San Ramon, Lafayette, Oakland, San Francisco, Dublin, Palo Alto, San Jose, South bay, East bay San Francisco. Aika Cardin Photography.