October 28, 2017

This is our 5th family sessions together!  I met P family when mom is pregnant with Coco for maternity session in Union Square and Yerba Buena Gardens, then newborn session at their home, 8 month old session, 18 month old session and now she is 2.5 year old!  All family sessions were photographed around Embacadero area where they live .  P family wanted to capture the memories as life style family session,  this time, we went to Embarcadero Pier and Potrero Hill to capture San Francisco urban look and skyline in backdrop!  It was so beautiful !    Thank you P family for another fun session, see you next year! 

I enjoy traveling to beautiful location to  create beatuiflorr

October 27, 2017

We had so much fun!!!   We started family session at Presidio in the woods then headed to Baker Beach for sunset. Baker Beach is one of the most popular photo locations in San Francisco as you will see Golden Gate Bridge in backdrop. It was a perfect evening, warm weather with clear sky!   Mom is a dentist at Contra Costa Children’s Dentistry  and her beautiful office is located in Park Shadelands in Walnut Creek.  We are going to display one of these family portrait in her office entrance! As a mom and entrepreneur and small business owner,  I enjoy working and partnering up with local business in Walnut Creek.  We already have so many mutual clients and  I’m looking forward to working with Contra Costa Children’s Dentistry!  Her daughter Zoey has the cutest smile!

Aika Cardin Photography Studio is located in downtown Walnut Creek !  Maternity, newborn, baby, family and headshot sessions are available at studio!  Please come say Hi when you are in area 😉


What a beautiful family! I had such a fun time creating L family’s maternity family portraits at Baker Beach in San Francisco. Baker beach is one of the most popular location to photograph for family, seniors, wedding, engagement, etc as you will see golden gate bridge in background!  We were so lucky to have a beautiful warm and clear day!  Mom told me that she had never done maternity session before in two older kids and she was waiting to do maternity session till now as now with 3rd child is on the way, family is complete.  I can’t wait to have them over at my photo studio in downtown Walnut Creek for their newborn family photo session soon!  Thank you for choosing me L family to capture such a special time for your family 😉


I’m in LOVE with these Studio Holiday Family Session!  I’m so excited to show you studio holiday portraits taken at my photo studio in Walnut Creek!   I like modern classic and magazine style look and it’s so much fun to dress up for photo session ! Mom did an outfit change from black dress to red dress, isn’t she absolutely gorgeous?   At studio holiday session, we will do family portraits as well as individual portraits. You might say, I just want photo with my kids and family but I believe that every women should have beautiful portraits of herself and I’m here to show you how beautiful you are. Looking forward to more studio Holiday family session at my studio in Walnut Creek this Fall!  


This is my second year photographing this beautiful M family!  Last year, we did photo session at Marina and Crissy Field  in San Francisco and this year we met in Walnut Creek. I LOVE their family outfits!  Mom did such a great job putting outfit together!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE seeing and documenting clients grow through my lens. Little ones grow up so quickly and by doing family session every year, you can make sure to capture those sweet moments with YOU in the pictures!  It was another fun Holiday Family Session with M family and I’m truly grateful for all of my repeating clients for choosing me to create their family photos every year.  Fall and Holiday Family sessions are in full swing and I enjoy catching up with my clients!


At Marina and Crissy Field last year

In Walnut Creek!  One of my favorite Spot for Family Photo session!


~  2017 TUTU School Winter Bravo Bash Photo Day ~

I’m so excited to photograph little ballerinas again for 2017 Winter Bravo Bash recital photos!  It’s going to be super cute & classic setup and sample photo will be ready soon! 2017 TUTU School Winter Bravo Bash Photo Day will be held on

December 2nd Saturday 9am-1:30 pm at Aika Cardin Photography Studio in downtown Walnut Creek!

#200 1661 Botelho Drive, Walnut Creek.

You will receive detail instruction in a confirmation e-mail.

Please arrive in costume and hair done to start shooting on time!

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Fall & Holiday family sessions are in full swing and I have been enjoying catching up with my favorite repeating clients and also getting to know new ones!  Do you have a perfect family photo for your 2017 Holiday Card?  Grandparents coming to visit for Thanksgiving and Christmas?  Email photo@aikacardin.com to schedule your photo session! Family Photo  Sessions are available at my studio in downtown Walnut Creek and beautiful outdoor setting in San Francisco, East Bay, and South Bay or at the comfort of your home and backyard!  Create memories that last forever in this Holiday season.  Aika Cardin Photography Studio is located in downtown Walnut Creek and available for maternity, newborn, baby, family, business headshot, model headshot, an extended family session with grandparents, holiday family session!  Please email photo@aikacardin.com to schedule your session!

Aika Cardin Photography Studio is also available for maternity, newborn, baby, family sessions,  business headshot, and kids model headshot!



September 27, 2017

Thank you all for joining me for 2017 Halloween & Fall 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 makes great gift as well as keepsake! Online gallery is up for 2 weeks only till November 10th,  Get your orders in NOW so that you can share these adorable photos in time for HALLOWEEN!   Prices are listed in online galley.
  2. Special Offer! Buy more Save More!    Receive 10% off on order of $100 and more, receive 20% off on order of $200 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 3-7 business days.
  4. Enjoy your pictures!



October 22nd session at Aika Cardin Photography Studio 


October 24th session at Sports Basement




*** Now Booking  Holiday and Extended  Family Session ***

Email photo@aikacardin.com for availability !



I LOVE it when my baby model client become family photo client.  I have been photographing Blaise since he was a baby for his model headshot.   He is a super star! He has modeled for Old Navy , Pottery Barn Kids, etc multiple times!  This time I got to photograph him as a family as a maternity family session in San Francisco. Sadly, they are moving to East Coast so mom wanted to have photos taken at beautiful San Francisco Iconic location.  We started at Union Square for cable car and the famous heart object photos, then headed to Baker Beach to create portraits with Golden Gate Bridge in background.    We had so much fun running around and now family have beautiful San Francisco photos to remember !  Thank you , G family for choosing me and best of luck in your new journey in East Coast!  


” Gift of memories ”  Family gave grandma an extended family photo session as a Mother’s Day gift . We had set this session dates from months ago as some of the family members live in Los Angels.  Grandma and Grandpa are also cerebrating their 40th wedding anniversary so this photo session was extra special!  We met a park in San Ramon and it was a lot of fun!  I have been photographing their grandkids for last 3 years and it was so nice to photograph them again as a whole family this time!   They came to my portrait studio in Walnut Creek to view their photos and they invested in beautiful canvas collage to display in grandma’s house.  I’m a strong believer of displaying photos on the wall to show the love of the family, not just keeping photos in computer as digital files and that’s why I offer beautiful framed prints, canvas and custom design album so that you can remember and treasure these special memories forever.    Thank you for a fun session, C family and congratulations on 40th wedding anniversary!



Personal Branding Session for Entrepreneurs  


~ Design the mood and style of your business image ~

Personal branding session is tailored to each and every client individually. My aim is to design a photo shoot that is unique just like you and your business. Personal branding is communication of your brand in a way that defines who you are. What does your photo say about your brand?

Collection of photographs, that will represent your brand and your business – images that will attract your ideal client and will elevate your brand. My team is here to give you an amazing experience with professional hair and make up. I’m here to create the best portrait you’ve ever seen of yourself.


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My portrait studio is  located in downtown Walnut Creek.  Personal Branding sessions are available in studio or on – location. Please contact photo@aikacardin.com for more information.  Thank you!