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!

Email:  photo@aikacardin.com

 

 

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
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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!

 

DATE:

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 !

 

RESERVE YOUR SPOT FROM HERE

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 photo@aikacardin.com with any questions and I’m looking forward to photographing your little ones!

 

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I LOVED photographing B family! Mom requested to schedule their family portraits session while their oldest son was back home from Texas during his Fall break from college.  We started a session at my studio in Walnut Creek first then headed to Old Borges Ranch for more casual setting!   It could be challenging to schedule a family session as you have to coordinate everyone’s schedule but it was all worth it!  You will have these beautiful photos to look back.   As you can see, the oldest son is tall and he is 6’5″ !!!     Mom and dad turned 50 this year and they also celebrated their 25 th wedding anniversary so this photo session was extra special to capture and document family’s milestone!  Thank you, B family for choosing me!

 
October 12, 2018
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I LOVED photographed P family!

 

 
October 04, 2018
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This is one of my favorite park in east bay to photograph Fall colors!   I just love the look of ” Fall “!     Please contact me at photo@aikacardin.com for availability and more information !  

 
September 16, 2018
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I opened my photo studio in downtown Walnut Creek in March 2017 and I LOVE LOVE LOVE having my own place to meet with clients and do a photoshoot!  My style is modern and classic and I like a simple backdrop, I want the focus of portrait to be my clients not busy backdrop.  Here’s what’s available in my studio! Each backdrop is different in sizes and recommended number of people that fit in the backdrop is also listed for your reference.

 

” NEW”  French panel backdrop – largest backdrop in studio, up to 12 people

 

Light Grey/ light blue textured canvas – good for 8 people

Light Grey/ Light blue sparkle – good for 4 people

Grey/ black textured  ~ good for  up to 10 people

Black solid ~ good for up to 4  people ~

Grey solid ~ good for up t0 8  people ~

Light grey solid ~  good for up to 4 people

Beige textured with brown sofa ~ good for 4 people ~

White backlight with white sofa ~  good for 5 people ~

White wall with floor ~  good for large group and family ~

Brush textured ~  good for 4  people ~

 


 

This is my 6th year photographing S Family!  We have photographed at many locations in last 6 years and this year, we chose San Francisco!  Lover’s Lane in Presidio is such a fun place to create Holiday family photos and we all had fun there!  We photographed at another very iconic San Francisco location, Potrero Hill with San Francisco Skyline as backdrop!!    I LOVE LOVE LOVE photographing S family !  Mom always coordinate such a cute family outfit together 😉

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Here’s the second location ! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the beautiful skyline of San Francisco!

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Contact photo@aikacardin.com to schedule your family session!

 

I visited D family’s beautiful house in Alamo, California for family photo session.   I have photographed their older daughter at Alamo Elementary School’s gala fundraising event earlier this year!  I was excited to see her again and photograph her family.   They have a beautiful backyard and mom wanted family portraits there.   Mom came to my studio a week after photo session to view photos and she purchased four gorgeous 20 x 20 framed photos to display at their home.  I hope those pictures will give everyone a smile when they look at them  and that is my goal of my business!  Thank you, D family for a fun session!

 

 

It’s my favorite time of the year, Halloween & Christmas!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE photographing little ones in their Halloween costumes, Fall colors, and their adorable Holiday outfits.  Register today for a 15-minute portrait session by Aika Cardin Photography!  Bring your little one in to capture their cuteness and magic of the season.  These mini sessions are very popular and will sell out quickly. Reserve your spot now!

 

 

 

 

~ Halloween & Fall Photo Booth ~

 

 

DATE:      October 27th, Saturday, 9:30am – 12:30pm  at Aika Cardin Photography Studio in Walnut Creek SOLD OUT

               

RECOMMENDED AGE: 5  months old ~ 5  years old (recommended: baby should be able to sit up with support)

Halloween & Fall set up!  I will have orange fall trees background set up ( see the very first photo above) with pumpkins and brown panel set up  where we will capture your little ones in their Halloween and favorite Fall outfits!  My motto is always simple, simple, simple…the adorable little ones should be the focus and the backdrop is an accessory.  Why do I do this?  As a mother of a four years old girl, ( I have nine years old boy, too!)  I LOVE how the little ones look in adorable Fall outfits!!  Fall theme set up is optional and I highly recommend choosing simple outfit like overalls, dress, sweater, and pants, etc for a quick outfit change.  For Halloween Costume, please avoid a costume with the big hat as it will create a shadow over their cute little face. Please feel free to bring any Halloween theme prop like treat bag to make this photo session more special! Halloween mini sessions are the perfect way to remember the excitement of Halloween!

FEE: $30 per child, include 15 min photo session , use of two backdrop with Halloween/ Fall props,  one outfit change

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

The online gallery will be available on October 30th.  Professional Print and the digital file is available for purchase from $35~.  Special Package will be available!   No refund will be issued for cancellation within 48 hours.

~ Sample Fall Outfits ~

 

~ Holiday Photo Booth ~

It’s time for Holiday Photo Booth!  Magical birch forest for  ” Winter Wonderland” 2018 look! This will be like nothing you’ve ever seen before!!  As usual, Holiday photo booth will have two backdrop for you to use!  Classic Holiday light set up and Winter Wonderland set up !

15 minutes, 2 backdrops!  Reserve your spot now!

 

DATE: November 18th, Sunday 9:30am-12:30pm  at Aika Cardin Photography Studio in Walnut Creek      SOLD OUT

              December 1st Saturday 9:30am -11am  at Aika Cardin Photography Studio in Walnut Creek  

              December 2nd Sunday 9:30am -13:30pm  at Aika Cardin Photography Studio in Walnut Creek  

           

RECOMMENDED AGE: 5 months old ~ 7 years old (recommended: baby should be able to sit up )

FEE: $ 30  per child, include 15 min photo session, one outfit change, two backdrop set up

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

Professional Print and the digital file is available for purchase from $35~.  Special Package will be available!   No refund will be issued for cancellation within 48 hours.

 

CLOTHING:  Winter Wonderland backdrop – I recommend light color, fairy dress, cozy sweater, boots, winter clothes,

Classic Holiday Lights backdrop – I recommend all holiday colors outfits!

 

 

SIGN UP HERE for Halloween & Holiday Photo Booth: Please consider your little ones nap time when you select a session time!  If the available dates are not shown in below calendar, it means it’s already sold out. Please email me at photo@aikacardin.com to get on the waitlist. 


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 photo@aikacardin.com with any questions and I’m looking forward to photographing your little ones!

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Studio Session

Studio session is perfect for maternity, newborn, baby, glam up Holiday Family Session and headshots! Studio is convinientrly located in downtown Walnut Creek! Email photo@aikacardin.com for more details!

Holiday Family Session

Holiday Family Sessions are in full swing right now!  Do you have a perfect family portrait for your 2017 Holiday Card?  Grandparents coming in town for Holidays?  Extended family sessions is a great way to capture the Holiday memories!

E-mail photo@aikacardin.com for availability!