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 ~

 


 

Mom contacted me for a maternity session, we were planning to meet at park in Walnut Creek then I received another email that mom was in John Muir  hospital in Walnut Creek for bed rest.  She told me that she didn’t have any photos of her belly and photos with her older daughter and husband and she asked me  I could photograph her family at hospital. Off course, I said yes.   She got a permission from her OBGYN Dr. to leave her room for only 20 minutes.   We met at courtyard of John Muir Hospital and did a photo session!  A few days after the photo Session, a baby arrived premature and he was in ICU for 2 months.   Baby is happy and healthy and I was so excited to meet the baby at their beautiful home in Walnut Creek for a newborn family session!

They had a beautiful backyard over looking Mt. Diablo!   Mom requested to take photo with a little graduation hat Copeland received when he left ICU at John Muir Hospital.  Copeland was wide awake when I started his solo portraits,  I know most photographers try to put baby in sleep for newborn portraits but for me, I like awake baby so that I can capture beautiful eyes !

U family signed up on my Baby Collection Package which is a package of three sessions to capture baby’s first year.  I’m super excited to photograph him again when he is around 8 months ( sitting up stage) and over 1 year old ( walking stage)!  Thank you, C family for letting me capture special moment of your famiy!  Grandma was visiting to meet her grandson from South Carolina , too!

 

 

 

 

 

I recently photographed C family when their 3rd baby arrived.  2 months later,  C family requested another family photo session as grandparents were visiting from Hong Kong to meet their grandson.  What a great opportunity to create a family portraits with grandparents!    We met at one of my favorite photo location in South Bay, Elizabeth Gamble garden in Palo Alto.   C family ordered a large canvas of group photo for grandparents to take it back to Hong Kong!

 

 

 

Family photo session with grandparents!  I visited W family’s house in Hayward, California.   Grandson was visiting from Germany and mom scheduled a photo session to capture special moments of grandson and grandparents together .  We started from their house then headed out to the park near by.   I love grandparents session,  it’s so special and it’s so precious.  These are the photos that will be treasured for many years to come.   Grandma and grandpa come to my studio in Walnut Creek to view photos and they have ordered a beautiful canvas to display at home!   Thank you, W family for having me!

 

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!

 

 
August 27, 2018
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P family visited my studio in Walnut Creek from San Francisco for mom’ headshot and family portraits!  Mom is a lawyer and she needed an updated headshot.  We started session at my studio in Walnut Creek then headed to park near by for more fun and candid style family portraits!    My clients love getting two set of photos from studio and outdoor in one session!  At my family session,  we can spend time creating mom and dad business headshot as well as studio style family portraits. I’m also a preferred headshot photographer by San Francisco’s talent agencies for baby & kids model headshot 😉

Please email photo@aikacardin.com for available dates!  Fall & Holiday family photos booking is in full swings and my availability is very limited!

 

 

 

I had a lot of fun photographing I family!  They are celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary and their daughter, You is turning fourteen, so this was a very special session to celebrate family’s milestone!  I family lives in Menlo Park in South Bay , San Francisco and mom requested photo location as green, nature backdrop.  We met at one of my favorite park in South Bay, Elizabeth Gamble Garden, this park is always filled with flowers and it is so perfect for any type of photo session, baby, children, senior and family session!   Thank you for a fun session, I family and Happy 20th Wedding Anniversary!

素敵な I ファミリー様の家族写真撮影です。結婚20周年記念とお子様の14歳のお誕生日ということで、お母様より撮影の以来がありました。Menlo Park にご在住ですので、そこから近い Elizabeth Gamble Garden で撮影を行いました。この公園は緑、お花が多く、私のお気に入りの撮影スポットです! 笑顔が絶えずとても楽しい撮影でした!


 

サンフランシスコ日本人カメラマン、日本人フォトグラファー、結婚記念、赤ちゃん、子供、家族写真撮影、サンフランシスコ、サウスベイ、イーストベイ、フォトスタジオ。ウォールナットクリーク。 San Francisco, East Bay, South Bay, Japanese photographer, Wedding Anniversary, family, baby, kids portraits.

 

 

 

It has been over  a year since I opened my photo studio in downtown Walnut Creek and I l love it that I can offer studio and outdoor session together in one session!   We started C family’s photo session at my studio with mom and dad’s business headshots, then family portraits,  I recommend dressing up for studio session and casual outfits for outdoor !  We drove to a park near studio and did more fun and candidate outdoor portraits!   Kids enjoy running around outside !  C family purchased 30 x 40 gallery wrap canvas to display in their living room and I can’t wait for them to hang it up on their wall! It is so nice to have a a beautiful family portraits displayed on the wall.   Thank you C family for a fun session!

Are you ready to update your family portraits?  Please contact studio for availability!  E-mail : photo@aikacardin.com

 

Walnut Creek, Alamo, Danville, San Ramon, Dublin, Oakland, Lafayette, Palo Alto, Los Gatos, Menlo Park, Burlingame, South Bay, San Francisco studio and outdoor natural light family portrait photographer.

 

Look at this beautiful house !  I visited C family in Burlingame to photograph them with their new addition to their family, baby #3, Nolan!   The house was filled with beautiful natural light and we created beautiful family portraits together.  Nolan’s grandpa was visiting from Hong Kong to meet him , I love creating photos of grandpa and grandkids. It is so special .  Thank you C family for letting me capture this special moment for your family and thank you for signing up on my Baby Collection Package!  I’m looking forward to photographing Nolan again soon!   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life Style newborn family photographer, photo session in Burlingame, Palo Alto, Redwood shore, Menlo Park, Los Gatos, South Bay. Studio located in downtown Walnut Creek and available to travel 😉

 

This is my third photo session with this beautiful S family!  Our first session together was when their little girl was 8 months old!  We photographed at their beautiful home in Redwood City as a life style family session last Spring, then we did holiday family session with grandparents and mom’s brother family at Stanford University.   Mom is expecting baby #2 soon so we got together at Elizabeth Gamble Garden in Palo Alto for maternity family photo session.  Elizabeth Gamble Garden is one of my favorite location to photograph as there are always beautiful flowers blooming,  I love this location especially for a family with a little girl.   We created many beautiful photos with flowers in backdrop!  Mom looked absolutely stunning and I LOVE her navy flower dress!!!   I can’t wait to meet their new addition to family soon!!    I LOVE documenting family’s history and documenting family growing through my lens.