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!




This is my 7th year photographing L family!  First year I photographed L family was when Jason, their older son was 7 months old, we took a dad’s boat to island, since then many sessions together, I have documented and captured beautiful memory of this beautiful family.  It is such a joy to watch family grow through my lens.   This time, we met at regional park in Clayton I recently discovered! Their house is filled with beautiful gallery wrap canvases from last 7 years and mom selected two 20×20 gorgeous canvases from this session to add to collection.    Thank you for choosing me, L family!

Nathan is 5! 
Jason is turning  7!

February 01, 2018


I’m super excited for 2018 Spring & Easter Mini!  I’m going to recreate Janie & Jack theme set up in my way!  I”m in LOVE with their current Spring collection and set up.  ( see photo above)  I Love the style of Janie & Jack !  Please note that I’m not affiliated with Janie & Jack and there is no need to wear their clothes for photo shoot,  but dress up Spring clothes will look super cute !  I will also have Easter color backdrop so bring two outfits!   Actual set up photos will be ready soon but you know it will be so cute!


March 17th Saturday 9:30am – 12pm at Aika Cardin Photography Studio in downtown Walnut Creek. 

March 18th Sunday, 9:30am-12pm at Aika Cardin Photography Studio in downtown Walnut Creek.

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

WHAT TO WEAR:   2 studio session backdrops are white French panel Janie & Jack theme  for Spring and Easter color for Easter phots!  both really cute! Bring in two outfits to photograph 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 on March 24th.  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.




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!


Please email to schedule your Spring Family Session!  Love the color of Spring !

My Studio is perfect for newborn family , baby milestone and headshots Session!



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.


How would you like to be photographed? 


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

January 11, 2018

This is my 7th year photographing Takase Family!  First time I met Takase family, their son, Akio  was 1 year old then we have done sessions every year, including newborn session for their daughter, Mika!  I truly enjoy watching family grow through my lens.   This time, Takase family chose Stanford University for their 2017 Holiday  Card Family Session. Such a beautiful family and so much laugh and smile during the session!  I can’t wait to see them again! 


Family photographer in South bay, East Bay, San Francisco, Stanford University, Stanford, Palo Alto, Los Gatos, Burlingame, Hilsborough.


I enjoy creating headshot for future rising stars!  Here are headshots of kids models I have photographed recently! I’m a preferred headshot photographer by San Francisco’s top talent agencies and I enjoy meeting each models!  I offer headshot session in Walnut Creek and San Francisco and I’m also available to travel .  All baby headshot sessions will be held at my  photo studio in downtown Walnut Creek! Please contact me for package and to schedule your headshot session:



Baby, kids, children model headshot photographer.  Agency preferred photographer by San Francisco and bay area’s top talent agencies.   Walnut Creek, Danville, San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton, San Jose, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Burlingame, Napa, San Francisco.


This is my second time photographing S family!  Our first session together was in Embarcadero in San Francisco for their maternity Family session.   I LOVE photographing in downtown San Francisco area, I love the urban look and it’s just so pretty and perfect for maternity, family and engagement session!  I was so excited when family contacted me to schedule their Holiday Family Session now as a family of 4!  They have moved to a beautiful home by Alta Plaza Park and they wanted to create holiday family photos there! I LOVED the idea  😉  Creating family photos at your own home is so special. I can’t wait to photograph this beautiful family again at their next milestone!

December 2017 :  Holiday Family Session


I’m so excited to be a part of Valentine Dance ( used to be called Father & Daughter Dance)  for Tutu School again!  I had so much fun photographing everyone last couple years and I look forward to seeing familiar faces and new ones this year!  This is a complimentary photo session by Tutu School, Walnut Creek & Montclair and Aika Cardin Photography, exclusively for Tutu School students. Please sign up and reserve your spot from below calendar!

February 17th 3pm-5:30pm ~   Tutu School, Montclair

February 18th 2:30pm – 5pm ~  Tutu School, Walnut Creek

Please make sure to sign up on correct location:


What to wear

Pastel, white, cream colors will look great!



This is a quick 5 minutes session to create a special memory of Valentine Dance!  There will be two backdrops ready for you, castle theme one for your little ballerina and textured light blue/ while color one for a portrait with daddy, grandpa. ( sample dance photos above are taken at my studio, actual backdrop for Valentine Dance is textured light blue / white and it’s really pretty! ) . You can select one or do both as long as time allows! Professional Print and digital file are available for purchase and start from $ 30~. Photo sessions will be scheduled back to back, so be sure to arrive at Tutu School at least 5 minutes before prior to your time slot and that your child is dressed and ready to go!


I look forward to seeing you all soon!






This is my 3rd year photographing L family!  I truly enjoy photographing and documenting family growing up through my lens.   We met at this beautiful open space in Clayton.   I recently discovered this location and I absolutely enjoyed shooting there!    Tank you, L family for choosing me and looking forward  a next session together soon!

January 10, 2018

Thank you all for joining  2018  Valentine 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 make great gifts as well as  keepsake! Online gallery is up for 2 weeks only till February 18th,  Get your orders in NOW to share these adorable photos for Valentine’s Day !    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 3-7 business days.
  4. Enjoy your pictures!


January 27th Saturday Session


January 28th Sunday Session


February 4th Sunday Session




*** Now Booking Extended  Family Session, maternity, newborn, studio session ***

Parents cerebrating wedding anniversary, birthday?  Schedule Extended Family Session to capture the special moments with grandparents ! Studio session is perfect for newborn, baby, headshot session.  Available to travel to all beautiful outdoor locations in San Francisco and Bay Area!   Email for availability !