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!

March 18, 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! Above sample photos are from my pinterest board to put some ideas together ( not my photos ) and actual set up photo will be ready soon but you know it will be super cute and you will love it!


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

April 7th Sunday , 10:30am – 1:30pm 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  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.


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!

I have been photographing Izzy for last 8 years and I was so excited that Izzy wanted to have her 11th Birthday party at my studio!

It’s not secret that, what feel like in the blink of an eye, your girl is growing up!  This party is both for you and for her.Her day will be filled with sugar ( delicious cupcakes ) & spice & everything nice ( hair , makeup  & a photo shoot)!  What can make it even more perfect? Inviting her BFF to share it all with! During the parry, you ( mom ) get to relax while I get the privilege of freezing time for you and capturing precious childhood moments between the purest of friendships that you and your daughter can re-visit over and over again.  I would love to provide a beautiful and fun day for the special girl in your life to celebrate who she is, along with her closest friends ! Can’t wait to plan her party and create beautiful photos for you to cherish forever!  This is also perfect as  graduation party !

Happy Happy 11th Birthday, Izzy!




Walnut Creek, Danville, Alamo, San Ramon, Dublin, Lafayette, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, East Bay, San Francisco, Girl’s Birthday Party venue. Birthday party photo shoot. Graduation party for girls.   Photo studio in downtown Walnut Creek.  Aika Cardin Photography



We are so lucky to live so close to beautiful Napa, Sonona and Yountville !  It provide such a gorgeous backdrop for family photos! I have been photographing Hu family for many many years since their older son is a baby.  We meet every year for family portrait session,  maternity and newborn session.   This  time, this session was extra special as they were celebrating 10th wedding anniversary!   Happy 10th Wedding Anniversary, mom and dad!  Thank you for letting me capture special milestone for your family !   My photo studio is located in downtown Walnut Creek where I create beautiful portraits for newborn, baby , milestone , family and business headshot, I’m also available to travel worldwide to take pictures at beautiful locations ! Please email for more information!









Family, extended family, baby, children photo session in Napa, Sonoma, Yountville, East Bay, Walnut Creek,  Photo studio in downtown Walnut Creek.

February 27, 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.


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。


*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 –





Please meet Anaya!  I had so much fun creating modeling headshot for Anaya!  We met in downtown Walnut Creek near my portrait studio.  She has such a wonderful personality and she loved being in front of the camera!   I love working with kids and I enjoy creating competitive headshot for kids models. It makes me so happy when parents send me the note with their kids modeling work and thank me for the headshot I created for them.    My 9 years old son models so I know how important it is to have a headshot that books a job.  Please feel free to email me at for any questions and to schedule a session!

Good luck, Anaya, future rising star!

Follow me on Instagram for updates!

We had so much fun!!!





Walnut Creek, Danville, San Ramon, Lafayette, Oakland, San Francisco, Palo Alto, East Bay, South Bay baby, kids model headshot photographer. Agency preferred headshot photographer. Aika Cardin Photography. Kids Model in Bay Area San Francisco. MDT, Models. Inc. JE Model

January 01, 2019

San Francisco

Baker Beach

Legion of Honor 

Palace of Fine Arts


S.F Skyline

Embarcadero area & Pier


East Bay

Old Borges, Ranch, Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek – Spring 

Heather Farm, Walnut Creek

Foothill Regional Park – Walnut Creek

Central Park, San Ramon

Markham Nature Park, Concord – Fall


South Bay

Vasona Park, Los Gatos

Stanford University, Stanford

Elizabeth Gamble Garden, Palo Alto

Sharon Park, Menlo Park



Studio in Walnut Creek

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Studio & Outdoor session combo! This has been very popular and my clients love it as you can have both studio style and outdoor portraits all in one session!














Spring, Fall, Holiday Family Session at Legion of Honor, Palace of Fine Arts, Presidio, San Francisco, Vasona Park, Los Gatos, Stanford University, Elizabeth Gamble Garden, Palo Alto, Old Borges Ranch, Walnut Creek, Heather Farm, Walnut Creek.