I have many clients become friends when I photograph their family for over years an P family is one of them. I have photograph their little girl, Emily since she was baby, Emily came to all my themed photo sessions for Valentine, Easter, Father’s Day, Halloween and Christmas  for last two and half years, and family sessions.  This time, mom requested  a family session at iconic location in San Francisco as they are moving to Florida.   We started at Presidio for forest look then headed to Baker beach to create family portraits with Golden Gate Bridge in background.  So many memories together and I’m sad that they are moving across the country but we both love traveling so we are planning to meet up at beautiful location next year for next family session!

 

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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!

 

東京からのお客様です。サンフランシスコの人気撮影スポットはゴールデンゲートブリッジが見える海と街並み、ケーブルカーが映るユニオンスクエアです。他にも沢山写真映えするスポットがサンフランシスコには沢山あります〜   ご旅行の記念、ご婚約、エンゲージメント、家族写真など、思い出を形に。サンフランシスコ在住、日本人カメラマンが思い出作りのお手伝いをさせて頂きます。

お問い合わせは日本語で!

E-mail:  photo@aikacardin.com

 

 

 
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!

 

 
September 09, 2018
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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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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!