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.

 

 

 

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!

 

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 LOVE three generation portrait session!  Mom is a owner of  TUTU School in Walnut Creek and Montclair     and we have been working together for last couple years!  Her mom was visiting from Philipins and we did a three generation portrait session at my studio in Downtown Walnut Creek.   We had so much fun and I love how pictures turned out!   These pictures will be cherished for many years to come!  

 

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.

 

 

2018 Winter Bravo Bash Photo Day for TUTU School, Walnut Creek & Montclair

I’m so excited to photograph all little ballerinas for Winter Bravo Bash !  This year’s Winter Bravo Bash Photo Day will be held on below dates at my photo studio in downtown Walnut Creek!

 

November 17th Saturday 9:30am-12:30pm 

November 26th Monday 2pm – 4pm 

Reserve your spot now before it’s gone! Please make sure to select the happy time of your ballerina!  ( avoid nap time!)  Once booking is completed online, you will receive an  E-mail confirmation with direction to studio automatially.   Can’t wait!  This is a complimentary photo session by TUTU School & Aika Cardin Photography and print and digital file will be available for purchase from $35 ~ on online gallery and special package will be available !

 

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*********   Fall & Holiday Family Session  **********

Do you have a family photo you love to create 2018 Holiday Card? When is the last time you had your family photos taken?  Fall is a great time to update your family photos!  I offer family photo session at my studio and beautiful locations in East Bay, San Francisco and South Bay!  Please feel free to E-mail me for availability and more info!      Your extended family getting together for Thanksgiving and Christmas?  Capture the special moment with grandparents and create 3. 4 generations portraits!

 

 

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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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