I have been working with Minted    since 2015!  I love having my work featured on Minted.  Minted is an online marketplace of independent artists and designers and they offer the high quality products including stationary, arts and gifts. I especially love the designs and quality of holiday cards they offer!

I’m super excited to work with Minted again this year, 2020 and currently, my kids are featured in their Valentine Cards collection 😉












I love it when clients chose me to photograph them again and again over the years.  I was excited to hear from K family again to document the kids growing up.  Lila is turning 6 and Noah just turned three!   It was such a fun session and mom and dad purchased photos to display on their wall space at home!   We already talked about next session and we are going to the beach with Golden Gate Bridge !   Thank you, K family for a fun session and letting me capture the milestone for your family!



This is from previous session in December 2018.




Serving East Bay, San Francisco, South Bay, Walnut Creek, Danville, San Ramon, Dublin, Livermore, Lafayette, Oakland, Rockridge, San Francisco, Burlingame, San Mateo, Hillsborough, Palo Alto, Los Gatos, San Jose, Napa. Maternity, Newborn, Baby Family Photographer, Family photo studio in Walnut Creek. Sisters photos. Extended Family Session, Milestone, 1 year old photo, cake smash session.  Aika Cardin Photography. 

February 04, 2020

I’m so excited to offer Valentine Mini again this year and I will be offering Baby’s First Valentine Photos Sessions at Sports Basement in Walnut Creek with Hilarie’s Helpful Hints, Baby Yoga Class!  Sign up today for 15 minutes portrait session by Aika Cardin Photography!  Bring your baby with their Valentine’s outfit to capture their cuteness. These mini are so popular and it sells out quickly,  Reserve your spot now!



February 11th Tuesday – 9:30 am – 12pm at Sports Basement in Walnut Creek.


WHAT TO WEAR:   Dresses, tutu, pants, hat, Valentine theme sweaters, etc!

PROP: I will have lots of cute Valentine theme props for you to use! chairs, heart-shaped sunglasses, bow and arrow, Banner, etc!

FEE: $ 25  per child, include 15 min photo session, and all fun props to use!

please add $20 for a sibling  (due to a limited shooting space, no more than two children total.)

The online gallery will be available to purchase the professional print and digital file.  Pricing starts from $35 each~.   The special package will be available. No refund will be issued for cancellation within 48 hours from your session time.

You will receive an automated Email confirmation with location info once the booking is completed.  If you didn’t receive an email confirmation ( please check the junk/ spam folder).





January 14, 2020

Aloha! I have been photographing S family for the last 9 years,  they are one of my very first clients when I started this photography business!   Every year, we meet at beautiful locations to create their family memories and for the stunning Holiday Cards!  This time, we met in MAUI!!!!     Grand Wailea is such a beautiful resort and I truly enjoyed taking photos there!  Their 2019 Holiday Cards are beautiful and I’m so grateful that I got to travel to Maui for a family session from San Francisco! It is an honor to document girls growing up through my lens.



January 01, 2020

〜パーソナルブランディング、家族写真撮影 in ワイキキ〜



撮影当日はお客様のリクエストを考慮しながら、撮影ロケーション、ポーズを提案させて頂きます。ワイキキの綺麗なビーチでハワイライフをエンジョイしている様子やカフェでのお仕事姿を撮影するインスタ撮影ツアーが人気です!ロケーション毎に洋服もチェンジしソーシャルメディアで使える写真を沢山撮影します。写真を撮られるのはちょっと苦手、一人だと緊張するという方は是非お友達と一緒にどうぞ! 撮影会は笑いが絶えず、自然な笑顔が溢れ楽しい思い出となります。



E-mail:  aikacardinphotography1@gmail.com

Website: www.aikacardin.com

フォトグラファー 愛香



Cafe in Waikiki


Kahala Beach


Waikiki Beach with Waikiki skyline


Kapiolani Park & beach


Catamaran & Waikiki Beach ( near Outrigger )


Aloha Sign


Deck at Kapiolani Hotel


Studio portraits



November 13, 2019

I love photographing R family!  I met them two years ago and we had a family session at Baker Beach with Golden Gate Bridge in the background! I was so excited to photograph them again!  Kids have changed so much in two years!  This is one of my favorite parks to photograph in Walnut Creek, beautiful light and I love the nature look!  I offer a family session at my studio in Walnut Creek and I’m also available to travel to all beautiful locations in San Francisco, South Bay, and East Bay area!  Please contact me at Aikacardinphotography1@gmail.com for more info and availability!



It was a gorgeous evening in San Francisco, 80 degrees!!   I photographed A family when their Son Rayan is 1 year old and I was so excited to see them again!  We started the session at Presidio for some woody look then headed to Baker Beach for the sunset!  Rayan loved playing with sticks and walking on the log at Presidio and he loved the beach, too!   We were so lucky to have such a nice weather for a photo session!  Mom and dad ordered a beautiful gallery wrap canvas collage from Presidio to display in the family room and 30 x40 baker beach family photo, too!  My goal is to create beautiful family portraits for the family to enjoy and display on the wall.  Kids love seeing themselves on the wall with mom and dad!  Thank you for such a fun time, A family!

I offer holiday family sessions at my studio in Walnut Creek and I’m available to travel to all beautiful locations in San Francisco, South Bay, and East Bay area!  Please contact me at Aikacardinphotography1@gmail.com for more info and availability!



October 21, 2019

Holiday Family Sessions are in full swing!  I’m based in Walnut Creek and my studio is in downtown Walnut Creek where I offer newborn, baby, family and business headshots session! I also LOVE traveling to beautiful locations in San Francisco and Bay Area and Vasona Park in Los Gatos is one of my favorite locations to shoot in South Bay!  There is a lake, lots of trees and a bridge in the background and it has beautiful lighting!   I can’t wait to photograph more family there to create their Holiday memories and create a family photo for their Holiday Cards!!  Please email me at aikacardinphotography1@gmail.com for availability!




October 09, 2019

Thank you all for joining the 2020 Valentine mini at the studio!  There are so many cute and adorable photos, I hope you like them as much as I do!!

Please read below instruction before visiting the online gallery!

*How to order *

  1. Professional prints and high res digital files are available for purchase, professional prints make great gifts for Valentine as well as a keepsake! The online gallery is up for 2 weeks only and all prices are listed in the online gallery.
  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 the shopping cart automatically at check out.
  3. Digital photos order will be E-mailed to you automatically right after your transaction is complete. Please make sure you enter the correct E-mail address at check out. If you didn’t receive download link within 24 hours, please contact me! Please also check your junk folder as well!  Prints order will take 3-5 business days.
  4. Enjoy your pictures!


Online Gallery 


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xoxo,  Aika


What a beautiful location to create Holiday Family Portratis!  I loved photographed L family at Legion of Honor in San Francisco!  I have been photographing L family for couple years since the little one was a baby.  I absolutenly loved mom’s gorgroud black dress!  It was just perfect for dress up family photo session at Legion of Honor!


My Photo Studio is located in Downtown Walnut Creek where all the magic happens to create beautiful family portraits, Baby, Newborn and Maternity Portraits!  I’ also love photographing at beautiful locaitons in Bay Area and San Francisco!  Serving Walnut Creek, Danville, San Ramon, Dublin, Livermore, Lafayette, Orinda, Oakland, Freamont, Napa, Sonona, Marin, Palo Alto, Los Gatos, Menlo Park, San Jose, Burlingame, Hisborough and San Francisco!