*The Belly to Baby*
The belly to baby is two premium sessions capturing a couple’s maternity portraits as well as the newborn baby. I highly recommend the Belly to Baby package if you are looking for a way to capture the entire pregnancy experience. Maternity and Newborn Portrait Sessions can be purchased as a gift for the expecting mother. Gift certificates are a thoughtful shower gift that the mother-to-be will cherish for a lifetime.

Walnut Creek, East Bay Maternity Photographer

Pregnancy is so beautiful, the glow in your skin and the joy in your smile, the way everyone in your life looks at you in that special way.  A maternity portrait session is the perfect way to capture all of the wonder and preserve it forever.  It is ideally scheduled between 30-36 weeks of pregnancy, but can be scheduled all the way up until your due date, but don’t wait too long because your baby might come out early!


The sweetest and most precious time to photograph a newborn duing the first five to ten days of life.  During this time babies will usually retain some of the natural curl from when they were in mommy’s tummy. Newborn babies are also more sleepy and pliable for the most desired poses. Your curling, sleeping newborn will make for the most memorable and meaningful photographs. Custom-designed birth announcements, and signature products compliment the gorgeous memories from your first session as a new family. The first days of a newborn’s life will be captured in the comfort of your own home.


Your daughter dancing with her dad. Your son running into your arms. Your family walking on the beach holding hands. These are the fleeting, joyful moments that won’t last forever, and I believe they should be captured in a beautiful way. My family sessions are custom-designed with your family’s personality and interests in mind, and can take place at any location that’s special to you. Long after your babies fit into your arms, you’ll have heirloom-quality portraits, albums, gifts, and wall art to remember your most precious memories together.

San Francisco, Walnut Creek, East Bay, Alamo, San Ramon, Danville, Berkley children, Family Photographer-19

Why not let me follow you around your home, visit your local neighborhood park, a the place you always play with your children… All the special times will be remembered forever as you experience your day.
I often love to start at  home in the early morning, then venture outdoors. I look for magical moments tucked away in your daily routine.  Sometimes we need someone on the outside to show us what our love looks like.  See sample life style session here! 




Custom photography is a gift that will last a lifetime.  The moments captured of your little ones will help you to remember all their precious little details, and all the wonderful  memories and emotions that you felt for your child at each stage in life.


I would love the opportunity to work with you, get to know you, and create lasting images for you and your family to cherish for a lifetime.

For more information on pricing and sessions, please contact me at photo@aikacardin.com or through the “contact me”page with below details!

* Due date for maternity/newborn session
* Desired session date and location
* Type of the session