Celebration of Smiles 2018- SAVE THE DATE!

Celebration of Smiles- A Difference Maker Charity Photography Event- Details Announced!


This year’s annual Difference Maker Event, Celebration of Smiles, will be formatted differently this time around! So pay close attention to the details spelled out below!

**Please NOTE: If you have participated in the past… There are NO appointments necessary this year and the event will be held offsite, not at the studio, we will be setting up our mobile studio at the address below. All you have to do is show up! :)**

What is it? Celebration of Smiles is an annual event sponsored by Professional Photographers of America as a collaborative effort to benefit Operation Smiles, a charity that is able to perform cleft palette surgeries to children in need. Our photography studio, Cherished Images at The 8th Street Studio participates every year because we believe that EVERYONE CAN BE A DIFFERENCE MAKER!! For every 10 smiles that we photograph (or for every $240 donation that we receive) Operation Smile is able to perform a life changing surgery!

Who can participate? Anyone! In this fast paced, appointment free environment, we photograph a headshot of just about anyone! We do request that babies be able to sit fully on their own, and that any pet that participates is mild mannered. We are looking for a bright and beautiful close up image, focusing on what we want to give back to others… a smile!

When is it? Saturday, April 7th, 2018 from 10am-2pm, 1st come, first served! NO APPOINTMENTS NECESSARY!

Where is it held? This year we have a gracious host we are working with at Bauter Dentistry Aesthetics, which is conveniently located in Boise at 210 W. Mallard Dr. Boise, ID 83706

How much does it cost? For a minimum donation of at least $24, you will receive a complimentary, individual, head shot session and a desk-sized print that we will gift to you!  ALL donations will go directly to PPA Charities to benefit Operation Smile.

What should I wear? Clothing should be primarily on the simple side of things, avoiding lots of bold patterns, stripes, or logos. Longer sleeves are usually recommended for anyone over the age of 12, and because these are close up images- you can relax- Phew! Bottoms and shoes aren’t too much to worry about! Colors that are solid, neutral and flattering tend to make for the most timeless portraits.

When will my portraits be ready? It will take approximately 2-4 weeks to process and package your portrait, at which time we will call you to arrange an appointment time to either pick it up at the studio, or for $4.25 we can package at ship it to your home.

May I purchase more prints? Of course! When you pick up your portrait, an order form will be enclosed, that entitles you to special event pricing, should you need any additional copies of the portrait you receive.

Do I get my file? We are a full service, finished product studio, and we believe fully in the value of professionally printed portraits, we also understand that everyone loves to share! Therefore, a watermarked web file can be posted, by request, if you purchase any of our special edition event packages.

Anything else we should know? Yes, these are quick sessions, and due to the limited nature and availability, we will only be photographing individual, close up images during this event. As much as we LOVE to get creative with full body images and family group portraits, space and time dictate that that kind of fun will have to be saved for custom sessions scheduled at a later date. Think of these sessions as really, REALLY good, school type photos.

Are we going to get a good picture from a quick session? As professionals, photographing for over 20 years now, we are very well seasoned and will do everything possible to ensure you get the best quality available to you. And as with everything that Cherished Images does, satisfaction is always guaranteed, for any situation that we personally have control over. 2 year olds melting down in a puddle on the floor, and dogs that only want to chase squirrels will be given 100% effort and a promise to do the very best we can ;)

Still have questions? Please call us at the studio at 208-331-2288 and we will answer any additional questions you may have!


**New** The Santa Experience Video Posted!!

The Santa Experience By Cherished Images is BOOKING NOW!!

When: November 11th, 2017, limited appointments available

Where: Santa’s Vintage Inspired Toy Workshop at The 8th Street Studio in Boise, Idaho

Who: Children of all ages! Kids between ages 3-9 enjoy the most magical experiences, however Santa loves babies, dogs, and even older siblings who are well past the age of “magic” have been caught rolling on the floor laughing by Santa’s bantering and witty humor. We even have ways of working with the young toddler who is easily frightened or won’t sit still for anything! Working with experienced staff leads to the best possible outcome, even when the subjects aren’t necessarily on their “best behavior”… Santa doesn’t put anyone of the Naught List here ;)

What: The Santa Experience is a completely personalized and interactive journey! Your child is greeted by Mrs. Claus and lead into Santa’s workshop where they can explore the floor to ceiling holiday toys and surroundings and then be shown how they can call Santa in for a visit with the shake of the magical bells from his sleigh. After Santa arrives they spend time talking, playing, asking questions or hearing stories, in this child directed meet and greet, all while our nationally award winning professional photographers capture the wide eyed looks of wonder and joy throughout their custom experience. After waves and hugs goodbye to Santa, Mrs. Claus presents them with special treats right from her very own kitchen that leave them licking their lips, as they smile, with heart warming tales that will be treasured forever.

Why: Because making childhood memories that they will cherish for a lifetime is priceless! (And YOU get to remember it with some of the best Christmas Cards and speciality Holiday Wall Art, EVER!!) Parents have told us on numerous occasions that they aren’t sure who had more fun, them or the kids :)

The Charity: This is a Difference Maker Charity Event that helps to benefit The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho. Each participant who brings in a new, unwrapped toy or gift card (valued at $25 or more) will receive an exclusive custom ornament from their session.  The gifts will be presented to The Ronald McDonald House for their own “Santa’s Workshop” event and help touch the lives of many families.

How: Call Cherished Images Fine Art Portrait Photography at 208-331-2288 for more details and booking opportunities!



Press Release 2017Boise, Idaho.—August 2, 2017—Cherished Images Fine Art Portrait Photography located in The 8th Street Studio, is proud to announce a remarkable showing by the company’s owner, Photographer Kelly Zimmerman. This past year, during the Professional Photographers of Idaho annual convention and state print competition Zimmerman exceeded expectations by winning 3 judges choice awards, Idaho Photographer’s Choice, Court of Honor, Best of Show, and ultimately earned the title of-




Kelly didn’t stop there, her images also went on to compete at Western Districts and took The Sunset Print Award by LexJet and from there, on to the International Print Competition held by Professional Photographers of America, where 2 of her images were chosen for the exclusive Loan Collection to be represented in a professional showcase next to some of the “best of the best”.


This phenomenal showing qualifies Kelly for further recognitions and sets a precedence that Idaho has some of the Nations Top Photographers.


Kelly was modest and almost teary eyed when accepting her awards. “I feel everyone did an excellent job, I am truly honored. By working together we can accomplish even more”.


Established in 1999, Cherished Images is now one of the longest standing professional photography studios in the Treasure Valley. Kelly Zimmerman, with the help of fellow Master Photographer, Phil White of CsiPhotoDesign, operate The 8th Street Studio, a full service photography studio where nationally award winning artists preserve moments in time, as memories, for generations to come. Standing for both quality service and integrity, Kelly is a remarkable example of a true entrepreneurial spirit and continues to demonstrate another success story for women in today’s business world.