Thoughts From a Newborn Photographer in the age of COVID...

As both a mom, and a newborn photographer, I understand the crazy uncertainty that COVID-19 has brought upon the world!

Months and months of waiting, all to welcome the newest member of your family!  Seeing their face for the first time... TOTALLY worth it!  (I'm pretty sure I broke out in "happy" tears with all 3 of my babies!)

As you lovingly swaddle and wrap up the little gift of life you've been given, you realize so much has changed!  You were expecting to introduce your new arrival to the world with some of the best newborn baby photography possible... but then a thought crosses your mind... What about Coronavirus?

Is it safe to take my precious bundle out into the world?  Many new parents are asking themselves this same question, and do I ever understand!

Weighing out the pros and cons of possibly missing this adorable stage?

On one hand, you desperately want to capture each precious and fleeting detail, and on the other hand, you question who you can trust with your itty-bitty?

As one of the the most experienced and best newborn photographers in Boise, I want to assure you that we are all in this together!

The health and safety of your baby is our number one priority.

Offering both studio or in-home location portraits of your newborn, Cherished Images Fine Art Portrait Photography has been creating moments and memories that parents have trusted since 1999.

With over 20 years of experience as a newborn baby photographer, I know just how important it is to not only capture the moment in time, but also make sure that you don’t “catch” anything else in the process!

Because of this, we sanitize and disinfect our low-traffic boutique studio for each and every client, and have personal protective equipment at the ready.

Your appointment is exclusive to YOU. No crowded "waiting rooms" here!

Your portrait experience at The 8th Street Studio is the best way to minimize risk and still create once in a lifetime artwork of your baby.

Add if your stomach starts to knot up at even the thought of leaving your house??  Custom lifestyle photography created in your home, just might be a great fit for you!

You CAN (and should) have your baby photographed as early as possible, even during these uncertain times.

"By taking every necessary precaution to protect your loved ones, I consider it my responsibility to make sure you feel safe, AND end up with extraordinary newborn portraits." -Kelly

Cherished Images is here to guide you along... every step of the way.

And what about when you’re ready to capture a big smile or want to photograph those first steps?  Bun still in the oven and considering maternity photos?  The time will fly all too fast, but we’re ready to help with that too!

Our Year to Cherish Milestone Portrait Program makes sure you won’t miss out on any of those precious moments during baby's first year.

Covid-19 may be here for a while, so don’t miss out on the joy of custom created artwork while you’re waiting for it to pass.  Our precautionary measures will make sure you feel safe and secure, knowing you're trusting your baby in the hands of a very experienced professional who "gets it".

Don’t “wish you would have" taken professional newborn photos when there’s still time to make sure you have no regrets!  The artwork hanging on your walls will far outlast this temporary cause for concern.

We are committed to keeping your family safe, AND safekeeping your memories.

Enjoy some of the most amazing newborn and family portraits available, that's our promise to you.

Precious, priceless, once in a lifetime… they’re only little once.

Love and well wishes!


Call the studio at 208-331-2288 to schedule your complimentary consultation or book your session now.

PLEASE NOTE: I realize COVID-19 and wearing (or not wearing) masks is a sensitive and highly controversial subject, so therefore feel the need to clarify a few things about the featured image.  NO... we are NOT putting a mask on your baby.  NO... I am NOT suggesting you put a mask on your infant.  And NO... I am NOT taking a political stance on masks in general.  I purposely stay off of social media to avoid the subject, and hope to not offend anyone. Truly, since a picture is worth 1000 words, and they could be a very different "thousand words" to each individual... I'll simplify the message by just saying "I CARE" about the health and wellbeing of your family. You do you- whatever that may mean to you. :)

Kelly Zimmerman has been a highly experienced and creative newborn baby photographer for over 20 years.  You can contact her at, or call 208-331-2288