Holiday family portraits

Home For The Holidays is a special event that celebrates large groups and generational families coming together.  What better time than now to capture this moment with holiday family portraits?  Award Winning Master Photographer, Phil White will be “home” at The 8th Street Studio the week after Christmas and is accepting a limited number of family portrait sessions.

Some of the challenges families face this time of year is that the weather is unpredictable...and generally cold.  It's not a great option for families who have members who are extremely young, or elderly as they don't tolerate the cold very well.  If the wind whips up, that simply creates a new level of challenges that are not easily overcome...from blowing hair to cold that goes right through your family!

We have a warm and cozy studio where the weather isn't a factor... or even inquire about having him come to photograph your professional portrait in the convenience of your own home.  No need to freeze out on a location...unless you want to!  We can do that too!  =)

Create heirloom wall art of your most important memories and the most important people in your life.   Timeless holiday family portraits to enjoy for a lifetime while everyone is Home For The Holidays.  Call the studio now at 208-331-2288 for more information.

The Santa Experience- Christmas in July Special!


Looking for pictures with Santa in Boise?

Would you enjoy a more personalized and specialized approach, resulting in something WAY better than just those awkward mall-style "Santa photos"?

We can help!


Unlike some professional photography studios who just use a Christmas theme or printed background, we actually build and create Santa's vintage inspired workshop... from scratch!

It takes a full week to set up, but results in some of the best child portrait photography... EVER!

We actually turn The 8th Street Studio into 360 degrees of pure holiday magic.

Honestly, you have to see it to really believe it, but better still... you can experience it for yourself.


The Santa Experience 2022 is booking NOW!


Smiling Baby With Santa


Christmas in July Special Offer


Christmas, in July?! I know, I know... who wants to think about the holidays when it's 100+ degrees outside?!

But here's why you SHOULD consider scheduling your session now...

Book your Boise Santa Experience before July 31 and you get extra $$ to spend later!

On top of the best Christmas Cards EVER (24 personalized, luxurious cards and envelopes come with the experience!) you also get an EXTRA $50 in portrait credit to spend on those storybook quality prints you purchase from your child's session. It's simply the best value that we offer for this VERY limited edition event.


Better still... Easy Gift Giving!

Watch your children's eyes light up AND check those 'hard to buy for people' off your Christmas list.  Win-win!

Oh... we even make it easy to 'gift yourself' with that heirloom style wall art to enjoy in your own home.  You deserve a statement holiday art print.  You've worked really hard this year, right?!

Merry Christmas Mommy ;)


It only happens once a year, and only for 2 days!

This years portrait event will be held Saturday, November 12 & 13th, 2022.

Yes- that's NOVEMBER (not December) to allow enough time to create the stunning prints and cards for just in time for holiday gifting.


Haven't heard of The Santa Experience by Cherished Images?  Click HERE for more details!


We are over half booked for our 2022 season, but even if there are spots till open... Who's ever heard of "Christmas in August"? (Me neither!)  So call by 7/31/22 to save! 208-331-2288

Can't wait for you to experience the difference that experience makes!

Cheers- Kelly :)

Winter Wonderland Portrait Sessions


Do you wanna build a snowman?  (No snow or frozen fingers required!)


Winter Wonderland Magical Snowman Sessions are designed to capture some of your very favorite cold weather memories.

From the creators of The Boise Santa Experience, Cherished Images at The 8th Street Studio brings you a magical new way to experience winter fun, any time of year!


  1. Initial captures are photographed against a plain background in the comfort of our warm and cozy studio.
  2. Award-winning artists will digitally handcraft an extra special surprise by adding the snowman and other winter elements.
  3. You get an heirloom quality wall portrait to be treasured for years to come.

Mom and child playing in snow


Playtime = Quality Time!


Children and families alike will enjoy these super fun and interactive sessions.

With a little planning, and a lot of imagination, you can have memories that warm your heart!

Not creative?  No worries!  We have all the imagination that you need.  We're here to help you every step of the way.


Cherished Images offers an exclusive promise of quality on every piece of art produced.

We know you will LOVE it!


Due to the custom nature of the photography and the extensive digital artwork required, a retainer towards your wall portrait is required when reserving your session.

Framing, albums, gift portraits, and custom greeting cards are also available, as accessories to your custom painting.


P.S. Do you already have a digital image that you think would be perfect for this project?  We'd be happy to look at it and discuss the possibilities!


Schedule your very own Winter Wonderland Magical Session and artist commission by calling the studio at 208-331-2288.

 

 

The Santa Experience - Professional Pictures with Santa in Boise!!

We are SO excited to announce that we finally got around to gathering some of the very favorite moments and memories from last year's Santa Experience into one really sweet 2 minute video. You can find the video below and then make sure to check out the website TheSantaExperience to get more information as to how to book your appointment for our 2019 event. November 9th, 2019 is the date and this event is exclusively by appointment. This Difference Maker Event sells out every year and we have only 3 time slots still available as of today, however we are starting a waiting list for a potential evening event happening the week after the 9th. If we get enough interest we will add one more day! Fingers crossed! Ronald McDonald House of Boise is once again going to benefit from your support, so check out the new video and see exactly why so many moms chose to create lifetime storybook memories for their children from one of Boise's best photographers at Cherished Images Fine Art Portrait Photography located in The 8th Street Studio.

The Santa Experience

The Santa Experience 2018 was AMAZING! Now booking for 2019!!  Boise Idaho’s Premier Santa Photo Experience is unlike anything you have ever seen!  During the 2nd weekend of November each year, Santa will visit his vintage inspired toy workshop, custom created here at The 8th Street Studio. This exclusive Difference Maker Event only happens once a year and is by appointment only, so be sure to call the studio to be put on the Nice List before it fills up!  Check out the The Santa Experience website to see the recently updated video slideshow and then Contact Us to get on The List!  This event helps benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho! Children get a magical experience they will remember for a lifetime and you’ll get some of the best Christmas Cards and Holiday Wall Art, EVER!!  Call now for more details on how to capture the spirit of childhood forever – 208-331-2288

**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!