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!


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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.

Celebration of Smiles 2018- SAVE THE DATE!

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

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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!

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**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!

 

Dog Days Of Summer- Charity Photography Event- Keep Your Eyes Posted For 2018 Dates!

 

Fill a Bowl... Be a Difference Maker.  Thanks to all who participated in our 2017 event!!

What: The Dog Days of Summer Limited Edition Difference Maker Photography Event

Where: Cherished Images Fine Art Portrait Photography, inside The 8th Street Studio

When: select dates during the month of July

Who: Your dog, cat, lizard, rabbit (anything with 4 legs) really...

Benefitting: Idaho Humane Society Pet Pantry

Cost: $50- and a bag of dry pet food (which should be valued at a minimum of $25 and will be donated to The Idaho Humane Society)

You Get: a 10-15 minute pet portrait session of your favorite pet AND a 5x7 print of your favorite image... and access to Limited Edition Exclusive Packages!

How: Call to schedule your appointment (208)331-2288 or ask any questions!

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Be a Difference Maker.

 

May Flowers- Limited Edition Portrait Event Booking Now!

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At The 8th Street Studio, we are all about Fun... and memories... and FUN!  And what could be more FUN?! Your child + their ART = FUN for them, special keepsake for you! (Oh... and grandma too!  Yes, Nana needs one of these!)

Session includes: Individual Painting Experience for each child, 12 Note Cards with envelopes & portrait credit! $129- spaces are limited.

**Call Cherished Images Fine Art Portrait Photography at The 8th Street Studio to schedule your appointment today!! 208-331-2288**Cherished_Images_Photography_May_Flowers_3 Cherished_Images_Photography_May_Flowers_2 Cherished_Images_Photography_May_Flowers_1

**Call Cherished Images Fine Art Portrait Photography at The 8th Street Studio to schedule your appointment today!! 208-331-2288**

The Ashley- A Limited Edition Photography Set Designed for Cherished Images

Here's our latest! A Limited Edition Professional Photography Set designed for the studio. This set was classically inspired, touched with spring and floral finishes, and yet remains versatile enough for family portraits. Call the Boise studio now and find out how to create your own custom photo experience on this set! 208-331-2288

Celebration of Smiles 2017 - Date Announced!

A Difference Maker Event

A Difference Maker Event

Call NOW to reserve your appointment time for this Limited Edition Difference Maker Event held at The 8th Street Studio on April 15th, 2017!!  This annual event is held in association with Professional Photographers of America's charity division PPA Charities to benefit Operation Smiles.  Each year we pick one special day to photograph a limited number of children, adults and even pets to go towards one life changing cleft pallete surgery to help change the life of a child!  For every 10 smiles we photograph, one child will be able to smile for a lifetime!  Help us spread the news and for only $24- you will get a gift sized portrait to remember how blessed you are every time you look at it, and you will have made a difference!  This is the only event we hold all year that includes a print, and for those who know, they plan early because times fill fast!  Call Cherished Images at 208-331-2288 today to schedule!

Booking for The Santa Experience 2016

lifetime memories by award winning photographers at Santa's workshop in Boise, Idaho

We've update our Difference Maker Event Page to include the 2016 dates for The Santa Experience.  Many people did not realize that this event actually happens in November to ensure timely delivery of your custom created Christmas Holiday cards that come included with this event.  Save the date and call to book your appointment now as this is an EXTREMELY Limited Edition Event that you won't want to miss.

True MAGIC only exists for so long and you will be sad if you miss that fleeting glimmer in your child's eyes!  This is no mall Santa, this is the real deal, in his vintage inspired workshop.  Mrs Clause leads your children down a magical and mysterious path right into Santa's toy making area while they learn about what they have to do to make Santa appear to hear their Christmas wishes.  After spending some one on one quality time with the big man who amazingly knows an awful lot about each child, they will be given a special treat and sent on their merry way with happy memories and stories to tell!  Parents have told us that they have enjoyed this event sometimes just as much as the kids!

Call now to book your special moment with Santa and experience the magic! 208-331-2288