Newborns, Children, Family Portraits, Maternity & Pet Photography - Boise, Idaho

Growing Up With Santa - 8 years in 60 seconds...

There is nothing more precious than watching children grow.  Even if it is ridiculously bittersweet.

The Santa Experience started as a way to capture childhood memories, but secretly, it was a way for me to create something special for my own kiddos and watch them growing up with Santa.

We started the very first Santa Experience Christmas Event in 2014 at The 6th Street Studio. (That's not a typo- back in the day I had two separate downtown locations- one in BoDo at The 8th Street Marketplace, and one very close to 6th and Main.)

In 2015 we combined both locations into one creating The 8th Street Studio, our current location.

The location changed, and the set has evolved, but mostly TIME has flown as the children have GROWN!

Watch this video as it is very evident just how quickly it happens.  I'm pretty sure I just blinked, and they grew up.

It both warms my heart and makes me well up just a bit, as watching them grow completely melts my heart!

Elijah was 8 years old, and Azaiah was only 5 when we launched The Santa Experience.

Now at almost 17, and 14 we will be surrendering our special appointment, sob.

I know that my kids will always have very fond memories of their youth.

As a parent, I'm extremely grateful to have these precious heirlooms to cherish for a lifetime.

Truly, a labor of love, we spend over a week putting together this specialty vintage-inspired toy workshop art installation.

If you're interested in creating a Holiday tradition for your own kiddos, check out The Santa Experience at Cherished Images at the 8th Street Studio as it's unlike anything else around.

Custom-designed wall art is our specialty, as it creates the perfect visual to complement your decor by filling your home with what you love most.

Looking forward to many more years of creating memories for others, as we love to watch their children's eyes light up, and watch them growing up with Santa too.  It's amazing to be able to capture a little piece of "time" to keep for the ages.


Until then-

-Kelly :)

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