Cherished Images specializes in newborns, babies, toddlers, children, maternity, family, senior and other fine art portrait photography. The heart and soul of Cherished Images comes from the artist, Kelly Zimmerman.

Originally from Southern California, she moved to Boise, Idaho in 1995. Soon after she started working as a children’s photographer and discovered she had both the talent and patience to work with the ever-present challenge of photographing children. Her clientele grew at an astounding rate and in 1999 Cherished Images opened in the historic 8th Street Marketplace.

Kelly has received numerous awards in both local and national competitions. She has been awarded multiple Best in Shows, a Fuji Masterpiece, the Kodak Gallery, the Kodak Elite, and had a print that scored a perfect 100 in print competition, helping to earn her the title of Photographer of the Year for the state of Idaho in 2005.

Kelly also supports many local organizations and charities through her business endeavors. She believes that family and community are what keeps one balanced and strives to continually grow, seeking out new and innovative techniques to enhance her love of the art.