So you are looking for Sears Portrait Studios or Picture Me Studios? Well, as of yesterday (April 3, 2013) they are bankrupt, again. Portraits Today Studios located in Kansas City’s suburbs of Olathe, KS is happy to become your new portrait studio for all your professional photography needs.
In the past three years the portrait studio business has been shrinking. First we lost Picture People in Oak Park Mall and then Olan Mills was bought by Lifetouch and then closed and now all the Sears studios and Picture Me studios (usually inside local Wal-Mart stores) have gone out of business. I believe most of them are owned by CPI out of Charlotte if I am not mistaken.
So in the Kansas City area there are fewer and fewer choices for economical pictures from a professional portrait studio. Now, just the other day we had a customer tell me on facebook that she thought our prices were a little high. And true that compared to Wal-Mart’s Picture Me we were a little higher. But I really don’t believe we were any higher priced than Sears. And yet, they are now bankrupt and PTS continues to grow. How? Well, first we don’t have a lot of debt. Second, we believe customer service is where it all starts. We strive to keep our prices down but we do have to turn a profit in order to stay open! It’s the American way.
We’re not perfect. But we do employ professional photographers. We’re not the cheapest, but we’re far more economical than a boutique photographer. (Find our pricing here…it’s not a state secret!) We’re not the largest and that’s okay because we continue to grow.
If you are looking for a new alternative to Sears’ or Picture Me’s portrait studios please feel free to give us a try. We’d love to make a new friend.
Your neighborhood portrait studio.
Portraits Today Studios
12704 S Blackbob Road
Olathe, KS 66062