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Inter-State Studio

Inter-State Studio has been partnering with independent photographers, sharing our processes, products and services for their business for over 55 years. Offering franchise opportunities allows us to grow those partnerships and advance our vision to reinvent the tradition of school pictures through unmatched customer experiences.

What Does a Inter-State Studio Franchise Cost?

To buy a franchise with Inter-State Studio, you'll need to have at least $20,000 in liquid capital. Franchisees can expect to make a total investment of $13,100 - $53,450. They also offer financing as well as a discount for veterans (15% discount on initial franchise fee). *


Financial requirements for this franchise:

Liquid Capital: $20,000
What does Liquid Capital mean?
Total Investment: $13,100 - $53,450
What does Total Investment mean?


Options available to franchisees:

Financing: Available
Training: Available
Veteran Discount: 15% discount on initial franchise fee

Franchisor Details

Facts about this franchise:

Total Units: 2
Home Office: Sedalia, Missouri
Year Founded: 1933
Franchising Since: 2020

Over 85 Years of Service in the School Photography Industry

About Us

Inter-State Studio was founded in 1933 by Guy Snyder in Sedalia, Missouri. Since then, we have grown into the nation's largest family-owned school portrait company. We pioneered yearbook creation and publishing in the 1960s and continue to do so today. For more than 85 years, the Snyder family has led our company through innovation and a desire to succeed at the highest levels.

The Inter-State Difference

Inter-State has been partnering with independent photographers, sharing our processes, products and services for their business for over 55 years. Offering franchise opportunities allows us to grow those partnerships and advance our vision to reinvent the tradition of school pictures through unmatched customer experiences. Through our Franchise system, together, we can expand into new markets and continue growing the school picture and yearbook industry that we have worked so hard to build and preserve.

Since the beginning, we have been at the forefront of technology that has led us to today's innovations of digital printing, green screen photography, digital service and products.

  • Sales Support
  • Equipment
  • Business Management
  • Product Knowledge
  • Photography Training
  • Operations Training And More!

Why Inter-State Studio

Franchise Services - As an Inter-State Studio Franchisee you will have access to the latest innovative products and services. From full- service promotional advertising, to management software, and a team of trainers that will support you in photography and sales to capture new accounts. Inter-State Franchisees have the tools to become a success.

Franchise Process - As an Inter-State Studio Franchisee, you will have the opportunity to fulfill our mission to Share the Power of a Smile everyday by working with schools and their communities to preserve the tradition of school portraits.

Market Opportunities - Franchise opportunities available throughout the United States.

What It Takes

The path to becoming an Inter-State Studio Franchisee is a smooth one. The actual day in and day out of being your own boss is the challenging part- but worth it! Imagine working with kids, creating your own schedule, and doing work you are passionate about.

Ideal Candidate

We are looking for franchise owners who are passionate about building relationships, delivering unmatched customer experiences, and that has an aggressive mindset to dominate their market. We're seeking motivated individuals to take this opportunity in the volume school photography industry and turn it into the business of their dreams.

Now offering a 15% discount on initial franchise fee for Veterans!

If you are interested in learning more about Inter-State Studio, request information below!


Inter-State Studio


Inter-State Studio has received the following awards and acknowledgements:

Photographic Processing Magazine 2001 Photo Imager of The Year


Inter-State Studio is currently accepting inquiries from the following states:

Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming

Interested parties should have at least $20,000 in liquid capital to invest.

* This information may have changed since first published. We recommend that you always verify fees, investment amounts, and offers with the business opportunity directly prior to making a decision to invest.

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