Business Overview

Established in 2011 in Historic Folsom, this natural light photography business specializes in family, maternity, newborn, senior, business headshots, engagement and wedding photography. They have a highly stylized way of capturing keepsakes and stamp their creative flair on their photos. With a large client database of nearly 7,000 and a high return rate, they are a well established business that also holds a permit to photograph in the nearby state park. The company is sought after by many of the businesses in the area including the city of Folsom and the chamber for their business headshots.
The company is an experienced and expressive photography business based in a desired area to photograph their clients. Their photos are documentary and journalistic in an artistic way. Their style can be described as editorial and engaging. They let the day unfold and capture authentic candids and heartfelt moments along the way. They have taught and guided many new photographers over the years and are more than willing to do the same for the new owners. If you have a passion for photography and a dream of owning a turnkey business, this is your opportunity.

UPDATE: Owner is willing to stay on and train a new owner for an extended time period. The business is fully turn-key and just needs a motivated manager/owner.

Financial

  • Asking Price: $124,999
  • Cash Flow: $60,000
  • Gross Revenue: $150,000
  • EBITDA: N/A
  • FF&E: N/A
  • Inventory: N/A
  • Inventory Included: N/A
  • Established: N/A
Is Support & Training Included:

4 weeks

Purpose For Selling:

retiring

Why is the Current Owner Selling The Business?

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Existing Debts and Future Obligations

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Understanding the Customer Base, Competition and Area Demographics

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