What Are My Startup Costs and Fees?

We've outlined below what investments you'll need to make.

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United Portraits is an affordable investment opportunity with high profit potential in the volume photography industry

Owning a business is a life-changing decision. United Portraits systems allow entrepreneurs to realize their full potential as business owners who provide a valuable and necessary service to their communities. While the memories industry is widely praised as recession-resistant, our executive team has established an industry-leading business model that is far more comprehensive and forward-looking than other photography concepts.

For a $20,000 franchise fee, entrepreneurs get access to a proven business model with robust ongoing support, a professional call center that helps you win business, marketing team, operations team, training and field coaches, as well as high-margin revenue streams and the ability to scale up very quickly. We will work with you so that your United Portraits franchise becomes the leading, most professional volume photography business in your community and support you on your path to lasting success as a business owner. 

This franchise fee covers the use of the United Portraits name, logo, trademarks, support staff and methods of doing business. Franchise financing may be available for those that qualify!

The total investment to open an United Portraits franchise ranges from $47,300-$136,750. 

We’ve got options. Want to start small? Or want to make sure you can cover the larger events? Choose the equipment package that is right for you.

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The following costs are excerpts from the United Portraits Franchise Disclosure Document:


Type of Expenditure Amount  Method of Payment When Due

Payment Made To

Initial Franchise Fee $20,000 to $25,000 Lump sum At time you sign Franchise Agreement Us
Initial Training Fee $10,000 Lump sum At time you sign Franchise Agreement Us
Initial Marketing Fee $2,000 to $6,000 Lump sum Prior to opening Us
Food, Lodging & Travel
(up to 2 people while training)
$0 to $5,000 As incurred During training Hotels, restaurants and airlines
Startup Package $0 to $41,750 Lump sum Prior to opening Us
Rent and Buildout Not Applicable – Home Based Business
Vehicle Lease (6 months) $0 to $3,000 Monthly Monthly Leasing company
Storage (6 months) $0 to $500 Monthly Monthly Storage company
Business License $0 to $1,500 As incurred Before opening Utility companies and government agencies
Professional Fees $0 to $3,000 Lump sum Before opening Lawyer & accountant
Insurance $300 to $1,000 Lump sum Before opening Insurance companies
Additional Funds
(6 month period after opening)
$15,000 to $40,000 As incurred As incurred Suppliers, us and employees
Total Estimated Initial Investment $47,300-$136,750