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Photography Franchise Opportunities

Little Nest is a unique photo + design concept that specializes in helping parents get beautiful images of their families and use those images in their home. We offer newborn portraiture, family photo sessions, and workshops.

Little Nest’s franchise opportunity gives people like you the chance to share your passion for photography + design with families in your local area. Our business model gives you the freedom and flexibility to grow a business at a pace that works well for you and your family. Our proven systems & processes give you a strong foundation on which to build your business. And our creative and passionate community of Studio Owners gives you a caring network of like-minded souls to inspire, support, and challenge you to achieve your goals.

Photography Studio Franchise Opportunities

Our Franchise Relationship

Our Franchise Family at Little Nest is a group of dynamic, thoughtful, intelligent, and creative thinkers & doers! Like any family, we are proud of our differences as well as our similarities, and work hard to create & support an atmosphere of inclusion, discussion, and respect. We’ve developed communications and processes that ensure a successful working relationship, while providing the opportunity to partner in a fun family friendly environment.

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Franchising is the licensing of systems, processes, trademarks and operations from a franchisor. In being part of our franchise brand, you will gain access to a proven system for opening a studio, leverage a strong brand, benefit from our extensive experience in the industry, and offer a highly marketable service. You'll receive hands-on help with critical aspects, such as site selection, and receive extensive training with your team. All of these benefits help reduce risk when you open your dream business.

When you are invited to be part of our brand, you join a community of entrepreneurs. Other studio owners who share your vision and believe in the power of uniting under a common brand and goals. Our extensive franchise disclosure document (FDD) provides a great deal of information that the prospective franchisee will need and want. We are here to help you understand the key terms of our franchise offer and feel confident in any decision you may make.



Indre Both: Charlotte, NC

"Becoming a mom has been an incredible journey, three times over. However, I still felt that a skill set I’ve worked so hard to build did not have a proper outlet. Finding little nest has been a joy because the brand allows me to experience creativity on daily basis, collaboration amongst like- minded women and helps to further develop my business skills with sound guidance and experienced support. Being aligned with a strong brand made the transition back into the workforce smoother and I could not be more proud to be a daily ambassador for the Little Nest experience our guests receive."


Laura Esmond: Denver, CO

"Owning a business and managing a staff has pushed me to grow into a person I never knew I could become. I am stronger, more effective, more engaged than I've ever been. Owning a Little Nest has taught me to live intentionally every day, not only at work but in life and with my kids. They love having a mom who is fully present when we are together. I also love the franchise owner family we have all become. We celebrate each other's successes and coach one another through losses."

Starting Photography Business Pricing

Our initial start up costs vary depending on the studio location, size and amount of work the site requires. Our current estimated start up costs range from $80,000-$125k for secondary markets, and $150-$275k in primary markets. These ranges are very much driven by the cost of real estate in your area, and includes the initial $40,000 franchising fee.

We pride ourselves in keeping our costs below what many brick + mortar retail investments run, allowing families the opportunity to live their dream of opening their own business. We also offer discounts on our franchise fee to Military Veterans and their spouses.

Opening a Photography Studio Business

Step One

To get started, fill out the below confidential questionnaire. The details you provide will help us determine if we are a match for one another (kind of like business dating!).


Step Two

If approved a member from our team will reach out to you to schedule a call with our operations director, Noelle Peter, so we can learn more about us and we can learn more about you!


Step Three

After the call, you may be provided with an invitation to visit our flagship location Glen Mills, PA to gain an understanding of our business model, and meet our Franchise Support Team.

This website, and the franchise sales information on this site do not constitute an offer to sell a franchise. The offer of a franchise can only be made through the delivery of an FDD. Certain states require that we register the FDD in those states before it can be delivered. The communications on this website are not directed by us to the residents of any of those states. We will not offer or sell franchisees in those states until we have registered the franchise (or obtained an applicable exemption from registration) and delivered the FDD to the prospective franchisee in compliance with applicable law.

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