Clair Pruett Studios celebrates their 80th Year Anniversary as one of the oldest, family-owned photography studios in the United States.
Clair Pruett Studios, a fine photography and video establishment with 4 locations in the Philadelphia region, announces its 80th Anniversary this year. What began in 1932 when founder, Frank “Clair” Pruett, opened his first studio at 52nd and Walnut Streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is now a third-generation, family-owned business that has overcome obstacles such as the Great Depression, economic recessions, death and a devastating fire.
Clair Pruett Studios is among the top five oldest, family-owned portrait and wedding photography studios in the country, and current owners, Rich Pruett and Amy Reese, have stories of turmoil and triumph from the last 8 decades. In a way, they represent the American dream: continuing a family legacy with the rarely successful formula of the tainted, “third-generation” ownership. Their story is one of inspiration and hope, and how with the right combination of motivation, business acumen and creative photography skills, you can continue in what has become a shrinking professional photography industry.
With recent news such as Kodak filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, it can be challenging to stay positive. But owner Rich Pruett seems determined to not only survive but also prosper. “Today, we continue to serve our clients with the best in digital photography using best of breed technology. From weddings, family and children portraits to mitzvahs, corporate events and commercial work, we credit our success to one guiding principal ~ deliver superior products at the best value.”
To celebrate this milestone anniversary, the company, with 4 locations in Springfield, Blue Bell, and Chester Springs, Pennsylvania and Greenville, Delaware, is launching a new special every month to show their appreciation to their loyal customers and fans. Through a robust social campaign on Facebook, Twitter, the company’s blog and e-newsletters, they will launch give-ways and other promotions during the year encouraging past customers to come back to Clair Pruett and help them celebrate 80 years in business.