In 1939, Bill Miller opened up a small photography studio in downtown Pittsburg, Kansas. From shooting weddings and portraiture in his studio to serving as a cinematographer on the front lines of World War II, Bill’s passion for photography grew into something larger than he ever could have imagined. Bill recognized the potential for a full service photo lab and began developing prints for other professional photographers above his studio in 1964. Knowing he was limited in growth in this location, Bill constructed a new 3,900 square-foot facility in 1968 where it still stands on East Jefferson Street. Since that time and with twelve building expansions, the Pittsburg facility has grown to nearly 170,000 square feet in size. In order to meet the needs of the digital age, Miller’s built a second, state-of-the-art, 40,000 square-foot facility in March of 2001. In 2003, Miller’s launched Mpix, a fully web-based digital imaging lab to service both emerging professionals and photo enthusiasts. In 2009, MpixPro was launched, catering to single-studio photographers looking for price savings and simplicity. Miller’s Professional Imaging continues to support established photographers with a full service one-stop business model.
Miller’s has a rich history in photography. Bill Miller was a portrait and wedding photographer before World War II. During the war, he was a cinematographer filming much of the footage we still see on television documentaries. Besides receiving his Masters in photography, Bill was also a recipient of the ASP Fellowship. Bill's son, Richard, is now CEO of Miller’s. He is a Master Photographer, twice having been named Kansas Photographer of the Year. Vice President, Dick Coleman, is also a Master Photographer. Dick's son, Todd Coleman, is President and COO.