Behind the Scenes: Columbia, MO

12.15.14BLOG > Featured | Holidays

A few days ago, we had an epiphany… although many of you send us your work all season long, you probably don’t know a whole lot about what the lab looks like or how we actually operate during our busiest months. The holiday season, or “rush” as we like to call it, begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs all the way through December 23rd (the last possible moment you can place an order in time for Christmas).

While many of our emails boast about our stellar turnaround time and impeccable quality, we often fail to mention one of the most important parts of our formula: our people. During rush, we are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to accommodate the increased volume for the holidays. All of the different departments come together to lend a hand with even the smallest tasks. While many could see the long hours and hard work as a burden, it’s these moments that make it truly special to work in a photo lab. Regardless of position, we come together and work side-by-side to make sure that we honor our promise to you.

We are on the homestretch and have a few long nights ahead of us, but we can’t help but smile. We feel so fortunate for the amazing people that work within the walls of our lab and for all of the talented photographers like yourself.


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Check out a few quick photos we took around the Columbia lab:

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232 thoughts on “Behind the Scenes: Columbia, MO

Kim Roberson says:

Thanks so much for sharing and all the hard work you guys do! You are amazing! Happy Holidays!

Very cool idea! Thanks everyone for a job well done. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Michael Sean Photography

Love seeing the inside,where everyone works. Love to see more photos. You all our the VERY BEST of all the labs out there. You really do care about your clients. HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all of you and thank you for everything you do.

Thanks to all of you at Millers for making my Christmas season run so smooth!!!! I enjoyed seeing the photos of the lab. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Jill koch says:

Wow I was just sitting here thinking how great
you all our. You are a big part of us Photographers
Trying to make every dime we can during one
of our busiest seasons.Because of you my clients
love me for getting there portraits to them in a such a crazy
fast time period.Because of you I am still taking
pictures and will continue right up until Dec 23.
Thank you so much for everything that you do to make
me look good to my clients. Your a big part of my
Business and for that I thank you.

Andrea Phox says:

It’s amazing to see, thanks for sharing, thanks for all the fine work and happy Holidays!

Its good to see where and how you do such a great job. Enjoy the holidays and Merry Christmas!

Mary-Lou Gilbert says:

Thanks so much for all your hard work! We really appreciate the great job you do and the incredibly fast turnaround time! Merry Christmas!
Mary-Lou Gilbert, Sothern Studio

While a New York commercial photographer for thirty years I had the opportunity to work with top labs in person.. Over the past ten years in Fort Lauderdale I’ve depended on you ‘guys’ from Miller’s to make me look good. Exquisite professional retouching, setup along with perfect prints with each order, amazing! Thank you, Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Fred

Wendy Griffith says:

Thank you for the glimpse of the operations that I depend upon! It was fun to see that. You do a great job!! Thank you again and again!

Sarah Kasuba says:

Thank you for all of your hard work! I am thrilled with the albums we have just received. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Your service is impeccable, turnaround time is stellar, and product quality is off the charts. Thank you for all you do to provide the most amazing portraits for my clients! I have never been disappointed with Miller’s!


BAJA Photography says:

Thank you all for the commitment you have for your customers. I really appreciate your hard work and dedication. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

Susie Chinn says:

Thank you to everyone at Millers! I just love you all so much and to see a little glimpse into what you do and what your lab looks like… is a treat! I have often wondered because Millers has been a part of my life since the 70’s… when color FILM photography was just taking off! My dad and I started using you way back then. I will also never forget when my dad was in a tragic accident. The wonderful staff at Millers made a HUGE Get Well card and so many people signed it. That was in 1989. I will never forget that and your support during that time. Even though I eventually closed our studio in Colorado… I continue on… freelancing in Florida! Thank you all… your lab ROCKS!!! Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a totally awesome 2015!!! Thank you for all you do! It is greatly appreciated!

Kimberly Glenn says:

Thank you everyone for Miller’s wonderful team work! May each and every employee of the Miller’s Family have a safe, memorable Merry Christmas!!! Looking forward to fantastic 2015!

Alex Stevens says:

Thank you ALL for being champions and working like crazy! Millers rules! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! 🙂

You guys are the best lab ever!
No surprise that none of you sit down on the job:)

Mac Basnight says:

Thanks for all the fantastic work you do for our business especially to the guy who helped us one day for almost an hour to work through java and get our RS+ working again. That was way beyond what was expected.
Happy Holidays,
Mary & Mac Basnight,
Mary Basnight Photography

Thank you! We always wonder what it is like there. We know what this time of year is like for us and we know that the Miller’s team is always hard at work behind the scenes making our deliveries possible! Thank you again and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Thanks so much for sharing a little behind the scenes! I have been totally blown away by your wonderful customer service, and super quick turn around time! Thanks so much for helping me get beautifully professional products to my customers in amazingly fast time frames!!!
You have helped make me a success with my customers! Thank you!!

Liliana Leahy says:

I just want to say thank you so much for the stellar quality and customer service. I think I just found a place to get my prints from now on.

Thank you so very much for getting an album done for a client in time for Christmas. I can’t tell you how happy the family was, and how wonderful it turned out. Thank you for your great service and quality!

B Barker says:

Thanks so much for your dedication to producing the best possible product. I may be an “occasional user” as we place several orders in Feb to support our service project, but your team has always been there, with rave reviews from the end customer. Thanks for making a difference !

Carrie says:

Loved the peek inside. THANK YOU for your amazing & speedy service during our busiest season of the year. You guys make us look good. Clients were so very pleased with their press cards, and the turnaround is unmatched. I also LOVED my foil pressed cards I ordered for my family. Keep up the good work!

Kathy Peden says:

Thank you all so much for the amazing service you provide for my business! I love dealing with you and my clients love their photos. Happy New Year to everyone and thanks again for not only a great last year but look forward to an even better 2015 for all of us!

Jessica says:

You guys rock! Loved this look behind the scenes. You all have continued to impress me and my clients with your awesome quality and the quickest turnaround I’ve ever seen! THANK YOU SO MUCH. Looking forward to a busy 2015. Happy New Year!

jennifer says:

This is so cool! Thanks for sharing! You guys are awesome 🙂

Kristin says:

THANK YOU for your excellent work, and Happy New Year!

Thank you for the beautiful work you do (ALL YEAR LONG) that makes our work as photographers SHINE! You all are appreciated!

Thank you for all that you do! I love being able to offer my clients your high quality products 🙂

rradsadfar says:

Great work….hope to do business….

Meredith says:

Interesting seeing the inside of the lab!

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