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Limbach readying new studio
Devlin Limbach stands in the door of the downtown North Bend building he is renovating to house his photography studio. He will also have some commercial or office space to rent in the building.

Limbach to open downtown studio

by Mary Le Arneal
Published 12/14/11

Devlin Limbach has an associates degree in commercial photography and he’s bringing that degree and a lot of experience home to North Bend to open up a business.

A 2001 graduate of North Bend Central, Limbach is opening Limbach Photography in downtown North Bend.

He has been doing photography as a hobby since his 2003 graduation from Metro Community College, and in May he started a business in the basement of his Lincoln home. He looked for space to expand his business in Lincoln, but found he could do better economically in his hometown.

Limbach purchased 623 Main Street, which sits between Platte Valley Bank and the former Little Ricky’s. The building is currently undergoing extensive remodeling with Limbach installing new flooring, ceiling, dry wall, front glass, with plenty more yet to do.

Limbach Photography will occupy the back three-fourths of the building, with entry from the alley. The front part, approximately 1,000 square feet, will be remodeled into commercial or office space and put up for rent.

Limbach and a trio of friends are doing most of the work. In spite of all that needs to be done, Limbach said the greatest challenge he has faced with the building has been the design.

“I’ll see things I want to add so I’ll have to change the design to add them,” Limbach, 29, said. “I’ve changed the design four or five times.”

Limbach plans to offer all types of photography, including pets, senior pictures, family and commercial photographs.

“I remember when we wanted senior pictures, we had to go out of town,” Limbach said. “I will work with people to get what they want. Even if it’s just a photograph for the yearbook.”

Limbach hopes to open his North Bend studio early next year. He is not taking appointments at this time but invites people to go to his web site to view some of his work and contact him about their photography needs. He will have an ad in the paper announcing when he is ready to book photo sessions.

Limbach does not plan to move back to North Bend at this time as he feels he is already pretty close to North Bend.

“I can be here in 42 minutes from my home, so I will be open by appointment,” he said. “(In comparison) it takes me 30 minutes to get to the other side of Lincoln.”

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