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About Gene's Camera STore 

In 1939, Picture Equipment Company was founded in south Bend, IN. The goal of the store was to provide photographic processing and printing, cameras, film, and accessories, all at the same location. 


Later that same year, the business was purchased by Eugene Mutzel and renamed Gene's Photo Shop. Gene owned and operated the store for over 40 years, providing high quality photographic services to South Bend and the surrounding area.


In 1981, Gene sold the business to Jack St. Pierre. The name changed one last time to Gene's Camera Store, signaling a change in ownership, but paying tribute to the former owner and founder. Two additional stores were later added to accomodate the growing business.




The Gene's Camera Store of today is a blend of past and present. cutting edge technology in the capture and printing of digital images, along with 65 years of experience & a commitment to customer service make us a wise choice for all of your photographic needs!

Our staff are friendly, knowledgable & all around good people. We'd love to meet you!  Why not send us a message or visit us in store?

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Large Format prints


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Gene's Camera Store

513 Lincolnway West

South Bend, IN


Phone: 574.234.2278

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Gene's Camera Store

119 S. Main Street

Mishawaka, IN


Phone: 574.255.6285

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photo restorations

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in-store lab services
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