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About Us

About us

I’m Christine Thomson.  For over 28 years, people in the Rochester area have entrusted me to capture the important milestones in their family’s lives through my heart, eyes and lens’.  Over the years of creating images for my clients and capturing their little ones from newborn through their high school senior portraits, I am grateful to say that so many of these families have become my friends.

Here's the Keepsake story.  

My husband Robert founded Keepsake Photography from the basement of his then home in Farmington, NY back in 1988.  He was working as a software engineer for General Motors and doing wedding photography part time.  Business went well and he opened his first retail professional photography studio in Canandaigua in 1992.

Bob and I met at a photography conference in New York City in 1994.  I had a degree in photography from Lansing college in Michigan and was co-owner of Expressions in Photography in Penfield, NY.  We maintained separate studio's for many years.  It was funny when some clients would say, "Hey, doesn't your husband have a competing photo studio across town?"  

In 2011, Myself and my business partner of 22 years decided to close our studio and shortly after, I joined the Keepsake team. In 2012, Bob & I opened a second Keepsake location in Greece where I would photograph exclusively (and so we wouldn't kill each other lol).

Bob and I, along with each of our friendly, dedicated staff invite you to experience the Keepsake difference for your children's portraits. Together, we will create a lifelong memory in a fun creative environment that you will cherish forever.  Thank you for your consideration.


 Christine Thomson