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About Us

About us

I’m Robert Thomson and this is my wife Christine.  For nearly 30 years, people in the Rochester area have entrusted myself and Christine to capture the important milestones in their family’s lives through our hearts, eyes and lens’.  We're grateful so many of you have supported us and allowed us to make preserving your families memories our life's work.

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

Here's the Keepsake story.

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

Christine and I met at a photography conference in New York City in 1994.  She has 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 wife have a competing photo studio across town?"

In 2011, Christine and her business partner of 22 years decided to close their studio and shortly after, Christine joined the Keepsake team.


There is no substitute for experience.  Your photographer is the one of the owners of the company and has nearly 30 years of professional photography experience.

Exceptional quality

You'll find cheaper but you won't find better quality.  In house designed and edited traditional photographic paper and canvas portraits made to last a lifetime and then some.

Love it or your money back

If you don't love the images from your Keepsake photo shoot, we'll take more images to your liking or refund your money, whichever you choose.


Keepsake offers the most variety of modern family portrait image styles so your portraits won't look like everyone else's, even if they came to Keepsake themselves!

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