About Us

Welcome to Memories for Keeps, this photography business has  over twenty years of experience serving the entire Lake Tahoe, Reno and areas of California. We specialize in wedding photography. With my love of nature and Lake Tahoe, I can help you find that prefect location for that perfect day as I am familiar with the area.  You might choose to be in the mountains, by the lake, or on a desert ranch.  Memories for keeps will give you a fantastic photography experience.

Our Service Include:

  • Wedding Photography
  • Engagement Photos
  • Rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner
  • Portraits
  • Children
  • Nature
  • Architecture and Landscapes

My love for Photography:
If you are looking for a local photographer, I am the one.  I began studying photography over twenty years ago when I moved to Lake Tahoe. Tahoe was such a beautiful place that I wanted to capture everything that I saw on film. My fascination with photography only grows stronger each time I go out with my camera.  Weddings are my favorite type of photography to shoot.  Outdoor weddings are always spectacular either on a mountain top or along one of the many beaches on the shores of Tahoe. The Lake is the most beautiful place in the world for a wedding or other special event. I love working with people.  The photos taken today will be the memories for a lifetime.  Let me work with you to make this a reality. 

Please visit our web site for more details.


Languages Spoken
Photo Options
AlbumsDigital FilesFlush MountPhoto CDThank You Cards
Photography Shoot Options
BoudoirCeremony / ReceptionEngagementPortraiture
Photography Style
CandidContemporaryEditorialOther Photography StylePhotojournalismTraditional / ClassicVariety / Blend



Geri was awesome to work with and I would highly recommend her to help make your event as wonderful as it could be. Aloha, Dana and Keone Miyake June 7th, 2014

Sep 25, 2014

I highly recommend Gerri for any occasion when your in need of professional photographs. I used her for a business photo session and loved how she approached every detail that I requested. She definitely has an artistic eye!!!!

Sep 13, 2014

Gerri is a fabulous photographer to work with. She took amazing photos, and captured some of the most amazing memories that I will forever get to keep and cherish!

Sep 12, 2014

Gerri found some beautiful spots for our wedding photos. She was a joy to work with and captured some beautiful memories!

Jun 07, 2013

Gerri is truly a professional and my pictures are amazing I love them. She did a great job with the using the snow to our advantage. Thank you so much highly recommended :) Karen & Ed

Mar 02, 2013

We had a wonderful experience. We eloped in Lake Tahoe. Gerri made it very easy to capture our wedding. She brought us to a beautiful location. Her pictures captured the beauty of the moment and of the area. She had our pics ready for us very quickly.

Feb 19, 2013

Sincere appreciation goes to Mrs. Geraldine Francis for her exemplary, kind, honest, talented expressions of professionalism during the amazing snow showered photography session she so beautifully executed at our daughter's and husband love celebration.

Dec 31, 2012

Gerri is a phenomenal photographer. Her site Memories For Keeps is beautiful. I love her work.

Nov 27, 2012

Gerri is a very professional photographer and is easy to work with. I am very happy with my wedding album.

Nov 22, 2012

Gerri has an eye for the unique! She gets into your heart and captures some of the most amazing images. I've seen and worked with many photographers in my career and she is one of the best!

Oct 24, 2012

When I first met Gerri, I knew we would work well together. Her photography is creative, artistic and she captured the emotions of our day. She has left us with wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you, Tiffany

Oct 21, 2012

Have never seen better work ever!! Mary Ann

Mary Ann
Oct 02, 2012

This was the best decision I made for my wedding. The photos Gerri took were fabulous.

Oct 02, 2012

Beautiful photos!! I absolutely love Gerri’s work!

Sep 14, 2012