Meet Judy Gormly Thompson, photographer.
Judy and her late husband Tim were married in 1969. 8 months prior, Judy was out for a walk one evening, when she noticed someone following her. A bit nervous, she happened to look up and see a close friend of hers inside a nearby bar. Seated next to her friend was a handsome young fellow. Since she knew her friend was a great judge of character, and to dissuade the young man following her, Judy walked up to the “REALLY good looking” man and said…
“Throw your arms around me, kiss me, and act like you are madly in love with me!”
And that did it! Tim and Judy were married for nearly 43 years, until Tim’s recent passing.
With 2 daughters (Sara and Kristie), and later 3 granddaughters (Karlie, Abbey, and Cameryn)…Chautauqua County has always been home to the Thompson family.
And when their first granddaughter was born, Judy ran into a hobby that turned into a full-fledged passion…photography.
Tim would drive her all the way to New England (Judy’s parents grew up in New England, and are buried in Vermont) just to take pictures of the incredible covered bridges in the Northeast.
To this day, if you see Judy out and about, she always has a camera with her. Whether it’s the faces of her grandchildren, a beautiful landscape, nature, or an amish buggy passing by…she’s ready.
One of the hallmarks of Judy’s work is her affinity and incredible ability to capture expressions on the faces of those she snaps pictures of.
You can visit Judy’s full portfolio here:
We’d encourage you to look and enjoy, but please remember that Judy’s art is her craft. If you are interested in purchasing any images, please reach out to her.
Judy also shared a thought she’s heard and has made a mantra in her work… “A good photographer will take 500 pictures, and if they get 1 good one, they’ve done well!”
That’s passion! Her family gets to experience that in her love for them. Her friends do in her dedication to them. And we do too, through the art she shares with us.
Out of curiosity, we asked Judy these 2 questions:
“The size of the village. It’s not the big city. The village, town, country, lake…kids can learn so much from things they can do, things they can see, and places they can go! You need everything to fit together, and it does here. It’s a very tight-knit community. And having grown up here has a lot to do with it.”
That’s pretty special.
To have grown up, and chosen to stay.
Not because they had to.
Because they wanted to.
Why Concord Pharmacy?
“Greg would do anything for you. I was sick once, and Greg did something nice for me. He didn’t call…he just came by the house to check on me and bring me what I needed. We’re not just customers to him. He always asks how my kids are doing. We’re not just a person to Greg, we are a friend. You mean something to him. And when I found out he was starting Concord Pharmacy? Wherever he went…I was going.”
This is a genuine response we hear a lot around here. We are all pretty lucky to have a Pharmacist like Greg Giambrone taking such great care of us. (He would tell us not to say that…but since he isn’t writing this…we are gonna’ anyway)
Thank you, Judy!
Enjoy some of Judy's photography in this post…and go visit her full portfolio by clicking the button below, too. If you know someone that is in the Concord Pharmacy “family” that we should feature, let us know. We’d love to share their story too!
In the meantime, and as always…
Thanks for making Concord Pharmacy, your pharmacy!