Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
Strengthening the community begins by supporting and visiting local businesses like this one. To learn more about this business, check out their website or simply stop by, say hello, and discover—or rediscover—all that this business has to offer.
Did You Know?
- 48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
- Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
Joanna Lynn Photography
After Joanna Lynn's son was born, she was always two steps behind him, capturing every moment she could with her camera. Before he came along, she had an interest in photography, but it wasn't until he was born that the hobby developed into a passion. Understanding the importance of capturing precious memories through pictures, Joanna decided to make the art her career. Today, she takes portraits of families, children, couples, and moms-to-be during fun and easygoing photo shoots. She snaps candid and posed images that are later edited and retouched. That postproduction process leads to photos with flawless finishes and colors that pop. With the same dedication and attention to detail, she also conducts classy boudoir sessions and covers romantic weddings.