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
Started in 2005 as a way to capture tearful reunions between military members and their families, Pink Butterfly has expanded to portraiture, event, fashion, and boudoir photography that has been featured on CD covers and in press features. Debbie Torres, a certified photographer and member of the Professional Photographers of America, captures the heat in the room with her tasteful boudoir photo shoots in her cozy studio. A variety of flirty themes and concepts, such as holiday pinup and "fun around the house," guides Torres' photo sessions. The seasoned photographer, with more than 15 years of experience, also offers specialized boudoir shoots for athletes and dancers.
Torres's goal while she’s flashing her camera is to create a fun, comfortable atmosphere for her subjects. She welcomes all body types to her boudoir sessions. Using her sharp eye for detail, images of guests bloom under her direction as she expertly composes and captures each shot. Afterward, clients may choose favorite retouched photos for printing and to receive in digital form, allowing them to share framed versions with the mantel or brighten the day of a lonely laptop.