A note from Whitney. 

Welcome to Ivory House Photography. First of all, thank you so much for visiting the site.

I am overwhelmed with the support I've received since announcing the move to Des Moines to start my business. I can't imagine a more perfect place to realize my dream and create amazing photography. I'm looking forward to reacquainting myself with the wonderful progress of this fabulous town, so please drop a line. Even if you're not currently in need of my professional talents, lets grab a coffee or go on an adventure. I'd like to see your favorite places. I'm looking forward to exploring all the hidden alleys and open fields that make Iowa unique.

What is Ivory House?

Ivory House is a state of mind - an idea - a way of living. Ivory House is classic, elegant, intimate and long-lasting. Ivory House is a place where clients can relax because they know they are cared for by professionals. At Ivory House we value legacy and longevity in all things but especially family and photographs. This is why we insist on printing photos and albums for our clients. In 50 years, I hope your grandchildren cherish your old prints and neatly preserved photo albums. Aside from family and feelings of love and belonging, photos preserve the legacy of your life. We are here to capture your most treasured moments, with those you will always want to remember. 

Capturing your always.

Being the subject of a photograph can be a challenge. Knowing what to wear, what to bring, where to go, how to stand  and what to expect are all valid concerns. Fortunately, you're not alone. At Ivory House we help you through every step of the process. We are happy to consult regarding location and clothing. With my guidance, your poses will look natural and will be easy to accomplish.  So take a deep breath, give me a call. Having your photo taken doesn't have to capture all the hectic details of your life. A photo can reflect reality without reflecting the whole reality. I'm here to make the shoot itself an experience to remember, so you can forget about the panic over what to wear. I am equally invested in making sure your photos are incredible. 

Creating your legacy.

I believe in the printed photograph. I believe in the father holding a photo of his baby girl as he prepares to walk her down the aisle and the mother looking into the framed photo of her own wedding day as she celebrates her 30th anniversary. I believe so strongly in the need to be photographed, not only for yourself but for the ones you love. So at Ivory House, not only do we take great photos, but we make beautiful albums you will treasure always.