5:30-6:00 Check in, time for networking and food and drinks
6:00-6:30 Year Recap by IAWIA Board members, Elections, and preview of 2018-2019 calendar
6:30-7:30 Keynote, Whitney Warne
Whitney Warne, owner of Ivory House Photography, specializes in creating a comfortable environment where her clients feel confident and empowered in front of the camera. In addition to a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in photography she also has 10 years of both shooting and studio management experience. Whitney returned to Des Moines in 2016 to open Ivory House Photography. Along with her four-legged sidekick Winston, and a studio filled with natural light, she greets clients, friends and family with warmth and an open heart. On top of running her business, Whitney teaches photography classes and hosts a video series titled Wednesdays with Whitney which highlights and supports business owners and worthwhile causes. As IAWIA kicks off the Thrive Series, Whitney will touch on a few of the lessons she’s collected along the way.