About Us


The Shop

Founded by Nicole Lorenson, Preservation is a vintage and modern lifestyle shop and photo studio located in downtown Des Moines, IA. We offer unique vintage clothing, accessories, home goods, and modern pieces - that are on track with today's conscious fashion sense.  We use photography in-studio and on location to document our clients’ killer style and preserve life's milestones. For us, preserving the past + present is just as important as chasing the future. 


The Studio

Nicole has been working as a professional photographer since 2005. Her portrait style is timeless yet modern—much like the vibe at the shop. She specializes in weddings, newborns, and everything in between. Interested in booking a Preservation Session? Call (516) 765 1607 or email for more info.

The shop is our headquarters for studio shoots, consultations, and ordering/picking up prints, but most shoots happen on location all over Des Moines and the US.

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