Hi, I'm Synthia! I’m someone who believes each day is full of lovely moments, if only we’d go out and hunt for it in the same way Doc McStuffings searches for a diagnosis. If you can’t tell from that last reference, I’m a mama to 2 girls. The best moments of every day are when my girls want to stop everything to cuddle.

When I’m not at home snuggling them and saddling up next to my handsome hubby, you’ll find me out photographing the most amazing people and capturing the joy that holds their everyday moments and everyday people. 

I’m obsessed with that golden sunset light and unposed photos that show the raw genuineness of who your family really is. I love REAL images and my greatest calling as a photographer is to gift you that. My style is relaxed and happy. If that’s you, I can’t wait to work together.

Welcome To Lovely Moments Photography

Story City, IA Maternity, Newborn, Baby & Family Photographer

I was forced to wear clothes that didn’t represent who I was.
I was forced to do my hair in a way that didn’t define me.
I was forced to pose and tilt my head ever so slightly to the left in order to please the photographer.
Those childhood experiences were miserable and I dreaded them.

I solemnly swear that our time together will be the opposite of the above. I am here to make your photography experience as unique as you are. Show your colors.

These photos will become the Light in Your Storm for years to come.

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