Planning to have Iowa family portraits taken Every parent loves to watch their kids venture into the world of adulthood and begin building a life, a career, and potentially a family for themselves. As exciting as this is, though, it often takes adult children farther from the nest than Mom and Dad might like, so […]

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Together Again: Iowa Family Portraits with Three Generations

Newborn photography is a way to preserve the memories of your baby’s first days, the last days they’ll ever be as tiny as they are at that moment, in the form of timeless artwork you’ll be able to enjoy for decades. To make the most of this one-time opportunity, though, you need a newborn photographer […]

Newborn Photography

What to Look for in a Newborn Photographer

You’ve just laid eyes on your new family photos and you’re absolutely thrilled with them! They turned out beautifully and captured each family member’s best side. Naturally, you’re excited to show them off and share them with as many people as possible. What many people don’t realize, though, is that there are limits to how […]

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How You Can (And Cannot) Use Your Professional Portraits

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Tips for Planning Outfits for Your Family Photo Session You have a family photo session on the schedule and you can’t wait to finally update your family portraits with everyone looking their best. Before the big day arrives, though, there is some prep work to be done. One of your top jobs is to put […]

Family Photography

Tips for Planning Outfits for Your Family Photo Session


On April 2nd, 2022, Lovely Moments by Synthia will be hosting simple studio mini sessions for kids and families at our studio in Story City, Iowa. This is the perfect time to celebrate the spring season with beautiful portraits of your family without an extended photography session. For this special event, a portion of all […]

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April 2nd, 2022: Spring Portraits for a Good Cause

Book a Simple Mini Studio Session We’ve opened up two more dates for our Simple Studio Mini sessions on December 5th and 8th. These pre-booked studio mini sessions so you can quickly and easily update your family’s photos or get a professional photo for your Christmas cards or other holiday cards. Getting a great photo […]

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New Dates Added To The Simple Studio Mini Sessions

At Lovely Moments Photography by Synthia, I’m proud to call Story City our home, and we’re honored to help families in the Story City and Ames area to capture the special moments in their lives with maternity photography, newborn photography, baby photography, and more. As members of the Story City community, we’re thrilled to be […]

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Visit Us for a Free Santa Photo at Yulefest!

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Small Business Saturday is a day in the holiday shopping season each year with special discounts and incentives to support your local businesses in your annual shopping. As a small business owner myself, I value Small Business Saturday as a vital way to help other local businesses and as a reminder that shopping small is […]

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$5 Sleigh Mini Sessions at Bartlett House Museum on November 27th!


Enjoy Door Prizes, Ice Cream & Pup Cones, Selfie Station, Sniffari in the Pumpkin Patch, Grooming Stations, meet Adoptable pets, and much more!! Don’t miss the pet costume contest at 11:00! All Leashed, Friendly and Vaccinated Pets welcome. Saturday, October 23 at 10am. Inis Grove Park – Walnut Shelter near the Miracle Park 2500 Duff […]


Join us on October 23rd for Ames Area Pet Appreciation Day!

Ames Area Pet Appreciation Day!

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