Family Portraits

Family will always come first.
Twig and Daisy photography is CLOSED FOR 2021.

Family is a BIG deal to me, always has been and always will be. There is nothing I treasure more in my own home than photos with my family. They have captured so many memories and moments in my lifetime, and I want to do the same for you. In the effort of keeping it real, please also know I understand that some family members aren’t always as on board with family photos as others, I promise to surprise them with how much fun and easy family photos can be. My goal is to capture your family being YOU; I want to capture your personalities alone and together. In my opinion, a family photo is a gift of a lifetime; it will last and last. Long after we are gone from this earth, there will be that photo captured of how your mom looked at you and loved you. I love the moments in between the poses the most- the giggles and fun. 

Love inspires me.


I love shooting families at various Des Moines locations. I have my favorites for sure, but I also would love to hear what you most want your photos to reflect. For some families that is a country feel, fields, dirt roads, and for others they desire more of an urban setting, bricks and buildings. Whatever the location I promise your family will shine, that is what matters MOST of all to me.

Susan's work is phenomenal...always capturing images that I fall in love with and the spirit of each of our family members. She's truly passionate about love and family and you can see that in her photos. You know someone is amazing when you get done with your session and your kids all say "that was so fun!"


Susan is a pleasure to work with. Her photography is beautiful, but even more important to me, the process is actually enjoyable! Having a big family and lots of personalities can make family photos difficult, but Susan handles it with grace and makes it fun. I love that she always captures each child’s personality in photos.  

The Fish Family

Thank you so much for making family pictures FUN!!! 

We loved how you captured the personalities of everyone in our family. Thank you for all the sweet memories you blessed us with!

The Mann Family

Susan has been amazing with our big family—she is relaxed but so efficient. She captures our kids’ personalities in such a natural way and the photos we now have are absolute treasures. Somehow she seems to know exactly the expression or moment I hope to capture! She is truly gifted.

The Olsen Family

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Just the right amount of time for families or couples in the beautiful golden late/afternoon evening light.

– 1 hour of photography time with Susan
 – 1-2 nearby locations
 – 30+ high resolution, edited and color corrected digital images with standard skin retouching and digital delivery 
 – Custom viewing website with professional prints available for purchase a la carte.
 – Maximum of 8 people for this package
 – +$25 for each additional person

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