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I'm Jessica: wife, mom, photographer, educator

I'm a creative girl boss, obsessed with wedding photography and videography. I have a degree in education and want to bring that into the creative industry by teaching other bosses how to make their dreams come true! When I'm not working, my days are filled with long walks down every aisle of Target while sipping my Pink Drink and listening to my newest playlist. It's the small things!

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St Martin at Christmas Travel Tips

St Martin at Christmas 2019

Our Family Christmas at Orient Bay Last month’s Christmas trip was just THE BEST. If you follow me on Instagram, you saw a few snapshots here and there on my stories. This was our second annual “White Sand Christmas” and I regret nothing! Yes, I LOVE Christmas with family at home. But for my family […]

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2019 Year in Review | Jessica Brees Photo & Video

2019 Year in Review

2019 Year in Review| Behind the scenes peek at Jessica Brees Photo & Video This is my absolute favorite blog post to write every year! I am 100% the type of person that loves documenting everyday moments and telling my story. I also love looking back over time at how things have grown and changed. […]

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Jessica Brees Photography | Anniversary in North Carolina

Our Anniversary Road Trip and Digital Detox

Oh hey Friday! You snuck up on me there. Recovering after our week long road trip to North Carolina and back has taken a lot longer than I anticipated. This week officially beat me. I have been very MIA from the online world the past few weeks. I am not sure why, but I had […]

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Old Town Road, Summer Mantra, and New Luggage

Welcome back, Friday. You’re my favorite and I love you so much. Thank you for also bringing warm temperatures with you, we’ve missed them! I just put on a pair of shorts for the first time this year…I am torn emotionally. One half of me is ecstatic that it’s that warm and the other part […]

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pregnancy, miscarriage, loss, infertility

What Feels Like The Final Day

I’ve been holding my breath. For months I’ve been dreading this day: February 11. It should have been a day of celebration that I looked forward to with excitement, but instead I haven’t wanted to acknowledge its existence at all. Last June, Jason and I got the shock of our lives: a natural, positive pregnancy […]

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Yeah, so we are just waiting…

I have been asked so many times lately, always with the best of intentions, “so how is the adoption process going?” I just never know what to say. “It’s going.” “I’m not really sure, we are just waiting.” “We are stuck.” “It’s not going anywhere, so I am starting to freak out.” I usually respond, […]

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Confessions of a Non-morning Person

For years I have seen posts on Pinterest about the benefits of a quality morning routine and I dream of a day when I will wake up, enjoy meditation, a glass of hot water with lemon, and some thoughtful journaling. But, that’s just not me. I am a sleep-loving morning person. That means I naturally […]

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Finding Your Why

When someone is successful with a physical transformation, or more importantly, committing to a healthy lifestyle, one question he/she gets a lot is “How did you do it?” I was thinking about this, and I’m wondering if what they really mean is “Why did you do it?” The how can be kind of obvious: she […]

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My Love Language Ruined My Kid

This is something that has been on my mind a lot lately, and I am a work-in-progress. So, this post will be more of a commentary on a thought I had, not so much a solution for it…yet. Here’s what I’ve had an internal struggle with: the idea of minimalism and having small children are […]

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How Not To Prepare For A Home Study

If you are not yet familiar with the lingo related to adoption, a home study is “an assessment of prospective adoptive parents to see if they are suitable for adopting a child.” Right now, I am wishing I would have looked up this definition before our actual meeting with the social worker, because I did […]

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