Hey friend! I'm Jessica!

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PHOTOGRAPHER, EDUCATOR & COACH WHO BELIEVES THAT

Every busy, juggling mama can build a manageable & profitable business

I capture weddings all over the world, but my heart and home are near Des Moines, Iowa. Wedding photography is still my main love, but I'm running my business "on the side" and can help you grow yours while juggling everything else, too!

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Cherokee Late Fall Engagement Photos shot by Jessica Brees, photographer and videographer near Sioux City, Iowa

Cherokee Engagement Session | Steffen & Desiree

Steffen & Desiree’s Late Fall Cherokee Iowa Engagement Session Can we talk about how amazing my couples are for a minute? I swear, I don’t know how I get so lucky! I got to shoot Steffen and Desiree’s Cherokee fall engagement photos when they were back in town for the weekend! I hung out with […]

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Cherokee, Iowa Pumpkin Patch Engagement Photos shot by Jessica Brees, photographer and videographer near Sioux City, Iowa

Cherokee Pumpkin Patch Engagement Session | Dustin & Makenzie

Dustin & Makenzie’s Fall Engagement Photos at the Hoefling Pumpkin Patch near Cherokee, Iowa Dustin and Makenzie’s Cherokee pumpkin patch engagement is up next out of the engagement session vault. Makenzie says she is obsessed with all things fall. I’ve now come to learn she is a spunky fireball with an incredibly positive attitude that […]

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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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Engagement photos near Cherokee, Iowa shot by Jessica Brees, Sioux City Iowa photographer and videographer

Engagement Session at Family Property near Cherokee | Brennon & Clare

Cherokee, Iowa, Engagement Session in the Country | Cherokee Engagement Photographer I realized I *really* needed to get Brennon and Clare’s country Cherokee engagement session blogged…I mean their wedding is  THIS WEEKEND! Goodness, I got behind on work this year. Better late than never, and I want to make sure they got their moment in […]

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Bride and groom outdoor portraits shot by Jessica Brees, Sioux City Iowa engagement and wedding photographer

Wedding at Little Sioux Event Center, Cherokee Iowa | Jacob & Brea

A Romantic, Vibrant wedding at Little Sioux Event Center in Cherokee, Iowa | Omaha Wedding Photographer I had been looking forward to Jacob and Brea’s wedding at the Little Sioux Event Center for months! Every chance I got, I was texting Brea and she was telling me about their plans and decor ideas. I could […]

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Bride and Groom Portrait | Wedding in Cherokee, Iowa shot by Jessica Brees Photography

Wedding at The Grainery Lodge | Chase & Josie

A Rustic Dusty Navy and Blush Wedding at the Grainery Lodge in Cherokee, Iowa | Cherokee Wedding Photographer This past Saturday the sun FINALLY came back out! I was worried in the morning, but the clouds cleared and gave us a perfect day for a barn wedding. I was so happy to be Chase and […]

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Rustic & Romantic Outdoor Engagement Photos | Engagement Portraits in Silver Sioux near Cherokee, Iowa shot by Jessica Brees Photography

Engagement Session at Silver Sioux Rec Area | Mike & Kourtney

A Sunny Engagement Session in Cherokee, Iowa | Cherokee Engagement Photographer I am under pressure to blog these Cherokee engagement photos, because Michael and Kourtney are getting married TOMORROW! I don’t normally procrastinate, but when I do, I wait until the very last possible moment. Go big or go home, am I right? I really […]

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Sioux City Wedding Photographer 7/20/2019

Wedding at Little Sioux Event Center | Zac & Madison

A Navy and Blush Wedding at the Little Sioux Event Center | Cherokee Wedding Photographer I was the photographer for Zac and Madison’s Cherokee Wedding at the Little Sioux Event Center was styled with dainty blush accents and navy blue gowns with the most incredible arrangements of fresh florals! Madison and her Mother did an […]

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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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photographer near Cherokee Iowa

Cherokee, Iowa Wedding Photographer | Alanzo + Bailey

I spent last Saturday with Alanzo and Bailey in the most laid back yet emotional wedding yet this year! I actually met these two before they were officially engaged, when I shot a session for Alanzo’s family. I remember taking photos of them sitting on a rock in the middle of a field in the […]

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I have the heart of a teacher, the eye of a photographer, and the foggy mind of a Mom! Whether I'm capturing love stories for 'Breezy Brides' and they're sweethearts, coaching other business owners to reach their "side hustle" goals, or just simply sharing the everyday chaos of life with three boys, I want my presence to better the lives of others! I hope we can become new best friends, and cannot wait to get started together!

I'm so glad you've found my online home! If you're new here, you need to know a few things:
1. Family is my main priority! I have a blended family with 3 boys ages 8, 8 and 9!

2. I teach high school full time, run my business {full time}, commute 2.5 hours a day and juggle everything else in between!

3. I'm an Enneagram 2w3. Everything I do is fueled by a strong passion for helping others so that together, we all have room at the table!

I'm so glad you're here!

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