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, 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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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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Colorful Spring Engagement Session | Engagement Portraits in Sioux City, Iowa shot by Jessica Brees Photography

Engagement Session at Grandview Park | Chase & Josie

A Spring Engagement Session at Grandview Park in Sioux City, IA | Sioux City Engagement Photos Chase and Josie are planning an early fall wedding and it is quickly approaching! I figured if I was going to get their engagement session blogged, this was the time! We shot their Sioux City engagement photos back in […]

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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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Sioux City Wedding Photographer 6-22-19

Blush Pink Summer Wedding at the Avalon Ballroom | Remsen Wedding Photographer

colby & stephanie Colby and Stephanie hosted a beautiful blush wedding in their Catholic Church in Remsen. I was not surprised in the slightest that Steph put together an impeccably styled wedding full of meaningful details! She has impressive taste and I loved everything she put together for the day, especially the blush pink peonies […]

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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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cherokee iowa wedding photographer

WEDDING AT THE GRAINERY | CODY & NICOLE

A ROMANTIC FAMILY WEDDING AT THE GRAINERY LODGE | CHEROKEE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER This past Saturday and the one before were back to back family weddings. Being part of the wedding process with two of Jason’s cousins is so fun and I am honored they considered me to be their wedding photographer in Cherokee! Cody and […]

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sioux city wedding photographer

A Romantic, Classic Catholic Wedding

luc & kaylee | marcus, iowa Around eight years ago I remember meeting Kaylee for the first time when Jason and I were visiting  near Sioux City, Iowa for a Dreckman Family Christmas.  I remember wondering if she was really that happy and charismatic all of the time? Or was she just an excitable teenager […]

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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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