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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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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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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Cherokee Iowa Wedding Photographer | Dustin + Jessica

A Classy Autumn Winery Wedding in Round Lake, Minnesota Before gushing about how amazing this last wedding was, let me admit one thing: I am behind when it comes to work. I am a bit overwhelmed, drowning in tasks, and last week I barely got through. Because of this, I did not prepare for Dustin […]

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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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Cherokee Iowa Wedding Photographer | Jakob + Emily

You know what the best type of bride is? A completely giddy one and that’s exactly what I was working with last Saturday with Emily and Jakob’s wedding. She could not stand waiting to see Jakob, let alone walk down the aisle and marry him! Emily might be the only bride I know who puts […]

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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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