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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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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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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Dan + Courtney // Cherokee Engagement

Future clients: let this blog post be a notice to trust me, when I say I have a vision! If I feel the need to cancel a session due to weather, I have a reason. Likewise, if I think we can still go with it, it’s for a reason! Dan and Courtney’s engagement session is […]

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Justin & Cassy • Silver Sioux Engagement

Here I am, still keeping on with the updated engagement posts! I’d give myself a little pat on the back…if these were not coming out almost four months late! Justin and Cassy are two of the most laid back people that I’ve ever met! I asked them where they wanted to shoot their session, and […]

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Garrett & Melissa • Cherokee Engagement

Just wait until you see these images! You’re going to think the day was a warm, cozy autumn day and that Garrett and Melissa snuggled under this gorgeous willow tree and had the best time. You’ll think that and you’ll be wrong! It was so cold!! There wasn’t any snow yet, but it was 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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