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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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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Wedding at the Grainery Lodge | Kale & Falisha

A Glamorous Wedding with Gold and Yellow at the Grainery Lodge | Cherokee Wedding Photographer I was the wedding photographer for Kale and Falisha’s Grainery Lodge wedding in Cherokee and it was a stunning event for the record books. Falisha and her Mom had impeccable taste and the staff at Celebrations helped bring all of […]

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Minneapolis Engagement Session | Michael & Bailey

I absolutely cannot believe that I haven’t blogged this Minneapolis engagement session yet, because it is one of my all time faves. We are talking top 5 favorite engagement sessions! These images are sprinkled all over my website, social media graphics, and marketing materials! So, the question is why did I not get this done […]

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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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