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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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Ryan & Sami’s Adams Nature Reserve Engagement Photos shot by Jessica Brees, photographer and videographer near Sioux City, Iowa

Engagement Session at Adams Nature Reserve | Ryan & Sami

A Sunny Winter Engagement at Adams Nature Reserve in Sioux City, Iowa | Sioux City Wedding Photographer Ryan and Sami wanted a winter wonderland for their engagement session. Their wedding day isn’t until the end of November, so they wanted a little bit of snow to get a different look. Even though the snow and […]

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Ryan & Cassidy’’s Storm Lake Fareway Engagement Photos shot by Jessica Brees, photographer and videographer near Sioux City, Iowa

Engagement Session in the Storm Lake Fareway | Ryan & Cassidy

A Winter Engagement Session in the Fareway Grocery in Storm Lake, Iowa | Storm Lake Wedding Photographer When Cassidy mentioned wanting to shoot some of her engagement photos inside the Fareway grocery in Storm Lake, I was hesitant at best! I kept thinking: how will I make a grocer look “light & airy”; how much […]

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Daniel & Kara’s Downtown Sioux City & Adams Nature Reserve Engagement Photos shot by Jessica Brees, photographer and videographer near Sioux City, Iowa

Engagement Session at Adams Nature Reserve | Daniel & Kara

A Winter Engagement at Adams Nature Reserve and Downtown Sioux City | Sioux City Wedding Photographer I absolutely loved shooting this winter engagement session in downtown Sioux City and Adams Nature Reserve with Daniel and Kara! They are such genuine and kindhearted people.  I could tell right off the bat that they are crazy for […]

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Zac & Jessica’s Downtown Sioux City Engagement Photos shot by Jessica Brees, photographer and videographer near Sioux City, Iowa

Engagement Session in Downtown Sioux City | Zac & Jessica

 A Relaxed Winter Engagement Session in Downtown Sioux City | Sioux City Wedding Photographer Zac and Jessica were two incredibly brave souls for their engagement session in downtown Sioux City! We took a look at the weather forecast and saw it was supposed to be 28 degrees. GREAT! Let’s go for it with this session… […]

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State Capital Engagement Des Moines Iowa shot by Jessica Brees Photography & Videography

State Capital Engagement | Gabe & Clara

Iowa State Capital Engagement in Des Moines, Iowa I don’t ever want to play favorites with my clients…but Gabe and Clara?! They’re high on the list! I drove to Des Moines to shoot their Iowa State Capital engagement session, because scheduling was nutty last fall. I was more than happy to shoot at the Iowa […]

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Red Rocks Colorado Engagement Session shot by Jessica Brees, photographer and videographer near Sioux City, Iowa

Red Rocks Engagement Session | Kyle & Sydney

Engagement Photos at Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater near Denver, Colorado Kyle and Sydney’s Red Rocks engagement photos were on “Black Friday” during my holiday stay in Colorado! I wasn’t so sure it was going to happen, because we drove out to Colorado THROUGH a snowstorm that had the interstate closed overnight. I was so […]

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Ice Fishing Engagement Photos in LeMars, Iowa shot by Jessica Brees Photography & Videography

Engagement Session at Willow Creek Golf Course | Nick & Shonden

An Ice Fishing Engagement Session at the Willow Creek Golf Course in LeMars, Iowa | LeMars, Iowa Wedding Photographer I had not met Nick and Shonden in person before their ice fishing engagement photos, so I didn’t quite know what to expect. I knew Shonden would be a fiery, fun lady but didn’t expect Nick […]

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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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Pocahontas Engagement Photos shot by Jessica Brees Photography | Jessica is a photographer and videographer near Sioux City, Iowa

Engagement Session near Pocahontas, Iowa | Adam & Holly

Adam & Holly’s Fall Engagement Photos near Pocahontas, Iowa Adam and Holly’s fall engagement photos are some of my all time favorites. First reason – if you could see the amount of bloopers and outtakes from Adam, you’d be literally rolling on the floor laughing! I am not even sure if they are considered bloopers, […]

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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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