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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Bride and Groom Sunset Portraits | Fort Dodge Wedding shot by Jessica Brees Photo & Video

Wedding At The Cottonwood Conference Center
Adam & Jamie

A SUMMER PASTEL WEDDING AT THE COTTONWOOD CONFERENCE CENTER | SIOUX CITY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER THE CREATIVE TEAM CEREMONY | Grace United Methodist Church RECEPTION | Cottonwood Conference Center CAKE | Red Barn Bakery FLORIST |Celebrations By Design GOWN | Dream Dress Express TUXEDOS | Men’s Wearhouse   Ready to have the best wedding day ever? Count me […]

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Des Moines Wedding Photographer

Wedding At The Avalon Ballroom
Cody & Mikayla

A COLORFUL, JEWELTONE WEDDING AT THE AVALON BALLROOM IN REMSEN, IOWA | SIOUX CITY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER   THE CREATIVE TEAM CEREMONY | St Mary’s Parish RECEPTION | The Avalon Ballroom CATERING | Kelly’s Catering FLORIST | The Flower Girl GOWN | Dream Dress Express TUXEDOS | Claussen’s MAKEUP | Complexions DJ | WOW Entertainment PARTY BUS | Ya Heard Ready […]

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Bride and Groom Portraits | LeMars Wedding shot by Jessica Brees Photo & Video

Wedding At Willow Creek Country Club
Ty & Emma

A MAROON & BLUE WEDDING AT WILLOW CREEK | LEMARS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER the creative team CEREMONY | Rejoice Church RECEPTION | Plymouth County Fairgrounds CATERING | Kelly’s Catering FLORIST | Inspiration Flowers and Designs by Jessica Trobaugh GOWN | Chrysalis Bridal Salon TUXEDOS | Claussen’s HAIR | Head to Toe DJ | Family Friend DECOR […]

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Bride and Groom Portraits | Wedding At Sioux City Country Club shot by Jessica Brees Photo & Video

Wedding At Sioux City Country Club
Matt & Kristina

A Grey and Purple Wedding at the Sioux City Country Club | Sioux City Wedding Photographer Can we talk about how long ago this Sioux City Country Club wedding was? FOREVER AGO!! I guess my fourth quarter motto for 2020 is “better late than never, and better done than perfect.” 🙈 I remember last chatting […]

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Bridal Party Portraits | Tucker Hill Wedding in Hinton, Iowa shot by Jessica Brees Photo & Video

Wedding At Tucker Hill Vineyards
Daniel & Kara

A CLASSY DUSTY BLUE WEDDING AT TUCKER HILL IN HINTON, IOWA | SIOUX CITY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER Things have gotten BUSY over here and I’m kind of loving it! Dan and Kara’s wedding at Tucker Hill Vineyard was so much fun. We laughed until our faces hurt, we danced on the party bus, and we loved […]

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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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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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Bride and Groom Portraits | The Red Barn Wedding in Kingsley, Iowa shot by Jessica Brees Photo & Video

Wedding at The Red Barn | Nick & Shonden

A  Simple and Intimate Red Barn Wedding near Kingsley, Iowa | Sioux City Wedding Photographer Nick and Shonden’s intimate wedding at The Red Barn was the absolute perfect way to kickoff the 2020 wedding season!!!!!!! It was a  pleasant surprise with unseasonably mild weather for the end of February.  Other than a bit of wind, […]

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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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Bride and Groom Portraits shot by Jessica Brees, photographer and videographer near Sioux City, Iowa

Wedding at the Holiday Inn in Sioux City, Iowa | Mike & Ashley

An Elegant Winter Wedding at the Dakota Dunes Holiday Inn in Sioux City, Iowa | Sioux City Wedding Photographer What an INCREDIBLE wedding to end the 2019 season!!! I typically don’t have any December weddings, but this year kept me busy with THREE. All of them were unique and special, and Mike and Ashley’s wedding […]

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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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