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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!


Bride and Groom Portraits | Wedding in Spencer, Iowa shot by Jessica Brees Photography

Family Farm Wedding | Andrew & Ellie

Rustic Pastel Wedding on Family Farm near Spencer, Iowa | Spencer Wedding Photographer I feel so honored to have been the photographer for this wedding near Spencer, IA. Andrew and Ellie hosted a stunning wedding full of pastel and watercolor accents. It was a gorgeous mix of soft feminine touches with rustic details right at […]

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Omaha Wedding Photographer 7-13-19

Loess Hills Catholic Wedding at South Creek | Blair Nebraska wedding photographer

jordan & samantha Samantha and Jordan planned their wedding near Blair, Nebraska at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and South Creek Event Center. We shot their engagement photos last July, and it was almost as hot as their wedding day. Bless the brave souls that plan weddings in July in Iowa! Despite spending most of the […]

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Sioux City Wedding Photographer 6-22-19

Blush Pink Summer Wedding at the Avalon Ballroom | Remsen Wedding Photographer

colby & stephanie Colby and Stephanie hosted a beautiful blush wedding in their Catholic Church in Remsen. I was not surprised in the slightest that Steph put together an impeccably styled wedding full of meaningful details! She has impressive taste and I loved everything she put together for the day, especially the blush pink peonies […]

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Orange City Iowa Wedding Photography

Justin & Jenna | April 6, 2019 We had no idea what to. expect going in to this wedding day! Was spring in Iowa going to be snow and blistery cold wind, or green, warm with lots of blooms? Since it was early April we got a mixed bag of an overcast day that was […]

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Ida Grove Iowa Wedding Photographer | Austin + Cailin

A Gorgeous Hometown Wedding Near Ida Grove, Iowa I hadn’t met Austin and Cailin but once before their wedding. We met for Mexican food and sat chatting all evening. Even though I didn’t know much about them, and hadn’t gotten them in front of my camera before, they made their wedding day so easy on […]

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LeMars Iowa Wedding Photographer | Zach + Shaina

A Blush and Navy Wedding in Remsen, Iowa Zach and Shaina have shown me nothing but grace the last week during my personal emergency. Since I am a week late with their blog post, I thought I would fill it to the brim with extra sneak peeks! I think there are almost 200 photos for […]

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Nate + Jackie // Rainy May Wedding

I feel so bad for Nate and Jackie. They have pushed through some tough weather for both their engagement session and now their wedding day! Nate actually accused me of being the issue, bringing bad luck and bad weather! #ruuuuuuude Despite my anxiety about the cold and rainy weather, Jackie had the best attitude on […]

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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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Silver Sioux Engagement Session

zach & shaina | cherokee, iowa Towards the end of last autumn, I met up with Shaina and Zach at the Silver Sioux Recreational Area near Quimby for their engagement session. This is truly one of my favorite locations because of the versatility, with the red barn, the gorgeous winding road, the beautiful trees, and […]

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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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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!