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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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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Colorful Spring Engagement Session | Engagement Portraits in Sioux City, Iowa shot by Jessica Brees Photography

Engagement Session at Grandview Park | Chase & Josie

A Spring Engagement Session at Grandview Park in Sioux City, IA | Sioux City Engagement Photos Chase and Josie are planning an early fall wedding and it is quickly approaching! I figured if I was going to get their engagement session blogged, this was the time! We shot their Sioux City engagement photos back in […]

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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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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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Blush and Navy Bridal Party June Wedding | Marcus Community Center Wedding near Sioux City, Iowa by Jessica Brees Photography

Blush and Navy Summer Catholic Wedding in Marcus, Iowa

blake & reagan | marcus, ia I had been looking forward t o Blake and Reagan’s wedding at the Marcus Community Center for almost a full year! Reagan was actually one of the first people I consistently recognized after moving to Iowa because of her job at the Wellness Center where I first worked out. […]

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Jessica brees Sioux City Iowa wedding

Sioux City Iowa Wedding Photographer | Behind The Scenes

A Behind the Scenes Look at Jessica Brees Photography in 2018 I am so happy to finally be writing my annual recap for 2018…especially considering we are already two weeks into 2019. What’s the saying: better late than ugly? No, that’s what a student said to me when they were late for Student Council once. […]

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Orange City Wedding Photographer | Austin + Izzy

An Intimate December Wedding in the Middle of a Blizzard in Orange City, Iowa It’s a lighthearted joke that most couples don’t know what to expect for weather on their wedding days in Iowa. I’ve shot weddings that were sweltering hot and humid in August and others that were cool and mild for that time […]

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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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