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Meet the Photographer

Oh hey! I'm Bre.

I'm a wife, mama, & stepmom who loves exploring new places, eating delicious pizza, and doing pretty much anything that puts me by a lake. I also love stories - especially the ones with lots of pretty pictures!

I want to tell a part of your story. Whatever season of life you're in, I just know there's a story waiting to be told. Maybe you're a couple celebrating yet another year together or a mother expecting her very first child. Maybe you have young children who seem to change by the day, or older teens who are days away from leaving home. Or, maybe you're preparing for what will be the biggest day of your life. Being included in creating these lasting memories with you brings me so much joy. Let's connect, create, and celebrate your season of life together.

We'll Be A Great Fit If....

You love images that are bright, light, and clean, with colors that are true-to-life.

You love images that are full of joy, love, and laughter.

You love the softness of natural light and a beautiful outdoor location.

You don't mind a little hike if it means an incredible view for a stunning backdrop.

You don't "sweat the small stuff" and appreciate a session that is laid back, comfortable, and a lot of fun!

BMP Referral Program

Have you had a session with me and LOVED your images? Tell your friends! Tell the world! Shout it from the rooftops! For every booked session you send my way, I'll give you $50 off a future session of your choice. Got multiple friends that want to book? Great! That's multiple $50 credits going right to you! Just have your friends mention your name in their contact form. It's as easy as that!

I get to work with THE BEST clients and I so appreciate their loyalty and support! Here's one easy way for me to say THANK YOU for all the love!

**Session must be scheduled within 12 months of the referral to receive the $50 credit.


Where are you based and do you travel?

I live and work in West Des Moines, Iowa and am available for travel. Let's explore together!

How many pictures will we receive?

For my full portrait sessions, I don't limit the amount of images I deliver - you'll get all the good ones! During typical portrait sessions, I deliver roughly 50 images per hour. Each image is edited to my artistic styling.

When will we get our photos?

Your will receive an online gallery link with all your photos within four weeks of your session. You can download all the photos from the gallery or just choose your favorites! Galleries will remain available up to six months after your session.

What should we wear for our session?

Once you book, you'll receive my Portrait Session Style Guide, which has lots of information and styling tips for your family. In general, neutrals, pastels, and muted colors photograph best. Stay away from distracting patterns or colors that are too bright. Sometimes it's easiest to pick one "statement piece" and then pull colors from that outfit to dress and layer everyone else. Best advice? Keep it simple, muted, and clean to allow for timeless images that puts the focus where it's supposed to be - on you and your family!

We want to book! What are my next steps?

To reserve a date for your wedding or portrait session, please send me an email through the contact form. I'll be in touch ASAP to get everything booked and official!

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Breanna Maxwell is a portrait and wedding photographer based in West Des Moines, Iowa. A former special education teacher, she began pursuing photography as a means to document her growing family and capture their lifelong memories. Breanna Maxwell Photography was officially established in 2020 and transitioned to a full-time career in 2022.