Brenda Manookin is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker based in the western United States. 

With more than 10 years of photographic and visual media experience, Brenda thrives on helping businesses look their best by creating a cohesive image and brand. Much of her work is stylized, editorial, and occasionally quirky. She excels in conceptual thinking and turning those concepts into reality. In addition, she has covered a variety of subjects from health conditions in Afghanistan to Hurricane Katrina and beyond. Her work has been seen in numerous exhibitions and publications throughout the United States and Canada, including Digital Photo ProThe Daily Herald,, Current TV, Pacific Coast Business Times, and Ventana Monthly, as well as multiple film festivals. 

Brenda is a graduate of Brooks Institute with a degree in Visual Journalism, and has received awards from College Photographer of the Year and the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2007, she was a Barnstorm XX attendee at the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop.

She currently lives in Utah and is available worldwide for commissioned work of any genre.  



VC Reporter

Ventana Monthly

Brooks Institute

The Daily Herald

Afghanistan Dental Relief Project


Digital Photo Pro

Chabad of Oxnard


Bellevue Massage School

Northwest Center for Photography


Heart Spring Health

Irene’s Sweet Shoppe


Canon/Pro Photo Supply

Red Clay


12-1 Productions

Global Humanitarian Photojournalists

Portland Business Journal