About BD

Hi, I’m Brent

Thank you for considering me for your next portrait or headshot session. I’m not usually one to talk a lot about myself, but if you clicked the link I bet you were wanting to hear about me and my work.

I was born and raised in the Twin Cities, and started my photography business while still in high school. I knew I wanted to do bigger things with my passion, so I headed to California to gain a degree in professional photography. 

After school I went to Los Angeles with a goal of working with celebrities and commercial clients. I ended up accomplishing those goals, but realized LA wasn’t where I wanted to spend the rest of my life, so I moved back to Minnesota – opening BD Portraits Studio in South Minneapolis.

Truth be told

I have two separate lines of work with my photography. My “headshots, portraits, wedding” work ( ). Then my “commercial, celebrity, fine art, activist” work at ( ) . Feel free to check out both to understand all that I’m able to offer as a photographer & artist.

Away from photography

I’m married to a superhero plant scientist named JP, a”Tico” from Costa Rica. We have our new pup Penn, and we also are in the process of growing our family through adoption.

I love doing DIY projects around the house including building our garage from the ground up, and a lot of the furniture you will see in the studio. I consider myself an activist, and I’m passionate about giving voice to less privileged minority groups through my work. Check out for my current endeavor. The project grew from my own ignorance of gender, and gender non-conforming individuals… I’m happy to talk about that in person as well.

I’m an open book

Feel free to check out my personal instagram , and professional instagram as well. I’m very proud to be part of the large crazy family both here in Minnesota and in Costa Rica, where my husband is from.

I truly enjoy working with every type of client. My goal is always to meet and exceed your expectations of a shoot. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have about shooting. I’m here to assist you in any way I can, and I look forward to working with you.


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