After earning her degree in Photocommunications at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, Dina spent several years photographing for award winning photographers, Jenn Lindberg and Bill Kennedy. A desire to be closer to her family brought Dina to the Big Island of Hawaii where she developed her photojournalistic eye and passion for visual storytelling while shooting for the local newspapers.
After moving to Portland in 2007, Dina shifted her focus to editorial and commercial photography focusing on food, lifestyle, portraiture and architecture. She is a regular contributor to Eater PDX and has amassed a respectable client list which includes Travel + Leisure, The Wall Street Journal, Art Culinaire and Elle a Table Japan.
Winner of the James Beard Award for Visual Storytelling
Chronicle Books, Revelry, Men's Journal, Hotel Deluxe, St. Jack, The Pouring Table, The Fresh Toast, NV Portland, AIGA, Serious Eats, OMFGCO, Office 52, Gold Violin, Kimpton Hotels, The Pearl Magazine, Travel Portland, University of Portland, Beast, SilverKris Magazine, Nonna, La Maison Maille, Vegetarian Times, Heathman Hotel, Culture Magazine, Noraneko Ramen Shop, Preservation Magazine, Lemelson Vineyards, Reed College, Eater National, Fine Cooking, Northwest Meeting + Events Magazine, Joto Sake, Luxe Magazine, Wine & Spirits Magazine, Thrillist, AAA Magazine, Oven and Shaker, Fine Cooking Magazine, Hestan Commercial, Better Homes and Gardens, FSR Magazine, Atelier Ace, Oba, Ruddick/Wood, Brazi Bites, Travel and Leisure, Gray Magazine, Popeye Magazine (Japan), The Wall Street Journal, Imbibe Magazine, True Portland: The Unofficial Guide for Creative People (Japan), ChefStable Group, Matt French/Zidell Yards, Feast PDX, Art Culinaire, La Cucina Italiana, GQ, Elle a Table Japan, Playboy Magazine, Mix Magazine, Lever Architects, Radar Restaurant, Food and Wine Magazine, Portland Monthly, 1859 Magazine, Multnomah Whiskey Library, OX Restaurant, New Seasons Market, Whole Foods Market, Edible Portland, About Face Magazine, Living Social, Jamison, Bar Vivant, Cibo, SE Wine Collective, Departure Restaurant, The Original Taco House, Yakuza, St. Honore, Mirakutei, DOC, Organically Grown Company, Siri and Sons Farms, Robert Half Intl, Coconut Bliss Ice Cream, Stone Buhr Flour, Chonga's Salsa, The Cherry Company.