Kuwait

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Kuwait is the second Arab country I officially visit (and I can’t wait to see more of the Arab & North African worlds…insha Allah). Seems like in the Gulf countries, it’s rare now to get an authentic feel of the traditional culture. Even as the heat was full-on outside while on the inside, the malls were packed with Arabs dressed to the … Continue reading

portraits

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Portraits I took of volunteer models this spring at the Grande Seance organized by Studio4fun. I got lucky and won an entry to the next one! :) xo Dina

best of…

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I couldn’t think of a more pleasurable way that was at the same time a win-win situation, to raise money for this Ride to Conquer Cancer. I’m going, inshallah, in about month and  before even getting on that bike for a 2-day ride to Quebec City, I have learned an important life lesson or two. … Continue reading

mimo & nat

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Two dear family friends I grew up with + cocktail dresses = a fun charity photoshoot. thank you girls!   xo, dina mimo nat

kareena kareena!

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This past week was a lively, colorful celebration of the marriage of my friend Kareena to her lucky man, Atul. Ten years ago I met Kareena in my physics class. She became my lab partner and we’ve kept in touch since then. We had so much fun over the years, especially when paired with our common … Continue reading

adorable girls

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These two adorable little girls* were my second clients for my charity portrait sessions**. They meant serious business but definitely knew how to work hard and play hard :) xo Dina  *= i die for their curls. ** = i’m grateful that things have been going amazing, so unfortunately i will no longer accept any … Continue reading