Since starting Nakai Photography in 2007, Kenny Nakai's wedding photos have garnered accolades at the prestigious WPPI International Print competition. His work has been featured in a variety of magazines and blogs including: Inside Weddings, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Modern Luxury Brides, Chicago Style Weddings, and The Knot Chicago. He has traveled internationally to photograph weddings in Italy, Mexico, Thailand and the Bahamas. He is a preferred vendor at numerous luxury venues in Chicago.
Married in 2012, Kenny enjoys spending his time wife, 3.5 yr old, + 1.5 yr old! They take off in their cardboard spaceship and land on the moon! They relax on warm beaches and explore the Chicago food scene. Some of their favorite regular spots include: Smoque, Wasabi, Molly's Cupcakes, Del Seoul, Piece Pizza and Do-Rite Donuts! Kenny has a thing for donuts having tasted Voodoo Donuts in Portland, Sidecar in Orange County, Holy Donut in Maine, Dough and Doughnut Plant in NYC, and Top Pot in Seattle. To help curb his sweet tooth, he picked up climbing and can be found top roping and bouldering at First Ascent Chicago.
As a family, they donate their time, resources, and talents to different groups and ministries in Chicago. They live in the city and value supporting small businesses in their communities.