Learn More About Me

What 3 adjectives would you use to describe yourself?

Energetic. Self-Driven. Warmhearted.

What 3 words best describe your photography?

Authentic. Dreamy. Romantic.​

What inspired your business name?

My name is an integral part of my identity. I wanted to incorporate my name in a more succinct and visually stunning way through my business name and logo.

My middle name, Xiaokui, reminds me of my origins from a small orphanage in China where my parents adopted me from as a six-month old baby. I inherited my last name, Nakashima, from my father who grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii as a Japanese-American. ​

How long have you been a photographer?

My father is a professional photographer so I was fortunate enough to inherit his DSLR "hand-me-downs" when I was a kid. Now I never go anywhere without my camera!

What are your hobbies?

Binge watching TV shows, cooking new recipes, spoiling my dog Shannon, exploring the beautiful wilderness (ie. camping, skiing, hiking)