This Feature is written by Michelle Cypher,
Here's her Story:
My camera goes where I go, ALWAYS!
I was known as the photographer within my circle of friends. Anything we did, I was the one pulling out my little point and shoot camera and taking a digital record of our times together. Being a mother, I was taking pictures of my son all the time too. And sometimes if I saw a pretty flower or something, I would take out my camera and snap a picture. I drove my husband crazy. I would take ten shots of the same thing to get that one perfect shot.
So it’s really sad that it took A LOT of talking from those around me to convince me that I could be a professional photographer. I never thought about it like that before. It was just something I enjoyed. My sister told me I should start off with projects, to teach myself more about lighting and stuff. So I did. That’s where it all began. One quiet Saturday afternoon outside of my apartment with some flowers my husband had gotten me. From that moment on I was hooked.
Coming up with a name for my shop was very hard for me. I am not a very creative person when it comes to things of that nature. I knew I wanted something different. My husband’s family is Hawaiian and I wanted to bring that part of my life into it. After a long, long day of research, I fell in love with Ululani. Ululani is the Hawaiian term for heavenly inspiration. I don’t go out of my way to find amazing shots, I let them come to me. My camera is with me always, so even a trip to the commissary can result in a picture worth taking. I truly hope you enjoy my work as much as I do.
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