Friday, April 22, 2011

Story Behind the (Shop) Name: Ululani Photos

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. 

Thank you Michelle for sharing your story! If you are interested in being featured in this space, contact us via the Contact tab at the top of the page.


Very Verdant said...

WOnderful feature post! I love that she takes her camera everywhere. That is a practice that I have often wished for but not instilled in myself.

Camelot's Treasures said...

What a great story! And love your pictures :)
I am the person who always forgets to bring my camera, and then get mad at myself later that I didn't bring it...or when I do bring it it stays in my purse/bag because I forgot that I brought it.

Homefront Artistry Team said...

Beautiful!!!! Thanks for sharing Ululani!

Ululani Photos said...

Thank you ladies :)

Roz Petalz Studio said...

That's great - best of luck with it!

Mandy said...

Very cool!

smurdyalpi said...

As one of her best friends, I can say that she really does take it everywhere. haha at least we don't miss out on great memories that can be treasured forever because of your pictures. I am so proud of you! I love you and I miss you!

smurdyalpi said...

As one of her best friends, I can say that she really does carry it everywhere! lol Because of that, we can always look back on all of the memories. I am so proud of you! I love you and I miss you!