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.



8 comments:

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!
Robin

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!