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Hi, my name is Mike, a professional wedding and portrait photographer born, raised, and based here in beautiful, Silverlake, Los Angeles, California.

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Happy Thursday everyone :) It’s the day before Valentine’s day. Just saying.

Flashback to this past weekend, when I was given the awesome opportunity to cover the Japanese American Nat’l Museum’s Target Family Days, featuring the good folks from KoAloha Ukulele, based in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Whoa, that was a mouthful!).

Basically, “Target Family Days” at the museum are events where families can attend to experience some fun and exciting activities. This past weekend, everyone in attendance was treated to Hawaiian inspired crafts for the kids, and everything Ukulele, you know, those small-ish looking guitars that are associated with the Hawaiian islands? I learned that they didn’t originate there, but somehow, throughout the years, they have become synonymous with Hawaii. In the Hawaiian language, “Uku” means “flea”, and “lele” translates to “jumping”, hence, “jumping flea”, as the picking/strumming motions mimick. Now you know :)

What really made the day for me was how cool and friendly the KoAloha folks are. All of them, from the company owners, Allan and Paul, to their uber-talented artists and instructs, all exemplified that wonderful Hawaiian sensibility of “Ohana” or family, making for a really enjoyable day for everyone. Really nice folks. Plus, taking in their talent and expertise on how to play the ukulele was simply inspiring! I’m DEFINITELY taking it up! Definitely!

If you’re interested in their ukuleles, check out their site here. I spoke to a lot of people taking classes that day with them, and everyone wholeheartedly suggested getting a KoAloha! With folks like the ones I met on Saturday, I completely agree!

Here’s a glimpse of my day with them. Enjoy!

 

 

2014, M Palma Photography, KoAloha Ukulele, Ukulele, Koaloha, JANM, Japanese American National Museum, Target Days, families, family, hawaii, aloha, Los Angeles photographer, silverlake photographer, filipino photographer, ukulele lessons

 

 

 

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A huge, special thanks goes out to Tracy L., for giving me this great opportunity :) Mahalo Tracy! Great times with great people :) Aloha!


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