The Accidental Name
When I chose the name of my â€œphotography businessâ€ I had no idea it would become an actual business name. At the time I wanted a name for a photoblog I had started that mostly included buildings, lakes and flowers. As this slowly started to become a name for my portrait work I never even questioned it.
To me, the name, is a way of saying that sometimes a shot that you wouldnâ€™t expect to be beautiful suddenly becomes beautifulâ€¦by accident. This is obvious to me but I guess itâ€™s not quite as obvious to everyone else.
I have noticed that photographers have either their business name as FIRST and LAST NAME Photography and some believe that is the only way to go. There are other photographers, like myself and my friend Jen, who choose another name like Pretty Pictures Photography (I totally made that up, I have no idea if it exists).
I realize my business name (Iâ€™m not mentioning it here as Iâ€™m trying really hard to keep this blog separate from the other one) isnâ€™t an obvious name but then I always tend to go the less obvious route. I prefer goofy pictures over pretty pictures. I prefer personality over polished.
Anyway, all this rambling is my way of wondering if I should change my name. Iâ€™m not sure if I even could if I wanted to at this point in the game. I mean, I couldnâ€™t even change my Fan Page name, which I think is really ridiculous but that would go in my WTF Facebook? post.
So Iâ€™d love to have your thoughts, feel free to just be honest. Would you be hesitant to hire someone with my business name? Here is a poll to make it a little more fun.