I've decided to go ahead and develop a Web site and some business materials for my photography work. But here's the thing: I need a name. Or at least, I might need a name. Here are my two options, as I see them:
1. Brand my photography under my name, just as I have my writing work.
2. Come up with an actual name for my company, something catchy that hasn't already been done.
The big "pro" associated with option 1 is that I won't have to think up something new. Plus, I can play my writing and photography services off one another.
The big "pro" associated with option 2 is that I've always liked the idea of having an actual named company (okay, DBA). But therein lies the biggest "con", too. My brain seems to have shorted out on this one. Every idea I come up with has already been done a dozen times over.
I would like something that incorporates the idea of capturing real life - everyday moments as well as the momentous occasions. I like the concept of biographer (something I've always used to describe my writing work) and documentarian. Or something off the wall that has only a passing association with photography (you can slap the word "photography" on the end to get that point across). See?! None of this is making any sense, is it?
Here's my point: if you can think of a good name for a photography company, would you let me know? And could you run a quick google search first to make sure it's not a 100% repeat of twelve other companies?
Bonus prize to anyone who comes up with the winner and happens to live within driving distance: free photos session! Otherwise, all I have to offer is my undying adoration.