What do you call yourself and why?

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    Just curious as to what you call your photography business and why? Example John Smith Photography or John's Portraits etc....

    The reason I ask is some photographers get all fancy with their name (for example "Glamor studios") and some just use their name and the word photography. Be interesting to hear why...
     
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    I would expect a "glamor studios" to have glamor portraits.

    Pick your name based on what you offer. Portraits. Photography. Glamor Shots.
     
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    My business name is top secret. ;) But on my business cards I call myself an "Electronic Sculptor". But that covers everything from CG, video, game design, illustration, technical writing and page layout, etc. etc.
     
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    Captured Visions Photography

    Because I was running out of ideas and the ones that I did want, the domain names were already taken.
     
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    "Life of Riley" Photography. My son's name is Riley and he was my main inspiration when getting into photogaphy.
     
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    My Business name is Travelling Photographers. Because we travel a hell of a lot around town shooting real estate... and now portraits. I'm keeping the economy going with how much fuel I buy.
     
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    sam perry photography... because it is just so uber creative.
     
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    FlipSide Studio because it's relatively unique and it captures my sense of photography being two sided (what you see, and what you create)
     
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    In the process of incorporating and trademarking....so I'll get back to you.
     
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    Kanikula Photography :)

    Its different, catchy and everyone seems to love it :D
     
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    Just plain and factual - describes what I do...
    "JOE'S PHOTO'S"
    I changed it just after joining TPF from "EVERLASTING VISUALISTIC EFFIGIES, REPRODUCTIONS AND TOUCH-UPS OF YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES" cos it looked a bit snobbish... Y'know - over the top...
    Anyway the old name was too long to fit on one line of the tax form - and the tax people thought I had 2 businesses...
    EVERLASTING VISUALISTIC EFFIGIES
    and
    REPRODUCTIONS AND TOUCH-UPS OF YOUR LOVED ONES
    One point they wrote to me and asked me the nature of my business with REPRODUCTIONS AND TOUCH-UPS OF YOUR LOVED ONES - Y'know, like, exactly what is your occupation here..??
    When I wrote back "Reproduction and touching-up, cloning, layering, masking, feathering, and rasterising - mostly people, but sometimes cats dogs and budgies" they sent the local constabulary round...
    Well, thankfully he wasn't too bright and didn't find my stash of dirty jokes I've been collecting from the TPF board -
    Subscribers Forum
    Private forum for those who have purchased a subscription to TPF.
    - otherwise I might've been carted off to the lock-up...
    Anyway - yeah... "JOE'S PHOTO'S"...
    (Aesthetically - I think it's the juxtaposition of the apostrophes that catches people's eyes...)
    Jedo
     
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    Joe's Photo's?


    I hate to be nitpicky, but I'd remove the apostrophe from photo's if I were you; it screams of amateurism, given that it's grammatically wrong, whether it looks aesthetically pleasing or not.

    I certainly wouldn't use such a company.

    And please don't take this as a personal bash — I don't intend it to be. I just can't stand grammatical errors making their way into final names/signs/advertising etc.
     

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