(Closed) What name sounds better for my photography business?

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Name for my photography
    Alyssa's Photography : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Photography by Alyssa : (18 votes)
    15 %
    MY initials - ARW Photography : (42 votes)
    35 %
    MY initials - AR Photography : (20 votes)
    17 %
    Other - I have a better Idea! (post comment) : (3 votes)
    2 %
    First and Middle: Alyssa Renee Photography : (35 votes)
    29 %
    AR Photo : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 4
    1508 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I like ARW Photography, and you could come up with a nice logo with ARW.

    Good luck

    Post # 5
    619 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @SupermansSweetheart:  I agree. The logo would be creative with ARV Photography. Otherwise, photography by Alyssa

    Post # 6
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I would go with Alyssa Lastname Phitography. I think it sounds more professional and refined. 

    Post # 7
    807 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @Meowkers:  I agree.

    Also, keep in mind that you really do want to have a fairly distinct name for your business. Google “Photography by Alyssa” and notice how many options come up…you want to be able to drive traffic to your page and one way to do that is to eliminate confusion as to which one is actually you.

    Post # 8
    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @Meowkers:  Agree, I think it is more professional to use your full name + Photography.  But if you are really against using your last name for whatever reason I’d go with the initials, because I really dislike the first 2 options.

    Post # 10
    2523 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I like Photography by Alyssa.

    Sounds sleek and modern. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Post # 13
    2554 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    ARW Photography – I think you could come up with a great logo with that, plus if you haven’t gotten a .com yet, http://www.arwphotography.com would be an excellent address. You want something that someone could hear and punch into a browser/search engine. People could easily misspell your name.

    Post # 15
    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @alyssars1:  This is why I decided to ask some fellow bees, surely most of you guys have, or are reserching photographer. When looking at a list of photographers, are you drawn more to a simple title, does it have any effect on firsy impression?

    Yes, which is why I recommended [Full Name] + Photography.  My feeling is that photographers are artists, and artists go by their full name.  In my opinion “Photography by [First Name]” sounds very amatuer.  In fact I strictly avoided florists that went by “Flowers by [First Name]” because I assumed that they did flowers out of their dining room.  I would have similar reservations about “Photography by Alyssa”.

    That said, I totally get hating your last name – mine is impossible to pronounce as well.  I think Alyssa Renee Photography or ARW Photography are both good options and will make a good impression.  I think ARW will lend itself well to a graphic.  Good luck!

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