Let's face it, a picture is worth a thousand words.
And in today's online space, image is everything!
But not everyone has time to play professional photographer, right?
That's why there's convenient shortcuts - and one of them is styled stock photography
You don't have to scrounge around the deep ethers of the internet to find these beauties! I've rounded them up in one tidy post you can refer back to time and time again. If you are a creative entrepreneur, mompreneur, blogger or freelancer, here are 13+ sites that have FREE, styled-stock photos to use on your blog, along with a stellar paid option to give you the most options and versatility for your brand.
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Use these styled stock photos for your blog, social media and marketing collaterals to grab user's attention fast!
I should also mention that many of these options include paid subscription libraries so if you like the free photos you can always take advantage and subscribe to them for even more goodies.
1. Haute Chocolate
If chic, elegant, and stylish is what you're after, Haute Chocolate is your ticket! They offer a perfect array of photos, including two free one's upon signing up to their list, for mompreneurs, freelancers, creatives and more.
2. Creative Convex
Creative Convex is by talented designer PinkPot and is a great resource for bloggers and entrepreneurs. If you're a fan of minimalism these perfectly styled, pop of color photos are a nice fit!
3. Shay Cochrane
Fresh & FREE styled stock photos delivered to you monthly? Yes please! These chic images will surely enhance your recognizeability.
Unsplash photos are beautiful enough to fit a lifestyle blog or a design agencies website without the staid, stock photo look and feel.
5. Fun & Creative Styled Photos
Looking for the right stock photo for your blog or instagram feed just got easier with these cute, stylish options. The selection of 11 free stock photos will be sure to leave you impressed!
6. Pink & Gold
If Pink and Gold is your flavor, this bright, beautiful photo is available for personal and commercial use for your promotion.
7. 8 Feminine Styled Flat Lays
Both logo free and un-watermarked, these styled photos can be used for a myriad of media, including social media headers, banners, and blog post images, and more. Photos are 1200px wide.
8. Black, White, and Gold Styled Desktop
Black, white, and gold comprise this styled stock photo suitable for shop announcements or any other promo.
9. Gold, White, and Pink Style Stock Photos
This set of ten is sprinkled with shades of Gold, White, and Pink for a classic, sophisticated look.
10. 54 Free Feminine Stock Photos
These beautiful flat lays include space to overlay your text to promote your latest blog on social media.
11. Pretty Free Desktop Photos
Emily is a photographer and has a free photo stock pack you can use for your own blog or instagram.
12. Girly Styled Stock Photos
This collection features 15 free-styled stock photos, featuring a office supplies and feminine colors sure to make a punch!
13. Feminine Styled Stock Photography
All you lovely ladies can take advantage of these feminine styled stock photos for your blog or instagram! The set includes 10 free, premium photos.
RESOURCES: PAID STYLED STOCK PHOTOS
14. Creative Market
My go-to for any design assets I may need, Creative Market is where it's at for original, creative styled stock photography from designers and artists alike. Here is a recent favorite!
Natural, Styled Stock Photography
I LOVE this neutral set of 24, high-res stock photos you can use for both your blog and instagram for weeks for a complete branded look, and for less than the cost of a date night!
Streaming your business or brands photos to attract your audience and create a recognizable brand show potential clients or customers your making intentional decisions, which are great qualities of a strong brand.
The above are some excellent examples of high-quality branded images from some talented entrepreneurs. If you decide to download, remember to give them proper attribution if required.
Now that I've covered the basics of branding using images and shared some excellent examples, you might be wondering how to create and streamline your blog or business with a focus on the user experience of your web design. I have something in the works that may help you with that very thing! Be sure to sign up for my newsletter to be the first to know about my upcoming offering! P.S. You'll also be sent a special discount code to use for my online shop geared towards photographers and other entrepreneurs.