A part of a professional online brand are the images you use on your website, social media and everywhere your brand shows up online. However, not all of us are professional photographers and many may not even be able to afford professional photography in the early days of their business. Styled stock photography is a perfect solution for this and I have compiled a list of free online resources where you can stock up on this professional images to jazz up your brand!
WHAT ARE STYLED STOCK IMAGES?
As a brand that operates online, I’m sure you would have seen a lot of styled stock photos online, on websites, social media, ads and many more, considering the growth in their popularity lately. Styled stock images are themed professional images that generally leave a blank space where you can place your logo, add a quote, overlay with text or just apply your brand elements in general. They are often used as hero images, overlaid with quotes or just posted as is and prices ranges from about $7.99-$249 (checkout websites such as ETSY or CREATIVE MARKET, SCSTOCKSHOP).
Below are my go-to websites when I need an image for myself or for a client.
All the images I use within this post are from the respective websites to give you a taste of what to expect from their styled stock library.
I purchased my first styled stock image ever from Sandra’s Etsy shop and just had to view her site. She has an impressive collection of photographs for sale and if you sign up for her newsletter, you receive one free image every month. The image above is one of the freebies from Sandra.
One of the biggest names in styled stock photos, her shop is a website owner’s dreams. Head on over to Shay’s website and sign up for the newsletter to receive monthly freebies in your inbox.
3. GOLD & BERRY
This beautiful and generous lady has a whole section of freebies including patterns, brushes and styled stock photos. You do not need to sign-up to download and all images can be used for personal and commercial use.
4. IVORY MIX
Sign-up for free on the Ivorymix website to get access to their extensive free stock photo library. The library is updated with new images every month!!
You can already see Rekita’s colorful style from the image above and as soon as you land on her website. Sign-up to her newsletter to get access to her photo library and receive a freebie in your inbox every month.
There you have it, your free resource to get professional, sophisticated photography that you can customize for your brand. Check them out, use the images to attract and wow your customers online. Do you know of any other free resources? Let me know in the comments below. Enjoy!!
N.B.:While I’m sure all their images are free for personal and commercial use, please confirm the licences before using them online.