Chic, stylish, feminine. Oh – and FREE. If your requirements for photos for your blog or business looks like this, then you’ve come to the right place.
To help make your blog and social media stylish and gorgeous without breaking the bank, I have put together this list of sites that provide high-quality free styled stock photos for you to use.
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50 Shades of Black Stock was created to cater to the stylish, business woman of colour, by London (UK) based creative entrepreneur Lola Conrich. She found herself frustrated by the poor choices available online for styled stock photos for herself and her brand, so she decided to create a solution to this ongoing problem. You can sign up here to get a free image pack containing 6 images. (You can also join as a member for monthly downloads, with new photos added weekly.)
These gorgeous styled stock photos come from the multitalented Elle of wonderfelle MEDIA who helps female entrepreneurs grow their brands through custom photography. When you sign up you receive 10 free styled stock photos. (And check out Elle’s membership site too – Styled Stock Society. )
BossLatina is run by Yami Platero – a blogger, business owner and photo stylist. Yami helps female bloggers, entrepreneurs and creatives enhance their online presence with styled stock photography and help strengthen their blogging content strategy. Yami’s photos are posh and stylish – perfect for a feminine, sophisticated style. When you sign up, you receive 10 free stock photos, with more freebies each month.
The collection at CarmenCreative is small, but it definitely worth signing up to add these gorgeous images to your collection. (And if you want more of Carmen’s beautiful images, she has an online shop, too.) Sign up here to get access to the library.
Styled flat lay images are increasingly popular – but finding ones that feature women of colour are difficult to find. Enter Jasmine – she descries herself as a “passionate creative girl boss. Extreme lover of photography, color, and making the journey to success as fun as possible!” When you sign up to her newsletter you will get 70+ Stock photos (amongst other great resources).
Haute Stock founder Rachel Rouhana creates styled stock photography for women entrepreneurs. Her style is understated and elegant. Each month new themed packs are released for paying members, but if you get on the list you will get 1-2 high-quality images for free.
If you found some of the images above overly feminine or bright for your style, then Jill Levenhagen’s styled desktops may before you. The sets are separated by colour, and you can download straight away without signing up.
Another great resource for bright, fun stock photos – Allison of Wonderlass sends you 15 free, colorful and quirky stock photos. (And if you like quirky – you’ll love Allison’s newsletter!) Sign up here to get your 15 free images.
At Make your Blog Beautiful, not only do you get access to 20 FREE styled stock photos as soon as you sign up, but you also get free styled stock images every month! Sign up here to get your first 20 photos.
The styled stock on Dapper Fox is quite varied – from desk flatlays to essential oils, to healthy foods. Perfect for the lifestyle blogger! Click here to sign up.
If you sign up to A Prettier Web you will get access to Mel‘s 4 gorgeous sets of flatlays. They are bright and fun (and there is even a christmas set, too!) Sign up here to get yours!
For elegant and feminine styled stock, Jamey’s collection of 8 free images ticks the boxes! (Especially if you are a polka-dot fan!) Go here here to get your 8 free images – no sign-up required.
Kreanille Designs offers 2 sets of styled stock photos for free – a pink and black floral set, and a fun, bright patterned set. You can also download two free mockups! Sign up for your free packs here.
If life is just not complete without a touch of gold, then get your hands on Marta’s gorgeous free images. She occasionally offers free images, textures, and mockups, so it is worth checking in with her blog! No need to sign up, you can download straight away.
Yes- I am being a little sneaky and adding my own to the list! I have a selection of styled stock photos in the (small, but growing) resource library – free for you to use for personal or commercial use. Sign up today to get your pack!
Simply Embellished offers styled stock photography designed specifically for creative entrepreneurs, online shops, and bloggers. Lucky for us – they give subscribers one free photo every month! Sign up here to get yours.
Bright and bold would probably be the best way to describes Rekita’s style. Her free stock photos are fun and vibrant – and you can get yours here! You can download them right away, or sign up to receive new free images each month!
If you’re wondering where and how the concept of ‘styled stock’ started – look no further than Shay Cochrane. It started in 2013 with the desire to help smaller businesses who could not afford custom photography. And today Shay aims to continue to provide high-quality, detailed,and stunning images. When you sign up to the SC Stockshop you get 20 free styled stock images, with more freebies each month!
Louise of Solopreneur Sidekick has kindly shared a set of minimal, styled photos for you to use for your blog, Instagram, or any other use! There is no sign up required, simply go here and download the images you want to use.
How do simple, minimal, and unique styled stock photos sound? That is what you will get when you sign up to Haley’s newsletter. (The sign-up form says 90+ – I got around 55 – still worth it for good quality styled images that happen to be free!)
The free ‘Creative Florals’ pack from Creative Convex is clean, bright, and fresh. In fact – Chaitra’s design mantra is ‘minimalistic with a pop of color’. The images come in both in landscape and portrait (conveniently optimized for Pinterest). Have a look, and sign up, here.
When you sign up to Kayla’s newsletter you get access to her Freebie Library that contains over 300 free photos, ebooks, tutorials and more. Kayla even allows subscribers to add suggestions for stock photos they would like to see in the library! Sign up here to get access to this massive (and gorgeous) collection.
Do you want to make your own flat lay graphics, but don’t have the photography skills?
Jo of Cosmic Creations helps you become a DIY designer by providing flat lay image sets. Each month you get a collection of free PNG graphics. They are all real photographs, saved as png images with no backgrounds so you can overlay them onto your own backgrounds and even on top of each other to create a 3D effect. Sign up to get started creating your own flatlays.