The Best Sites For Stellar Stock Photos
Having images on your site that attract your ideal client is CRUCIAL to booking more clients and making more money. If your clients don't identify with the photos on your site, they won't identify with your brand either, they won't book you or buy from you, and you won't be able to serve the people you're really meant to serve.
However, we can’t all be rockstars with a camera, an iPhone guru or have the budget to hire a photographer. Sometimes it helps to have a get a visual helping hand for your Instagram or site. That's where stock photos can work to serve you when you aren't able to get photography of your own.
BUT, stock photos get a lot of hate. Let’s be honest, the Internet isn’t swimming in beautiful stock photography YET. They can often be a little too stiff, too styled, or it's a stretch to find any that fit your brand. You have to be careful and intentional in picking stock photos that fit your brand well so you are able to connect with your dream clients better, help you to book or sell more, and help you kill it online.
Thankfully, we’ve got an A-list of great sites that offer A-plus stock photography that we want to share with you! Use this list to avoid some of the cheesy, stuffy stock photos, and instead use beautiful, professional stock photos that fit with your brand!
WHERE TO USE STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY:
- Social media posts & graphics
- Blog posts
- On your site
- In your email marketing
OUR FAVORITE STOCK SITES:
01 – My Social Curator // Jasmine Star’s subscription shop offers captions + images curated for your feed, monthly.
02 – Kate Max Stock // Kate Max offers a pay-per-photo shop as well as monthly free photos if you sign up for her mailing list.
03 – Stock That Rocks // The Bloguettes have both a pay-per-photo model and two different membership options to get strong stock photography.
04 – Stocksy // At Stocksy, you get stock photography + cinematography, made with love. Stocksy is home to a highly curated collection of royalty-free stock photography and video footage that is beautiful, distinctive, and highly usable.
05 – Death To Stock // Every month Death to Stock taps their team of photographers around the world to produce “photopacks” — these packs are carefully crafted stories accompanied with 12+ photos from the perspective of the artist. Get two packs a month with their membership.
06 – Unsplash // Unsplash offers FREE photos for you to download that have been gifted by a generous community of photographers.
07 – Kaboom Pics // Another FREE stock photography resource that provides beautiful photos for your feed.
08 – New Old Stock // New Old Stock is SO unique and offers vintage photos from the public archives free of known copyright restrictions. They’re recapturing history with free stock photos.
We hope this list helps you knock out your biggest visual goals, look more professional and reach your DREAM CLIENT faster than you can say "Go Live."