Today I’m going to share with you 15 awesome sources for free feminine stock photos for your blog or business. I originally intended for this post to be a master list of every source I could possibly find for free girly stock photos, but I quickly realized how insane that is. There are just too many bloggers and sites that offer free photos! Not only would that have taken me a week or two to finish, I probably would miss quite a few, which would lead me to constantly come back to edit this post and the graphic. So instead, I have settled for making this a mini-series. For the time being, we’ll say it will be a 3 part series. As I find new sources, I will continue to make new posts. You shouldn’t have to worry about ever running out of stock photos from this point on!
In the first 2 posts of the Momtastic Blogging Series, I touched on the importance of having high quality pictures on your blog. While some brands have disclosed that they prefer to see unique pictures that you have taken yourself, I don’t think you should ditch the stock photos completely. Stock photos are great! It’s what you do with them that counts. For a while I was using Pixabay, but as time went on I found more and more blogs that were using the same exact pictures. Most of them were new bloggers, like me! So it seems to be a pretty common problem.
I wanted something different, something of higher quality that wasn’t going to cost me an arm and a leg. I spend enough on blogging as it is. This has led me to discovering some really awesome blogs and websites that offer free stock photos for their readers and subscribers! Some of these sources offer memberships, where (if you can believe it) you’ll have access to even more stock photos. At the moment I’m only using free photos, but if anyone has tried a membership plan with any of the sites on this list, leave a comment below letting us know how your experience was.
1. Ivory Mix
Ivory Mix is one of my favorite sources for free stock photos. She has oodles of free photos that you can use for your blog, as well as free courses on blogging. Get your free photos here.
2. Haute Stock
Formerly known as Haute Chocolate, Haute Stock has a paid membership option, but they will also send you a free sample of 2 stock photos, plus a new one every month. Click here for your free photos!
3. Create Her Stock
Create Her Stock has some beautifully styled photos! Not only will you receive a free pack of feminine photos by entering your email at the bottom of the home page, you can click the “FREE PHOTOS” tab in the menu to gain access to their stockpile!
4. Dabbles & Babbles
Jamey from Dabbles & Babbles is an awesome blogger! She offers dozens of freebies for her readers, from crochet patterns to coloring pages for your kids. I can’t believe I just recently found her blog. She has a post where she offers her readers 8 styled stock photos that she took herself. Is there anything she can’t do?
Allison from Wonderlass has such a cute, bubbly writing style, and her styled photos are no different! She has a post where she offers 15 free stock photos that she took. Score!
6. Gold And Berry
Gold And Berry has so many freebies and styled stock photos with different color schemes! I’m a fan of the pink and gold photo pictured above. Check out her site for more!
7. Kreanille Design
Annamari has the cutest styled photos available to download for free! Check out her resource page to see the different bundles she offers. When you sign up to become a member of the Kreanille Creatives’ Club, you get more than just free stock photos! She’ll also send you a free website planning workbook and more!
8. City Girl Searching
Subscribe to the City Girl Searching email list to receive access to their password protected resource and stock picture library. She’s constantly updating the content, so be sure to check in occasionally. I’m a fan of her free printables!
9. The Magical Canopy
The Magical Canopy has a 3 part series with free stock photos available for everyone to download. They’re super cute! Click here for Part 1 of the series.
10. Stock Gallery by Turquoise and Palm
Just scroll to the bottom of their home page to sign up for free stock photos! They’ll send new ones to you every month. Turquoise and Palm also offers a photography course.
11. Helene In Between
Helene provides you with 15 free stock photos on this post! They’re adorable. I’m definitely a fan. She has dozens of posts about blogging that are extremely insightful. You can find them here.
12. Solopreneur Sidekick
Solopreneur Sidekick offers 10 free stock photos on this post! Sweet!
13. Just Arpi
Just Arpi offers 12 free stock photos here. They’re super fun and funky! Arpi has plenty of resources for bloggers. She truly has a passion for helping bloggers with their branding and website design. Check her out!
14. Rekita Nicole
Rekita Nicole has an awesome collection of free stock photos. You can sign up for 12 months of free stock photos sent directly to your email or you can just download them straight from this page!
Here is another post she created with 11 free stock photos.
15. Shay Cochrane
Shay Cochrane will send you 20 free pictures when you sign up for their newsletter here. The set has variety, which is great!
There you have it! Part 1 of The Best Sources For Free Feminine Stock Photos Mini-Series. I hope you find some cute styled photos for your blog, and don’t forget to help a girl out with a share or a comment. These are some lovely bloggers and businesswomen, they deserve all the success that’s coming their way.