I don't know about you but I am 100% the type of Solopreneur who needs to have 20 projects working at once or I don't feel like I'm actually accomplishing anything. In 2016 I was thinking about styled stock photos and I started jotting down ideas on how to do it better and different than my competition. Well, one thing led to another and I decided that I have ZERO photography skills and I am better off leaving it to the experts! SO I did some research and joined a bunch of different sites that had already done most of the heavy lifting for me. Stock photos are ESSENTIAL to my business and I use at least a dozen per day so it's important to have both FREE and PAID sites I can visit. Here are my top choices!
Ivorymix: They have an open database of 300+ you can access for free! They also have a paid option but I am including the free because you can do a ton with 300 images!
Pixabay: You can't beat a database with over 1 MILLION photos! Most are breathtaking!
Creative Market (free section): I check this out weekly and you should too! In addition to fonts and templates, sometimes they also have photos!
Haute Chocolate: This is probably the largest database I've found with styled, feminine stock photos. The price? $99/quarter or $299/annually. If you are really serious about using them and you will use them daily I think the price is pretty reasonable. They are broken down my category and occasion and I really like her style.
CreateHer: This is another amazing site. She offers free monthly photos with a email sign up and a premium version where you have access to 1,300+ images! It's definitely worth checking out!
Turquoise and Palm: I have been a long time fan of T+P. They also offer free images monthly with an email sign up and a database for paid members. Price starts as low as $19/month which I think is super reasonable!
Styled Stock Society: SSS is probably my favorite of the 4! I like the soft feminine photos, but every collection is a little different. You have unlimited downloads, 50+ images added every single month and the collections very from travel to desk, food etc.
If I'm missing any you love, PLEASE comment below! I'd love to learn about more!