How often have you started to look for a stock photo and then looked at the time and realized that 45 minutes have gone by? I’ve found myself in that exact situation too many times to count. With so many stock photos of woman eating salads and people standing in awkward poses, it’s hard to find exactly what you’re looking for!

It’s also hard to find the time to take all of your own photos. As much as I love photography and the process of shooting and editing my own pictures, sometimes there’s just too many other things to do. At some point I have to step away from my blog and actually clean my bathroom and do laundry…

In my epic search to find quality styled photos, I’ve found some great sites and bloggers that offer quality images. I love that there are so many amazing and creative woman out there that are willing to offer their products for free. Seriously, they’re all major life savors!

Before we get started, if you are in to taking your own photos in between needing a few stock images, you can check out my post on how to improve your photography.

Unsplash Free Stock Photos

1. Unsplash

Unsplash has thousands of free photos available with new ones going up every day. Whether you’re looking for photos of food, landscapes, lifestyle images, or makeup, this site probably has it! The photos are free for commercial use so you never have to worry about how you’re using the images. If you’re in to taking your own photos you can also upload them to Unsplash for people to use!

Pexels free stock photos

2. Pexels

Pexels is the same sort of deal as Unsplash. If I can’t find what I’m looking for on Unplash I’ll head over to Pexels, or vice versa. Sometimes the same photo is on both sites, but for the most part the two sites have different options.

Related Reading: How To Make Your Photos Look Like The Pros

Free stock photos for bloggers from Wonderfelle

3. Wonderfelle

The photos from Wonderfelle are so gorgeous! They’re perfect for very feminine and girly woman.

Sign up for the email list and you’ll get to download 10 free photos. You’ll also have the chance to purchase a bundle of 60 images for just $13!

4. A Prettier Web

Mel is a WordPress theme provider, and in addition to her beautiful themes she also has beautiful stock photos!

Subscribe to her email list to get 8 sent directly to your inbox.

Free Styled Stock Images Stock Shop

5. Stock Shop by Shay Cochrane

You can get 20 free stock photos when you sign up for the email list and OMG they’re gorgeous!

The images are perfect for creating Pins, promotional images, posting on Instagram, and using as featured images in blog posts.

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6. Haute Stock

Haute Stock offers stunning photos that you can access through a quarterly or yearly membership. The photos are girly, chic, and really have that “wow” factor.

You can sign up for the mailing list and instantly receive 2 free photos. You’ll also continue to be sent free photos every month!

Related Reading: 10 Everyday Items You Can Use As Photo Props

Ivory Mix Free Stock Photos

7. Ivory Mix

I can’t believe a site like this exists! When you sign up for the Ivory Mix mailing list you get access to over 300 free stock photos. Yup, 300! New photos are always being added as well, so even if you download all 300 there will always be more.

Dabbles & Babbles Free Stock Photos

8. Dabbles & Babbles

You can grab 8 free styled desktop photos over on Dabbles & Babbles.

These photos make for great featured images on blog posts and Pins to promote your posts.

Styled Stock Co. Free Photos

9. Styled Stock Co.

I think I’m in love with every single image on this site. No signing up for an email list, just head on over to Styled Stock Co. and download as many images as you want.

If you’re a lover of copper and marble like I am this is the site for you!

10. With Love Stock

I couldn’t write this post without including a little shameless self promotion! I’ll send you five free photos when you sign up for my mailing list below.

If you’re looking for more photos, head over to my stock photography shop!


Do you know of other places to find awesome photos? Let me know in the comments below. You can never have too many pretty images!

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Great post, Audrey! I love Unsplash and Ivory Mix!!! I’m always looking for new stock photo sources so thanks for sharing! This list is so helpful. I also use Pixabay occasionally – good stuff!

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Thanks for sharing, Audrey! I’ve never used stock photos before but this post definitely has me wanting to look into it!

xoxo,
Katie
chicincarolina.blogspot.com 

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I’m definitely pinning this for future reference-on those days when I just don’t have time to go take my own!

xoxo, SS

Southern and Style

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This is a super helpful list of photo options! Just pinned it <3

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I don’t use stock photos for my blog at all (Team Original Photography haha!), but these is a great resource for sure! We do use stock photos at my day job though and I totally feel you that sometimes it takes forever to find a good one.

xoxo A
http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

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great tips! I’ve heard of most of these! I’ll have to look into them some more. I rarely use stock photos any more though, it does make things a lot easier though.

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Oh these are awesome! I’ll really have to look into these – I need to either get myself stock photos or make them myself haha!

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I don’t use stock photos on my blog but I do like looking through different stock photos sometimes just as photo inspiration! 🙂

Julia // The Sunday Mode

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I’ve never heard of Ivory Mix, need to check it out!

-Ruya
sweetshortandstylish.com

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I love Unsplash! There are a few new ones on here I had never heard of tho! Thanks girl!

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great resources!

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This is AWESOME!!! I am always looking for places to get stock photos because the major sites are so expensive. Thank you! 🙂

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This is such a helpful post!! I’m defnitely going to check out some of these sites!

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I’ve never heard of a prettier web OR dabbles & babbles!

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I’m definitely going to look at these. You can never have too many free stock photos.

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I’ve never used a stock photo before, but I am new blogger. I appreciate the resources and information. I am going to keep them on hand.

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Yes, love this! I’m always on the look out for beautiful stock photos. Thanks!

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A lot of these are new to me… thanks!

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These are awesome resources! Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks for the helpful tips! I’ll certainly be checking these sites whenever I need some stock photos for my blog!

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These are great! I didn’t know about at least 3 of these and I’m always on the hunt for new stock options. Thanks for sharing.

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This is a great list! I find myself struggling to find great stock photos…saving these ideas!

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I haven’t heard of most of these! Im going to have to check them out. Pinning for later!

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This is probably the mist important blog post I have read this month.. As a new lifestyle blogger,I find this very helpful and useful. Thank you for sharing these.

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So good to know! I am always looking for stock photos. Pinning this for the future!

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I haven’t had the chance to use stock photos but all of these sites are super helpful for future uses. Thanks for introducing.

xo Sheree
PoshClassyMom.com

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An excellent resource. I will be bookmarking this! I’ve tried a few of these, but some I haven’t heard of before. Thanks so much!

Tracy xo

thefashioncollector.com

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This is such an important post for new blogger like me. Its really hard to get usable stock photos, and having such a large variety of options is just so great. Awesome post. Thank you

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I love all of these photo options. I’ve never heard of them, so I can’t wait to start using them. Thank you for the tips.

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So helpful! I always need random stock photos for certain posts!
-Nicholle
http://www.nichollesophia.com

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oh wow these are all so pretty! i had NO idea!

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I’ve never used most of these, but I use unsplash for all of my freelance articles – it is SO useful!

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I used to be all about the free photos but it took forever for me to find ones I like! I pretty much take my own or pay for them now because I have very specific tastes. Learning to style your own flatlays and take your own photos in your own unique style really pays off! But for cheap stock photos, Canva’s photos are only a $1. But the photos on CreativeMarket are absolutely worth it if you find the perfect one!

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Pexels and Unsplash are the two I use here, but I’m going to check out the rest. Great post, thanks for sharing!

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Most of the site I had no idea about… thank you so much for sharing..

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Thank you so much for such an informative post ! It will help me a lot 💕

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Thank you for sharing Audrey, I love Unsplash but I am now eager to check out the rest you’ve mentioned. Where have I been.

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Wow, love your blog! It looks amazing and of course very useful blog post 🙂

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Thank you Jane!

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Excellent list. I haven’t heard of some of these. I do use Pexels and Haute Stock and they’re great. But I have to check out the others.

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Wow I only knew about two of these! Best list of free stock photos I have found. Thank you!

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omg thank you! So glad I could help you out!

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I have not heard of most of these! Thanks for this great list and the tips as well!

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Love this!!! Thank You!! 🙂

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You’re very welcome!

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