Are you a blogger or an online creative entrepreneur with no time to spend taking photos for your site?
Or maybe you just really suck at styling flatlays and you can’t for the life of you seem to get them right!
Not everyone is great at photography but it’s important to have attractive and stylish pictures on your site because it can make a whole world of a difference in the look and vibe of your business.
In today’s post, I’ll be covering 13 great sites to find both free and paid girly stock photos that will give your site the right feminine touch.
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Free Girly Stock Photo Resources
Let’s first start off with free stock photos because who doesn’t like free?!
Free stock photo sites contain images compiled by all sorts of photographers who contribute their work.
At first glance, you might think that these sites are just made up of a lot of junk pictures that are off-topic and are totally not feminine, girly, or even attractive. But if you search for the correct keywords and sift through all of the photos, you can actually find a lot of beautiful feminine stock photos that might just be perfect for your brand.
There are always downsides to anything free though.
First, you may find yourself spending way more time on these sites to find the right pictures than you’d like.
There are thousands of pictures on end that just aren’t going to fit the vibe and theme of your business. And without a doubt, you’ll have to sift through these to find photos that have the right lighting, color schemes, and props that do fit your brand.
Second, a ton of other people will probably have the same photos on their site as well so you won’t have much originality. This can be a problem if you’re trying to stand out and be unique.
Thirdly, there have been a lot of instances where photographers will post pictures to download for free on these sites, only to take down these photos later and sue everyone who used their photos. It can be a little scary so you always have to be careful and know the risks of using these free resources.
Free stock photo sites certainly have their downfalls but they’re great if you’re just starting out, you don’t have a lot of money to spend on photos, and you’ve weighed out the risks.
Here are some of my favorites. Out of all the 9 sites that I’ve listed below, the first 3 are ones that I always go to and would totally recommend!
Paid Feminine Stock Photo Resources
So what if you don’t like the idea of having to spend a lot of time sifting through photos, you’re looking for a more niche site that has the right feminine stock photos already ready for you to pick out and use, and you want to avoid getting sued by shady photographers?
If this is you, paid stock photos might be a more suitable option for you because it can help free up your time so you can work on other priorities, such as creating epic content, and give you peack of mind.
Plus, you’ll have a library full of thousands of pretty styled stock photos that you know will be perfect for your brand without spending hours searching for them.
If you love this idea, check out my favorite paid stock photo resources below.
Styled Stock Society is a must if you’re a creative female entrepreneur looking to show off your feminine style.
They have a library with over 1,000 gorgeous HD photos and over 50 photos are added each month to the mix. With so many themes and collections available, there will for sure be photos that are just right for your brand.
Styled Stock Society has multiple subscription services including a quarterly plan, yearly plan, and a lifetime access plan.
If you’re only looking for a few sets of stock photos and not a long-term membership, you can also check out their stock photo shop.
If you’re a blogger or the owner of a creative online biz and you’re looking for premium girly stock photos for your blog or social media channels, this stock photo membership site is for you!
Finding photos that are pretty, feminine, and girly enough for your blog can be hard but you’ll never have to worry about that again with IvoryMix.
They add over 100 photos a month to their 3000+ library (which is only ever growing!) so you’ll have a ton of pretty pictures to choose from.
IvoryMix currently offers a quarterly and annual plan. I highly suggest the annual plan – it’s affordable and cost effective! You can also cancel anytime if you feel that you no longer need the service.
If you only need a few stock photos, you can also check out their individual stock photo shop.
Want an instant facelift to your site that will reflect your brand’s message?
Pixistock has chic and feminine stock photos that you’ll love to show off whether you’re a blogger, female entrepreneur, or creative professional.
They currently offers a monthly, quarterly, and annual membership plan for their premium stock photo library.
Some of their plans even include libraries of Canva templates and Instagram quotes so take advantage of this if you want to beautify your social media channels and create a cohesive feed!
Lastly, you can also purchase their collections and sets separately or custom photos at an extra cost.
Creative Market isn’t a subscription website for stock photos but they are a huge marketplace that sells a ton of stock photo sets from all sorts of designers.
If you’re only looking for pretty stock photos for a one-time basis without a continual membership and you want variety, you’ll want to check out the sets and bundles on Creative Market.
If you’re looking for other great WordPress themes, fonts, logo designs, templates, social media graphics, and more, Creative Market has a ton of great finds that I highly recommend that you check out!
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