Did you know that as a blogger and/or website owner, you can’t just use any photo you find on the web? That’s right, that perfect photo you found on Google or Pinterest isn’t yours to use and can land you in significant legal trouble. Many new bloggers and business owners are unaware of the rules and consequences, but finding free photos for websites and blogs is a must!
Luckily, there are amazing free stock photo sites that allow you to use their photos! Some require you to credit them and some don’t, so make sure you read their guidelines. You can use these photos on your website and blog, your social media accounts, email newsletters, and any marketing materials you want! Nice photos can make or break your brand, so it’s important to find ones that suit your business and don’t have any copyright issues.
Gorgeous photos are crucial in the creation of an eye-catching brand. They’re one of the first things people take note of when they visit your site and they have the ability to keep them looking around. Bad photos can have the opposite effect, turning people away from your blog or website. And we don’t want that! That’s why free stock photo sites are key.
Most of the ladies who offer free photos also offer memberships to their paid stock photo galleries, so if you’re totally in love with their photos, you can get access to hundreds or thousands of their beautiful galleries on a monthly basis.
If you’re wondering where to find beautiful stock photo images for free, check out these 12 sites!
1. Rekita Nicole
If your blog and website is feminine and fun, Rekita Nicole’s stock photos are perfect for you! Using a mix of colorful backgrounds, pastel pens, polka dot notebooks, and more, her photos are styled and pretty.
Click here to download them! And keep in mind, she asks that you credit her website if you use them on your blog or social media accounts!
While you can buy a membership to her Styled Stock Society, Elle of Wonderfelle also offers free stock photos on her blog. Plus, if you sign up for her email list, you’ll receive new photos in your inbox each month. Her photos are ideal for feminine entrepreneurs who love pretty desktop and floral photos.
Sign up for her free photos here!
3. Turquoise and Palm
When you sign up for Alli’s newsletter, you’ll receive 15 free photos immediately, and new photos month after month. She offers styled and lifestyle photos that work amazingly for bloggers and creative business owners. They’re bright, fresh and perfect for a feminine brand!
Check out her photos here!
4. Twigy Posts
Jana’s photos are super unique and that’s what I love so much about them. They’re still feminine, but are also very naturalistic. She’s uses neutral, rustic elements in her photos, that offer a calming feel and are perfect for female bloggers and entrepreneurs.
Get four free photos sent to your inbox when you sign up for her list!
5. Miranda Nahmias
Miranda put together 50 styled stock photos, plus, she lists the newsletters that send you stock photos straight to your inbox! A double whammy! Her stock photos are picture perfect and you’ll have so many to choose from for your blog and website.
You can find them here!
6. Helene In Between
Helene is one of my favorite bloggers, and she equips her readers with so many amazing tools and resources, including free stock photos! Her blog and Instagram photos are always on point, with the nicest props and backgrounds, so you know her stock photos are going to be gorgeous!
Download her bundle here!
7. Ashley Creates Things
If you like bright, airy photos with a pop of color, you’re going to love Ashley’s free stock photos! From pretty desktops to styled dressers, there’s an array of pretty pictures to choose from to make your website and social media feeds stand out!
Take a look here!
8. Gold and Berry
Gold and Berry offers an array of free images, and there’s no need to sign up for her mailing list. From tropical patterns to black, white and gold flat lay photos, you have so many gorgeous options to choose from!
Click here to check out all your options!
Oh-so-chic and inspired by the Scandinavian culture, Petra’s free stock images are simple and gorgeous. She’s a lifestyle blogger with a major social media following, so she definitely knows what’s up when it comes to photography and branding.
Sign up for her list here to grab your bundle.
10. Haute Chocolate
Haute Chocolate is one of my absolute favorite sock photo sites. When you sign up for Rachel’s list, you get access to free photos and branding tips, and her styled stock photos are always to die for. She also has a Youtube channel where she shares design tutorials. It’s a must!
Get your free photos here!
Allison has created such a fun and vibrant brand, and that aesthetic carries through to her stock photos! From floral notebooks to colored coffee mugs and fun laptop flat lays, her free photography bundle will make your website pop!
Download the photos here!
12. A Prettier Web
I love everything Mel offers, from her pretty web designs to her blogging advice, and of course her free stock photos! If you’re looking for styled desktop photos with a feminine touch, these babies are for you!
Click here to check them out!
If you’re a blogger or website owner, these free stock photos will help you build your brand and create a gorgeous aesthetic on your site. Don’t get yourself in trouble using photos you find on Google! These resources are striking and will keep you out of legal trouble!
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