Stock photography… something so small, but makes the biggest difference when wanting to make your brand stand out. Most businesses turn to stock imagery even though they can afford custom photos just to save some time. Although, I do recommend hiring a brand photographer and getting on-brand images of you. But sometimes a brand photographer just isn’t an option. Here are my favorite stock photography resources that are both on-brand and look professional.
I love Unsplash for many reasons, but one of the things I love most about it, is you can create different collections, and invite people to collaborate on those collections. When I am building out my website templates, I am able to go in and make a collection for each website template, making it easy to choose images that fit the brand and mood of the template. Also… it’s free!
Social Squares is the most highly curated stock photos membership on the internet. It helps you elevate your brand, create content faster and show up more consistently online. Gone are the days of having to DIY your own photos or paying an arm-and-a-leg for a quality photographer. All you have to do is sign up to be a part of their membership and you’ll have the perfect image available right when you need it.
Pexels just like Unsplash is free to use with no membership fee and is perfect for creatives with limited budgets, but needs amazing imagery. They have an amazing search feature where you can search for images by color, categories, and even specific creatives.
Last but not least, Kaboompics! All photos on Kaboompics are also free to download. I love the clean look of the website and how easy it is to navigate to find what you are looking for. They also offer free color palettes if that is something you are in need of as well. One of my favorite functions is there is a photoshoot function that lets you view pictures from the same session. SO COOL!
So there you have it. My favorite places to get stock photos from! If you try them out, let me know how you like them! Need help with creating your brand color palette? Check out my blog post here!