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14 Free Places for Feminine Stock Photos

Ladies, are you ready for this?!

We all know that having great photos on your website is a must! We live in a highly visual world and most people decide whether they like your site enough to stay and poke around in about 3 seconds. That’s all you get for a first impression – pretty rough. So, how do you invite your readers in and engage them?

  • Clear, uncluttered site design
  • Engaging blog header
  • Fresh, clear content
  • Professional looking photos

I don’t know about your photography skills, but mine are a work in progress. I do need to take some photos myself, but for the most part I rely on stock images. It can be time consuming and tricky to find photos that go with the content I am creating. But, to establish a social media presence and engage your readers, it a non negotiable.

So, I have compiled a list of my favorite websites to get FREE, beautiful stock images that you can use for your websites and social media platforms.

Free Stock photos

Shay Cochrane  – Stockshop

Gorgeous styled images, bright colors, new designs constantly. She will even send you free stock images monthly if you sign up as an Insider.

Haute Chocolate – Rachel

I think many bloggers know about Rachel and her awesome stock library. The photos I use on my blog are mostly free photos I have received from signing up for her newsletter. You receive free stock photos along with branding tips in your inbox every month. Easily one of my favorites!

Blogger Love

Helen In Between – Helen

LOVE these! You’ll get 15 FREE photos!! These are bright, crisp images to use to your heart’s content. They are all high quality, high resolution images. Feel free to add text, your logo, whatever you want! The only thing she asks is that you share her post!

Simply Embellished – Cindy

Join the mailing list and she will send you a FREE styled photo EVERY MONTH! Cindy also has an Etsy shop where she sells stunning stock photos.

Ivory Mix – Kayla

Kayla offers an amazing library of over 100 free stock photos, and send you about 10 free photos a month! Crazy generous! You’ll want to go sign up for this, trust me. She has such a great variety of images, they will appeal to everyone. She lets you use these personally and commercially.

Creative Convex – Chaitra

Download a whole pack of beautiful floral images, with an option to share and get another pack! Caitra gives you a whole selection with portrait and landscape images that you can use on different social platforms.

Wonderfelle – Elle

Elle offers 10 gorgeous stock images to use for free! She also has a monthly membership option that is ridiculously affordable, where you can download 25 photos each month. Amazing.

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Wonderlass – Allison

I feel in love with Allison and her amazing style. She offers 15 free stock images, and they aren’t your run of the mill floral mix. Allison goes for color and vibrancy and I just love these images. The only thing she asks is that you watch an Oprah video in exchange 😉

Kreanille Designs – Annamari

10 free bright and beautiful designs for female entrepreneurs.  Her images and classic and feminine and she offers other freebies as well for being a subscriber.

A Prettier Web – Mel

Mel offers 7 free styled images as well as free styled desktop photos you are free to use as you wish. Have you heard me say “beautiful” yet?

Cliche Mignon

This is a French website, but it is worth the time to sign up for these free images – over 100 photos in exchange for your email. Crazy goodness!

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Gold and Berry

I stumbled upon this designer blog and I am so glad I did! They offer multiple images for free in all different colors and patterns, along with some free fonts and textures and wallpapers galore. No sign up required at all, just enjoy!

Mara Burkes – Haley

Amazing! Download over 100 beautiful (have I said that yet?) images to use for free! All in exchange for an email! I just adore Haley and her site, she is full of inspiration and just makes you feel like you are best friends.

JacQue of All Trades  – Jacque

Again, beautiful photos! You don’t need to sign up for these, she just lets you download. I got 6 free stock images that I love. The only thing she asks is that you link back to her when you use her photos. That’s a sweet deal if you ask me!

 

Enjoy creating! Do you have any other favorites?

Remember to always read the Terms and Conditions for each photo pack you download. Some require attribution, while others don’t want you to profit from their images, others are a free for all. Please be courteous and read first.

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41 Comments

  • Reply
    Courtney Patterson
    July 20, 2016 at 8:44 am

    This post is blogging GOLD. Seriously, awesome resource. My photography skills are a work in progress so it’s nice to know there are free options until I get my own photos. Thank you!

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      terryn
      July 20, 2016 at 9:24 am

      Awww, you are so welcome Courtney! I know how you feel!

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    Meliss
    July 20, 2016 at 8:58 am

    This was very helpful, especially since I am new to blogging. Thanks for sharing!

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      terryn
      July 20, 2016 at 9:24 am

      You are welcome, and happy creating! I am sure you will find many photos you love!

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    Ivanna
    July 20, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Great list thanks so much for sharing. I pinned this to refer to later!

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    Jenn@KreativeKouple
    July 20, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Thank you for these! I am going to pin this list as well. 🙂

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      terryn
      July 20, 2016 at 12:11 pm

      You are welcome Jenn!

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    Emily @ Em Writes
    July 20, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Such a great resource! Headed to check out some of these links!

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      terryn
      July 20, 2016 at 12:12 pm

      Enjoy doing so, Emily! I love getting new photos!

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    Jessica
    July 20, 2016 at 10:46 am

    I’m definitely pinning this for later! Thanks so much!

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      terryn
      July 20, 2016 at 12:12 pm

      You are so welcome, Jessica!

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    Rebekah
    July 20, 2016 at 10:47 am

    This is an amazing guide! I pinned it and saved it to my bookmarks! There have been so many times when I’ve been looking for something girly and just haven’t been able to find it so I’m so excited to check some of these out!

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      terryn
      July 20, 2016 at 12:13 pm

      I know exactly what you mean! That’s why I was so excited to compile a list all in one place. Enjoy!

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    Adriana Renee
    July 20, 2016 at 10:52 am

    This is the best list! I just signed up for a bunch of newsletters lol

    • Reply
      terryn
      July 20, 2016 at 12:14 pm

      Lol, watch the emails come flooding in! I get so excited when I see new photos come through!

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    Ryan | A Polished Palate
    July 20, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Great post full of awesome resources! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      terryn
      July 20, 2016 at 12:14 pm

      You are very welcome!

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    Rachel | Finding the Wardrobe
    July 20, 2016 at 11:21 am

    You are amazing. Thanks for this!!

    http://findingthewardrobe.com

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    Georgiana
    July 20, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Love the pics! I’ll have to check these out because I haven’t heard of them all.

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    Erin | A Welder's Wife
    July 20, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Okay, I made it! haha! I only got sidetracked 14 times! I love you for this post! I have been wanting to add stock photos to my blog, but did not have the means to take quality photos myself. Thank you so much! Pinning now!

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      terryn
      July 20, 2016 at 10:37 pm

      Lol, I never get sidetracked 😉 I’m so glad it will help you! Enjoy them all!

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    elle
    July 20, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing my photos! Glad you are enjoying them 🙂

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      terryn
      July 20, 2016 at 10:35 pm

      Oh my goodness, thank YOU for providing them! I have a feeling you’ll have a bunch of new fans xoxo

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    Sami
    July 20, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    This is such a fantastic resource! Thanks so much for taking the time to put it together.

    • Reply
      terryn
      July 20, 2016 at 10:37 pm

      It was well worth the time! Thanks!

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    ashleigh
    July 20, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Oh yeah, pinned! thank you for sharing such a great list! I’m always on the hunt for those perfect stock photos! This is awesome!

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      terryn
      July 20, 2016 at 10:37 pm

      I know that feeling well! Enjoy!

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    Jenny
    July 20, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    I will definitely be checking out the ones I haven’t heard of just yet.

    xoxo, Jenny

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    Alison @ Puppies & Pretties
    July 21, 2016 at 9:21 am

    I cannot wait to go through all of these. Thank you for pulling this list together’

    • Reply
      terryn
      July 21, 2016 at 11:46 am

      You are very welcome!

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    Natalie @ Milk & Honey Faith
    July 21, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Yay! This is super helpful! I’ll be checking all these places out. Thanks for all the resources!

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      terryn
      July 21, 2016 at 11:46 am

      I’m so glad it is helpful Natalie!

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    ashley lee
    July 21, 2016 at 11:39 am

    This is awesome. Thanks so much for sharing with us! I will be pinning for later for sure!

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    Brenda Sullivan
    July 21, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    In-creditable Girl! Very Nice Good! Great Post. It was just what I was looking for.

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      terryn
      July 22, 2016 at 8:03 pm

      Awww, thank you so much Brenda! I hope you find some great images!

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    Lisa @ Fun Money Mom
    July 30, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    I’m always looking for good images and I’d never heard of a lot of these before! Thanks for sharing with us at Share The Wealth Sunday. I hope we see you again tonight!

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      terryn
      August 1, 2016 at 4:01 pm

      Glad to help Lisa and thank you!

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    Kelly Cox
    August 3, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Thanks for this great post. I loved the free photos and am always so nervous to use one incorrectly. I appreciate the links to get pretty new pics!

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      terryn
      August 4, 2016 at 8:30 am

      You are very welcome, enjoy!

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    Rebecca
    November 13, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Ahhh!! Love this!!! If you recommend them they MUST be good because your site is beautiful. Can I live here???

    • Reply
      terryn
      November 14, 2016 at 7:41 am

      Lol, you are so sweet Rebecca! You are welcome to visit anytime 😉

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