You know what I love seeing? An email/notification of new stock photo(s) from my favorite photographers. The best part is they are completely free and only require a subscription (if your inbox can handle more emails).

Here is a list of my favorite free stock photo subscriptions

11 subscription based girly stock photo sites!
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1. SC Stockshop

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Shay Cochrane is the QUEEN of flat lays (for me). She and her shop send out 1-3 photos of a similar theme once a month and ~*BoNuS*~ most of them are holiday themed and perfect for a text overlay. P.S. the photo is hers, but the text overlay was all me!

2. Haute Chocolate

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Rachel’s photos are SO stylish. They make such an impact and are so beautiful.

3. Wonderfelle

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Elle’s photos from Wonderfelle and the Styled Stock Society are sooo Instagram worthy.

4. Creative Convex

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Wanna take great photos with your iPhone? Check out the FREE email course! I love Chaitra’s minimalistic photos, they really allow the subject to stand out. Update: I couldn’t find creative convex shop so I googled “pink pot Chaitra and I found it.

5.ย Ivory Mix

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Talk about hitting the mother load! I just downloaded like 6 different packs…Kayla also has an awesome Facebook group (hint: tons of engagement)

6. Turquoise and Palm

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What I love about this site is that you can enter to become a photo contributor! I probably won’t be entering soon, but I love seeing other people’s work!

7. Kate Max

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A relatively new subscription service I signed up for, so I’m excited to see what she sends out!

8. Rekita Nicole

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Her photos are extra girly and fit my brand so well. Update: you have to search her site to find her stock photos post!

9. Oh Tilly

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Oh Tilly is another new subscription that sends 3 photos per month. Her photos are the bees knees!

10. CGScreative

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Roxy’s photos don’t scream girly-girl, but they are so pretty and well done and she has SO MANY!


11. Color U Bold

Image via Color U Bold
Color U Bold has fantastic and BRIGHT photos and I just signed up to get 50 stock photos! The picture above is from her collab with Amanda Cross.

I probably mixed up some of the photos here, if so, mea culpa! A lot of these are used for Instagram posts, Pinterest graphics and etc.

Also, always remember to read the terms & conditions for each individual photo source! I just re-read them for a refresher.

These are my favorite stock photo subscriptions. What are yours?

Author: Alix Maza

Alix is a college student, Step Up Magazine contributor, wannabe author, blogger and a super girly-girl who loves dogs and is entirely too dependent on coffee.

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  • Super helpful! I’ll definitely bookmark this post and take a look at a few of these ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you!

    xo Olivia |

  • Casey

    Great photos! I will definitely remember this helpful post!

  • Vukosavljevic Ana

    These are so pretty! I saved this post, maybe I’ll need it in the future.

  • Shannon @ Lady’s Little Loves

    What a great resource! Thanks for sharing!

  • Thanks for the great resource!

  • Kathleen Brown

    Love how the blogging community shares resources and tips with each other. As a newer blogger these resources are so valuable. Thanks for sharing

    • OMG when I was just starting out stock photos WERE EVERYTHING! haha

  • These are all SO cute!!

  • Miss ALK

    I had no idea there were so many free stock photo resources! I personally don’t use any stock photos on my blog or social media, but this is still good to know about!

    xoxo A

    • And these are just my favorites! Apparently there are A LOT more.

  • Neely

    wow this is awesome! Pinning!

  • I’ve never used stock photos but it is nice to know that there are so many options out there!


  • Brittany Wise

    I love Ivory Mix! I been on Kayla’s list for over a year now and I STILL look forward to seeing her name popup in my inbox ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Omg I love Ivory Mix! There are so many here that I’ve never heard of though and I’m very intrigued.

  • Adriana

    These sound amazing! I love stock photos, they’re so pretty and always my inspiration for my own photos!

  • Finding stock photography is such a tricky thing for bloggers! I started making my own and making free stock photo downloads for my readers too because that’s the only sure way to know I have the copyright to do whatever I want with it! xoRach ||

  • Corey Wheeland

    Wow – these look like awesome subscriptions. I’m a big fan of Ivory Mix!

  • Such great resources for stock photography. I love that these are all free with email subscriptions!

    • Yes! My inbox can only handle so many subscriptions haha.

  • Cara Palmer

    I’ve been looking for some new photos, these are great.

  • Lynn White

    Thanks for this list. I’m always looking for new pics!

  • Thanks for sharing these, Alix! I love when bloggers share great sources. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ve used a few photos from Ivory Mix, but I’ll definitely have to take a look at a few of these other ones, too.

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  • This is a fantastic round up Alix

  • Meredith

    These are beautiful! I’ve only used some of the big stock photo sites, but I’m definitely going to be looking some of these up! Thanks for sharing.

    • I need to look at those again! Thanks for the reminder haha.

  • Babies to Bookworms

    These are all so beautiful! I will have to check them out!

  • My Style 5

    This is so helpful, I had no idea most of these websites even existed! I don’t usually include stock photography in my posts, but you never know when the need for them comes up- better to be prepared than sorry!

    • I mainly use them for Pinterest graphics and Instagram posts!

  • I had no idea these existed and i’m always game to more photo options! <3

  • I don’t really use stock photos for the blog, but these definitely have me wanting to look into using them!! Seriously so pretty! This was a great round up gf.
    xo, G

  • Yay, thanks for this!

    One can honestly never get enough of styled stock photos. There are a few places listed I haven’t visited yet. Excuse me as I do download more pics than I could possibly ever use. lol.

    Thanks for helping my photo obsession,

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  • Nicole Locorriere

    What an awesome resource! And the pictures you showed are gorgeous! Looking forward to trying some of these out!


    • I love seeing what they send out each month!

  • twinklingtina

    This is a wonderful list. I am a big fan of Haute Chocolate and just today I discovered Color U Bold a while before coming to your blog. I am a styled stock photo addict!

    • Color U Bold is pretty new to me also!

  • Maggie Unzueta

    So very cool. I had no idea. I have been using Big Stock for years. Thanks for the info!

    • That one sounds good! I’ll check it out.

  • Liz

    Thank you for sharing!!!!!! Love this!!!

  • Amy Blake

    Great resource! Thanks!

  • Thanks for the this list! There are a few I’d never heard of!

  • thesophiadiaries

    This is so amazing, thank you for sharing!!! I’m definitely coming back to this very soon <3

  • Anna Hubbard

    This is a great resource list! Thanks for sharing girl – I’ll have to check some of those places out!

  • Great list with ones I haven’t heard of before!

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  • Alexandria Snider

    Thank you so much for this list! I’m definitely going to be subscribing to most, if not all, of these!

  • mckenna bleu

    I love these! Thanks for sharing them!

  • Elly Leavitt

    I had no idea free stock photos are a thing- these are so pretty and not tacky/conventional at all! x

    • I know! That’s why I love them lol.

  • Mary

    Ive been on the fence about stock photos since I like to create my own content, but some of these are so gorgeous I can’t resist downloading!

  • I LOVE wonderfelle! They are great photos when you are in a bind for a stock photo