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Are you as obsessed with collecting free stock photos for your blog as I am? Seriously, I wouldn't be surprised if half my external drive is filled with them.
Which is why when it came to figuring out my topic for Day 1 of my 7 Days of Freebies series - free stock photos & free stock photo sites for bloggers was a no-brainer.
1. 69 Best Free Stock Photo Sites For Female Bloggers <<< you are here
Now I know my audience isn't all ladies (what up Ed & Ewongo) but since like 85% are ladies I figured we'd focus on sites for female bloggers especially ladies looking for the best free stock images for mommy bloggers, food bloggers, fashion bloggers & lifestyle bloggers.
This post is massive. (I mean I'm breakdown over 65+ free stock photo sites) so I've divided it into 3 selections:
1. Free stock photo packs from paid feminine stock photo libraries (opt-ins
3. Free stock photo sites/directories ( No opt-in required)
I've also included a download version of this list about halfway through the post for ya. No opt-in required. So be on the lookout for that.
Stock Photo Sites Run By Bloggers & Photographers
There's only a handful of free stock photo sites on this list that actually have people of color sadly. In fact, the overall "white-ness" of the stock photo sites is why a very pregnant (very overheated) Neosha Gardner started her Create Her Stock. A one little old email address Neosha will give you access to over 50+ funky, classy and unique free stock photos. Plus Neosha, will email you new free stock photos every month.
It's no secret I love Ivory mix. Kayla is without a doubt giving away one of the biggest, best free collection of stock photos for female blogger out there. The thing I love most about photos on Ivory Mix is Kayla does a nice job mixing up the super girly, with the nerdy and she even does some fitness theme shots too.
If you're looking for funky, bright, and bold free stock photos you need to get on the mailing list for ColorUBold ASAP. Not only does Jasmine give you instant access 50+ free stock photos but she always shares lots of tips for taking stock photos and mastering Instagram. I was on her list for a cool week before whipping out my Credit card to upgrade to a premium library and I have not been disappointed. Did I mention Jasmine also include stock photos of women of color too.
Haute stock formally Haute Chocolate Is truly the OG of stylized feminine stock photos. Rachel does amazing job curating a collection of gorgeous styled stock photos, for super girly women entrepreneurs & bloggers. In addition To her amazing graphics and branding tutorials, Rachel will send you 3- 5 free stock photos month directly from her premium membership site.
Elle owner of the Styled Stock Society gives readers a sneak peek of her perfectly girly stock photos, in this fun free 10 pack of photos. What I love about Elle & Styled Stock Society is that does more than just Stationary, Shell so Just stuck photos perfect for fashion bloggers and sophisticated mommy bloggers like the cute set of pumpkins that she has over here.
I absolutely love the stock photos from Rekita Nicole. They're so colorful and fun. Besides getting To the 11 free photos that I went to below also get access to her free library which has a boat load of free stock photos perfect for female bloggers & business owners..
Yami love of fashion shines through in her posh stock photos. Besides being a problogger, photography Yami also sells lipstick. If you're looking for uurban sheek photos, ladyboss-ish stock photos you've found your lady.
With little pops of colors, these free stock photos from Chatitra (also from pinkpot) are sure to help you get noticed and stand out online. Be sure to read her post on growing your Pinterest and Instagram account. They're excellent.
Shay over at SC Stockshop as some of the most elegant stock photos out there. Every month she emails you a special code you can use at checkout to get more free stock photos.
Formally The Turquoise & Palm, gives readers access to free hipser-ish stock photos. While Alli does include some desktop flat lay, just something about her stock photos are more laid back while still having a splash of color.
Is run by Roxie of CityGirl Searching Blog & Bepoke Brand Photography Co. Roxie style is light, feminine with a just touch a Bohemian thrown in. Each month she adds five new stock photos to her free resource library but hurry, because Roxie takes down last month free stock photos before uploading a new set.
Stock photos have a light, airy, feminine quality to them. Honestly, I had to think of a word to describe them I would call them quiet elegance.
While not actually a solo stock photography site like the rest of them in this section - Creative Market a does offer a set of free stock photos in it’s weekly freebies selection. Along with a free fonts, Graphical elements, and brushes
Scarlett is a women after my own heart, she just can’t sit down and have a hobby. She always ends turning into a business, from freelancing to social media management to create her own stock photo library. One this is for sure Scarlett
can’t sit still.
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15. A Prettier Web
Is like the mecca a stunning wordpress themes, branding, design tips. And in an effort to make the web well, more prettier, Mel the blogs creating is giving away 7 very hip stock photos along with her very useful resource library
16. Shafaq Omair
Designer and branding badass Shafaq offer an awesome selection of boss lady inspired free stock photos in her resource library. If you’re looking for something sassy and bold. Get these.
17. Kreanille Design.
Is run by booked web designer, logo creator and mother of 2 Annamari who lives in hungary. How cool is that. Besides great tips on how keep you blog looking its best Annamaria shares her tale of growing her business.
18. Moms Make Cents.
While Mckinzie normally blogs about all things pinterest, and direct marketing (MLM) she strapped on her camera to take some pretty cute pink and blue free stock photos for her readers.
19. Lovely Bird.Co.
Is run by Max a design student from Netherland, besides these free stock photos she also give you a bunch of free guides and graphic elements to make your blog pretty.
20. Just Arpi.
Is run by graphic and website designer Arpi. And she’s on a mission to help women get more traffic, more clients, and more sales through beautiful logos, strategic website and on-point visual branding.
Is a digital nomad who takes from pretty cool stock photos for her own blog and decided to share them with her readers.
22. Cynthia Koenig
Cynthia been building business since 2004. She’s offering readers a handful of
really cool like stock photos.
Branding and website designer Louise does not disappoint with these 10 free
stock photos. I love, love love, this collection and you don’t even need to put in your email address to download them. How cool is that?
Allison over at Wonderlass is woot. This photographer turned productivity and branding badass is giving you access to some stock photo site worth photos (and spoiler alerts a couple days after being her list, she send you more.
25. Start A Mom Blog
While not a graphic designer or photographer exactly Suzi took a stab at creating some stock photos for her readers. And she did a pretty good job. These have sort of an old world feel to them.
26. Epiceriedu blog
Word to the wise this site is in french but the pictures are so cute, and google translate works so well, you won’t mind. Now she really do new photos anymore but you can still get access to all the old ones for free
Jamey is one crafty, dyi blogging superstar, you’ll find a little be of everything on
her site including 8 free stock photos you don’t even need to put to your email address in for.
Roxie is giving you access to 30 free stock photos but you must give her credit or
she’s report you so if you download these photos be sure to save them as MUST GIVE CREDIT TO THE Magical Canopy.
As a stunning yet small collection of photos by Klaye Morrison. The second I saw Take Me Home Collection (which I included in the picture above) I had to download it. Klaye does something a bit cool. Do download his photos packs, he send you to a pay what you want. So you can put nothing or up to any amount you feel comfortable paying for them.
Free Stock Photo Sites (Directories)
These are the typical stock photo sites you’d think of. You type in the word cupcake and outcomes 25+ of free stock photos for cupcakes for your Pinterest images, blog posts and social media graphics.
This is one of my favorite free stock photo site directories. With it’s wide variety of hipster feeling free stock photos, high quality images and generous usage policy. Picjumbo is one of my first stops when looking for stock images
ThIs is my second favorite free stock photo site. The only reason it's not number one is because a lot of people do know about it, so you might see the same images floating around the internet alot
Is probably one of the best kept secret in the free stock images games. I love this site. Not only does it load lightning fast but it has a wide variety of photos.
Is the biggest time saver ever! This site does lets you search multiple free stock photo sites at once. With one click downloads, and minimal ads, this site is new bloggers dream. Plus is has search bar and like a million categories - from beer,
to kids to mountains any bloggers especially those in the parenting, food and lifestyle bloggers.
Has over 1.2 million free stock images, vectors (clipart) and even free videos. Some photos do feel a bit mid-90s stock photo-ish but i will say the quality of the photos as gone way up in recent months.
Every month team emails you a huge pack of stunning free photos. They do have a couple of free to download pictures on their site, but no search bar.
Has some pretty unique and zany free stock photos, to say the least. These will definitely make your Facebook ads stand out.
Has alot of photos from around the world like Hong Kong, Thailand, and Amsterdam
Is a community run free stock photo site. With not only free images but free
textures & Illustrations too.
Has a variety of nature and wild-life photos. This site doesn’t have a search
As a variety of free photo packs like “Concert”, USA Flags and Office. I really like the office pack because I haven't’ seen like anyone using this photos.
As close to 1000 free stock photos and free stock videos that are okay from commercial use. With a nice variety of categories including, weddings, fashion, blogging, nature and more.
Has some of the best free stock photos for parenting blogs. But they don’t stop there, they have a wide variety of photos from business, fitness to holidays too.
Is quickly becoming one of my favorite free stock photo sites. Again they are great stock photos for mommy bloggers but also gardening, blogging
(office/desk) and food images. Be careful though. Their photos are HUGE! So you’re going to need to run them an image compress first or they’ll slow down your site BIG TIME.
Isn’t searchable about it has a decent amout free stock images for..well, startups. Think people working on laptops, white boards and in meetings.
Yummy free stock photos for food and parenting bloggers. While it doesn’t have a search bar it does have filters - like cookies, veggies and holiday
Is another great site for food & parenting blog free stock photos. And this site actually has a search bar.
As a huge collection of free stock photos and free stock videos all contributed by different photographers. Some of its top categories are beaches, people and office.
As a really cool selection of vintage photos from the public archives which
means they don’t have any known copyright restrictions
As free Hi-Res stock photos for your personal & commercial use. Attribution not required! They have a nice mix of technology, foods, and wildlife free stock photos to just name a handful of their categories
Is another site where many photographers contribute free stock photos, what I really like about this site is you can search by dominant color. So if you’re looking for something with a punch of yellow to go with your brand you can easily find it here.
Is a massive stock photo site with a cool hipster-ish vibe. This is one my go to places for free stock photos. They have everything. And nothing looks cheesy.
Has so many free stock images, I really wish it had a search bar. But it does have easy to find filters and categories like Background images, black and white & technology just to name a few
Beautiful, High-Resolution Free Stock Photo for both personal or commercial use. All of the free stock images under CC0 licensed images are completely free to use. This site does have search bar (which you’re totally going to need because it has alots of free stock pics), tags and filters.
Is actually a tumblr account run by a photographer name Daira. While it doesn’t have any search bar, she does use tags. I have to say this girl can take a mean photo.
Is a perfect free stock photo site for travel bloggers. Honestly, it feels like they have a million pictures of faraway places. Word of warning though….the owner goes ads crazy which I hate. But since the photos are free, ads must be how it makes alot of money.
Has a lot of lifestyle, nature, architecture and cityscape. I did a quick search for coffee and honestly I’ve never seen a single one of these photos anywhere else on the interwebs.
Is another great site with free stock photos for mommy bloggers and lifestyle bloggers. Be care though, I was just combing through their popular downloads - a werid bleedy wolf came up. All the other photos are stunning so I have no clue
why the owners included this pic.
Is a another large free Public Domain stock photo site with high resolution free photos and vectors. All copyright free stock photos and royalty free photos, and CC0 Photos. With over 23,350 free and public domain photos, images, clipart, pics and vectors and counting you’re sure to find something you like. Warning though, the site isn’t the prettiest girl at the ball.
Is half free stock photo site, half free photo editor. Basically I’d Pin That searches through other free stock photo sites like Pixabay and unsplash for photos. Then before you download your picture you can add text, stickers, and filters to it, before downloading the pictures. See that Mustache on the mug? I added that.
Has a wide variety of free stock photos with more a hipster feel. The search bar does a nice job helping your sort through it but the site does run slow. Also these photos aren’t okay for commercial (paid stuff).
This site arounds up the coolest free public domain stock photos in one place. Their search bar, along with categories like: Nature, people and food (to name a few) are located on the sites side bar.
Has a massive selection of free for commercial use stock images. What’s cool about this site is you not only search by keyword or theme but also color.
Perfect for setting up your blog.
While only about 200-ish images, picography is shaping up to be one great free stock photo site. It does have a search bar and quick categories for easy browsing. I was a big fan of their nature selection.
Run by Jonas Wimmerström offers a handful of stunning free nature and food stock photos. He probably should of have been the blogging selections but I forget him and didn’t feel like renumbering everything. #honestyforthewi
Has 1162 free HD images for your blog and design projects. With a mix of cool retro cars, nature scenes and cute animal pic. This site is definitely worth a quick once over.
Jay also should have been in the blogger selection but you know...numbering so he’s here. While he doesn’t offer a huge selection of photos, all of this free stock images are super artistic. Most are in black and white.
Rounds up all the free stock sites (many listed here) and lets you search them all in one place. Note if you type in coffee, it won’t pull images from all the sites. What it lets you do is quickly switch between sites since it show individual results in one tab which links to the other sites in the sidebar. It’s kind of hard to explain. What i really love is the free stock music you can find with it too.
Has a huge collecting of cool free & paid stock photos. Honestly off all the free sites, this one had the most pictures of people’s faces I’ve since. There are plenty of free stock images for mommy bloggers, business bloggers, fashion bloggers and food bloggers. Rawpixel does make you create a free account before you download their free stock photos but it’s soo worth it.
Is another free stock photo search engine. You type in a phrase like “coffee” and it rounds up all the free stock photos of coffee from 50 of the top free stock photo sites. Just make sure to switch the filter to “Free only” or else it'll give you a mix of both free and paid images
There you have it 69 places for bloggers to get free stock photos for their blogs.
Did your favorite place make the list? If not leave it in the comments below. And be sure to check out other post in our 7 days of freebie giveaway.