It’s no secret to those that read my blog. I love styled stock photography and have blogged about it before. I’ve shared where to get photos and how to get the most out of styled stock photography. I recently shared the best kept secret in styled stock photography. It should come as no surprise then when the best kept secret in styled stock photography gets even better that I would share that with you too.
The Best Kept Secret in Styled Stock Photography Just Got Better
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For those of you that haven’t clicked on the last link above, let me bring you up to speed. Rachel, the mastermind and creator of The Haute Chocolate Styled Stock Library just took her monthly subscription to another level.
It seems that styled stock photography is popping up everywhere….as opt-ins, monthly subscription services and more. More and more people are dabbling in the styled stock arena and the results are varied.
Awhile back I decided to invest in Rachel’s monthly subscription because her photography was flawless. No matter what my blog post was about, I could find a photo to use. I have never regretted my decision to join.
Each month new photos are added to the Library. As always, she keeps to themes, for lack of a better word. Some themes may be color based, as in her late collections of blush, gold, yellow, pink, and black. Other recent themes she has added include Hipster (think succulents, grays, and a modern Hipster vibe), Feeling Zen (imagine turquoise, candles, and a soothing, relaxed vibe), and Boss Lady Glam/So Fancy (designed with the Lady Boss in mind). I kid you not….each time I open the Library and see new photos I am thrilled.
Ok….So how did she improve upon that?
Where Rachel moves ahead of the other monthly subscription packs is her newest addition to the Library. Each month she is choosing a theme and designing a graphics pack to coordinate with that theme. Can you imagine the possibilities?
Each graphics pack includes color swatches, icons, font suggestions (actual fonts not included), frames, and papers. All of these times can be used to create your own graphics using her styled stock photography.
I can see some of you now saying to yourselves, “That’s great but how would I use them? Where do I even begin?” No worries! Rachel has included videos in the Library detailing how to download the packs and how to use them in Canva. Seems to good to be true right?
And there’s more….
Not only has she included the graphics packs but each month she is including Instagram quotes as well. Wanting to step up your Instagram game but don’t know what to post? Want to increase engagement with your followers? Try using the images formatted specifically for Instagram.
Perhaps you would rather not use a premade photo that others may be using. Rachel provides instructions on how to download the Instagram quotes and create your own photo using her templates.
The Haute Chocolate Styled Stock Library definitely has upped the styled stock photography game. Between the gorgeous photos, the reasonable price of the monthly subscription, and Rachel’s great customer service you can’t go wrong.
Pointers for You
- Be sure to follow Rachel on Instagram as she often gives sneak peeks of photos that will be added to the Library.
- The Haute Chocolate blog is a great source of information as well. Be sure to follow along.
- Sign up for The Haute Chocolate Monthly Newsletter to receive 2 free styled stock photos in your inbox!
- Review the Purchase Agreement and Terms and Conditions.
- Subscribe to the Haute Chocolate YouTube channel for video tutorials.
- Get creative with the photos in the Library. Crop them to focus in on details that you especially love. Add overlays and text. Use filters to achieve a unique look. There is no right or wrong way to edit these photos. Make them reflect the look and feel that you are trying to achieve on your blog or social media platforms.
Can You Believe It?
A styled stock resource library that constantly adds new photos, helps you step up your graphics game and social media presence and provides a selection that will keep you oohing and aahing? Yep! You can be a part of all of that. Sign up and join today!