We all have our strengths and weaknesses when it comes to blogging. As you all know, photography falls as one of my weaknesses. Truth be told though, I don’t have much incentive to learn when I can get beautiful styled stock photography and stock photos from so many different places. I have been perfectly content using those resources. Not too long ago though I came across a site that is too good to not share. How more people don’t know more about it, I don’t know. As I am one for screaming from the rooftops when I find something that’s useful and blogger friendly, I had to share the best kept secret in styled stock photography. Prepare to be amazed.
Rachel from Haute Chocolate came up with the brilliant idea to have a members only styled stock library. For one monthly fee you have access to hundreds of styled stock photos. These photos are absolutely beautiful and worth so much more than she charges.
The Styled Stock Library
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Styled stock photography usually runs anywhere from $10 a photo to upwards of $50 a photo. If a photo is done well and can be used in multiple ways, I may splurge. After awhile though there was only so much splurging I could justify.
The Styled Stock Library gives its members access to photo after photo. Each month new photos are added. All for the low price of $29/month or $199/yr. Once you download the photos they are yours to keep. You have unlimited downloads. with terms that are easy to understand. You can crop, edit, add fonts and overlays, use them personally and professionally. You can use them online or print them. I have been a member for a few months now and I am still impressed by the selection and quality of the photos.
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Who isn’t a fan of laptops and iPads? I love having the option of using photos that I can add my own screenshots to.
Plants and succulents are all the rage right now in the blogosphere. The Styled Stock Library has lots to offer there as well.
Looking for some seasonal photos? I have been oohing and aahing over the new Christmas additions that are showing up in the library lately.
Are bright and colorful images more up your alley? These are sure to catch your eye.
No need to worry if you are more a fan of the feminine styled photos.
Rachel breaks the library down into color schemes as well. She has hot pinks, golds, peach and mints, blues and yellows, lilacs, greens, and blacks and whites. She has travel photos, spring florals, roses, tulips, wood backgrounds, burlap, baked goods….you name it and it is probably in the library of over 350 photos. There are photos of mugs so you can add any saying you want, there are photos with frames so you can insert prints that you might be selling on your website or on Etsy. There are photos with clipboards so you can add a digital note. Both graphics for this post were created form the library using the celebrations section. The sky is certainly the limit with this library.
Interested in trying it out? Try it out for 7 days and see what you have your fingertips. Not impressed? You can cancel and get your money back. You literally have nothing to lose by becoming a member. I have saved so much money by joining as many of my blog graphics are downloaded from the Styled Stock Library.
I am a huge fan of Rachel’s work and feel that it is well worth the investment and truly believe that others would enjoy this service as well.