where to find cool stock photos for your website

Where to Get Cool Stock Photos for Your Website

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The cool stock photos struggle is real…

Have you also struggled to find cool stock photos for your brand? When I did my website relaunch a few months ago I was super excited. I finally had a strong brand image and knew exactly what I wanted my website to convey. I choose a website theme that I loved. Selected fonts and colors that I adored. I created a Pinterest board to help my web designer bring my brand to life. Everything was off to a great start. And then it happened. My web designer asked me for photos (gulp).

See the problem was, I didn’t have any photos for my website that were on brand. Although I had carefully combed through Pinterest to get photos that reflected my brand for my mood board, obtaining cool stock photos for my website was a totally different story. So, what did I do? I did what I do best. I scoured the internet for HOURS! Rest assured, it was not pretty. No man, no woman, nor child should have to go to the depths of the internet in search of cool stock photos. So, I’ve compiled a list of places where you can get cool stock photos for your next creative project.

Here are my favorite places to get cool stock photos for my brand: 

1. Bloquettes
2. creative market
3. twenty20


The team at Bloguettes was “so sick of lame stock photos” they decided to create a collection of clean, styled, feminine, cool stock photos. Their Stock That Rocks photo subscription starts at just $29 for 15 photos per month. However, if you’re just looking to complete a creative project you can purchase their stock photos on a la carte basis, which typically starts at $10 a photo.

Creative Market

Creative Market is a great resource for all things creative. If you’re looking for a template to design your website, business cards, or even a Powerpoint presentation, you should definitely check out Creative Market. In addition to all of their great templates, they also have cool stock photos that are sold by artists in the community.

After some careful searching, I managed to find an artist on the site who really spoke to my brand’s vibe. I purchased a bundle of stock photos to use on both my website and business cards.


Although Twenty20 is on the pricier side, if you use a credit program it’s well worth the investment for a one-time project like a website. Twenty20 avoids cheesy stock photos by having a community of professional photographers. These photographers submit photos that can be sold on their website. Twenty20 also has a social component which allows you to follow photographers that you like, as well as curate photos based on themes like road trips, island vacations, and holidays.

Looking for more cool places to find amazing stock photos for your brand? Check out the Instagram Makeover course! 


13 Replies to “Where to Get Cool Stock Photos for Your Website”

  1. I have always struggled to get images, buying is not an option, for now, this post will really come handy as I write more posts for my website.
    Thanks for sharing, I really appreciate this, as said, my blog is still quite new so buying images has to wait.

  2. Oh wow! I had never heard of these websites before reading your blog post, thank you for sharing 🙂 I have only just started getting into blogging properly so I don’t really want to spend loads of money on images, so the free ones will definitely be more suitable for me 🙂

  3. Even though I always try to take my own pictures and create all my content myself I have to agree, there atre times when stock photos are a must and finding good quality ones is a struggle! I’m saving this list for future reference!

  4. I mostly try clicking own pictures, but for certain topics one has to get pictures. Thanks for sharing this info. Will be of great use in future.

  5. Finding stock photos that suit your style is so important. I sometimes feel like everyone is just recycling the same photos, especially on Pinterest. Thanks for sharing a few new sites I need to check out.

  6. Good stock photos can be hard to find! Creative Market IS favorite of mine. AND they give out free stuff every week! I think the give like 6 things a week. I’ve gotten fonts, themes, and STOCK PHOTOS of course! Lol

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