How to Get Gorgeous Blog Photos When You Aren't A Photographer
My blog and brand went from "me too" to stunning in less than one week...
You see, for a whole year after I started my blog and social media accounts were plain and boring. My Pinterest account looked pretty amateur, and I didn’t have any photos that were good enough to get me started on Instagram.
In fact, I was embarrassed by my blog. Despite how much I loved working on it, and how badly I wanted it to succeed, I just didn’t feel like I could compare to the top bloggers in my niche. Their blogs had gorgeous photos on every page. Their Pinterest pins looked super professional. Their perfectly curated Instagram feeds reeled in followers by the hundreds.
So I decided to do something about it.
I receive compliments on my photos every day. My Pinterest account has more than 200,000 monthly viewers. And people leave sweet comments on my new Instagram feed all the time, like this one:
Maybe some of these feelings will resonate with you...
Feeling confused about complicated copyrights on "free" images.
You want unique stock photos that aren't super pink and girly.
You've seen it all over Pinterest and Instagram. Pink and gold flowery stock photos dominate the styled stock industry. You want to make your blog unique, and maybe all this pink isn't quite your style. I'm with you! It's time for something new. You need gorgeous photos that look professional and stylish that set you apart from the thousands of other bloggers out there.
You're tired of seeing the same free Canva images plastered all over Pinterest.
When you check out Pinterest, the same free stock images appear over and over. Pretty soon all of the pins start to look the same, and you might wonder how you'll ever get your pins and your blog to stand out. It's a sea of white, pink, and gold out there, and you need something big that sets you apart.
You're scared of being sued for accidentally misusing a "free" stock photo.
When I first got started, I didn't know a thing about branding or good blog photography.
But, I did know two things to be true in the online business world:
- When people land on your site, you only have about 5 seconds to capture their attention, pique their interest, and make them want to keep scrolling. (Harsh, but true!)
- You must make a killer impression in those first few seconds to keep your visitors engaged. You need a cohesive, inspiring and chic visual presentation across all of your platforms.
After spending hours searching through free stock photo sites each day, I soon discovered that it's becoming harder than ever to find gorgeous, on brand photos to draw attention to your business.
And then I realized something else.
I found out that you need a lot of photos at your disposal if you want to build a professional, beautiful blog and fill up your social media accounts too.
Heck, experts recommend posting at least one photo to Instagram daily. Then you'll need to pin 3-5 images per day to build your Pinterest profile. And Facebook? At least one image per day. And then there's your blog, which will require multiple photos on every blog post to make your business look professional and unique.
Once I started adding fresh, beautiful images to my blog and social media accounts, everything changed. I started seeing real traffic growth. People started to see me as an expert in my field. My email list grew and grew...
Within weeks I added 200 subscribers to my email list. My Pinterest account soared as my pin images improved, with nearly 300,000 people viewing my account every single month. Then people started emailing me to tell me how much they loved reading my site.
Needless to say, I was over the moon.
"As a home blogger, it is so important to have photos that are beautiful! When I run out of time to create my own setup, I like having stock photo options that not only look great, but are fresh & unique!
As a busy blogger who doesn’t have lots of time to perfect photography, I always enjoy finding a photographer who creates vignettes that are relevant, stunning, and leave lots of white space. There is plenty of stunning & open space in the photos of Sassy Styled Stock. I love the marble rustic collection because they complement my current home photos on my blog so well! I love neutrals, greens, & blues and that makes the photos just right for my blog posts.
Whether I am posting about meal planning, easy weekend gathering, or need a mockup for a new product, I know that I can use a photo from the Sassy Styled Stock collection and it will look so pretty!"
- Brittany Wise, Founder of OurHomeMadeEasy.com
There are lots of bloggers out there that are frustrated and searching for a way to make their business stand out.
This is how you do it. My photo package will breathe new life into your Plain Jane blog, and make your readers want to stop and stay a while.
But before I show you the collection, let's look at a few of the common mistakes you are probably making (and I know, because the rest of us made them too!)
4 Common Mistakes You Are Probably Making With Your Blog Photos
1. You think the camera on your smart phone is good enough.
In a world where everyone and their cat has a blog, DIY smart phone photos no longer make the cut. 5 years ago may have told another story, but today you need to stand out to succeed, and you need an excellent DSLR camera to take photos that stand out.
2. You don't know how to style a photo that builds a brand.
Poorly styled photos can actually hurt your business more than anything. If you don't know how to style your photo correctly, you run the risk of making your business seem unprofessional. After several years in the photography industry, I've figured out how to build a brand through my photos.
3. You think it's cheaper to take styled photos yourself.
It's not. By the time you drive to a few stores, shell out the cash for a variety of backgrounds and props, purchase some flowers, and then spend several hours trying to arrange them and get the lighting nice and bright, you've spent a lot of time and money. That is time that would be far better spent actually working on your business, doing the important work that only you can do.
4. You don't know how to use professional editing software.
Crisp, clear photos with great lighting and vibrant colors are produced with a great camera and professional editing software. Picmonkey and Canva won't get you much further than the most basic of photo adjustments, and your customers will be able to tell the difference.
Sassy Styled Stock
The ultimate photography package for gorgeous styled stock images, social media flatlays, and a brand that stands out from the rest.
With the Sassy Styled Stock collection, you'll be able to build a brand that grows with your business and attracts new customers every day. And if your style is a little more Joanna Gaines than Elle Woods, this membership is for you. Let's check out the benefits of becoming a member below...
No need to wait! You can login to your membership account at any time and access your images instantly.
Want to download all of your images at once? No problem. Download the entire file at once or hand pick 'em one by one.
The Sassy Styled Stock collection is the only one of it's kind today. While most photo services are all pink and roses, this photo collection is down to earth and will help you stand out.
HIGH QUALITY IMAGES
Images are shot in RAW with a Canon Mark III, one of the best cameras around. You'll receive high resolution, extra large files that are ready to use on any project.
MOCK UP IMAGES
Just place your product images over the phone or tablet! Professional mock up images will help you make more sales in your business.
PERFECT FOR SOCIAL MEDIA
Our stock images can be customized to fit whatever project you're working on. Crop them, add overlays, add text, and more!
You need a selection of photos that are beautiful, inspiring, chic and professional. Just like you.
"Hands up if you’re so over the super girly and pink images – yep pretty much all the stock images you see around these days.
If you’re a serious blogger or entrepreneur who wants to look the part and stand out from the crowd, check out Sassy Styled Stock photos right now.
The images speak for themselves. They’re simple, yet sophisticated. It’s made my site look so much more polished and best of all, I’ve had some pleasing results – increased traffic and conversions.
You have less than 3 seconds to make an impression so good quality styled photos are worth the investment."
- Catherine Le, Founder of WordsByCathy.com
"I love that Sassy Styled Stock offers me an assortment of clean and beautiful photos that are so easy to edit to my business needs. The photos are also delivered in a super organized way which makes it incredibly simple to find one that fits my needs.
Ever since using the Sassy Styled Stock collection photos, I have saved countless hours from searching through other stock photo websites and started focusing on more important aspects of my business!"
- Allison Elliott, Founder of CompassMyLife.com
Who Is The Sassy Styled Stock Package For?
Bloggers Who Are Serious About Building A Brand and Business
This membership is for serious bloggers who are ready to create an incredible brand and "wow" the heck out of their clients and readers. If you are ready to bring together an incredible social media presence with a gorgeous blog, this product is for you.
Entrepreneurs Who Are Super Busy And Need More Time
If you're a busy blogger who wants to spend more time working on your business, and less time working in it, this membership is for you! With the Sassy Styled Stock collection, you will easily get back 5-10 hours per week. Plus, the package pays for itself when you don't have to buy your own props and backgrounds!
Creatives Who Want to Impress Potential Clients and Customers
This membership is for entrepreneurs and creatives who want to show their potential clients that they are the best in their field. With beautiful imagery and a solid brand, customers will look to you as the only person that they trust to get the job done right.
"Before using Sassy Styled Stock photos I struggled to find pretty pictures that fit with the theme of my blog. This meant that a lot of the time I'd have blogs written and ready to go but would hold off on posting while I took the time to take my own pictures.
Using Sassy Styled Stock photos has meant I've been able to get out a lot more content and saved me so much time. Time that has been better spent working on other aspects of the business.
There is a huge variety of choice in the stock photos so I didn't struggle to find beautiful pictures for my beauty blog. If you're looking for professional looking, pretty, relaxed blog photos I would 100% recommend Sassy Styled photos."
- Phillippa Harvey, Founder of PhillippaBeauty.com
Who Is The Sassy Styled Stock Photo Package NOT For?
Bloggers Who Want That Hyper Feminine, Pink-Everything Style
While some of our photos do feature flowers, this collection is NOT for those looking for the super feminine style of photos. Our style is more Joanna Gaines than Elle Woods, so you're likely to find rustic backgrounds, fresh greenery, and wood paired with glass in the collections.
Entrepreneurs Who Want to Resell Photos for Profit
The collection can be used for almost anything a blogger could need. You can post the images to Instagram, use them to create Pinterest pins, add text and overlays to customize them, use them on guest posts and blog posts, and so much more. That being said, you may not claim them as being shot by you and you may not resell them for profit.
Bloggers Who Don't Care About the Image They Are Presenting
If you aren't interested in building a strong visual brand that wows your customers and entices your readers, then this photography package isn't for you.
"Recently, I have been incorporating Sassy Styled Stock photos and it has made things so much easier and faster for me!
I am constantly juggling so many projects at once, and my time is very limited. With their beautiful pictures, I can easily have photos for my blog at my finger tips, without having to go through all the photos in Canva and try to make it more personable.
With Sassy Styled Stock photos, you get more personalized photos that are more blogger-friendly; especially if you are a lifestyle blogger!
I’ve been really enjoying them, and I think you guys will, too!"
- Ozge Balkanli, Founder of MemoAllure.com
Frequently Asked Questions
How many images will I receive?
There are 269 images in the photo package. The package is laid out in a series of collections to help you find the perfect look for any project you are working on.
How can I use the images I receive?
In so many ways! You may use them on your blog and on your social media accounts. You can alter them with filters, overlays, text, and anything else you need.
Do you offer any refunds or guarantees?
Due to the nature of downloadable goods, these images are non-refundable.