If you’ve been trying to take super cute, girlie photos for blog posts and social media sharing and, like me, find it a real tough struggle, you might already know of all the benefits that free feminine stock photos have to offer. There are a few big name websites where you can take your pick of a wide range of images, and they are super handy for throwing in a blog post that you just can’t get good photos for.
Of course, when you’re using those larger websites to find free feminine stock photos for your blog, you’re running the risk of using the same image that a hundred and one other bloggers are also using. And probably even more than that. What you might not have realised is that a LOT of smaller, lesser-known bloggers, fempreneurs, and techie babes also provide free feminine stock photos. I’ve done my research. I know.
So, if you want some photography inspiration, or just need an image for when none of yours fit in quite right, here’s a list of some of the smartest places to start looking …
75+ Places to Find Free Feminine Stock Photos For Your Blog
1 – Hello You Designs
In order to get your hands on the freebie stock images, you’ll need to sign up for the email newsletter. You’ll get sent a password via email that opens up the ‘Freebie’ part of the Hello You Designs website, and it’s jam-packed full of images! They’re also really beautiful images, with peonies, pink, and all things typically feminine, and there are a few ‘themed’ delights, too. In fact, these images are so pretty, I spent about 45 minutes just trying to pick the right one to go in this blog post.
2 – Stok Pic
You can search by the ‘Latest 100’ images added on Stok Pic, which gives you a chance to send your blog post far and wide before other bloggers and website gets wind of the cool new snaps. There’s an interesting mix of images, ranging from foodie stuff to technique stuff, travel, fashion, events, architecture, etc., and they’re available for commercial and personal use, with no attribution required. Some of the images are really beautiful, too.
3 – A Prettier Web
I found a bunch of posts on this website offering feminine stock images, and even a few themed ones too, such as desktop-themed or Christmas-themed. I signed up via email, waited for a moment, and then received a folder of 7 really beautiful photos that I fully intend on using myself. That was just from one blog post too. There’s an entire ‘Freebie’ section, with all sorts of awesome resources, including lists of the best tools and plugins for your blog, great ecourses you should take, and plenty more. I spent ages on there having a good ol’ nose around.
4 – It’s Organised
There is an entirely free resource library on this website, with plenty of super informative PDF’s, video tutorials, and suchlike, but if you’re there for the free stock images, you’ll be happy to know that there are plenty. Mostly minimalistic, featuring cameras, stationary and lush green plants, I really like them for Pinterest graphics. Mostly in portrait form, quite a few of them can easily be switched to landscape without making the image look weird.
5 – Wonderlass
Although it actually says you get 15 free feminine stock photos in a pack, I only received three. I was a little sad about this, but they are three damn good images that I have already slipped into a couple of blog posts here and there, and plan to use more in Pinterest graphics.
I did sign up for the email newsletter (because I thought the rest of the free stock images might be sent that way), and I haven’t actually received any other images as yet … I’m not too disheartened; there’s still a bunch of good stuff on the website, and the email courses and ‘business roadmaps’ have been super handy.
6 – Plixs
Some of the images on Plixs only have one or two downloads, which is why I particularly like using them. (Although … I’m not actually sure if these are featured on other free stock images sites too.) Just like a few of the other better-known stock image sites, you can search via colour palette, category, and a whole bunch of other ways. I like that the site is regularly updated with new stuff. This image, for example, was only uploaded today — 22nd June. (That’s when I started writing this, although when it ends up actually on the blog is anyone’s guess. Say hello to the world’s most disorganised blogger.)
7 – I’d Pin That
I’d Pin That is quite a cool little website, but it does collect stock images from other sources, such as Pexels and others that I have listed in this blog post, which means that you’ll likely find the images here elsewhere. This image, for example, was originally sourced from Pexels.
The thing that makes I’d Pin That slightly different to the other sources of stock images is that you are given the opportunity to add a text overlay (such as a quote or title) before downloading the image. You would usually need to download the image from Pexels or another stock image source, and then edit the image, adding a text overlay, in a different app or website. (Canva, PicMonkey, etc.) You can also edit the image directly on the website, too. I added a soft glow and changed the warmth of this image to make it look a little ‘different’, but there are plenty of other effects and features to make use of.
8 – Start a Mom Blog
Signing up with your name and email address will get you access to some really pretty and white-space-aplenty images in a Dropbox folder. There are 14 to get you started with, and if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a FREE 12-month course to grow your blog and blog following. I’ve signed up … Will you?
9 – Stock Vault
New stuff is added to the website regularly, and it’s not just photos — there are illustrations and textures, too. There’s a little “hand-picked” area on the home page, but you can search in a number of ways, including categories (there are LOADS) and the search bar. With over 120,000 images and counting, there’s bound to be something close to what you’re looking for. There usually is for me. You do need to bear in mind that this is quite a popular site, however, with close to 100,000 members. The images are probably on a bunch of other blogs too. It might be worth cropping or editing the most popular ones so they’re less recognisable.
10 – Negative Space
I’d never heard of this site before I went looking for free feminine stock photos myself, but there are plenty of really cute, cool, quirky, and fun images to use, ranging from architecture to transport, music to food and drink, typography or nature. I bookmarked the page for future image-snatching, and I think it’s that a lot of people might benefit from knowing about. There isn’t a massive amount of feminine and girly stuff on there, but still worth a look if you’re asking for my opinion.
11 – Life of Pix
This website actually pleasantly surprised me when I first took a peek, and it’s home to quite a decent range of free stock images, covering a wide range of categories. I liked that you could see how many other people had downloaded the image from the site. This one, for example, had just under 900 downloads when I found it. I also really liked that you could search for other images using the same colour palette, making image consistency an easier goal.
One final point I feel it is important to make — Life of Pix has a sister, called Life of Vids (lifeofvids.com), on which you’ll find free vids, loops and clips to add to your own.
12 – Visual Hunt
You don’t need to give credit when you use Visual Hunt’s images, but when you download an image you are reminded that credit is very much appreciate and “allows photographers to gain exposure”. They even make life easier for you and give you a little line that you can copy and paste into your own blog.
Y’know … just a little reminder to give credit if you can. It’s always nice to do that.
With over 135,000 CC0 images to use, you’re probably going to find what you’re looking for, and you can search via the search bar, by colour scheme, and also by popular categories.
13 – Ivory Mix
Reason #1 why I love Ivory Mix: You get access to hundreds of free stock photos to use on your blog, quite a few of which are feminine. There’s a mix of different tones and themes.
Reasons #2 why I love Ivory Mix: When you enter your email address and wait for the free stock photo link and password to be given to you, you’re taken to an offer page where you can get a pack to create your own flatlays, containing over 140 different props, to arrange over whatever coloured/designed backdrop you like, for just $7. The PNG files are customisable in probably a million different ways, and I’ve seen a few of the combinations that are possible from them … They look damn good.
You’ll need to join the Facebook group and enter a secret password into a box in order to get your hands on the freebie stock images, but the resources are fab and it’s well worth joining. There’s also an exclusive club that you can pay to be a member of, giving you access to thousands of stock images, exclusive images, and unlimited downloads all the while you’re a member. Sounds good? It works out to just over $10 a month.
14 – Shafaq O
I loved the way that the sign up via email opened up an entire Dropbox album of feminine free stock photos for your blog on this website, all images contained within their own little folder. There are some really cute travel-themed photos here, and a decent mix of bold and more neutral shades. I spent ages looking through them, and the rest of the website too. Set yourself some time with a cup of tea and have a good look — it’s well worth it.
15 – One Left Media
The photos on this site are really pretty, and there were a few I mentally noted for future reference. There are ‘Collections’ of images, such as “Mornings Like These” (where this image came from), “The Garden Wild”, “Where the Wild Things Grow”, etc.
You can see how many images are in each collection before you delve right in, but there’s no search bar and I couldn’t find a way to search by more specific things. I did quite like the ‘“Cactology” collection, though. I love a cactus.
16 – Pixabay
Pixabay is a well-used source of free stock images, so any photo that you pick from there probably has been used before. You can usually edit the images, however, giving them a slightly different feel by using filters, lighting, or even colour changes.
With over 1.4 million images, all royalty/attribution-free, there’s bound to be something that suits your blog feel on there. There are illustrations and videos, etc. too, so I would definitely recommend having a good peek around the site when you get a few moments spare.
17 – Dabbles and Babbles
Right, let’s get one thing out of the way nice and early — there are so many freebies on this site, I don’t even know where to begin. I started by getting really excited about freebie stock images, and then I found some crochet stuff, and then there were some craft guides … It’s basically a treasure trove of really cool sh*t.
I don’t really know how many stock images there are on the website. I got carried away looking at other pretty stuff on there when I should have been doing some real work. As long as you’re not doing anything dodgy with the pics, you’re free to do whatever you wish with them.
18 – Fancy Crave
Fancy Crave is home to a weird and wonderful mix of rather specific things. “Backpacks”, for example, is an entire category all of its own. (There are 45 backpack-pics. Who knew you’d need that many?) There are also some really amazing travel snaps on there, too, separated into different places, such as Kathmandu, Nepal; Barcelona, Spain; Krabi, Thailand; etc. With superb Typography in the Wild images, I reckon the site is definitely worth a peek. There aren’t too many overly feminine images, but there are some really cool ones that could be made more feminine with filters, overlays, colour tweaking, etc.
19 – Tink & Fox
When you sign up to the email newsletter, you’re drip-sent the images over a period of time. This is actually a really great approach, although, perhaps not the best for you if you want access to all of the images right now. By releasing the images bit by bit, however, Tink & Fox are making sure that we don’t sign up just for the freebies, and then unsubscribe when we get what we want; in this case, the free stock photos.
Anyway, just a tip I thought I might share with you. If I ever developed my photography skills to a point where I could offer my own images as free stock images (it’s a plan … one day!), this would be the approach I would take — drip-feeding the images over a period of time.
20 – Aminta Demadura
I’ll be honest and admit that I was on the site to look at the freebie stock images, but it wasn’t long before I found myself getting carried away with all the good stuff. She offers so much advice, especially as far as getting your bloggy and brand images just right, and I really benefitted from a lot of it. You will need to sign up with your email in order to get your hands on the free ten images, but I think it was worth it. I actually read every single one of them, rather than just skimming through. (That doesn’t happen very often!)
21 – Unsplash
There is a really varied mix of images on Unsplash, and there are loads to pick from, too. When I searched for something ‘pink’, I had over 7,000 free images to choose from. Another good site for floral lovers, you don’t need to give credit, but a pop up appears when you download that asks you to consider giving credit or embedding a badge.
22 – Gold and Berry
Is it okay to be obsessed with a website? Well, I think I might be. I love Gold and Berry’s blog (and Instagram), and I’ve spent far too long trawling through the ‘Freebies’ category, which features adorable watercolour splotches, tropical leaf patterns, free stock images, and much more besides. You’re going to want to bookmark this one if you fancy a mix of minimalist designs with a feminine twist. There’s a little bit of everything here, and it’s regularly updated.
23 – Resplashed
I actually think I might have overlooked this site a little the first time I took a peek. There are actually some really great images on there, particularly nature and travel-related, although there is a little bit of everything. I saw pretty much everything from pineapples in a swimming pool to a pair of trainers on fire … It’s definitely worth a glance if you’ve got a few minutes to spare.
24 – Gratisography
There isn’t an abundance of stock images on this website, but there are some really fun, colourful, and quirky ones. The one I featured above, for example, made me laugh a lot more than it should have done. My advice to you is not to be too specific when you type something in the search bar. I tend to browse by the individual categories; there aren’t many images so it doesn’t take too long.
25 – Girl Biz Online
I love her blog and I also love her little package of stock photos, which you can use and edit as you wish. Although I don’t always remember, I try to give credit to the original artist even when it isn’t necessary. I don’t really know why. I think I just like to spread a little artistic love around.
There are quite a few super awesome freebies on the Girl Biz Online website, including workbooks, cheat sheets, case studies, and tips n’ tricks. The freebies are password protected — you’ll need to sign up to the email list to get the password.
26 – Barn Images
Despite the name, the website is not filled with pictures of barns, which I was actually a little disappointed by. I thought we might get a few animal snaps in there. I love animals.
Anyway, there’s a whole bunch of professional looking photos on this stock image site, particularly if you like something of the floral variety. There are other freebies on the website, including Instagram templates, fonts, WordPress themes, and more. It’s definitely worth taking ten minutes of your time to have a peek. I’ve bookmarked the site. I reckon you will, too.
27 – Splitshire
There are under 1,000 images on Splitshire, but they’re all beautifully styled, elegantly done, and a mix of people, landscapes, and really mystical-looking settings. If you’re on the hunt for something a little more abstract, perhaps a backdrop for a quote, this is definitely a site worth looking at first.
28 – Oh Tilly
If you’re on the hunt for professional feminine stock photos for your blog, you’ll definitely want to check out the Oh Tilly website. When you first sign up, you are given the link for that month’s free stock images, and then you’re emailed more every month. They’re not only beautiful but high-quality images, too. I love ‘em.
29 – Solopreneur Sidekick
This was another of those websites that I got lost on for ages, reading all the helpful advice and information. If you’re a coffee-loving gal, you’re going to love the free stock images that you’ll find here, and you don’t need to signup to an email newsletter or wait for a password; you can download them right from the Solopreneur Sidekick website. With tech tutorials, online biz tips, and guides on how to build a beautiful website when you don’t know where to start, it’s a great blog to take a look at if you want a little helping hand. (It’s also a really pretty website.)
30 – Creative Convex
For the record, Creative Convex also has a course on mastering those Instagram images. The website is most definitely worth a closer peek.
31 – She Bold Life/ColorUBold
Both bright and colourful, there are a ton of resources on the She Bold Life website, formerly known as ColorUBold. I signed up to the blog via email and I’m 100% glad I did. The feminine stock photos are really well done, bright, and a mixture of bold and pastel shades. There’s a little something for everyone and those free stock images have definitely come in handy for my blog. (There are 101 to choose from at the time of writing.) They’re great for using on Instagram and Pinterest too.
32 – Styled Stock
I actually talked about this source of free feminine stock photos in another of my blog posts: 5 Great Places to Find Free Stock Images For Bloggers. (You should totally check it out.) I’ve used quite a few Styled Stock images in various blog posts, and they’re perfect if you’re on the hunt for beauty and lifestyle-based images, and colourful, palette-orientated ones at that. You can search by colour, which makes life easier if you’re looking to carry on with a theme, and there are also different categories too, such as beauty, florals, lifestyle, mugs, frames, food, fashion, etc.
33 – Morguefile
There are over 380,000 different images on the website, all of which can be used without attribution, but it’s not one of the sites I reach for that often. Some of the images aren’t of the best quality, and although there are a few little gems on there, finding those hidden gems usually takes quite a long time. I find myself trawling through the images before eventually giving up and looking elsewhere. It’s worth a look every now and again, particularly if you’re looking for floral/flower images (and not the flatlay kind), but I did struggle to find simple, bright, light and airy images that would work for my blog.
That’s all I’m saying.
(Also: that website name … ?!)
34 – Burst by Shopify
I’ve been a big fan of this source of feminine free stock photos for a long time, and I’ve used a number of the images on the site, in a number of ways, for a bunch of different sites. I usually find that there’s something on the website to suit what I’m looking for or an image that can be amended in some way to make it work. The only downside to this popular stock image site, of course, is that everyone uses it. There’s a good chance that your image will also be on other websites.
35 – Stocksnap
Stocksnap has become one of the sources for free stock images that I rely on just a little too much. It’s another of those websites on which you’ll generally always find what you’re looking for, and you can always see how many people have downloaded the image from that site before picking an image for your blog. The image I used for this blog post, for example, had 565 downloads and have been favourited by just under 120 people. (Assuming this image isn’t available on other stock sites — this is the case for some of them.) I think new images are added regularly. I always see new images on there … I’m sure of it. (Either that or I just missed them the time before!)
36 – Magdeleine
There are some beautiful images on this stock photo website, and it’s one I hadn’t heard of before I went hunting during the research for this blog post. It’s another of those sites I’ve bookmarked to take a proper look at, later on, and gives you plenty of ways to search through the “hand-picked images”, such as by colour palette, category, image resolution, tags, and the search bar.
There aren’t a whole bunch of bright, light and airy or colourful/bold feminine images, but a few of them could easily be tweaked by changing the light/contrast/hue/etc.
37 – The Magical Canopy
There are a few blog posts offering batches of free feminine stock photos for your blog, but I also found myself endlessly going through her posts. Nicely edited dog photos had me oohing and aahing for much longer than necessary, but that’s absolutely to be expected. A cute blog that I think you’ll enjoy having a flick through, and with free stock photos thrown in food good measure. You can’t really ask for much more than that, can you?
38 – Kaboom Pics
You don’t need to sign up, but if you enter your email address, you’ll then be given access to exclusive photos sent right to your inbox. By getting to the photos first, you can be sure that you use them before anyone else does. You’ve got less of a chance of someone seeing the same image on your website AND another website when the image itself has only just been released. That makes total sense, right? (I signed up. It’s worth it.)
I really like the features that Kaboom Pics offers. There are so many search options, including vertical/horizontal images, shoots or all photos, colour, category, and also the search bar. I like the many features. It means I have a higher chance of finding an image that works even when I don’t really know what I’m looking for. It’s ended up being a stock image website I use a lot.
39 – Pixels
What can I say about Pixels? I like it. A Lot. You can search for specific images using the search bar, or you can check out the Trending or New photos. The newer the image, the fewer people will have used it, so I always like to start by checking out the new area of any stock image source/website. It’s another one of the popular ones, so lots of people are using the images, but there are SO MANY to choose from that you’ll end up finding something that works, that you haven’t already seen all over the place.
40 – Jeshoots
There aren’t that many categories — animals, background, city, food, mockups, nature, people, and technology, but there are some really decent images on the website. Lots of floral stuff, plenty of Valentine’s Day snaps, and even some really nice festive ones … Not an abundance of feminine, desk/stationary-themed images, though; just in case that’s what you’re looking for. I still think the site is a little hidden gem for stock images, so make sure you take a quick peek.
41 – Rekita Nicole
This was one of those really great website finds that you thank yourself for bookmarking later on. You’ll get your hands on 11 free feminine stick images right away, without even needing to hand over any of your details. Rekita does ask that you give credit — a link back to her blog or an ‘@‘ on Instagram. That’s not asking for much … The images are pretty stunning.
42 – Freely Photos
This is a Christian website, so there’s a fair bit of Christianity-themed stuff on there. That’s not the only thing you’ll find on there, though, and I was rather surprised by that. There are plenty of images that you could use, particularly if you’re looking for feminine ones. This was one of many that I downloaded … I couldn’t make up my mind which one I liked the most!
43 – Free Pik
You DO need to give credit for the images that you find on Free Pik, unless you subscribe to a premium account, which is $7.50 a month when you pay for a year upfront ($89.99), or $9.99 on a month-by-month subscription. There are over 570,000 resources, a mix of illustrations, images and vectors, and over 75,000 new ones are added each month. A premium account will also unlock a further one million+ resources.
I personally like Free Pik for cute backgrounds to use behind quotes or phrases.
Other Free Stock Sites:
I didn’t find quite so many feminine images on the following sources for free stock images (or didn’t take as close a look as I did with the rest), but you might want to go ahead and take a peek at them anyway:
44 – littlevisuals.com
45 – freenaturestock.com
46 – startupstockphotos.com
47 – jaymantri.com
48 – travelcoffeebook.com
49 – cupcake.nilssonlee.se
50 – goodfreephotos.com
51 – libreshot.com
52 – designerspics.com
53 – publicdomainarchive.com
54 – skitterphoto.com
55 – photocollections.io (Beautiful animal/nature shots)
56 – scatterjar.com (All foodie stuff)
57 – goodstock.photos
58 – splashbase.co
59 – mmtstock.com
60 – bucketlistly.blog (All travel photos & the site is in German)
61 – stock.tookapic.com/photos
62 – Photocrops
63 – cc0.photo
64 – titania-foto.com (All in German)
65 – rawpixel.com
65 – thepicpac.com
66 – picjumbo.com
67 – makerbook.net
68 – masterfile.com
69 – thelightpaintersloft.com
70 – createherstock.com
71 – 123rf.com
72 – isorepublic.com
73 – kreanilledesign.com
74 – elahtree.com
75 – showitbetter.com
A little advice:
For each website I’ve given you, there is usually a little bit of information somewhere that states the do’s and don’t’s of using the stock images. Some of them can be used without credit. Some are only okay to use without credit on a blog but must be credited when shared to Instagram (for example). The rules are fairly simple for each website, but just make sure you read them.
If you’re struggling to take images of your own, these stock images will not only slide into place so that you don’t miss scheduling a post that’s just waiting for images, they will also serve as inspiration for your own photos. It’s only fair that you give credit if they request it. A lot of work went into creating these images. If you’ve tried and failed at recreating similar photos, just like me, you’ll appreciate that.
If in doubt, just give credit anyway.
Riiiiiiiight, well, that’s quite enough from me for today. You now have more places than ever to start looking for blog and social media photos, which means there’s really no excuse. It’s time to start blogging. I’m so excited for you! (Imagine me running around with my hands in the air, yelling something along the lines of “WOOHOO!”)
I hope you’ve found this list helpful, but if you’ve come across any other sources for free feminine stock photos, or you have free stock images on your own website that you’re giving away because you’re super lovely, let me know. I would like to add it to my little list ☺️
Have a super day, thanks for reading!
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