I am a terrible procrastinator. It’s something I’ve struggled with all my life! If there’s no urgency to get it done or if my deadline is still a while off, I will take my sweet time. I guess I’m just a bit of a rebel like that. 😂

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago while I was in the midst of a procrastination session, I came across a stunning flat lay photography image on google while searching for something else. I had instant graphic envy and decided to do a little detective work to find out where it originated from.

Without trying to I had discovered a whole new world of stock images. Beautiful, bright and feminine images. Brilliant and branded insanely well. How did I not know about this?!? I scoured for a few more hours and found even more amazing resources. Several of which I now use on House of Brazen.

Want to know what those resources are?  Well, if you’re a sucker for beautiful graphics, here’s my 5 favourite desktop & flat lay photography stock photo resources of ALL TIME. Yes, ALL TIME.

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Price: $30+

I fell in love with Elle’s photography style pretty much instantly and have been using a lot of her images in my latest graphics for the blog and social media. Her stock images are so beautiful and feminine, and I love the softness to the images she creates. Some stock images can be quite harsh or a bit grey lighting wise, but I really like the light hers give off. She also offers 10 free stock images to start off with so go and grab those first! You’ll love them! 🙂

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Price: $12+







I’ve known Yami for a while now, and she is such a fantastic entrepreneur and a real hustler. She recently started her Posh Stock Photography service and I was absolutely blown away by how professional and beautiful her images were. She has monthly packages but my favourite thing is that she offers a month-by-month service for only $12 dollars which makes it insanely cost effective for bloggers just starting out.

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Pink Pot

Price: FREE

Pink Pot - Free Desktop & Flat Lay Photography Stock Images
Chaitra from Pink Pot was who exposed me to my first set of stock photos. In fact, her first collection of images is what I predominantly use in House of Brazen’s branding including the blog header & the header for Flawless Funnels.  Chaitra usually sends out a free photo pack every month or so with several high-quality vertical and horizontal images – go and sign up for them today!

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Creative Market

Price: $5+ per image

Creative Market - Desktop & Flat lay Photography Stock Photos
I love Creative Market. Don’t you? They have so much you could possibly want as a blogger, so if you’re starting out or you’re wanting a little more variety than the previous two options then Creative Market would be your next super affordable option. Images starting from as little as $5, you can find some very beautiful desktop and flat lay photos that are in alignment with your website and blog branding.

Get Flat Lay Photography Images from Creative Market
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Haute Chocolate

Price: $75 for 3-month membership + 2 other options


I have been on Rachel’s list for a few months now and I am really loving the stock photos she’s bringing out. If you want a step up from Creative Market for more on-brand and niche styling, Haute Chocolate is your next best bet. I the prices to be very reasonably priced for what you have access to. If you want to know what you get access to when you join, click here to get a sneak peak into the styled stock library.

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And there you have it! Those are my 5 favourite desktop and flatlay photo resources for bloggers. Now it’s your turn! Let me know in the comments below:

  1. Which of these recommendations are you going to try out?
  2. What stock photo resources do you currently use for your blog?

Note: Before using any of the desktop & flat lay photography resources listed above, please make sure you read the terms and conditions of the individual’s work before using their images.

Elise xo

  • Stuart Miles

    If you would like a free option for great images please check out blogpiks.com. 30,000 images with no attribution needed.