Finding imagery to market your wedding business can be hard, especially when you're just starting out and have a limited wedding planning portfolio.
Stock imagery is readily available and a popular solution for new creative business owners. But let's face it, stock images aren't always the most aesthetically pleasing... That is, until now!
We have rounded up the best sites for finding free stock photos and royalty-free images that align with your brand aesthetic—elegant, elevated and chic!
Browse the likes of Pexels and Unsplash for beautiful imagery that you can use across service brochures, client packages, and even your website layout.
Time to find stock imagery that does your wedding business justice! Let's find you the perfect pic...
Unsplash boasts more than 10,000 wedding-related photos on their site—a literal gold mine for wedding planners.
Search the word wedding on Unsplash and you're instantly spoilt for choice! Happily married couples, dreamy venue shots, extravagant cake toppers—they've got it all. So go ahead and be super specific with your search!
Stand-out feature: search by collections
Style consistency is key in building a recognisable aesthetic for your brand.
Unsplash allows you to search photos by collection, saving you time (and headaches) in looking for images with similar themes or photography styles.
Whatever your aesthetic, find it on Pexels.
Set up an account on Pexels and you can follow your favourite creators so you can save time repeatedly searching for photographers that align with your brand—who knows, maybe you could even strike up a long-term partnership.
Stand-out feature: video footage
Video footage is a great way to elevate your website and make it more memorable for potential clients.
Pexels has a huge bank of royalty-free videos in 4k to make your website look extra polished!
A wedding is not about the flowers, the food, or even the ring. It is about the bride and groom—and their lifelong love.
As well as an array of landscape and object photography, Kaboom boasts an impressive bank of portrait photography—a face always helps to personalise your brand and demonstrate your commitment to personalising your clients' experiences.
PS. Make sure to tag @kaboompics in your photos—they love to see how their images are used by their community and often reshare people's work with their 30k + audience.
Stand-out feature: search by colour
If you're already wedded to your brand colour palette, Kaboom is the site for you.
Browse their image library by colour to find imagery that perfectly complements your colour palette.
Surprise! Canva is the gift that keeps on giving—with free editing tools and now royalty-free images!
Start with a simple search for "wedding" imagery and let suggested search and suggest images guide you to the perfect picturesWith its diversified contents, wedding planners can easily look for formal wedding images to easy-going, casual ones.
Stand-out feature: built-in editing
Talk about convenience! With Canva you have access to thousands of suitable stock images and can edit them in the same app. Resizing, layering, adding text—there's no need to go anywhere else but Canva!