5 Best Tech Tools for Beauty Stock Images and Photographers Near You

Jun 23, 2022 | Website Tips

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Photography is one of the three essential pillars needed on your website. After all, your images are a visual representation of the experience you offer. As such, it should be thoughtfully curated to entice your visitors to book in. Beautiful and high-quality images are the finishing touch your website needs – just like that final moisturising layer at the end of a facial. 

But as a beauty salon owner, we understand that spending time and resources finding good photography is a luxury you might not have. On top of that, connecting with THE perfect photographer who has the right look, experience, and pricing for what you need is a challenge on its own. 

Thankfully, we know a thing or two about sourcing the right people and imagery for beauty and wellness businesses. It comes down to these five tech tools. 

Snappr

Snappr is one of the most underrated tools out there that should be on your radar. This platform connects you easily with independent and talented lifestyle photographers near you. In a matter of minutes, you can browse through portfolios, see pricing and availability, and make a booking. We do recommend paying attention to a photographer’s lookbook and assessing how they edit their images, the lighting and colour hues, and the way they enhance a face, a product, or a place. This will help you find the person that is right for you.

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Pexels

Pexels is a beautiful platform to seamlessly source free stock images from independent photographers. Stock images are high-quality photography that can be used by anyone. However, as the library is rich and extensive, you can easily curate visuals that meet your salon’s aesthetic without the worry of seeing the same image everywhere else. We recommend downloading a few “texture” and “faces” stock images, which are great to use as background and space-filler on your website. 

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Pixabay

Pixabay is another free stock images platform where you might find what you’re looking for. If you don’t have the budget to hire a professional photographer, you can easily source treatment-style images through Pixabay. We recommend choosing photography that has a similar colour palette to your branding, to create cohesiveness. 

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Facebook Groups 

If you have a small budget and would like to support a new photographer looking to build their portfolio, then Facebook groups are the place for you. A search for groups such as “Expats in city”, “Creative in city”, or “City freelancer” is filled with local photographers looking for work. You can add a quick post on each page, and let them send you their portfolio and availability. And while we recommend paying freelancers fairly for their work and skills, Facebook groups offer an affordable way to connect with independent photographers. 

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Unsplash

If you haven’t found happiness on Pexel or Pixabay, then try Unsplash. This free stock images platform has a library of over 3 million visuals powered by more than 293,995 Photographers across the globe. Use keywords such as skin, beauty, nails, treatment, cream, plant etc to find the perfect image. 

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Do you need some guidance curating the right images and photographer for your business? We created a free guide to help beauty and wellness businesses like yours hire the perfect photographer. 

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