How to build a STUNNING brand around styled stock photography | Video 1 of 2

How to build a STUNNING brand around styled stock photography | Video 1 of 2

Imagine two creatives businesses both using styled stock images. One has a powerful, cohesive visual brand (and is seeing exciting growth) - the other just has a couple of pretty images that they're using for Instagram.

Same images. Different results. 

To be fair, having a pretty image to share on Instagram is great - but that barely scratches the surface of how successful businesses are using styled stock photography to increase blog traffic through Pinterest, gain newsletter subscribers, grow their Instagram following, increase engagement on Facebook and ultimately increase SALES - all with the use of styled stock photography.

Today I want to help you see these results in YOUR business.

In this two part video series we are going to take a look at how a few of our top Stockshop clients are using styled stock photography images to elevate their brand - and how you can too!

I guarantee you will come away with a few powerful and easy-to-implement ideas to get more use out of your styled stock images from the SC Stockshop and ultimately reach your business goals.




 A HUGE thank you to the amazing businesses and #BossLadies featured in this video.  They are doing fantastic work and we feel so fortunate to be a small part of their story:

Courtney Kirkland

Sweet Southern Media

Megan Martin Creative

The Cowork Creative Jacksonville

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6 Responses

Charlie Ranger
Charlie Ranger

January 08, 2018

Ohh dear, this was so wonderful. I always have a bit of a hard time finding stock for my website (, since it is all about kids and kids products. But this gave me a ton of great ideas. Thank You so much.

Juliette | For the Sake of Good Taste
Juliette | For the Sake of Good Taste

May 30, 2017

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Such amazing inspiration!

Shay Cochrane
Shay Cochrane

January 27, 2017

@Danielle! That makes my day. That really is our goal! Please let us know if there is anything that we can do to help you and thank you for being a fan and supporter of the shop!


Shay Cochrane
Shay Cochrane

January 27, 2017 Wow, what a very kind and encouraging compliment! I know that it can be SO helpful to see how other people are using styled stock! I hope it gave you so many ideas! If there is anything that we can do to help please let me know!


November 18, 2016

Thank you! You have given me so much to think about! This is an awesome video with plenty of visuals and ideas. I see I still have a lot of work to do to get my branding up to par. I love your stock photos!


November 18, 2016

Shay, you’re always providing value! I feel so lucky to have found you!

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