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The 12 Best Websites for Finding High Quality Stock Wedding Images

Updated: Mar 28

Where to find the best free and cheap stock wedding photos

As a website designer, I can't stress enough, the importance of having beautiful high quality images, to create an aesthetically pleasing website that flows and tells a story.

But, what do you do if you are just starting out or don't have a full library of your own images?

That's where stock photos come into play.

In the past, stock photos were often considered low-quality and not suitable for professional work. However, over the past few years, the quality of stock photos has greatly improved. Now, you can find a wide array of high-quality, professional-looking photos on some of the top stock image websites. Plus, the cost of stock photos has decreased dramatically, making it much more affordable to purchase high-quality photos. So, if you’re in the market for stock wedding photos, then you’ll be thrilled by the selection and cost of photos available on some of the top stock image websites.

Luckily, we’ve done the legwork for you and compiled a list of the top 12 websites for finding high-quality stock wedding photos. So, whether you’re looking for photos of brides, grooms, wedding details, wedding cakes, or anything else, you’re sure to find what you need on one of these websites.



There are many sites now available where you can download beautiful stock photos for free. It may take you a little longer to search out the best ones but, it's worth the time and effort if you want to create the best website possible.


One of my "go-to" sites. Pexels has beautiful wedding images to choose from. One of the features I like best about this site is that you can search users who have already done some of the work for you in creating specific collections that may be just what you are looking for. Pro tip: if you find an image you like, click on the photographer's name and you can browse their individual collections for more similar images available.


Another great site for free images. Just like Pexels, you can click on a photographer whose image you like and search other images that are similar.


Many people don't realize that Canva has a large library of stock photos to choose from. Many images are available for free or upgrade to a premium account to unlock their entire library.


Stock Snap does limit the amount of free images they offer, however, I have been able to find some nice photos on this site


Another great site for downloading free images. Just make sure that you click on the images without a paid site logo to access images at no cost.



Photos from these sites can be a little bit on the pricier side but are the best of the best if you want to truly elevate your brand.


Search Etsy for "wedding stock photos" to shop a selection of individual sellers who offer individual as well as collections of beautiful wedding photos.


Sourced Co is by far, the best place to find beautiufl, high quality wedding stock photos and videos. You can purchase individual photos, collections or gain access to their entire library for life with a one time purchase.



Below are a list of the top sites to pay for high quality images at an affordable price. You may need to sift through some not so great photos but if you put in the time and effort, you can find some hidden gems for a reasonable price.


Istock by Getty Images is one of the most well-known stock photography websites on the web. Their prices vary, depending on the size and usage rights of the photo you purchase. The average cost is around $4 an image with a monthly subcription.


Shutterstock is another excellent source for finding high-quality stock images, including lots of wedding-related photos. They have an easy-to-use search engine and offer both subscription-based and pay-as-you-go plans. Average cost is around $3 an image.


Adobe Stock offers a great selection of high-quality stock images, including lots of wedding-related photos. They offer subscription-based plans, making it easy to save money when you purchase multiple photos. Their prices vary based on the image size and usage rights you need. The average cost is $3 an image and they offer a free trial with 10 free images included.


Depositphotos is a great source for finding high-quality stock images. They have a vast selection of photos, including lots of wedding-related photos. Their pricing is very reasonable. If you opt for a monthly plan, you can get photos for as little as $.27 an image. And, with no annual commitment, you could search and download what you need and then cancel your membership.


Jump Story has some unique photos that focus on real people. Their pricing is reasonable and they offer a free trial.


I hope our tips were helpful. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or would like to learn more about how you can create a beautiful website for your business that truly represents your company brand and the standard of services you provide.

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