A big part of brand and design of course includes photography.
It is absolutely crucial that you know which photos to use and which to avoid – or jeopardise the integrity of your business brand.
That’s obviously something we want to avoid doing. Which is where stock images come in to save the day.
However, even beautifully captured stock images can cause your brand to look less consistent, if you don’t choose the right styled shots – – ones that compliments your brand.
In this blog post I’m going to share 5 of my go-to Canva stock photo contributors if you want to create a muted, minimal look that still looks sophisticated and luxe.
5 Canva stock photo contributors to follow for a luxe, minimal brand look
1) Floral Deco | brand:BACdAbUzNUE
Fun fact: my very first Canva template collection, which I created back in 2017, was actually inspired by Floral Deco’s stock photos.
So, it’s kinda accurate to say I’ve been obsessed with their photos ever since! And, when I discovered that they’re actually contributing to Canva’s stock photo library? My designer’s heart overflowed with joy at what this would mean for anyone using Canva templates, who want to uplevel the look of their visuals.
Floral Deco’s images are high quality and luxurious, with loads of options to give your business that minimal look. With a variation of scenes available to choose from, you can count on them to have something in their collection to enhance the look of your business so you can finally start turning heads!
To find Floral Deco’s images in Canva simply open your template design, go to “photos” and copy the entire code in bold: brand:BACdAbUzNUE and paste it in the search bar. Don’t forget to follow their profile so you can easily access the photos from your dashboard!
2) Susannah Townsend from corelens | brand:BAEXB7jI7cc
For crisp, clear images that don’t feel “stocky” – – Susannah Townsend is an absolute MUST follow if you want to still keep that minimal look for your biz. The photos in her collection are all beautifully captured, yet still manages to feel warm and welcoming – kinda like it could’ve been snapped right from your very own living room.
Simple yet stylish, polished yet relaxed – I promise you there’ll be something in her collection to make you excited about creating fresh new content for your business (or give old assets a mini-makeover )
Without fail, if I’m looking for stock photos I’ll always give her profile a visit, and I don’t doubt you’ll be doing the same!
To find Susannah Townsend’s images in Canva simply open your template design, go to “photos” and copy the entire code in bold: +artist:”Susannah Townsend” +brand:BAEXB7jI7cc and paste it in the search bar. Don’t forget to follow their profile so you can easily access the photos from your dashboard!
3) Vlada Karpovich from baseimage | brand:BAEXBwfDeHg
For the business woman who places ‘self care’ at the very top of her priority list – Vlada Karpovich shares beautiful stock images that capture the peaceful days of those who are building life centered empires online.
Focusing on peacefulness certainly doesn’t mean ambition takes a back seat! And if this is something you resonate with, and want to share more of in your business visuals, then you certainly need to give this creative a follow on Canva!
To find Vlada Karpovich’s images in Canva simply open your template design, go to “photos” and copy the entire code in bold: +artist:”Vlada Karpovich” +brand:BAEXBwfDeHg and paste it in the search bar. Don’t forget to follow their profile so you can easily access the photos from your dashboard!
4) Julia Malinowska from baseimage | brand:BAEXBwfDeHg
When I think of the phrase “less is more”, Julia Malinowska’s stock photos certainly come to mind. A luxuriously sophisticated collection for any minimal business brand, using these photos will definitely give you a polished aesthetic guaranteed to turn heads.
With a stunning selection of decor and business woman images, you can have your pick at photographs that show off a sophisticatedly calm day working from home. And with so many of their photos available on the free Canva package, there’s no excuse now for not making use of on-brand images in your business visuals!
To find Julia Malinowska’s images in Canva simply open your template design, go to “photos” and copy the entire code in bold: +artist:”Julia Malinowska” +brand:BAEXBwfDeHg and paste it in the search bar. Don’t forget to follow their profile so you can easily access the photos from your dashboard!
5) Alena Shekhovtsova from corelens | brand:BAEXB7jI7cc
Finding beautiful stock images to help grow your business brand look can be a time consuming, and often pricey, task. Thank goodness for Canva coming to the rescue with a stunning range of photos that look polished, professional and high end.
Of course, knowing which images to use becomes so much easier when you have your brand in place!
And, if you need help putting your brandboard together, I’ve got you!
Simply hit the button below to take the 2 minute Dreamy Biz Brand Quiz and get a fully populated brandboard template which you can customize for your business right in Canva! The results will also give you a detailed report to help you understand the chosen assets so you make good design choices for your brand.