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  1. Stephanie says:

    I will have to check them out, thanks for the recommendation. These photos are so dreamy!

  2. Nishtha says:

    Thank you for your honest review about HauteStock. Never used them but will def check then out. Great data that photos are read 200% faster! I use Canva and agree about consistency.

    • Josephine Franzén says:

      Your welcome! Great picture makes such a difference! And I’m so happy for the kind of service I found in HauteStock!

  3. I think most people have no idea how hard good photography really is, but with the advancement with the smart phones and such things have really gotten saturated in the market with filters so now real photos are even harder to find.

    • Josephine Franzén says:

      That is so true. I think it’s the same for all professions, if you don’t have any insight you have no clue about the hards work behind the scenes. And I think we all should have that in mind, cause we should then respect and value other services so much more!

  4. Sonia says:

    This is just so spot on. I love photography but the editing…. Uph. And I shoot street and travel photography, no arranging nor arrangements necessary. But totally feel you. The time needed to do so at a top notch level is incredible! Thanks for this post and ideas how to get around this:(

    • Josephine Franzén says:

      Yes, you never realize how much hard work it is behind good photos until you try to make them yourself. That is why I love HauteStock so much. Yes, it is a bit pricy, but totally with it as good photos gives you so much in return!

  5. Windy says:

    I love stock photos and will have to check them out. Photography is hard so this is resourceful.

  6. Maria says:

    Absolutely fabulous photos. I’m always in need of fresh images and I will surely check Haute Stock to see if I can find something for future blog posts.

  7. Shar says:

    Very true! Taking photos do require much time and effort, even when you’re a photographer yourself, running a blog. Using stock photos are so handy. Great photos, by the way.

    • Josephine Franzén says:

      Sometimes the time is not enough for everything you want to do. And I love when you find great sources that can make your business so much better even if you don’t do it yourself.

  8. I will definitely be checking them out. I always feel my own photos are in adequate, but feel guilty for using stick photos too. And then find I gravitate to the same ones over and over.

    • Josephine Franzén says:

      Please do, they have a lot of photos related to yoga and wellness. I’m more than sure you will find something that you love!

  9. Cheyenne says:

    Such a great read!

  10. Dorit says:

    I can image how much work it means to prepare your own pictures, even if you are a photographer. As I am not, I use stock picture. But, as you say, it is not easy for them to be consistent. Will definitely check HauteStock out. Thanks for the recommendation.

    • Josephine Franzén says:

      The consistency is what I love the most with HauteStock! It doesn’t matter what collection you pick a image from, it will always be a consistent and beautiful result.

  11. Elisabeth says:

    I love these photos! I’ll definitely have to check them out. And you’re so right about how much time it takes to take photos

  12. Alyssa Hixenbaugh says:

    I appreciate you perspective and honesty about stock photos! I love the photos you’re using!

  13. Sarah B. says:

    I love this post! Photography is just a hobby for me, but I always wondered how people had the time to style and edit every shoot for their blog. I couldn’t imagine how I was going to spend a few hours shooting and editing twice a week with three kids and a day job. Now I’m realizing they don’t, and that’s okay! Yay stock photos!

    • Josephine Franzén says:

      This was my thought too. I’m a photographer too and never understood where they found their time. Stock Photo is the best!

  14. Sankhamala says:

    The photos are awesome!!! I have never checked HauteStock before but will surely do in future.

    • Josephine Franzén says:

      I fell in love with the photos first time I saw them. And now they are a big part in everything that I do!

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