Well, hello, hello friends! How are you on this fine Tuesday afternoon?! Can you believe there are only 3 sleeps until Christmas! Wow, has December ever flown by!!
Today’s write-up is very special, in fact, I can barely contain my excitement as I type this. Do you remember the giveaway I mentioned in this article…? IT’S HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉
This “giveaway” is not a traditional sort that a blogger would have; I’m not going to ask you to do anything, and I’m not going to raffle out some random prize. This giveaway is more of a gift, especially if you are a creative and/or entrepreneur, because, it’s the holiday season and, well, why not?? I’ve been interested in going into the stock photography business for a while now, and after some encouragement from my peers and my family, I decided I would. I originally planned to rush and get my little shop open before Christmas, but one thing you have probably guessed about me is that I’m not a “rusher.” Yes, I take my sweet time in doing most things, mainly because I’m a perfectionist, but because I do, I’m usually very happy with the outcome. Thus, the opening date of my stock shop has been pushed to early January.
BUT, but, my friend, that doesn’t mean that you have to wait to see some of what I have to offer. You see, these days, you rarely find me without some type of camera in my hand, and I take photos basically everyday; photography has become a part of who I am. In effort to both please the restless 3-year-old in my heart (“Mommy, mommy! SHOW ME AND GIVE ME EVERYTHANG!!!! NOWWW!”) and to (hopefully) help you out, I’m sharing 16 (sixteen!!!) of the festive snaps I’ve taken recently. For free.
No, you didn’t suddenly enter euphoria and start imagining things, the word “free” is really up there! To be completely honest, I haven’t decided on what my selling rate will be for my stock images, so I can’t really tell you what the value of these images are. However, I am aware that right now, to get wonderfully styled, high-quality, and customizable stock images that will look great on your blog, website or online store, you have to cough up some kind of dough. But in this case, you don’t, all you have to do is click the button below, and save the images you would like to use! 🙂
“…k, that’s swell, Siobhan, but it’s December 22, it’s too late for promotional images on my site”
No, no, no! Think outside of the box. Yes, it is December 22, but what’s the most profitable period for most webstores and companies, leading up to Christmas, or Boxing Week? I’ll tell you this, it’s not December 1-25, that’s for sure. 😉 Heck, some of these will even work for the winter season, not just the holidays!
So, what are some of the ways you can use these awesome, free images?
What I, personally, love about stock photography, is that you can use it so many different ways, and because all of the images are high-resolution, croppable and editable .jpg files, the world is truly your oyster. That’s right, whether you use them to service your business, online or not, add a visual component to something you’ve been working on or, hey, just to send a friendly holiday greeting to your uncle, I hope they serve you well. I worked hard to create and style images that are high quality, clean, and most of all, visually appealing, so I sincerely hope you get the most that you can out of them! And don’t forget, those boxing day/boxing week promotions are practically begging you to use one of these!
Interested in downloading some or all 16 images? Look no further, pal! 🙂
Well, that’s all for today! I’ve been so, so excited to share these photos with you and I’m so happy that this day finally arrived. Please, feel free to use any of the photos and share away, and if you’d like, drop me a line on any of my social networks (my username is @beautybylaws on all of your favourites! :D) or send me an email at siobhan[at]beautybylaws[dot]com to let me know what you think of them! I can’t wait to share more with you when my stock shop opens (eek! Early January, #savethedate!!!), but until then, I hope this will tide you over. 😉
Thanks for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day, evening and week! ♥ Oh, and of course, a #MerryStockmas! 😊🎄🎁🎉❤️
Lots of love as always,
ps – Wishing a very happy birthday to one of my closest and oldest friends, Krisa, today! I hope you’re out partying and not reading this, girl! Wishing you a lovely, fantastic, fun, safe, healthy, and HAPPY year! ♥♥♥