How to use stock photos to grow your wellness brand

In case you've been wondering how you can use your stock photos from WSS, I'm here to clear things up with some savvy tips.


Wellness Stock Shop was created to make the lives of wellness bloggers and business owners easier - and to uplift your brand.

So, today I'd like to clear up any hesitations you have for using your WSS stock photos by quickly sharing our total transparency standards (aka the "rules" for using your WSS images)... AND.... Give you 10 inspirational tips on how to put your stock photos to use to start benefiting your business.


Sound good? Let's go...


How Can I Use My WSS Stock Photos?

Tapping into stock photography can be expensive and complicated with many stock sites catering to big companies with corporate budgets. This means that many sites are strict about how you can use their photos. The stock photo you purchased may come with a usage expiration date and - depending on how and where you want to use the image - you may be required to purchase extended usage rights.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Don't get stuck using imagery improperly. There is a strong probability of getting "caught", and the consequences for using imagery "illegally" on your website, blog or any other platform could cost you a lawsuit of up to $8,000 per image.


Wellness Stock Shop is not like many big, stuffy stock sites with tons of rules and fine print... my goal is total transparency and simplicity by offering usage terms that make sense for entrepreneurs and which cover your most common daily usage needs.


Let me just speak from the heart and tell you this... I never want you to worry about whether you can use an image you purchased (or were gifted) from Wellness Stock Shop - and I never want uncertainty to hold you back from using WSS stock photos to elevate your business.


I pulled together this photo library specifically for wellness entrepreneurs like you... so that you have all the imagery you need, when you need it, to use across all marketing and social media platforms... and so that you never have to settle on sub-par imagery that could hurt your branding. 


So... let's clear up your hesitations now and get you leveraging your imagery to boost your business. How can you use your WSS images? Here’s the easy answer… You can use these photos practically however you want! Whew!

You can use WSS imagery on your blog, social media, website and in printed marketing materials.

It's easier for me to tell you how you can't use the imagery, because there are few of those, while there are SO many ways you can.

The only boring no-nos. Here are the only things you can NOT do with these photos: Claim ownership of them, sell them, give them to others to use, print in magazines (unless it’s your personal advertisement), print in books or other "for sale" products, print on billboards. (Pssst... if you would like the rights to use these images for any of the above listed items, contact me for info on extended usage rights.)



What About Cropping, Adding Text & Photo Credits?


Please feel free to crop these stock images, overlay your text and logo, and use them in any way that helps you brand and promotes your business. That’s what they’re for!


All WSS stock photos are royalty free, which means you don’t need to credit me, tag me, or include an active link to my site.

That said, I pour so much love into all these images that I hand craft for you … if you want to return the love by tagging me so that I can see how you’ve used your awesome photos and for a possible re-share, use #wellnessstockshop @wellnessstockshop).

I wanted to create a resource to 100% promote and support you… and that’s what this is all about.


10 Ways To Use Your Stock Photos

  • Social media - FB, Instagram, Pinterest, etc
  • Your Website
  • Your Blog
  • Newsletters
  • Printed Promotional Materials


  • Personal Ads
  • Ebooks
  • Business Cards
  • Logo
  • Product Labels


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Gift Certificate

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Business Cards

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Personalized Cards

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FB Posts

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CLICK HERE to explore the photo library!

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Did This Help You?


I'd love to hear from you!  Did you have any a-ha moments? What helped you? What would you like to know more about? Let me know in the comments below....


  1. Kaitlyn Lay on April 27, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Love your images and working them into my site! Also love the examples of the stock photos in use!

    • Briena Sash on May 8, 2016 at 5:59 pm

      Kaitlyn, thank you so much for telling me this! It makes me SOOOO happy to know that these images are helping to support you and your amazing business! XO

  2. Maggie on April 27, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Amazing! I just LOVE your images - thank you for being awesome!

  3. Monica on May 1, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Your photos are beautiful - I saved them for use on my website and social media. Your free photo offer is so generous. Thank you!

    • Briena Sash on May 8, 2016 at 5:57 pm

      Hi Monica, I LOVE that you're loving the photos! I hope they do wonders to support you and your business. Please don't be shy to send any thoughts on what you might like to see in the future!

  4. Anna on May 4, 2016 at 1:04 am

    Wonderful photos and I want to create giftcards for massage , so perfect 😉

    • Briena Sash on May 8, 2016 at 5:55 pm

      Yay, Anna! I'm glad you're enjoying the photos... and... wow! That is perfect! 😀

  5. Myrna on May 18, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Thanks! I love this offer and your photos. Much appreciated.

  6. Kelly Jorae on May 19, 2016 at 5:41 am

    I love your generosity in gifting beautiful stock images along with providing ways to use them for my business-for that I'm grateful. Like you, I'm a passionate entrepreneur and I love working with likeminds and I believe in reciprocity. Please share all the ways to support your endeavors.

    • Briena Sash on May 19, 2016 at 7:34 am

      Kelly, thank you so much for your beautiful response. I am SO much about supporting one another. And I appreciate you deeply for your thoughtfulness! Your positive response by commenting, alone, is so helpful for me. It gives me a ton of encouragement to know that people are benefiting from my offer. I appreciate all engagement and feedback on social media, and... if you use one of the images on there, I LOVE to see how you used it! You share by using #wellnessstockshop and @wellnessstockshop.

      And, finally... sharing the giveaway on your FB feed... with your friends and groups that you think could benefit from the gift of beautiful wellness photos means the world to me and helps to spread the love.

      Thank you, again for your wonderful response.

      xo Briena <3

  7. Anette on May 26, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Great photos you have! I love the energy of them. I was wondering what font you used for the first photo where it says welcome? Do you use Canva, indesign or other program to make the fb covers and social media posts?

    • Briena Sash on May 26, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      Hello Lovely Anette!

      I'm so happy you're enjoying the photos. I can't honestly remember which fancy font that was, but you can be sure to find it in Canva. Although I use Photoshop for most things professional, I also love Canva for super quick designs... and that's exactly the program I used to create all the samples in this "Ten Savvy Ways to Use Your Stock Photos" post. Canva is such an awesome resource!

      Love, Briena

  8. Michele on June 21, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Im in the process of focusing HOW I want to proceed with my "business" page and my blog ... these photos are a great starting point. Thanks!

  9. Karen Quinn on August 9, 2016 at 2:05 am

    I was so excited to find such a beautiful resource, I signed up immediately to your amazing founder member offer. I love that almost everything here is relevant to my business in some way. Trawling my way through the bigger sites is too hard for my squirrel brain, but here I can go off on a tangent and still be "reasonably" on task!

    I used one of your images in a PDF I've made as a give-away for my email list (my first ever!). It looks beautiful and I'm genuinely proud of it.

    • Briena Sash on August 10, 2016 at 10:32 am

      Karen, this makes me over-the-moon happy to hear! I'm so honored to have you as a founding member and to know the Wellness Stock Shop has been such an awesome resource for you so far. I can't wait to hear about what you create in the future!

      Love, Briena xo

  10. Kate Broughton on August 15, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Thanks Briena! Your images and ideas are super helpful. I've used one in a marketing campaign already!

    Kind wishes

  11. Ana on December 14, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Love all your photos! Stylish and meaningful.

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