Stock Photo Giveaway from

by Lolli

In the early days of my personal blog, Better in Bulk, all of my posts revolved around the pictures I had taken of my kids that week. My blog was a way for me to share what was going on in my life.

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I am approaching my 4 year anniversary of blogging in October, and although I still show off pictures of my kids and write about what’s going on in our family, a lot of what I write now is based on thoughts, ideas, and tips that I’ve discovered through my 14+ years of parenting and 4 years of social media experience.

As much as I love to use my own photos, I still find myself searching for stock photos to use frequently. Blog posts – whether a personal post or an informational article – simply aren’t complete without an image or two to illustrate what the author is saying.

Since I am very sensitive to making sure I have permission to use a photo I make it a priority to only use stock photos or pictures with a creative common license. As a photographer, I hate the idea of someone stealing my work and I don’t want to do that to anyone else. makes it easy to find stock photos to use in my posts. All I need to do is search for a term, find a picture that fits my article’s theme, and click download. It seriously couldn’t be easier. helps bring any creative project to life, whether it’s a personal blog, professional website, invitations, or fliers….and everything in between. They provide a huge selection of affordable images, starting as low as $1.00. is a division of Getty Images, the world’s leading creator and distributor of still imagery, footage and multimedia products, so their selection is enormous.

Enter to win would like to give one of our readers the opportunity to win a 50 image pack (valued at $134.99).

To enter to win the 50 image pack from, leave us a comment on this post telling us what you would do with a 50 stock photo images. What would YOU be searching for?

This giveaway will end on October 14, 2011 at midnight ET and a winner will be chosen at random and announced shortly after. Please see our site’s terms and conditions for more information.

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Disclosure: We received a 50 image pack to test and become familiar with the site. Our thoughts and opinions are always our own.

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom managing editor Lolli. You can find me blogging at Better in Bulk and tweeting at @1momof5.

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Lolli is a busy mother of five kids, ranging in age from 8 to 16, photographer, and author of Better in Bulk. Her blog has a little bit of everything – parenting, life in a large family and photography with a central tie-in: Bringing moms together to learn, connect, and enjoy life. Connect with Lolli on Twitter (@1momof5) and on Facebook.

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1 Angie September 30, 2011 at 8:12 pm

I would be searching for photos to use on my blogs (weight loss/fitness, travel, etc.). What a generous giveaway!


2 Shari September 30, 2011 at 9:47 pm

I agree – what an awesome giveaway!

I would use it for my blog as well — looking for pictures related to current events and such, especially in the special needs sector.


3 Melissa Lierman October 1, 2011 at 12:12 am

I so would use these photos for my blog!

I am always looking for:
Running Pictures – specifically moms
Do Good Philanthropic Photos
Eco Green Photos
Family Lifestyle shots



4 Angela England October 1, 2011 at 12:37 am

I’m working on a series of fall gardening, food preserving and DIY stuff so would rely on stock photos for the areas where I don’t have my OWN pictures use. So nice to be able to have stock images you can look into for making your blog posts stand out.


5 Barbie October 1, 2011 at 2:36 am

Oh I would love to win this prize package. As a blogger who hardly ever takes a picture, unless it’s with my iPhone (GASP, I know), I am always looking for great quality pictures for my posts!


6 LaVonne October 1, 2011 at 11:51 am

I’d use these images for my blog. Thanks for the giveaway!


7 Michael October 1, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Cool giveaway. Def going to check out If I’m lucky enough to win I would use them to being life and professionalism to my blogs (posted 5 this week). Great stock photos are priceless for us boggy types. ;)


8 Stephanie October 1, 2011 at 5:19 pm

I would love to be able to add neat photos to my blogs other than the few I take. I’m not an amazing photographer :)


9 Tarasview October 2, 2011 at 6:22 pm

I use stock images for a lot of the articles I write and I’m sure I would be searching for all sorts of things to suit!


10 JUNE October 4, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Wow! this is great, got some nice pictures I could use this for.


11 Ruby October 4, 2011 at 4:34 pm

WOW!! I’m already hooked on this site and it’s my first visit!! I too, Lolli, was a mother of five (at one time–4 teens and a baby), and now raising and homeschooling my grandson (I say #6). has the greatest images, and for me, they would add zest and impact to my
beginner blog posts on an “in-designing-stage” senior lifestyle blog. I hope to win, but if not,
all these posters sound deserving as well. Go 5minutesforMom!!


12 Ruth October 4, 2011 at 11:45 pm

I am always looking for music and emotions to illustrate my blog!


13 julie k October 5, 2011 at 12:58 am

I would use the images on our website for Babyhawk, specifically to provide helpful info for our friends and customers with fussy or colicky babies. Maybe we will add a community blog for info sharing! Our customers tell us that the Babyhawk carriers are amazing at calming their colicky and finicky kids who demand a comfortable position where they can look around. Rather than pushing this info out ourselves in a salesy kind of way, we would rather let our hawk moms share tips and tricks on our site, and not just about our carriers…
Thanks for the giveaway!


14 Anne October 5, 2011 at 11:37 am

I’d use them on my blog to make my articles more exciting.


15 Marci J October 10, 2011 at 3:48 pm

I would use them to promote my brother’s woodworking business


16 ador October 10, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Do Good Philanthropic Photos
Eco Green Photos
Family Lifestyle shots


17 Honey Mommy October 11, 2011 at 8:07 pm

I would use them on my public blog so that I didn’t feel like I always have to go take a photo for every post! That would be so relaxing!


18 Rebecca October 15, 2011 at 3:37 pm

What an awesome giveaway! I would use the photos for my blog and Twitter, also to dress up other posts such as on Facebook. Thanks again!


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