About The STock MArket

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Hey there!

I'm Kristen Manning.

Photographer, Stylist, and Creator of The Stock Market, a styled stock photography brand!

I created The Stock Market Photos simply because I know how expensive personal professional photography can be.

I've always had an entrepreneurial mindset and, like most small businesses, a small budget.  After interior design school, when I was creating handmade and printed napkins to sell, I wanted to learn to photograph them in such a way that people would have to have them.  So I took a few classes and found I really, truly loved to create beautifully fashioned lifestyle shots of products.   After a few pivots along the road, and becoming part of a rather larger maker community in Portland, Oregon, I found that styled stock images are far more affordable for creative entrepreneurs and small businesses than the personalized product photography I once offered. 

I truly believe we all have the ability to craft the life we desire. I wanted to do my part to help others achieve success by offering professional styled images in the most affordable way.

When you sign up for a membership to The Stock Market you have unlimited access to hundreds of images available for download and use in your business for only $33 a month.

If you are interested in learning more about me, read below.

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I am really a multi-passionate entrepreneur.  I try this and that and pivot directions as I go.  I have never wanted to "work for the man".  While I have done so in order to survive, what has always kept me going was this idea that YES, I can create a dream career and life for myself. 

I think my ultimate goal is to leave a milieu of beauty in my wake. My obsession with ambiance runs deep. It plays such an important role in our lives and experiences and we don't always realize it. I believe that the idea of creating a pleasing environment translates into our brand identity and businesses as well as the places we choose to spend our time. I want to create spaces and images that people desire to be a part of.

We all possess different gifts and abilities and I want to create amazing imagery to help people whose abilities lay elsewhere, the small business owner, blogger, designer, etc.

So what is your dream, passion, goal? How can I help you achieve it?

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