I'm about to go on a search for a dozen or so stock photos representing our target audience and user-base (for a high-tech, B2B SaaS product). these will be used in marketing collateral as well as emails/landing-pages and other web pages. Our brand has not historically used a lot of photography so the few times we've need photos, we've gone to ShutterStock. I started my search there and while they have a vast selection and they are fairly inexpensive, a lot of their images are a bit too generic for our tastes... after not too long they start looking like the horrible, happy-techy-people-working-in-offices that were so horribly, horribly overused (imo) back in the late 90s/early 2000s. I'd like to step the quality up a little bit... find something a decent set resembling more of a "portrait" (with evocative qualities) than a cheap stock photo (even that's what it is).
Looking quickly, both Adobe Stock and iStock seem like they're closer to the quality I'm in search of. For purposes of uniqueness and again, that evocative quality, does anyone recommend 1 over the other... or perhaps have another in their price range to suggest?