I work with a Client who does not allow me to use any stock images, illustrations, or vectors. Only their products, and their studio images, or plain black and white backgrounds.
They sent me a list of 30 content pieces they wanted to be created, with very specific criteria for each one.
Me: I’ve run out of studio images to use. Now, I can grab photos for the products from the website, but some of these are impossible with what we already have. For instance, you’re asking for Santa stockings, tinsel, mince pies, etc… we don’t have those already, but they would be really easy to find as stock images. Unless you would prefer that I draw them?
Client: We don’t have any new photos. We don’t want any stock images, or drawings. Use products and photos. Make it Christmassy.