Our Favorite Website Themes and Templates for Photographers

The best website themes for photographers have three things in common: They’re all beautifully designed, offer tons of customization, and bring strong portfolios to life.

If you’re looking to launch your first photography website or revamp your existing one, you’ve come to the right place. We recently took a deep dive into the world of wonderful website themes, and you’re going to love what we found. From clean, minimalistic designs to fun, adventurous ones, we discovered 11 alluring themes that won’t disappoint. So whether you’re using WordPress, Squarespace, or ShowIt as your website platform, here are the best themes available for photographers.

Are you ready to share your beautiful images with the world? Explore your options right now by scrolling through this amazing list of themes and templates!


Platform: WordPress
Creator: FoxThemes
Design: versatile, clean, modern
Price: $39

More than 2,000 people have purchased WISO, a top-rated theme for photographers and other visual creatives. Beautifully designed, it features customizable pages for displaying proofs, event calendars, blog posts, and more.

The first thing you’ll notice about this theme is how well it incorporates movement. Do a continuous scroll of the demo, and you’ll see a succession of text and images slide into place across the screen. One could argue that it’s a great way to catch your clients’ attention!

Outside of that, this theme comes with all the plugins you need to run a photography business: appointment booking, Contact Form 7, Google Maps, WooCommerce, and more.

Key features:

  • over 30 page templates
  • over 90 albums and galleries
  • private proofing galleries
  • SEO ready
  • premium plugins

2. Solene

Platform: WordPress
Creator: Elated Themes
Design: stunning, feature-rich, calming
Price: $79

Solene is a beautiful theme that’s extremely pleasing to the eye. Take a look at the live demo, and you’ll witness a harmonious balance of images, white space, and text. Best of all, this balance is not fixed to one, rigid design. There are several layout options for both your homepage and inner pages, such as your portfolio, blog, and online shop.

Therefore, if you want a feature-rich display for your business, Solene is the theme for you. The typography alone is stunning, but this theme offers so much more: soft colors, a calming aesthetic, and an attractive collage of feature blocks.

Key features:

  • 12 homepage layouts
  • 7 inner pages
  • multiple blog page layouts
  • personalized proofing galleries
  • portfolio gallery layouts
  • hundreds of Google fonts
  • 5 widgets
  • one-click import
  • WooCommerce compatible

3. Caldera

Platform: WordPress (Kadence Theme)
Creator: SightSee Design
Design: fresh, inviting, rustic
Price: $199

If, as of September 2023, you find yourself in the unfortunate group of “Flothemes Orphan,” make sure to explore Kadence themes as your next option. Kadence is an aesthetically pleasing and accessible website block builder exclusive to WordPress. While there aren’t any direct alternatives to Flothemes’ Flex blocks at this time, Kadence blocks get you pretty close.

All that to say, there are hundreds of templates out there utilizing Kadence (also called Kadence Child Themes). One stand out is the Caldera template created by Jess Woodhouse and Dylan Howell of SightSee Design. They bring together the power of strong design and SEO in this intuitive, natural-feeling website template. 

Key Features:

  • Lightweight, fast, and flexible
  • Fully customizable
  • SEO optimized
  • Cloud library access for all sections
  • Continual theme updates

4. StyleCloud

Platform: WordPress (Kadence Theme)
Creator: The Design Space
Design: artistic, elegant, editorial
Price: $150 for standalone theme; $169/year for annual subscription

Another fan-favorite alternative to Flothemes is StyleCloud. If you’ve done your research, you’ve probably stumbled upon this dazzling theme collection by The Design Space. StyleCloud contains dozens of modern themes, layouts, and sections that give you total freedom over your website design. In addition to the flexibility, StyleCloud themes are beautifully artistic, refined, and sophisticated.

With StyleCloud, you can either purchase a single theme or a full annual plan. The annual plan gives you access to all seven StyleCloud starter themes, a Flothemes migrator plugin and migration support, plus a 1-2-1 training call. It’s kind of the holy grail for anyone feeling lost after the Flothemes shutdown. Be sure to check out two of our favorites, the Nova and Morgan themes.

Key Features (for the annual subscription):

  • 7 starter themes
  • 70+ page layouts and100+ sections
  • Available on client sites
  • New releases 4 times a year
  • Unlimited support

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5. Sophie

Platform: Squarespace
Creator: Big Cat Creative
Design: romantic, dreamy, fluid
Price: $197

This template seems made for wedding photographers. Take a scroll through the demo and you’ll immediately agree. The design is romantic while still professional, offering an experience similar to flipping through an old hardback. 

Big Cat Creative has sold over 7,000 templates since 2017. They’ve got the design chops, pieces of training, and customer support to make your website-building experience a complete breeze. If building a website on your own seems intimidating, Big Cat Creative is the way to go.

Key Features:

  • Responsive and functional
  • Customizable graphics, colors, layouts, and fonts
  • Several guides, tutorials, and trainings
  • E-commerce store functions
  • Mobile-friendly

6. Monos

Platform: Squarespace
Creator: Squarebase
Design: image-focused, modern, monochromatic
Price: $193

If you’re looking to go the clean and simplistic route, Monos may be the template for you. Hence the name, Monos utilizes a monochromatic color scheme that allows your photography to shine through brilliantly. It’s also available in either a light or dark mode, allowing you to tailor to your branding and photography style.

This template comes with a kit packed with intros, how-tos, and checklists. There’s no need to be familiar with coding, the Squarebase Monos template gives you all the guidance you’ll need to build a fully customized website. 

Key Features:

  • 12 pages
  • 8 section options
  • Customizable fonts
  • Templated page add-ons available

7. Novo – Photography

Platform: WordPress
Creator: ypromo
Design: sleek, professional, impactful
Price: $79

Here is another WordPress theme that has proven longevity and popularity for any no-nonsense shopper. With constant updates and nearly 7,000 sales, the Novo – Photography theme has become something of a photography website all-star.

Novo – Photography offers a responsive layout, pain-free importing, fast loading times, and seemingly endless customization options. Browse through the reviews to get a sense of how beloved this theme truly is. 

Key Features:

  • Free, frequent updates
  • Dark or light modes
  • Seo-optimized
  • One-click demo install
  • 6 homepage variants
  • 2 blog variants

8. Charlie Rose

Platform: Showit or ProPhoto
Creator: La Lune
Design: light, airy, feminine
Price: $79

We’ve covered several WordPress themes and a couple of Squarespace templates–it’s time to introduce some Showit designs. The Charlie Rose template is perfect for light and airy photographers; those who bring romantic and feminine vibes to the forefront of their work.

But it’s not just sweet and soft. It has incredible design capabilities to boot. The updated featured posts grid is a great feature for photographers, ensuring potential clients are always seeing your latest imagery.

Key Features:

  • Fully customizable
  • Fully responsive
  • Shopify and Woo Commerce Compatible
  • 8 page templates

9. Oakleaf

Platform: Showit
Creator: Mariposa Design Co.
Design: balanced and free-spirited
Price: $295

The Oakleaf template speaks to today’s wedding photographer. Your imagery will be front and center but supported by bold accents and a free-spirited playfulness. We can think of several photographers whose brands would work perfectly with this template.  

Key Features:

  • 12 pages
  • Excellent customer support
  • Video tutorials
  • Fully customizable

10. Noire

Platform: Squarespace
Creator: Big Cat Creative
Design: moody and cinematic
Price:  $297

We’ve got another Big Cat Creative template for you, and this one screams moody and mysterious. If that’s your photography aesthetic, you’re going to want to give Noire a view. The image features and accents are large, making for a cinematic scrolling experience. 

If you’re hooked on Big Cat’s standout customer support but want a website that fully embraces your moody branding, Noire is for you. 

Key Features:

  • Easy Customization
  • Responsive layout
  • Unparalleled support

11. Moss

Platform: WordPress (Kadence Theme)
Creator: Hearten Made
Design: contemporary, chic, luxe
Price: $129

This Moss theme reminds us of a luxe fragrance or furniture brand. It has simplistic styling that highlights the artisan design. Its neutral colors invoke a sense of calm and the flow feels urban and modern. If any of these buzzwords speak to you and your brand, don’t skip the Moss demo.

Key Features:

  • Fully customizable
  • 13 page layouts
  • Helpful human support
  • Video Tutorials and guides
  • Responsive design
  • Large theme block collection

Now that you have some theme options for your website, it’s time to take the next step. To maintain a successful website plus get more traffic and bookings, take our SEO For Wedding Photographers course!

(1) Comment

  1. Wayan Parmana

    As a wedding photographer, this is what I really need of. A bunch of web themes inspiration that could move our branding forward. So great, and it’s so inspiring.

    Agra Photo & Film

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