12 Best WordPress Themes for Photographers

As a photographer, you’ll almost certainly already know the importance of having a bespoke photography website on which you can showcase your work.

The bottom line is that when someone wants to hire a photographer nowadays, the first place they turn is the Internet. If you’re not present, or your photography website isn’t doing you justice, you’re missing a huge trick.

Thanks to platforms like WordPress, you no longer need to be a computer whiz to create a website. In fact, all you need is enough money to buy a domain and some web hosting, as well as a little bit of knowledge on how to set up and configure WordPress (most web hosts offer a one-click installation option).

And don’t think that because it’s free WordPress isn’t very powerful or capable. There’s a reason why it’s used to power a whopping 33.2% (at time of writing) of all websites out there right now [source: W3Techs].

With your WordPress website created, all that remains is to choose a theme that champions your photography skills.

The good news if you’re looking for WordPress themes for photographers is that you’ve landed in the right place. That’s because I’ve done the hard work for you and compiled this list of WordPress photography themes to give you plenty of food for thought.

Here are my 12 best WordPress themes for photographers:

(N.B. this list is sorted alphabetically and certainly isn’t a countdown. Each theme heading is a link that can be clicked)

1. Coastline

Coastline has been specifically designed with photographers in mind. It features big images and left-hand menu navigation. There’s a portfolio section to allow you to showcase your work, as well as some powerful custom widgets and multiple layout choices.

Price – $49

2. Framed

Framed is a photographer-focussed WordPress theme that comes bundled with seven ready to use niche websites (and more will apparently be added in due course). The full-screen layouts place the focus (quite rightly) on your work and the numerous sliders should be enough to suit the needs of most photographers.

This theme is both stylish and flexible.

Price – $59

3. Inspiro

Inspiro provides practically everything you need to showcase your work to others. Like the previous theme, it boasts some ready-to-use demos (six at the time of writing), one of which is dedicated to videographers.

With full-screen headers, video backgrounds, slideshow widgets and gallery modules, Inspiro is a well-rounded option for photographers of all levels.

Price – $69

4. Kameron

Kameron is a fantastic full-screen WordPress theme for photographers. It has three main versions: green, dark and white – all of which will classily showcase your work. Kameron also features password encryption for your galleries for extra peace of mind and a pretty cool horizontal portfolio layout option.

Price – $95

5. Oshine

Oshine features a simple, clean design and… wait for it… 42 unique demos (at time of writing). While that might sound like nightmare, it actually allows you to pick a design that satisfies most (maybe even all) of your creative needs.

Price – $59

6. Photosy

Photosy is a neat, tidy and modern WordPress photography theme that boasts 19 ready to use demos (at time of writing) and comes across as a jack of all trades (which certainly isn’t a bad thing).

With tons of customisation options, including fonts, Photosy is as flexible as themes come.

Price – $59

7. Sirius

Sirius has a slide-out left menu and a range of gorgeous photo galleries. It’s easy to customise and is retina ready. Your work can be showcased distraction-free with its full-screen slideshows and its black and white appearance is the epitome of elegance.

Price – $39

8. TheGem

TheGem is a versatile, high-performance WordPress theme that can absolutely be leveraged by photographers (despite the fact it’s designed to be multipurpose). It is visually stylish, uncluttered and intuitive, which makes it an excellent choice. With three awesome sliders built-in (Slider Revolution, LayerSlider, and NivoSlider), TheGem enables you to create stunning collections with definitive CTAs.

Price – $59

9. Tography

Tography (yes, that’s the correct spelling) is a WordPress theme for photographers that’s been ‘built by photographers for photographers’. It’s professional, elegant and features easy to use layouts for your convenience. Horizontal scrolling and full-screen slideshows are also included.

Price – $49

10. Uncode

Uncode says it is ‘Built to Impress’ and impress it certainly does. It’s visually vast, ambitious and bold, as well as incredibly fast and powerful. Again, it’s a multipurpose theme, but don’t let that put you off. Uncode provides everything you need to get your photography website up and running looking great.

Price – $59

11. Pofo

Pofo combines modern web design, fabulous user experience and meticulous attention to detail. The result is a WordPress photography theme that’s hard to beat and will help you stand out from the crowd.

With hundreds of different web elements at your disposal, Pogo enables you to create a website that looks beautifully handcrafted. Less is often more when it comes to showcasing your work and that’s Pofo in a nutshell.

Price – $59

12. Photography

Last but certainly not least is the aptly named Photography theme. There’s a reason why it remains the number one selling WordPress photography theme today.

With classic demos that are perfect if your photography style is elegant and bold demos for showcasing contrast photography style, Photography theme has got a few angles covered.

A bunch of other options like direct purchase links, client logins and password protection enhance what is already a very solid WordPress photography theme.

Price – $59

In Summary

Any of the themes mentioned above will allow you to create a fantastic photography website that showcases your work and (hopefully) gets you clients.

It also goes without saying that all the WordPress themes for photographers outlined above are responsive (meaning they will automatically resize depending on the device your website visitor is using).