Whatever kind of photographer you are, it’s vital to have a website to showcase your portfolio, list your contact and pricing information, and capture leads.
The best WordPress photography themes are built with features designed specifically to show off high-quality images, so you can easily create a beautiful online portfolio or photography website within minutes.
You have two main choices when it comes to choosing a WordPress photography theme. You can either opt for a multipurpose theme suitable for building any kind of site, or you can choose a specific photography theme.
They are the best choice if you want to build multiple sites without the need to buy multiple themes.
On the other hand, specific photography themes often include useful features that you don’t get in more general themes such as client proofing galleries and image protection features.
However, they can sometimes be lacking in more general features for building a business-focused site.
In this list, we’ve included WordPress photography themes that fall into both categories so you can choose the option that suits you best.
Noah is a minimal portfolio theme designed for photographers to show off their work with eye-catching effects and transitions. With this theme’s flexible galleries you can easily mix landscape and portrait photographs and display text and slideshows alongside photography.
Noah has a simple customization system that means you can easily edit the theme to make it unique. Choose between a light or dark skin, or custom-edit colors, fonts, and layout to suit your own style.
Divi is a multipurpose theme that includes its own drag and drop visual page builder and hundreds of pre-designed website layouts. Many of these layouts are suitable for photographers and there’s a specific layout pack for a photo marketplace and wedding photographer as well as several portfolio layouts.
The Divi builder includes over 40 website elements that can be fully customized including galleries, forms, sliders, pricing tables, and testimonials. There are also a number of filters, effects, and animations, to make your photography website really pop.
This theme also includes an email opt-in module, built-in split testing, and conversion insights to drive your marketing efforts.
Divi is fully compatible with WooCommerce and includes specific shop modules and layouts.
It may not have a very unique name, but the Photography WordPress theme definitely makes up for it in features.
This responsive photo gallery theme includes 24 demo sites and over 70 gallery and portfolio pages with a choice of white or dark color schemes. Sample pages include about pages, pricing tables, contact pages, full screen video, and shop pages.
As Photography WordPress is fully compatible with WooCommerce, you can easily start selling your images directly from your galleries.
Professional photographers can take advantage of the password protected galleries and client pages from which clients can approve or reject images.
Photography themes often suffer from speed issues due to the number of large images but this theme features progressive image loading and infinite scroll to improve page load time.
Novo Photography is a sleek photography WordPress theme that’s suitable for photographers, photo studios, agencies, bloggers, videographers, and anyone who wants to show off high-quality video and image content.
Novo is fully customizable, with over 100 customization features to make it your own. Choose from dark or light color schemes and various portfolio styles, landing pages, gallery pages, shop pages, and more.
This responsive and retina-ready theme is built for speed and will automatically optimize your images for fast loading while still maintaining quality.
Protect your images with watermarks, password-protected galleries, and disabling the right-click feature.
WooCommerce compatibility makes it easy for you to set up an online store and sell your images. This theme is also ideal for selling image filters and presets, as it includes a before/after slider feature.
Snapster is an elegant photography theme designed to showcase your creativity with 18 homepage layouts, 24 portfolio styles, various gallery configurations, and dozens of pre-built inner pages.
Built for Elementor, this theme includes a huge collection of pre-designed elements so you can easily build your own unique website. It’s also fully compatible with the Gutenberg editor. The 100% responsive design looks great at all screen sizes and resolutions.
Snapster integrates with WooCommerce and includes shop layouts so you can start selling your images online today.
Ashade is a minimal dark photography theme with a choice of 18 gallery layouts, 3 homepage layouts with optional Ken Burns effect, and pre-built shop pages.
Built for Elementor, this theme can easily be customized with the drag and drop page builder, and comes with its own set of elements including info cards, testimonials, before and after slider, and circle progress bar.
Password protected galleries and proofing grids make it easy to work with clients, and the flexibility of the theme also makes it suitable for artists, designers, videographers, and other creatives.
The Blacksilver photography theme is built with a minimal design and the needs of professional photographers in mind.
The theme features full-screen slideshows, lightboxes with a variety of transition effects, client management and password-protected proofing galleries, and integration with WooCommerce so you can sell your work directly from your galleries.
Blacksilver is optimized for the Gutenberg editor and is also fully compatible with Elementor. A lazy loading feature means that even large photo galleries load quickly, and the whole theme is coded to be SEO-friendly.
Oyster is a creative and modern fullscreen photography theme that’s easy to edit and comes with light and dark skins to suit your photography style.
It includes a variety of blog layouts, and portfolio layouts, auto-load for infinite scrolling galleries, and a coming soon page.
Oyster is quick and easy to set up, is fully responsive and retina-ready so it looks great at every screen size and resolution, and is coded with SEO in mind so your future clients can find you easily.
Phoxy is a flexible theme designed for professional photographers to showcase and sell their work. It comes with over 30 different homepage designs, 50+ templates, multiple album and gallery templates, client and booking pages, and light and dark themes.
This theme includes private proofing galleries for clients, with functionality to create pdf files. You can also create a client page with links to all your client galleries.
Phoxy includes 23 gallery styles and creative blog layouts so you can show off your photography and videography in any style you wish. It’s also compatible with WooCommerce and includes shop layout pages.
Grand Photography is a theme designed for professional photographers, videographers, designers, and agencies to showcase their work and make sales online.
This theme comes with over 144 pre-designed galleries and pages so you can create a unique photography site and customize it to your needs. There are also features for working with clients including password-protected proofing galleries and client archive pages.
With full WooCommerce compatibility, you can easily sell your photographs online, and all the gallery templates include direct purchase links so that visitors can buy directly from the gallery slideshow.
PhotoMe is a minimal responsive photography gallery theme that comes with 8 demos and over 50 gallery pages so you can choose a style that complements your work best.
The live customer means you can easily customize every element and really make this theme your own. It also includes a built-in drag and drop content builder so you can create your own pages.
The theme is WooCommerce compatible and includes shop layout templates so you can easily sell your photographs directly from your website.
Kinetica is a fullscreen photography theme with a variety of portfolio styles, galleries, and slideshows. It comes with multiple homepage options including fullscreen slideshows, fullscreen video, Ken Burns style, photowall, and more.
There are also several portfolio styles available to choose from, along with pre-built pages for about, contact, services, and more.
Kinetica also includes full functionality for event listing and management, making it a suitable theme for a gallery or community. There’s a client proofing option with password, and multiple blog and shop layouts.
TwoFold is a powerful fullscreen photography theme with multiple layout and styling options.
As well as choosing from 6 gallery layouts and customizing them to your preferences, you can also list your photographs as a collection and browse with filtering.
TwoFold is compatible with WooCommerce and includes shop layouts. You can also add a buy button directly to your lightboxes. Photo proofing is also available in albums and galleries, with optional password protection.
Wiso is an attractive photography portfolio theme that comes with a collection of over 34 beautiful demos. Use them right out of the box or mix and match elements to come up with your own unique creation. You can use the included WPBakery page builder to easily create your own designs.
Wiso layouts are fast loading, SEO-friendly, responsive, and retina ready. Client proofing is also built directly into the theme so you can enable downloads, waterproof your images, and create private proofing galleries.
This theme also comes with an events calendar and booking functionality, so it’s ideal for photo studios, agencies, and art galleries. WooCommerce integration means you can easily create your own online store and sell your work.
Neve is a powerful multipurpose theme that comes with a library of ready-made demo sites. Several of these sites are suitable for showcasing photography and there are specific themes for a photography studio and wedding photographer as well as generic creative photography themes.
Neve is compatible with all the major page builders including Gutenberg, Elementor, Brizy, Beaver Builder, Visual Composer, Site Origin, and Divi. Everything is fully customizable.
Built for SEO and speed, Neve is also AMP compatible and uses code optimized to load fast. It’s also compatible with WooCommerce and includes special shop and product features so you can easily sell your photos online
Astra is another popular multipurpose theme that comes with a library of ready-to-import websites, including designs specifically created for photography portfolios and business sites.
Astra is compatible with all the major page builders including Elementor, Beaver Builder, Visual Composer, SiteOrigin, and Divi. It also integrates with WooCommerce and includes specific features for customizing your product pages and shopping cat.
This lightweight and fast-loading theme also includes creative effects such as parallax scrolling and image sliders with a variety of transition effects.
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