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Choosing the perfect WordPress theme for your photography website is never easy. There are hundreds of options available with amazing features, which do you choose?
In this post we’ll be covering the best photography WordPress themes on the market that will take your photographs to the next level.
Let’s dive in…
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The best WordPress photography themes to consider
1. Thrive Theme Builder + Shapeshift

If you’re looking to completely design the photography website of your dreams then Thrive Theme Builder can help you achieve this.
It is not just a theme, but also a website builder, allowing you full control over how your photography website will look. You can customize your header, footer, design blog post templates, arrange your sidebar, create 404 pages and much more.

  • Mobile responsive
  • Over 100 design and site building elements
  • Integrates with popular marketing tools

Price: Thrive Theme Builder is available part of the Thrive Suite which is $90/quarter & includes access to plugins such as Thrive Leads, Thrive Quiz Builder & Thrive Architect.

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2. Divi All-In-One Theme
Divi Demo Example
Divi is a well-known and popular WordPress theme as well as a WordPress page builder. 
You can use it to create a completely custom photography website using a drag & drop visual editor. Don’t want to start from scratch? No problem. You’ll find a huge range of templates you can customize to suit your needs.
Regardless of the type of photography website you want to create, the customization freedom Divi allows will make it easy for you to get started.

  • Mobile responsive
  • Over 40 website elements, e.g. call to actions, sliders, galleries etc.
  • Over 800 premade website layouts that you can drag & drop into your website

Price: Elegant Themes Membership is $89/year & includes access to all themes and plugins.

3. Astra
Astra Demo Example
Images for photography sites can make your website run slow, therefore having a lightweight and fast loading theme is a great idea. Astra meets these requirements with their free theme being less than 50KB (on the front end).
Astra is suitable for photography blogs, photography portfolios, business websites and WooCommerce sites. It also integrates well with popular page builders such as Elementor and Beaver Builder.
Astra also has a pro version which offers further customization options for your website such as more settings for your header and footer, more blog layouts, shortcodes, WooCommerce and Learndash integration and much more.

  • Schema code integrated & Native AMP ready
  • Translation ready
  • 60+ free starter templates

Price: Free. Pro version from $59/year.

4. Kadence Theme
Kadence Demo Example
Kadence is a free WordPress theme with a premium option for added customization. It’s a fast-loading, responsive, Gutenberg ready theme which is easy to use.
Kadence Theme has 6 beautifully designed starter templates, optimized for performance; all you need to do is change the text, color and images to suit your branding.
The premium version gives you extra features such as 20 header addons, ultimate menus and WooCommerce addon.

  • Header builder
  • Live editing within the WordPress editor
  • Global color palette

Price: Free. Premium version available from $69/year.

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5. Avada
Avada Demo Example
Avada is a multi-purpose responsive WordPress theme designed with WooCommerce in mind. If you’re looking to sell your photographs or sell printed portraits of your artwork, then the Avada WooCommerce Builder can craft your product pages without you having to learn a single line of code.
It also has a header, layout, form and footer builder so you can build these elements how you want them, or you can import one of the 76 pre built websites in just a few clicks.

  • Mobile responsive
  • Over 70 design elements
  • 19 form builder design elements

Price: $60

6. X – The Theme
X Theme Demo Example
From the team at Themeco comes the X Theme, a theme which has just got better and better over the 8 years it’s been around, and is highly popular with over 217k sales.
X Theme includes multiple unique designs known as ‘Stacks’, of which there are currently four (Integrity, Renew, Icon and Ethos).
Customize the theme using the Cornerstone editor, which includes features such as live text editing, dark mode, dynamic content, global blocks and custom workspace.
Included also are a bunch of useful extensions such as: email forms, custom 404, smooth scroll, Envira Gallery and much more.

  • Over 20 plugins extensions including UberMenu, Video Lock, Envira Gallery and LayerSlider.
  • WooCommerce integration
  • 24/7 product support

Price: $59

Get X Theme

7. Enfold
Enfold Demo Example
If you’re not computer savvy and need a user-friendly WordPress theme for your photography then look no further than Enfold. Having a WordPress that can create a photography website for you in a matter of minutes means you can spend more time doing what you love the most, finding and taking the perfect photo.
Core features include a layout that is responsive regardless of the device, a simple and easy to use drag & drop editor, and a thorough documentation and video tutorials if you ever need assistance.

  • Over 30 demo imports
  • Translation ready
  • WooCommerce ready

Price: $59

Get Enfold

8. Salient
Salient Demo Example
Salient is a multi-purpose, responsive WordPress theme which has over 330 templates to help you craft your photography website. These mix ‘n’ match templates can be customized to your liking such as changing colors and font.
Show off your work in style and right now, with their demo importer you can have your photography website up and running within minutes, enabling you to build your portfolio and showcase your work in a grid style, using a slider or carousel with the option of adding animations.

  • WooCommerce integration
  • Mobile responsive
  • Header templates

Price: $60

Get Salient

9. KingSize
King Size Demo Example
Are you looking for a fullscreen WordPress theme to showcase your photography? KingSize is a responsive WordPress photography theme which features a fullscreen slider and video, 7 different gallery styles and has WooCommerce compatibility.
It has extensively color customization, supports all types of media from images, mp4 to YouTube, and has in-depth documentation and video tutorials to assist you.

  • Image resizers
  • Custom portfolio post types
  • Over 35 shortcode to embed into your website

Price: $57

Get KingSize

10. Core
Core Demo Example
Core is a minimalist photography WordPress theme which can be used as a portfolio, personal blog or business website. It comes with 3 different homepage styles that you can customize to suit your own design, a fullscreen photo gallery and 8 custom widgets which include: recent posts, contact form and social media icons.
Core comes with 6 gallery templates, as well as video portfolio support. You can customize your colors and fonts, as well as have access to over 300 Google Web Fonts.

  • Light and dark skins
  • Social sharing support
  • jQuery powered effects

Price: $39

11. Photolux
Photolux Demo Example
Design and elegance are key requirements for a photography WordPress theme, and Photolux delivers on both. Powered by the advanced Pexeto Panel, Photolux is perfect for the photographers and creatives who wish to showcase their work to World and be able to customize any aspect of the theme.
Photolux also has Adobe Lightroom integration, keeping your media constantly synchronized. The theme also has 3 page layouts: left sidebar, right sidebar and full width.

  • Dynamic AJAX Gallery
  • Mobile responsive
  • Fullscreen slideshow

Price: $49

Get Photolux

12. Tripod
Tripod Demo Example
If you’re looking for a professional WordPress photography theme then check out Tripod. With its multiple gallery designs, drag & drop builder, and enticing animation effects, you can display your photos and make your visitors never want to leave.
Tripod has multiple layouts for your photography blog such as timeline, grid and masonry. The theme also has unlimited sidebars used to insert your widgets such as latest posts, categories and social media, and over 100 shortcodes.

  • Mobile responsive
  • Built-in breadcrumbs
  • Image resizing

Price: $65

Get Tripod

13. DK
DK Demo Example
DK is a portfolio photography WordPress theme designed for those creative individuals who love to capture the moment in a still image or a video.
With 4 homepage styles, 6 gallery page templates and a fullscreen slideshow for your photo gallery, you have everything you need to craft a beautiful photography website. Along with 7 custom widgets, styled typography and color customization you can’t go wrong.

  • jQuery powered effects
  • Facebook & Twitter integration
  • Unlimited sidebars

Price: $29

14. Skylab
Skylab Demo Example
Skylab is a portfolio theme designed for photographers and those in the creative field. The theme is highly customizable and flexible to suit the needs of your photography website. It has 12 demos, each with their own unique features to give you a great starting point when crafting your photography website.
It uses WPBakery Page Builder so you can drag & drop elements into pages with ease to give the layout you desire, and is translation ready.

  • Gallery blocks
  • Slider Revolution
  • Mobile responsive

Price: $39

Get Skylab

15. Fluxus
Fluxus Demo Example
Fluxus is a photography theme that focuses on big horizontal images with a minimal design, topped with beautiful typography. Its full page slider allows you to showcase your featured or recent work, which also includes lazy loading and animation options.
This theme is lightweight, fully responsive with 3 custom menu areas: header left or right, and footer right. There are also social network icons and video support for posts and portfolios.

  • Lightbox with video support and two image viewing modes
  • Variety of shortcodes for buttons, accordions and galleries
  • Light and dark skins

Price: $49

Get Fluxus

16. Expression
Expression Demo Example
If your focus is having your website showcase your work as a portfolio, then Expression is ideal for the job as it is best suited to creators, designers and photographers who wish to display their projects in the format of a portfolio.
Powered by the advanced Pexeto Panel means that you can modify or customizable any aspect of the theme to meet your brand or design.

  • AJAX gallery
  • Fullscreen slider with animations
  • Mobile responsive

Price: $59

Get Expression

17. Ambiance Pro Theme
Ambiance Pro Demo Example
Ambiance Pro Theme is a beautiful and elegant WordPress theme using the Genesis Framework, which has a one-click theme setup to make getting your photography website live quick and easy.
The themes customizer makes editing your website easy, allowing you to change the colors, fonts, and content and see a live preview in the process. There are also a variety of custom page templates to choose from such as archive and blog.

  • Mobile responsive
  • Homepage widget area
  • Customizable header

Price: $99.95 (includes Genesis Framework)

Get Ambiance Pro

18. Tempo
Tempo Demo Example
Tempo is a photography and portfolio WordPress theme which makes showing off your image top priority. Its minimal and elegant design puts the focus on your photographs, whilst still giving you a lot of options for customization such as 3 header layouts, 2 pre-built color schemes or the choice to create your own and the advanced Theme Options Panel.
The theme is easy to use with a 1-click install, all you need to do after is edit the text, color and images and your photography website is ready.

  • 3 thumbnail aspect ratios for images
  • Mobile responsive
  • Translation ready

Price: $69

19. Inspiro
Inspiro Demo Example
Inspiro is a professional video and photo WordPress theme with a fullscreen slideshow that supports videos from YouTube and other video hosting platforms. It features a gallery module where you can showcase your photographs and videos, whether it be in your header, as a slideshow or in posts and pages.
There are currently 9 demos available to make creating and publishing your photography website simple and easy. It also has a built-in page builder so you can also add new layouts and create your own.

  • Live customizer
  • Mobile responsive
  • Sliding sidebar

Price: $79

Get Inspiro

20. PhotoNote 2.0
PhotoNote Demo Example
PhotoNote 2.0 is a photography WordPress theme that features a touch-enabled slideshow on the homepage. Or if you want something a little bit more custom, the homepage is widgetized so you can craft the layout yourself.
The theme also comes with 2 pre-built color schemes; light and dark, or you can craft your own color palette from the Theme Options. It has a live customizer so you can see your changes immediately, and supports video.

  • Mobile responsive
  • Easy install and demo import
  • Translation ready

Price: $69

Get PhotoNote 2.0

21. Fullscreen
Fullscreen Demo Example
Fullscreen is a minimal photo gallery WordPress theme designed with photographers in mind. The themes fullscreen gallery is incredibly functional as you can assign it to individual posts or pages, or use it as a regular gallery with two display options: photoswipe or lightbox.
You can customize the header, and choose up to 4 columns for your footer widgets. You can also edit the welcome message, and have the option for a back to top button.

  • Mobile responsive
  • Social media icons
  • List and grid layout options

Price: From $59

Get Fullscreen

22. Split
Split Demo Example
If you’re ready to make a bold move as a photographer and get into the limelight, you’ll need a WordPress theme with galleries, image filters and optimized for images and video. Split delivers on these needs.
Split has a built-in unique split scrolling feature which allows you to scroll through each column individually. There is also 8 sample page layouts, 9 different colored skins (or craft your own) as well as header and footer options.

  • Infinite scroll
  • Mobile responsive
  • WooCommerce support

Price: From $59

23. Parallax
Parallax Demo Example
Parallax is a WordPress theme that features parallax scrolling on a single page design. If you’re a photographer wanting to show off your work to potential clients, then they can view and enjoy your work with this beautiful design.
The theme has over 60 pre-designed layouts using their drag & drop editor, as well as 11 header and page styles for extra control. It also features infinite scroll, list and grid layouts as well as RTL support.

  • Mobile responsive
  • Portfolio & team post type
  • Image filters

Price: $59

Get Parallax

24. Zelle Pro
Zelle Pro Demo Example
Zelle Pro (formerly Zerif) is a premium one-page WordPress theme with parallax scrolling and a live customizer to make editing your photography website easy. It is compatible with popular page builders such as Elementor and Beaver Builder for adding customizer and design.
You have an unlimited choice of colors, and color schemes at your disposal along with custom backgrounds such as image, video and slider. Zelle Pro is quick and easy to install and setup.

  • Woocommerce ready
  • Translation & RTL ready
  • Mega menus

Price: From £63

Get Zelle Pro

25. Twenty Seventeen
Twenty Seventeen Demo Example
Twenty Seventeen is a popular free WordPress theme with over 1 million installations. It has a sleek and simple design, with a unique header which incorporates videos or images.

  • Variety of widgets
  • Social menus
  • Color customization

Price: Free

Get Twenty Seventeen

26. Hestia
Hestia Demo Example
Hestia is a multipurpose, one-page free WordPress theme suitable for photographers. It is compatible with plugins such as Elementor, Photo Gallery and Flat Parallax Slider.

  • Mobile responsive
  • SEO friendly
  • Widgetised footer

Price: Free

Get Hestia

27. Sydney
Sydney Demo Example
Sydney is a business WordPress theme, great for those who wish to craft an online presence for their photography skills.
Sydney has 3 ready-to-use demo imports to choose from which makes getting your photography website live and ready a lot easier.

  • Compatible with Elementor
  • Customizable such as color, text and layout
  • Sticky navigation

Price: Free

Get Sydney

28. Twenty Fourteen
Twenty Fourteen Demo Example
Twenty Fourteen is a free magazine WordPress theme that is heavily imagery orientated. It has a sleek and modern design, with two homepage designs; grid layout or slider view.

  • Three widget areas
  • Mobile responsive
  • Contributors page

Price: Free

Get Twenty Fourteen

29. Ashe
Ashe Demo Example
Ashe is a free WordPress blog theme that has a minimal and elegant layout. It has a fullscreen slider for showcasing your photographs, and integrates with popular page builders such as Elementor, Beaver Builder and Divi.

  • Mobile responsive
  • Instagram slider widget
  • Text & image logo

Price: Free

Over to you
Creativity has no boundaries, and neither should your photography focused mind. Whether you’re a professional photographer or enjoy photography as a hobby, there are easy-to-use WordPress themes suited to every angle you wish to explore.
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