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Web Design \ Aug 29th 2017

12 Stunning Photography Website Templates for All Genres

This is non negotiable. You may balk, squeal or even roll on the ground like your 3-year-old nephew, but there’s nothing you can do about it. If you want your photography business to thrive in today’s digital world, you’ll need a photography website. And a strong one at that. The problem? The good fairies blessed you with a gift for lighting and image editing, but they forgot to include web design in the package. On the other hand, you can’t leave the creation of your online portfolio to someone else – because of the cost, the lack of control, or simply because you want the result to reflect who you are.

How will you escape this quandary? Answer: by starting with a photography website template. It’s by far the best solution, combining all the advantages, the first being: top quality. All of our templates have been prepared by Wix professional designers, with the most advanced business tools and hottest graphic trends. Following the path they have drawn out for you, it’s highly doubtful you’ll mess things up. Secondly: endless personalization. Every element is fully customizable, from the size to the color, so that your site is truly unique. And to ease the process even more, you can add your own photos in seconds, thanks to the intuitive drag-and-drop technology. Finally, the cherry on top: our templates are totally free, for you to experiment as many and as much as you wish.

So, here we have 12 examples of beautiful photography website templates for every genre:

Photojournalist

Hot of the press! This is one of our newest photography templates, and it’s fully ready for you to make it yours. It starts with a super refined design: clean background, a drop or two of colours, and a hamburger menu to free up some space for your photos to breathe. Then, it incorporates the most advanced features, among which are two essentials for photographers: the Wix Art Store, to sell your photos online in a quick and efficient way, and a “Published” section, to display the outlets where your work has been published.

beautiful photography website template for photojournalist

Wedding photography

We all dream of finding that one partner that will accompany us, all along our personal and professional journey. The good news: this partner is just one click away! This wedding photography template will help you to stun future clients (with a stunning gallery), gain their trust (with the neat “About me” section), and finally get booked by them. Once their big day has come and gone, don’t forget to upload their pictures on the Wix Photo Albums page, the best way to share pictures with your clients.

Need some inspiration? These 20 wedding photographers have truly outstanding websites!

beautiful free wedding photography website template

Commercial photography

If you have a sweet tooth for funky visuals, you’ll simply love this template. The homepage is made out of one single, long-scrolling gallery, where you can insert your still (but wild) photos, but also chunks of texts, videos and even cinemagraphs. A great asset for commercial and studio photographers, who’ll also appreciate the “Clients” section, designed to display their most successful projects – with a separate album for each.

Stunning template for commercial photography website

Family photography

Thanks to this complete photo template, you won’t have to wait 9 months for your website to see the light of day. Simply add your own logo, upload your newborn and family photos, write a short bio to introduce yourself – and you’re ready to go! Bonus: the Wix Bookings widget is already set up for you to present your different services and receive online bookings and payments. Did someone say ‘easy like child’s play’?

Need some inspiration? Here are 15 maternity and newborn photographers with stunning websites.

Beautiful free template for family photographer website

Landscape & Aerial photography

It’s time to get some perspective! To be truly sensational, a landscape (or aerial) photo has to give some kind of sense of action. The same goes for website creation, since movement is one of the 7 great principles of design. The Wix designers have brilliantly put theory into practice with this photography website template. It incorporates a stunning parallax effect straight on the first strip, a video in the gallery, and discrete lines to guide your visitors as you intended. So, are you ready to go?

Stunning photography website template for landscape and aerial photo

Food photography

Try not to lick your screen! Sorry for the warning, but this photography template just looks too good. Just like a white plate, it boasts a clean background that will make your stunning images naturally stand out. Plus, it offers a great user experience with its anchored menu, so that your visitors don’t have to scroll all the way up to get to the next course. Eventually, within the template you’ll find a beautiful, ready-to-use food photography blog. Remember: blogging doesn’t only entertain your community – it also feeds Google bots with fresh content (about delicious recipes or your last photo shoot), which is an excellent practice to boost your SEO!

Need some inspiration? Read the ultimate guide on how to write a good photography blog.

Delicious food photography website template for free

Events photography

It’s time to celebrate! This website template was designed for photographers who specialize in weddings, birthdays, engagement parties and other types of events. It provides you with exactly what you need – and nothing extra. That is: a gallery to show your science of capturing the perfect moment, a booking widget to start making some business, and a subscription button to add more fans to your (wedding) list. As a bonus, we love the clean design, as well as they very elegant fonts and simple, yet cheerful colors.

Stunning free template website for events photographers

Portrait photography

All portrait photographers know it: to capture an authentic emotion, you have to create some intimacy with your model, first. And since intimacy comes with knowing one another, this template allows you to display the maximum of info about yourself. The menu is always visible, for your visitors to check your previous works, your social accounts, and most importantly: your “About me” page. Add some cool text about the “who”, “what” and “how” of your practice, and a cool picture of you – and commissions will be pouring in like sword thrusts in a Game of Thrones episode.

Need some inspiration? Follow these 10 tips to write a killer photographer “About me” page!

Beautiful photography website template for portrait photography

Street photography

Urban photographers will love the aesthetics of this website template. With its white background, massive fonts and minimal portions of text, it exhales the raw beauty of the street. The sections are dedicated to demonstrating your skills, whether in photos or videos, thanks to the integration of Wix Video, the best tool to showcase your movies and clips online. Let the images speak for themselves!

Beautiful and free template for street photographer website

Nature photography

This template is your window to the world. You spend days traveling exotic countries, and you want to share your fine discoveries with your friends, magazine curators, or future clients. Don’t forget to pack this template into your bag. Thanks to its long-scrolling page, it offers a trouble-free journey to all your visitors – especially the mobile addicts. We also like the large social icons, from the famous “f” to the little blue bird, to make sure you stay connected with all the friends you made from around the world.

Need some inspiration? Here are the best tips to succeed on Instagram as a photographer. And yes, we have 10 more tips for Facebook.

Stunning template for nature photography website

Fine art photography

There is something very sophisticated to this template. Maybe it’s the use of black and white, to reinforce the contrast. Or the serif fonts, reminding us of old-school printed newspapers. Or the four different images on the homepage, leading to four different Wix Pro Galleries (one per genre). When aesthetics meet functionality, it gives you a taste of perfection.

Beautiful template website for fine art photographers

General photography

This template was designed to provide great satisfaction to all types of photographers – or photographers with all types of interests. Being one of the most simple in design, it’s also one of the easiest to personalize. In the menu, simply discard the sections that you don’t need, and keep the ones that are relevant to your business (“Clients” for wedding and maternity photographers, “Book online” for event photographers, etc.). Then, change the name in the header to yours, and upload your beautiful images. That’s it, you’re ready to go down photography lane!

Free stunning photography website template

Bonus: Your own photography blog

A 13th template surreptitiously entered this list… This one is not an online portfolio, but still is a photography website. More precisely, it’s a template for you to create a stunning photo blog, where you can post your articles by category. If you want to take it one step further, you can easily transform it into a photography forum, inviting peers and friends to comment on your posts, and publish their own content. A great way to build a community of shutterbugs around your brand!

Stunning template for photography blog

Ready to show your creations to the world? Create your unique photography website with Wix!

Jonathan Sitbon
By Jonathan Sitbon
Team Leader of the Wix Blog & Social Team for Expert Communities

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