Creator Curated: 8 Best WordPress Themes for Photographers

The best WordPress themes for photographers, as chosen by our community of designers.

What makes a great photography website? When working in such a visual medium, it’s essential to find a WordPress theme that has striking, clean design to showcase your photography portfolio. The best themes are functional and flexible, creative and detailed, and draw attention to the images on the site.

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”
— Marc Riboud, photographer

Our design experts in the Envato community have hand-picked their favorite WordPress themes for photographers. Here’s what some of the top creators on ThemeForest told us about the themes they admire most, and why:

Chosen by: Azelab

A design team with over 12 years of experience in commercial design

Mentas Portfolio – Art Portfolio


“Mentas for sure, because it has UX/UI gallery view, Google Image view and so on.

Mentas responsive art portfolio theme for multipurpose usage. It is multifunctional and flexible elegant portfolio theme, with tons of features and options which allow you to make your website unique.”

Chosen by: Aether-Themes

A WordPress theme creator from Bulgaria

Outdoor – Creative Photography/Portfolio WP Theme


“This is a feature rich theme with a striking design. There are home page variations to choose from, video support and an interesting portfolio section with horizontal scrolling. The theme would definitely accommodate most of the requirements a photographer may have for his site and what’s more it doesn’t look like a cookie cutter theme in any way.”

LENS – An Enjoyable Photography WordPress Theme


“A theme that incorporates so many important & small details into it’s design that make it truly a photographer’s dream web site. Interesting ideas for the navigation, as well as the layout as a whole, makes the theme stand out. It’s approach to these makes this a professional’s theme, rather than a hobbyist one.”

Chosen by: Jthemes

a designer with more than 50 themes on Themeforest

Smarty – Creative Agency & Portfolio WordPress Theme


“Smarty is an ace for showcasing portfolio and photography as its unique trending structure is designed to bring the best out of your art. It is highly customizable to suit your needs with its single and multi-page versions available in both light and dark variants.”

Chosen by: StonedThemed

creator of the Shutter photography & art WordPress theme

Valerie – Photography WordPress Theme


“Valerie is a simple and easy to use theme for building your portfolio photography website.”

Photography | Responsive Photography Theme


“Great photography theme from ThemeGoods stunning design with lots of feature for professional photographers.”

Chosen by: BeantownThemes

A U.S.-based designer and developer

Emilie – Photography Portfolio WordPress Theme


“[This theme] has 4 homepage styles so photographers can choose between different full screen or grid layouts. The theme also offers a unique full screen menu layout.”

FULLSCREEN – Photography Portfolio WordPress Theme


“A great solution for photographers looking for a nice full screen homepage layout. The theme also features a unique layout for the navigation and image category sorting.”


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Brittany Jezouit

About the Author Brittany Jezouit

Brittany is a Contributor to the Envato blog. She helped launch the publication and was its founding Editor. You can follow her on Twitter @brittanyjezouit.