Building Websites for Photographers

If you are a photographer, and you want to build a website to showcase your work, we have a few recommendations and reviews for you. Click on the reviews below to start finding the best photography website builder for yourself.

#1
Best Overall Builder on the Market Today

4.7 out of 5

Top Choice
Theme Designs

4 out of 5 stars

Ease of Use

4.5 out of 5 stars

Features

4 out of 5 stars

Help and Support

5 out of 5 stars

Pricing

4.5 out of 5 stars

  • $11.00
  • $14.00
  • $19.00
  • $20.00
  • $25.00
  • $29.00
  • $35.00
Free Plan Available
#2
A Dream for Creatives

4.3 out of 5

Theme Designs

5 out of 5 stars

Ease of Use

3.5 out of 5 stars

Features

4 out of 5 stars

Help and Support

4 out of 5 stars

Pricing

3 out of 5 stars

  • $12.00
  • $18.00
  • $26.00
  • $40.00
Free Trial Available
#3
Best Dedicated Photography Website Builder

4.2 out of 5

Theme Designs

3.5 out of 5 stars

Ease of Use

4 out of 5 stars

Features

5 out of 5 stars

Help and Support

3.5 out of 5 stars

Pricing

3.5 out of 5 stars

  • $5.99
  • $8.99
  • $23.99
  • $41.99
Free Trial Available
#4
Best for Small Businesses

4.1 out of 5

Theme Designs

4 out of 5 stars

Ease of Use

3.5 out of 5 stars

Features

4.5 out of 5 stars

Help and Support

3.5 out of 5 stars

Pricing

4.5 out of 5 stars

  • $5.00
  • $12.00
  • $25.00
  • $38.00
Free Plan Available
#5
Very Basic Website Builder

2.2 out of 5

Theme Designs

3 out of 5 stars

Ease of Use

3 out of 5 stars

Features

2.5 out of 5 stars

Help and Support

1.5 out of 5 stars

Pricing

2.5 out of 5 stars

  • $8.00
  • $350.00
Free Plan Available

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Footnotes:

[1] Theme Design – Here we look at how many templates are offered by each website builder and if they’re suitable for business websites.

Wix has a very large library of professionally designed themes that span across lots of different industries, so it’s easy to find one that’s suitable for you.

Squarespace themes are responsive and polished. From our research, they stand head and shoulders above the rest with effective designs and offering great user experience. Weebly is gradually releasing more updated themes.  

If you want your web design to look good, click here to see a collection of free beautiful, professional themes.

 

[2] Ease of Use  – This is scored on results taken from our research. We asked people, just like you, to create a site using different website builders, then tell us how easy (or hard) they found it. This rating gives you an idea which website builder is the easiest to use. Read our reviews for more details on each one!

 

[3] Features – Refers to the number and quality of features offered by each website builder. Some website builders have app stores that allow you to integrate third party tools and features. How easy these are to integrate with your website has also been tested. Higher scores have been awarded to website builders that are more flexible and have more inbuilt features.

[4] Help and Support –  This area is broken down into the help you receive and the support provided. For help, we looked at the types of customer service on offer. Can you get assistance via email, phone, live chat, social media or forums?

For support, we analysed each builder’s security. How well does it keep your site safe? Does it include an SSL certificate, automatic backups and a restore option?

 

[5] Pricing – This is taken as a ‘value for money’ score. We looked at the average price of the website builders’ plans from the highest to the lowest they offered. It also includes whether the builder has a free plan or trial and how many features are given to you in each pricing plan.   Please read our detailed review for each website builder for further details.  

We also have more discussions about the cost of building a website here.

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Photography Website Builders Round-up

If you want a lot of stunning photography design templates to choose from, Wix is perfect for you. Wix gives you multiple photography focused templates, including weddings, travels, editorials, commercials, portraits, events, etc. They include gallery tools that make it easy for you to look professional. Support includes phone, email, forum, & a very comprehensive help library.

Weebly is one of the easiest section based website builders to use. With their easy to use builder and one of their templates, you can build a professional & eye-catching photography website to showcase your photographs.

Squarespace has professional, mobile responsive templates that are designed by designers specifically for photographers. The designs available to you are beautiful & mesmerizing. You can build a very stunning website to showcase your photographs, quickly and easily.

SmugMug is a speciazed website builder that only makes photography + portfolio style websites. It isn’t as flexible as other website builders, but has some cool features to help you display your photographs and make some money off of them.

IM Creator is a very lean website builder that allows you to build a website very quickly and efficiently. They don’t have as many tools as other website builders to reduce complexity, and have many stylish, updated photography templates.