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15 Stunning Design and Photography WordPress Themes 2016

Sandipan Mukherjee | Dec 23,2016 |   No Comments |

Whether you are a photographer by profession or hobbyist, having a website to showcase your talent is a nice idea. WordPress allows you to create such a site without any hassle. All you have to do is install WordPress on some web host, upload a stunning theme and start sharing your photographs.

In this article, I will share 15 best design and photography WordPress themes which you can use for your website.

Grand Photography | Photography WordPress

Grand Photography is a minimal and clean WordPress theme. It is best suited for photographers, creative agencies, and design agencies. It comes with 24 predefined demos to choose from. The demos can be installed quickly using the one click demo importer feature.

Grand Photography WordPress Theme

It is a feature rich theme and includes 70+ predesigned templates for portfolios and photo galleries to help you to showcase your work uniquely. This theme is compatible with WooCommerce – so you can make money by selling your artwork.

Photography | Responsive Photography Theme

Photography is a responsive and clean WordPress theme, developed by ThemeGoods. It comes with an intuitive drag & drop Live Content Builder. This is useful for creating beautiful and stunning pages, even without editing the code.

Photography Responsive Photography Theme

Customization can be done easily using the WordPress Customizer. There are more than 300 options that you can use to customize your site and that too with the live preview option. Photography theme also includes 8 menu layouts, 9 single portfolio templates, 10 blog layouts, infinite scroll, and much more.

TwoFold Photography – Fullscreen Photography Theme

TwoFold Photography is a premium, responsive and translation ready WordPress theme. It includes 7 home page layouts to choose from. These layouts are coded perfectly and include features like color changing logos and amazing animations.

TwoFold Photography WordPress Theme

You have the option to create albums and galleries using any of the 6 predesigned layouts. This theme also provides 3 photo hovering effects that will surely attract the attention of your visitors. You can also start a blog and use any of the 3 blog layouts.

JohnBlack Photography WordPress Theme

JohnBlack Photography is an elegant and pixel perfect WordPress theme. It comes with dark and light versions. It is also fully responsive, retina-ready, SEO optimized, and translation ready theme.

JohnBlack Photography WordPress Theme

JohnBlack comes with the GT3 page builder plugin which is easy to use and has tons of useful shortcodes & modules. This drag & drop page builder can be used to create different page layouts. This theme also includes a theme options panel using which you can make changes to your website.

Photonic – Fullscreen Photography Theme

Photonic is a minimal, SEO optimized, fast loading, and responsive WordPress theme for photographers. It comes with the one click demo importer option. Thus you can set up your website quickly and easily.

Photonic Photography WordPress Theme

You can choose from 4 header options which can be set per page or sitewide. This theme also allows you to create filterable portfolios or galleries. They can be displayed as grid or masonry. You can also password protect your galleries for clients.

TopPic Photography – Portfolio Photography Theme

TopPic is a clean, minimal and retina ready WordPress theme. It is perfect for any kind of photography websites like wedding, personal, creative agency, photo studio and fashion.

TopPic Photography WordPress Theme

This theme contains features like parallax headers, fullscreen video background, fullscreen photo sliders, boxed & full-width layouts, and more. It is compatible with WooCommerce and comes bundled with Visual Composer page builder plugin.

Napoli – Modern Photography Portfolio Theme

Napoli is an SEO optimized and fast loading photography WordPress theme. It works perfectly on tablets, mobiles, and laptops. Just like other themes, it comes with one click installer option using which you can set up your website just like the demo.

Napoli WordPress Theme

Napoli includes 7 beautifully designed themes to choose from. It comes with both light and dark versions. This theme also allows you to show your photos using 10 animation styles. Visual Composer premium page builder plugin is bundled with this theme.

KingSize Fullscreen Photography Theme

KingSize is a fullscreen and responsive photography WordPress theme. It comes with unlimited colors to choose from. Thus you can select the color of your choice and use it on your website.

KingSize WordPress Theme

This theme includes 7 unique galleries, unlimited fullscreen backgrounds, unlimited portfolios, custom widgets, 35+ shortcodes, and more. It is also WPML compatible and WooCommerce ready. KingSize is a cross-browser compatible theme, so it works on all browsers perfectly.

Core Minimalist Photography Portfolio Theme

Core is a minimal, responsive and clean WordPress theme and is best suited for photography, portfolio, and personal websites. It comes with light and dark skins.

Core Minimalist Photography Portfolio WordPress Theme

This theme includes 3 homepages styles, 4 portfolio styles, and 6 gallery templates. You can password protected the gallery if you want. This theme also comes with 8 custom widgets like recent posts, popular posts, Flikr photostream, contact form, Twitter feed, and more.

Kinetika – Fullscreen Photography Theme

Kinetika is a translation ready, SEO optimized and fullscreen photography WordPress theme. It comes with multiple header options to choose from. It also includes a page builder and shortcode generator to make things easy for you.

Kinetika Fullscreen Photography WordPress Theme

This theme allows you to use static backgrounds, slides, and video fullscreen backgrounds. Slider Revolution plugin is bundled with the theme. You can add buttons, static text and captions over the slides. Not only that, you can even switch between dark and light text per slide.

Red Art Photography | Art, Photography Theme

Red Art is a premium WordPress theme and is best suited for any photography, art, personal, and portfolio websites. This retina ready theme is bundled with premium plugins like Revolution Slider and Visual Composer.

RedArt WordPress Theme

This theme comes with tons of shortcodes, 7 types of gallery style, 600+ Google fonts, and 8 awesome header variations. You also have the option to change the layout to dark or light color. This theme is WooCommerce compatible and SEO optimized.

Aster – Photography Theme

Aster is a simple yet elegant photography WordPress theme. You can showcase your galleries in a smooth horizontal layout using this theme. This responsive theme also allows you to upload background patterns.

Aster Photography WordPress Theme

Just like some of the themes mentioned above, you will be able to password protect your galleries using this theme. This is perfect for creating private galleries for your clients. Aster also comes with Carousel sliders in 3 sizes – large, medium and small. This theme is SEO optimized and child theme ready.

Kameron – Your Photography Portfolio

Kameron is a responsive and SEO ready WordPress theme. It is best suited for photographers or portfolio websites. It comes with one click demo importer feature. Thus you can set up your website just like the demo within a few minutes.

Kameron WordPress Theme

Kameron theme allows you to create unlimited portfolio galleries and pages. You also have the option to add fullscreen background images in your pages. You can customize your website by adding the color of your choice, change fonts, add logo, and much more.

DIAMOND – Photography WordPress Theme

Diamond is a retina ready and SEO optimized photography WordPress theme. It has been built using HTML5 and CSS. Just like JohnBlack photography theme, diamond also comes with the drag & drop GT3 page builder plugin.

Diamond WordPress Theme

You can use the full-screen slider as well as background images & videos on any page. This makes your artwork presentation stunning and eye-catching. This theme also allows you to create galleries and showcase them in masonry, ribbon, or portrait format.

Bild — A Focused WordPress Photography Theme

Bild is a minimal and clean WordPress theme for photographers. This theme is retina ready, responsive and translation ready. It comes with 6 color schemes and 800+ Google fonts to customize your website.

Bild Photography WordPress Theme

Like any other photography WordPress theme, Bild allows you to create galleries to showcase your portfolio. You can add a description to these projects. Demo content is also included with the theme.


Some of the best design and photography WordPress themes have been included in this article. Most of these themes contain important features like galleries, portfolios, sliders, and more, which are essential for any photography website.

If you liked any of the above themes, purchase that theme by clicking the download button and start your photography site.

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