Inspiring photography websites built on Squarespace and hacks to beat them.
You've got amazing photos to show the world, and I have the best photography website examples built on Squarespace.
And was it hard finding the best photography websites!
Because some of the photos were so captivating I wanted to include the website on this list.
There are many strategies for photography website design beyond the photos you display throughout the design.
The Squarespace photography websites that made this list did so because...
I'll touch on all of those points more and give you the strategies I see on these Squarespace photography websites.
Most of these sites don't do everything well, so that's your opportunity to make your site shine!
Here are my favorite Squarespace templates for photographers:
Get 10% off Squarespace by using code "PARTNER10"
*You must click on any of the Squarespace links on this page for the code to accept.
This photographer's website on Squarespace is the place you NEED to go for inspiration for your photography business!
First off, the captivating intro makes you want to know more about their portfolio.
Next, you scroll into text that displays what they do and where they do it. Your title should contain two things:
The homepage goes on to display awesome copywriting mixed in with great web design. The copywriting focuses on the visitor and avoids using pronouns like "I" and "We". It's important to understand the visitors desires and speak to them.
The process of working with this photographer is outlined and easy to understand.
This photography website example is a must see!
This website example features a professional wedding photographer and they absolutely crush the design! Check out this elegant and unique modern layout with photo examples alternating on their homepage.
The copywriting is also compelling while staying simple and to the point (what they do and where they do it).
This is an absolutely must-see photographer's website built on Squarespace.
The intro pops! I typically recommend having a header that tells the audience exactly what you do, but posing a thought provoking question suffices too. She then backs up the question with quick benefits of her service.
The next section goes into other selling points about their services.
As you continue scrolling down you'll see more and more reasons to use their service. They crush the design and copywriting!
Another bonus is there are consistent calls-to-action on the page (schedule a session).
This photography Squarespace website made this list for one primary reason: the title speaks directly to their audience.
What does she do? Baby Photography.
Where does she do it? Media, PA.
The next reason this photography website made the list is because the company focuses on a single niche (baby photography). Picking a specific niche will help your business grow as you'll connect directly to the client you want to attract.
She also has a blog where she features clients stories. Great idea!
While this website doesn't have the best design, it does have some pretty good content.
It's easy to understand what they do and where they do it (I keep saying this because you'd be shocked how many websites don't do that).
They also have services clearly laid out (wedding photography, beach photography, etc.).
10/10 for this website's intro/hero! If you are a photographer that offers a service (rather than selling your photos), this intro is a perfect model for you. Here's what's going on:
Wow the branding on this website is fun! This photography studio focuses on product photography and boy do they have some amazing images!
Here are some highlights from this website:
All in all this site crushes it and is one of the best photography Squarespace websites.
I can't say this enough, clear and concise titles win! AND, focusing on one niche is way better. If you don't see this point think about this... If you are a wine company looking for a photographer, would you rather go with a generalist (someone who photographs children, weddings, romantic occasions, senior pictures, etc.) or someone who only focuses on wine bottles. Obviously the wine bottle company!
You might think if you niche down you're going to lose out on business, but you'll actually gain all the business in your niche and be much better off signing clients.
This website starts off with a gallery that stands out. But below is where the magic starts... a title with exactly what they do and where they do it!
While I typically preach to have your title nice and big and tell your visitors exactly what you do, I do like this approach too. He starts with a gallery with a title over each photo going over the services he offers. This method will save the visitor time by diving right into the service they are looking for.
This site contains a clear and concise title with their location (great for SEO), a cool list of their services, and a lot resources on their homepage!
This studio has quite the vibe and style! Great color schemes, graphics, copywriting and more! They created a real masterpiece to display their art and services online!
Check out each image in the intro! Very creative work. But also very creative intro.
This Squarespace template (featured in the intro of this article) is outstanding for photographers. It allows a different background image for each menu item and dynamically swaps out based on where you are hovering. Creative way to shop for their services and navigate pages!
This is another Squarespace template website that displays the menu large on the intro and as you hover over each item it changes the gallery in the background. Very cool concept for photography websites! It's also easy to navigate as it shows the various industries/types of photos their studio takes on.
This is a rather simple homepage with unique elements to act as inspiration for you to create your own site!
The title says it all! Be clear by telling your visitors exactly what you do and where you do it! The page then breaks down their services going over family photos, headshots, etc.
The title of this photography website clearly indicates they do product photography (very well).
They then go on to display their previous work in galleries while making great use of white space.
What I really like about this site is the custom font. Photography is an art so the website should reflect your artistic style!
What I don't like is they are an "I'm for everyone" photographer. Niche down!
Wow the web designer behind this one created something truly unique for this brand!
The title is seriously captivating along with the rest of the copywriting.
I also love the layout of the art scattered throughout the homepage!
There are a couple of notable things from this website.
This site features huge images that suck you right in. Maybe I picked this site because of how amazing his work is! The full screen images taking up the entire space go far in my book!
The main reason this photography website built on Squarespace made this post is because of the stellar copywriting. Look how much of the content is not "we" focused, but rather connecting with the visitors and their top desires and concerns.
The initial background image compliments the dynamic menu items very well. If you go with this Squarespace template then this is great inspiration!
Photographers know how to eye what makes an amazing photo and website creators know the secrets to building the best website.
As a professional website creator, here are the best tips I can give you in a bulleted list so your website thrives online:
Happy photography website building!