17+ Genesis Photography Websites (All Themes Are Mobile Responsive And Built In Genesis Framework By StudioPress)

Genesis Photography Themes

These 20 photography themes are built in the Genesis Framework by StudioPress.

They’re all mobile responsive + HTML5 and most have a built-in portfolio. I included quite a few Genesis theme stores (and links) if you need a wider selection. Keep in mind you can always swap out content if a theme doesn’t showcase photography-specific content/images.

Here’s a list of Genesis WooCommerce themes if you need to sell on your site. Remember, all 20 of these Genesis photography themes are SEO-friendly, secure, and have clean code for faster load times via the Genesis Framework. Leave me a comment if you need help with this.

Affiliate Disclaimer – yes, I used affiliate links, I also donated $3,000 of my affiliate income to Red Cross at Hurricane Harvey. Your support helps and I do appreciate it.

A few tips:

  • You can add or change portfolios using Themeforest portfolio plugins
  • Use shortcodes and StudioPress’ Genesis Plugins to customize your theme
  • Use StudioPress’ Genesis installation instructions + theme documentation
  • Longer pages generally rank higher than short pages (design vs. SEO dilemma)
  • If you choose a theme outside of StudioPress, you will also need to purchase Genesis

 

1. Fearless

fearless-genesis-theme

Fearless is a photographer’s Genesis child theme. The vertical side header design, common for photography websites, is not that common among Genesis child theme designs. Imagely offers a series of similar, side-header themes, most of which have a high-impact, full screen slideshow on the home page, along with the photo-centric blog and page template layouts. Imagely offers 18 Genesis themes for photographers which can be purchased as a bundle. Erick (from Imagely) has been super helpful with providing images and theme descriptions for this post – so if support is important to you I assume they treat customers the same way.

  • Imagely
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • Built-in Portfolio: Yes
  • $79 (Bundle) + Genesis Framework

VIEW FEARLESS

 

 

2. Free Spirit

free-spirit-genesis-theme

Free Spirit is a photography-focused variation of common Genesis theme designs. It has a bold, image-based feature area at the top, followed by multiple widget areas on the homepage. It extends the visual design to masonry and grid blog layouts, as well as featured image templates with big images. It’s a bit like Ansel (also in this post), but with lighter colors.

  • Imagely
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • Built-in Portfolio: Yes
  • $79 (Bundle) + Genesis Framework

VIEW FREE SPIRIT

 

 

3. Hello Rose

Hello CEO WordPress Theme

If you haven’t seen the 21 Genesis themes from Hello You Designs, you should. They’re all mobile responsive + HTML5 and have (optional) WooCommerce functionality. More importantly they are truly designer quality – they look completely unique and symmetrical. Comes with 20+ WordPress video tutorials, lifetime theme support, and setup instructions.

  • Hello You Designs
  • Built-in Portfolio: Yes
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $65 + Genesis Framework

VIEW HELLO ROSE

 

 

4. Hello Gorgeous

Hello Gorgeous Genesis Theme

Hello Gorgeous features a beautiful homepage with a grid layout on top, centered navigation menu, and multiple column layouts as you scroll down the page. Another one of Hello You Design’s masterpieces… that’s really the only word I can use to describe it because I haven’t seen anything out there close to what this theme store produces in terms of quality design.

  • Hello You Designs
  • Built-in Portfolio: Yes
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $59 + Genesis Framework

VIEW HELLO GORGEOUS

 

 

5. Revolution Pro

revolution pro

Revolution Pro is a Genesis photography theme built by StudioPress (developers of the Genesis Framework) so you know the quality and coding is top notch. It features a built-in landing page for guiding visitors to your online shop or the custom pricing page you create, both of which can help your business grow.

  • StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • Built-in Portfolio: No
  • $129.95 (Includes Genesis)

VIEW REVOLUTION PRO

 

 

6. Ambiance Pro

ambiance pro

Ambiance Pro is the perfect Genesis photography theme for highlighting your best work front and center. It features a custom header and menu for guiding visitors through your site. Plus, it comes mobile responsive and with a built-in landing page.

  • StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • Built-in Portfolio: No
  • $99.95 (Includes Genesis)

VIEW REVOLUTION PRO

 

 

7. Elegance Pro

elegance pro

Elegance Pro is a sophisticated photography theme that balances beautiful typography with large, statement-making imagery. This combined with several layout options, translation capability, and mobile responsive design just sets you up from success from the start.

  • StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • Built-in Portfolio: No
  • $129.95 (Includes Genesis)

VIEW ELEGANCE PRO PRO

 

 

8. Parallax Pro

Parallax Pro StudioPress Theme

Parallax Pro is a Genesis parallax theme featured on StudioPres and can be customized into a photography site. It features 5 color and 3 layout options (though you can add more through CSS, column classes, plugins, etc). Here are Youtube instructions for setting it up. View the sample websites to see what different layouts, colors, and designs can look like.

  • StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • Built-in Portfolio: No
  • $99.95 (Includes Genesis)

VIEW PARALLAX PRO

 

 

9. Altitude Pro

altitude-featured-wordpress-theme

Altitude Pro is similar to Parallax Pro only it features a single page (homepage) where the individual sections are longer than those in Parallax Pro. Though you can also do this with Parallax Pro too. The navigation menu doesn’t HAVE to have the scrolling effect – each menu can lead to a new page if you like. Just another alternative if you like this style of theme.

  • StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • Built-in Portfolio: No
  • $99.95 (Includes Genesis)

VIEW ALTITUDE PRO

 

 

10. Swank

Swank - StudioPress Theme

Swank is a WordPress photography theme developed by Lindsey from Pretty Darn Cute Design. She has 12 feminine Genesis themes in her store, Swank would just be good for a photography site. It’s been featured on StudioPress’ website and is centered on photos.

  • Pretty Darn Cute Design
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • Built-in Portfolio: Yes
  • $49 + Genesis Framework

VIEW SWANK

 

 

11. Ansel

Ansel-Genesis-Theme

Ansel is the first and flagship child theme released by Imagely in 2016. At time of writing, this theme is being used by Imagely to power their own site (imagely.com). It’s a visually rich design with a full screen slideshow on the homepage, a widgetized homepage, and extensive use of featured images for blog layouts and featured image page templates.

  • Imagely
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • Built-in Portfolio: Yes
  • $79 (Bundle) + Genesis Framework

VIEW ANSEL

 

 

12. Journal

journal-genesis-theme

Journal is a side-style blogging theme. While it makes good use of images and photos, it’s less photographer-specific than other themes from Imagely. It  could make a nice ‘journal’ or blogging theme for many different kinds of interests or niches. Unusual among side-style themes, it still comes with a widgetized home page that allows for nice content layouts. Journal is one of the more recent additions to Imagely’s relatively new series of themes.

  • Imagely
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • Built-in Portfolio: Yes
  • $79 (Bundle) + Genesis Framework

VIEW JOURNAL

 

 

13. Atmosphere Pro

Atmosphere Genesis Theme

The best themes are simple, lightweight, and grab your attention. This is exactly what Atmosphere does. It’s incredibly flexible and minimal so people focus on 1 thing – photos. Doesn’t come with a built-in portfolio but Themeforest’s portfolio plugins can change that.

  • StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • Built-in Portfolio: No
  • $99.95 (Includes Genesis)

VIEW ATMOSPHERE PRO

 

 

14. Julia

julia

Julia is from Creative Market which is a smaller version of ThemeForest but has a larger Genesis theme section. It comes with smooth parallax scrolling, complete with a beautiful background image, eCommerce functionality, and a floating sidebar sticky opt-in form for boosting conversions and sales.

  • Creative Market
  • Built-in Portfolio: Yes
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $59 + Genesis Framework

VIEW JULIA

 

 

15. Pure Elegance

Pure Elegance Genesis Theme

Pure Elegance is Genesis theme for photography websites developed by Oh Hello Designs. The layout is designed to showcase a primary image and photography services below it, plus an optional blogroll, about me, and newsletter section which uses Genesis eNews Extended.

  • Creative Market
  • Built-in Portfolio: Yes
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $45 + Genesis Framework

VIEW PURE ELEGANCE

 

 

16. Fairlight

Fairlight Genesis Photography Theme

Developed by Dinosaur Stew and featured on Creative Market. The Fairlight theme is a Genesis child theme designed specifically for photography websites. It features 2 and 3 column layouts with a built-in portfolio to help you organize your photos and services.

  • Creative Market
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • Built-in Portfolio: No
  • $50 + Genesis Framework

VIEW FAIRLIGHT

 

 

17. Imagery

Imagery Genesis Theme

As you would expect, Imagery all about showcasing fullwidth images as a background when you scroll down the page. It’s great for storytelling using your most powerful images, and while it doesn’t have a built-in portfolio, this can be added through a nice portfolio plugin. There are over 15+ themes by Appfinite, some of which have been featured on StudioPress.

  • Appfinite
  • Built-in Portfolio: Yes
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $44.95 + Genesis Framework

VIEW IMAGERY

 

Did you find a nice Genesis photography theme? If you have questions or need help choosing a theme, drop me a line. And if you found my list helpful, please share. I appreciate it!

Cheers,

Tom Signature

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