So lemme guess, you’re a photographer and you’re justtt about to build your website, but you’re currently facing a lot of decisions.

What should my site look like?

Is there a way to see examples of the best photographer websites?

Which website building platform should I choose?

And then once I’ve picked a site builder, which template should I build my site on?

Not to worry friend, I’ve been helping photographers to build websites that they love showing off for years. I’ve helped photographers build sites they’re not only NOT embarrassed to send potential clients to, they’re actually – dare I say it – excited to send potential clients too!

And the first step? Getting a little inspiration.

Below, I have 10 photographer sites to show you, all built on Squarespace. (My fav site building platform for small business owners!)

But before we get to that, let me just explain why Squarespace is a fabulous option to build your photography website on! (In case you’re still stuck on the whole picking-a-website-platform thing.)

Why use Squarespace for your photography website & portfolio

1. Squarespace is an all-in-one system

The thing which really sets Squarespace apart from other site builders (lookin’ at you WordPress & Showit) is the fact that it’s an all-in-one system.

What does that really mean? It means you don’t need to add any plugins or go searching the internet for other softwares to add on to your site to get certain functionality. Squarespace already has ALL the features and functions you need to run your photography business online.

That means no spending hours comparing other softwares, buying subscriptions to a zillion different plugins and coming to the rescue when some wild tech meltdown happens because all the softwares and plugins you bought suddenly decide to not play well together.

Pretty much, Squarespace is the easiest platform to use. No tech headaches involved. (And THAT’S what you’re really after, right? Right!)

With Squarespace, you have all the following features & functionality built-in, all for the price of your monthly or annual subscription! (There’s hundreds of Squarespace features by the way, but I listed the ones below I thought photographers would most enjoy!)

(Which btw, if you want 10% off your Squarespace subscription, just use the code PAIGE10 at checkout. And yep – that’s an affiliate code! My margarita fund thanks you !)

features on Squarespace that are best for photographers

  • Gallery & portfolio pages

  • Built-in blog

  • Social links & feeds on your site

  • Form blocks (to collect inquiries!)

  • Newsletter blocks (to build your potential client list!)

  • Squarespace Scheduling (for booking consultation calls, automatically!)

  • E-commerce

  • 24/7 customer support

2. Squarespace has templates even design-conscious photographers will love

A lot of other website building platforms have built their templates with a technology-first approach. Which basically means they’re often honestly straight up ugly and clunky looking.

As photographer, clearly you have an eye for beautiful visuals, and that just won’t do for you!

Squarespace built their templates thinking about the design first, and that’s why it’s built a reputation for it’s stunning websites!

In the list of example sites below I’ve mentioned which template each site is built on.

Keep in mind though, the Squarespace templates are SO flexible (if you know how to use ‘em well!) so even if you use the same template, you can make a site that looks completely unique and nothing like the original cookie-cutter template or example.

(For the sites below I’ve mentioned which template they’re all built on. If you want to understand a bit more about Squarespace templates, you can read all about that here.

3. It’s so fast & easy to DIY professional-quality sites on Squarespace

With a lot of other website builders, eg. WordPress, yes, you’re absolutely going to want a developer on call … all the time, for those tech meltdowns. And if you’re not soooo tech savvy, it might even be necessary to hire out the original site design too.

With Squarespace, you can totally hire a designer or DIY it yourself. And don’t worry that you’ll make some janky looking thing, it really is possible to make a killer site yourself on Squarespace.

To help you out with getting started, I def recommend downloading a copy of my Start Your Squarespace Website Workbook. It’ll help you make all the important initial site-building decisions.

4. There’s 24/7 support (that’s actually supportive)

It seems kind of unfortunate that a company having support which is actually legitimately educated, helpful and solves problems is unique, but unfortunately that’s the case for most businesses.

(I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s been on a live chat with a clueless robot or sent through some wild phone tag of “press 4 for billing, press 5 for changes to your account, press 73 for something else completely useless,” when calling a company for help.)

Thankfully Squarespace actually educate their support staff so they know exactly how to use the platform and solve your problems. Squarespace support can even login to the back end of your Squarespace site and help you solve issues.

Squarespace has their support teams in NYC, Portland and Dublin and they’re available 24/7 by email, and have really extensive live chat hours too.

If you ever run into a problem with your Squarespace site, you don’t need to rely on a zillion forums, instead you can actually just speak to someone who knows what they’re talking about. Great, right!?

Alrighty, now you know Squarespace is a great platform for you as a photographer, let’s look at some amazing Squarespace example sites from other photographers!

Best Squarespace example sites & templates for photographers

Site: The Luminous Studio

Lovely past student Sinead of Hello Magic Studio built this AMAZING site after taking our Square Secrets + Square Secrets Business courses!

(Square Secrets by the way if you’re unfamiliar is my course showing you how to build a fabulous Squarespace site that looks nothing like the original template! And Square Secrets Business teaches you how to take those fancy new design skills and turn them into a successful, book-out web design biz!)

She built it for a client’s product and lifestyle photography business.

She used Squarespace 7.1, where all the templates can achieve any look, features and functions. If you want to build a similar site, you can start with any 7.1 template!

More explanation on Squarespace 7.1 templates here.

Site: Ashleigh Haase Photography

The online home of Ashleigh Hasse, a wedding photographer, was designed by By Leelou.

The site was built on Squarespace version 7.0 using a template in the Brine family. (More on why I recommend building on a Brine family template in this post.)

Ashleigh has used the blog functionality to display her gallery of beautiful past work. She also used a gallery slider at the top of the page to scroll through some of her favorite photos.

Site: Erin McGinn Photography

Erin’s site was designed by the very talented Squarespace designer Meg Summerfield. It was also built on Squarespace 7.0 on a template in the Brine family.

Meg used colored background sections (how-to tutorial on that here), a stacked style gallery block and slideshow banner to display Erin’s fabulous photography work!

Site: Jaclyn Auletta

Jaclyn DIY’ed this grogeous website on Squarespace 7.0 on a template in the Brine family.

Jaclyn made her amazing ‘capturing joyful moments’ section with some strategically placed spacer, image and text blocks. (More on why the spacer block is the most underrated and best block in this post!)

Site: Simplee Focused

This is another Meg Summerfield creation! It was built on Squarespace 7.0 on a template in the Brine family. Meg used a bit of custom CSS coding to make this site really unique!

Site: Joanna Fisher

This is another site designed by one of my wonderful course students, Freya-Rose Tanner. Freya-Rose made this site after taking my Square Secrets course. It’s also built on Squarespace 7.0 on a template in the Brine family.

Site: whspr. studio

This site was DIY’ed by Ona, the site owner and photographer.

Ona created some amazing banners with overlapping images, and made use of image blocks with overlapping text to pull everything together. Her Kind Words section also made creative use of the Squarespace summary block.

It was built on Squarespace 7.0 on a template in the Brine family.

Site: Tara Johansen

Tara’s site was designed by Revamp Design Studio on Squarespace 7.0 on a template in the Brine family. This site used many of Squarespace’s built-in features but also used a bit of custom coding for a really unique look and experience on the site.

Site: Bethany Paige Photography

Bethany worked with Go Live HQ restyle the Salt and Sage Squarespace template from their shop. The template makes use of a grid gallery section and the collage image block as well as colored background sections. It’s built on Squarespace 7.0 on a template in the Brine family.

There you have it, 10 fabulous photographer sites on Squarespace!

Remember, if you choose Squarespace to build your site on, be sure to download a free copy of my Start Your Squarespace Website Workbook and use the code PAIGE10 at checkout for 10% off your first year of Squarespace! (That’s an affiliate code btw!)



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