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5 ProPhoto Designs We’re Currently Crushing On

Designs, ProPhoto, Working with Wordpress | 8 comments

About 2 years ago, we wouldn’t be caught dead recommending a ProPhoto design for anyone’s website. They were a little behind in the mobile-friendly game and we didn’t want anyone to be missing out on all that mobile traffic or search-engine optimization. Well, ProPhoto has really stepped up their game and not only are their websites mobile-ready, but they have become more amazing and beautiful to look at than ever before. With that in mind, we thought it was only fitting to toot their horn for a bit and show off some of the designs we’re totally drooling over right now! Be sure to read all the way through – they just get better as you go!

SCARLETT

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The lovely Emily over at Seaside Creative makes some of the most calming, serene and inviting ProPhoto themes we’ve laid our eyes on. With Scarlett, we are absolutely loving the simple, clean feel with a touch of modern sophistication. Fonts make us giddy, so when we see beautifully paired typography like this on a homepage, we are over the moon! Another great thing about this homepage is that while a big thing in ProPhoto is the row of “buttons” underneath a large image/slideshow at the top of the page OR many scattered buttons in unique shapes & places, Scarlett is a gorgeous balance of both worlds, giving it a chic magazine feel that’s not overwhelming, confusing or distracting.

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Each additional page carries on with the simplistic beauty of the homepage. Lightbox galleries are perfection to show off your portfolio of work, and large images look amazing in the blog posts – scrolling through the images was, again, very serene and inviting. You’ll be seeing more designs from Seaside Creative in here, don’t you worry.

Features:
• Static Home Page option
• About Page Sample/Text Page
• Galleries Page
• Categories Page for easy navigation
• Contact Page
• Free fonts uploaded into design
• Social Media Icon Buttons
• Custom Read More icon option
• All fonts and colors customizable
• Photoshop files included for all customizable elements
• Instruction file and access to freebie library resources.
• Matching Showit website and Marketing Set available.

$175


Requires purchase of ProPhoto 5
ProPhoto Design by Seaside Creative

FOREVERLY

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Okay, so, Foreverly has been around for a little bit, but this design by the team over at Swoone NEEDS to be talked about. We were shown this template by a client about a year and a half ago and it was the FIRST ProPhoto design that actually started to pull us onto the ProPhoto bandwagon. Quite honestly, we’re pretty sure this was the design that started to make designers step up their game and do better designs with all the tools the ProPhoto system had to offer. Each of these perfect blocks on the homepage can correspond to any section of your website that you like – you choose if the text is always visible or if it’s something you have to scroll over to see. While everyone is currently shouting from the rooftops “WHITE! Minimize your website and WHITE all the things!”, Foreverly shows that a nice, dark contrast can bring some serious polish and class to your design.

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One of our favorite things about this site? It makes standard fonts look incredible. There aren’t any crazy frills or ornate fonts that you have to track down to make this site look gorgeous – the demo itself is full of run-of-the-mill fonts and it works! Blog posts are ready for your large photos and have social sharing brilliantly ready right at the end of each post.

Features:
• Unique Homepage with grid of interactive buttons
• Static Logo & Menu area
• Galleries Page
• Contact Page
• Classic fonts
• Social Media Buttons
• Neutral color palette
• All fonts and colors customizable

$150


Requires purchase of ProPhoto 5
ProPhoto Design by Swoone

HOLLY

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Seaside Creative is at it AGAIN with this relaxed, trendy design that is just calling for beautiful images to grace its pages. While Holly could definitely be used for wedding photography, there’s something about it that feels slightly more suited for lifestyle & portrait sessions – perhaps it’s the hint of a free spirit vibe with the nature graphic accents and natural colors. The Homepage buttons aren’t overdone and break up the page nicely, and we love the clean look of the Recent Posts right there on the homepage – which, if you’re not familiar with ProPhoto, will update automatically with your latest blog posts!

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Some theme designers really know how to sell the package as the deal. Seaside Creative gives a ton of beautiful options, templates and plugins for their themes, but Emily also makes sure to have even more available to you if you are looking for a fully-cohesive marketing set. Holly has a special “About Page” design (not pictured above) which can be added to your purchase (it looks pretty great, but we thought we’d just show you what’s included in your initial purchase). This is another example of going against the grain. The “in” thing right now is to have a blog page that scrolls for days with large images. That option is totally available with Holly, however we adore this minimized blog page where you can scroll through and easily click on the posts you want to see – it’s just so clean and perfect – and the sidebar is absolutely incredible.

Features:
• Static Home Page option with customizable buttons and overlay options
• Beautiful Blog Page with sidebar option
• Portfolio Page
• Contact Page
• Free fonts uploaded into design
• Social Media Icon Buttons
• Custom Read More icon option
• All fonts and colors customizable
• No Photoshop needed – all things are easily customizable in ProPhoto.

$175


Requires purchase of ProPhoto 5
ProPhoto Design by Seaside Creative

CLAIRE

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There’s no way we were done showing off the beauty of Seaside Creative‘s designs! If you’re looking for a design that shows off all the reasons pastels, hand-written fonts and block elements are perfect for each other, look no further than Claire! We’re not huge pastel people, but this design just uses color so eloquently with just the right amount of graphic/line elements throughout. The larger image on the left is a slideshow that rotates through your choice of fabulous images – or leave it as just one. We also adore the social icon block at the bottom of the page, making it super obvious where to go without distracting from the overall elements or blending in so much it gets lost. Oh, and that navigation bar at the top? Swoon.

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Looking through this site is just so soothing and make us feel like spring or summer inside – our favorite seasons! The galleries page is probably our favorite of the designs, but everything looks fantastic! There are additional add-on page templates available – like a super fab About page and a detailed Investment page – but the site is straight up marvelous without the add-ons.

Features:
• Static Home Page option with slideshow and 3 gallery boxes
• Galleries Page Template Image
• Contact Page Template Image
• Free fonts uploaded into design
• All fonts and colors customizable
• Photoshop files included for all customizable elements
• Instruction file and access to freebie library resources.

$175


Requires purchase of ProPhoto 5
ProPhoto Design by Seaside Creative

VIOLA

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No lies – Viola is our favorite ProPhoto design in existence right now. Red Met Yellow has done an incredible job of creating a gorgeous, vintage & elegant design unlike any other out there. The unique graphic elements, the header & footer layouts, the fonts… Oh, we could just sit here with our jaws on the floor looking through this theme for hours! The bottom 4 squares are all recent posts and you can do WHATEVER with the other images on the page – it’s such a blank canvas but not at the same time in the very best of ways. Viola is our happy place right now.

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We had yet to see a website whose pages all looked like works of art – yep, until Viola. The About page actually does look that amazing and crafty when you do it on your own. The blog posts & sidebars do look that seamlessly integrated with your own content. And, can we talk about that contact form?! How cute and perfect is that?! Oh, but it gets even better…

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If you’re looking to have a super cohesive brand – and we’re talking throughout your entire marketing (USB drives, business cards, thank-you cards, gift certificates, stickers, stamps, price sheets) – and some additional page templates (Investment, About, Press, Reviews), RMY has a whole slew of options for you, which you can purchase individually for the little pieces you love and need OR purchase the whole shebang (original ProPhoto template included) for $299 and get everything you want! Pardon us while we drool a little extra over here…

Features:
• Static Home Page
• About Page
• 3 Post Layout Templates
• Galleries Page
• Contact Page
• Fonts included
• Social Media Icons
• Full-width Masthead Image
• Photoshop files included for all customizable elements

$150


Requires purchase of ProPhoto 5
ProPhoto Design by Red Met Yellow

If you’re a photographer who’s looking to spruce up your web presence with ProPhoto, you can’t go wrong with any of these designs. Can’t you just see your images all over these beautiful themes?! We sure can.




8 COMMENTS


  • Audrey January 6, 2016 at 10:33 pm | Reply

    I am forever swooning over Viola…I need to just take the plunge!


  • Lorna Stell January 6, 2016 at 9:20 pm | Reply

    Oh my goodness, I’m coveting ALL of these!! You’re giving me web design envy (it’s one of those things I’m never satisfied with for my business)! 😉 I think Viola is my favorite! <3


  • Ariana January 6, 2016 at 4:45 pm | Reply

    those websites are gorgeous!! I’m so sending this to my prophoto friends!


  • Emily Henning January 5, 2016 at 11:31 pm | Reply

    I’m SO honored to have my designs featured on your beautiful blog. Thank you so much for providing your readers with your thoughts on my sites. You’re wonderful <3



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