Whether you are a long-time user of Squarespace or aren’t quite sold on their website platform but the Superbowl ad has you curious, welcome! If you are looking for Squarespace templates for photographers, I could probably guess two things about you are true:
- You value a beautiful website that showcases your work
- You want your website to be easy to update
Am I right? If so, you are definitely in the right place. While all of my Elizabeth McCravy Shop templates are built for Showit and not Squarespace, about 80% of the people switching to Showit are coming from Squarespace. You may feel like so many photographers are raving about Squarespace that you think it’s the only option, but I am here to stick my heels in the sand and tell you that it’s simply not true in 2023. So before you bounce off this page in search of Squarespace templates, I would love just two minutes to talk about why I believe that Showit Templates are better than Squarespace Templates for photographers!
Why Showit is the Best Website Platform for Photographers
I dive deep into the details in this Showit vs. Squarespace comparison, but here are just a few reasons why I truly believe Showit is the best platform for photographers (regardless of whether you specialize in weddings, branding, portraits, or newborns!).
1. Showit website templates are easier to use!
If you have purchased a Squarespace template for photographers before, you know that some things will require complicated code to change. NOT Showit. Showit is a true “drag and drop” platform, and while you might feel like you can customize your website on Squarespace now, I promise you that it is a drop in the bucket when you compare what Showit is capable of.
With Squarespace, everything is COMPLETELY template based. With Showit templates, the end result can look truly unique and custom to your business - which is even more important in more saturated industries like photography! Say goodbye to complicated coding or using Photoshop for everything.
Speaking of marketing in saturated industries - I want to throw in a shameless plug here. If you haven’t taken a look at our Showit website template shop yet, run don’t walk. Not only do we design our templates to have a wow-factor aesthetic, they are strategically designed with creative businesses in mind.
2. You want full creative control (including on mobile!)
Have you ever wished you could customize what your website looks like on your phone? With Showit, the mobile experience is completely independent of the desktop, so if you want parts of your website to look different (in terms of photos or the information you include!), it’s incredibly easy to do. As a photographer, your images are EVERYTHING. With Showit, you never need to struggle with a weird crop or wonky image on the mobile version again.
You are a creative and you want a website that reflects that and actually allows you to be creative. You may want to start with a template (and we might be biased but we think that’s a really good idea - especially if you want your website up fast and flawlessly!), but you don’t want to be restricted by a template. We’ve got you.
3. It’s easier to rank on Google with Showit.
Hear me out on this one - it’s NOT impossible to rank on Google with Squarespace (you can totally do it), BUT Showit’s capabilities both as a website platform and as a blogging platform is unparalleled. Showit actually uses WordPress for blogging, which means you have access to one of the most powerful blogging platforms in the world, without needing to sacrifice design. As a bonus, inside of my Showit Blueprint Course (included with every Elizabeth McCravy Shop template!), I show you my favorite WordPress plugins to use to make sure your ideal customers can find you on Google every single time!
And by they way, if you haven’t experienced the benefits of an SEO-optimized website template yet, this is probably going to be your favorite part about switching to Showit.
Alternatives to Squarespace Templates for Photographers (when you switch to Showit)
If you are open to alternatives to Squarespace templates for photographers, allow me to show off some of the templates I think work BEST for photographers (regardless of your niche!). Want to see all of your options? Shop all of our SEO-friendly, strategically designed templates here.
Taylor Showit Website Template
Looking for a fine art or editorial photography vibe? You’ll love the Taylor for showing off all the romantic vibes with a sprinkle of personality using cool photo frames. When you are a photographer, you KNOW you need an epic portfolio page (it’s where your ideal clients head before they book you!). Taylor is a high-end, refined, elegant Showit website template (with a fully developed blog!) for photographers who love what they do (and have the photos to prove it!)
Elle Showit Website Template
As one of the newest templates in the shop, Elle has everything you need for your photography website. Although not specifically designed for photographers, the simple yet impactful nature of this sleek neutral design has quickly become a fan favorite among creatives! And, the portfolio page is set up great for showcasing your work.
Jena Showit Website Template
It goes without saying your customers want to see your photos, but they want to feel like they know the person behind the camera too! If you have a bold and bubbly personality, our best-selling Jena template might just be the perfect option for you! Top Photography-Educator, Stephanie Kase, uses the Jena template for her website, so you’ll be in GREAT company!
Got big goals this year? Keep scrolling for the incredible add-ons with the Jena template too…
Catherine Showit Website Template
Are you a branding photographer? A real estate photographer? A restaurant photographer? You know that the sky is the LIMIT when it comes to people who need your services. If you are looking for a website with clean lines and timeless typography (to let your work do the talking!), the Catherine was designed to be classic and professional, just like your brand.
Alice Showit Website Template
The Alice is one of our best-selling templates for businesses and brands who want a timeless and sophisticated vibe. Perfect for showcasing high-impact photos (and video!), the Alice Showit website template for photographers makes it EASY to create a strong impression for your brand. The classic, whimsical look of this template is a hit with wedding photographers.
Kate Showit Website Template
Your personality shines through when you are behind the camera, and you know how to make your customers feel comfortable too. If you need a website that feels fresh, feminine, and approachable, the Kate Showit Template is one of our faves! Yes, it’s “modeled” for fitness coaches, but trust me — it works wonders for photographers too. Best of all, the minimal and effortless design makes this one a DREAM to customize, so if you want your website up and running like yesterday, you can make it happen without sweat and tears!
Maggie Showit Website Template
Did you become a photographer to have fun? Where are our enneagram 7’s over here? The Maggie Showit website template is not for the photographer who wants to feel fancy - but if you are looking for a website that feels quirky, bold, and bright (unlike most website templates for photographers - let’s be honest!!), the Maggie just might have the fun and flexible look you crave.
Last but not least, meet the Olivia Showit Website Template
Strikingly beautiful in an effortless natural way, the Olicia was designed with YOUR photos and videos in mind. We wanted to create something that would suit the adventurous and artistic - and if that’s you, look no further.
Alternatives to Squarespace Templates for Photographers Looking to Offer Courses, Group Programs, and Other Educational Products This Year
If you are looking to offer some form of educational product or service this year, I haven’t even told you the best part yet: OUR SALES PAGE ADD-ONS. When you set up to launch your digital products or a new online course this year, you want sales pages you can get launched in days, not months. You can add any of our Showit Sales Page Templates to your website (whether you purchase a full Elizabeth McCravy Shop template or not).
Our sales page templates have 30+ canvases strategically designed to help you show off and sell out your offer. The best part? Payment plans start at just $107/month for 4 months so you can get started making your money, honey.
The only question I have for you is: Which of these sales page templates will best help you sell your stuff this year?
Launching a podcast for photographers this year?
I just finished recording my 200th episode on the Breakthrough Brand podcast, so trust me when I say, if you are launching a podcast this year, we fully support the decision. I’m not lying when I say that podcasting is truly one of my favorite things I get to do in business. (and, podcasting is NOT over saturated.)
Whether you are brand new or have a few episodes live already, I want to share TWO of my favorite Showit Podcast Templates for photographers below. These templates look great with any Elizabeth McCravy Shop template but they can also hold their own if you want something separate for your podcast right now! These were created by a podcaster (me!) for podcasters, and have truly everything you need to share your podcast proudly, book guests, put together a killer media kit, and grow your show.
The Gabby Podcast Showit Template
If you are looking for something fun and high-impact, the clean lines and layered design of the Gabby podcast template make it super easy to customize with your podcast’s unique vibes. Love the Gabby as much as we do? She also has a full website template option and a sales page add-on you may just want to add to cart.
The Jena Podcast Showit Template
If you are looking to show some PERSONALITY, the bubbly and feminine design of the Jena podcast template is truly what you need. As one of our best-selling templates for photographers, she also has a full website template option and a sales page add-on for the dreamy cohesive vibes you desire!
Worried you have time to learn a new platform right now?
If there was a steep learning curve when you originally built your website on Squarespace, I can understand your hesitation. While there will always be a bit of a learning curve switching platforms, I firmly believe that you will find Showit more intuitive to use. On top of that, with the purchase of ANY template from the Elizabeth McCravy Shop, you will get instant access to our Signature Showit Blueprint Course, walking you through how to easily change the colors and fonts to match your custom branding, and I will walk you step-by-step through customizing each section.
Want to try before you buy?
I understand that too. Click here to sign up to get a free month of your Showit subscription here (you may even want to scroll to the bottom of the page for a bit of an Easter egg if you are looking to buy a new website template). Have more questions? We are standing by so you can connect with our team directly here.
Ready to make the switch? Let us help you!
Showit offers AMAZING support already - but we wanted to make it even easier for you with a quick step-by-step recap.
- Grab yourself one of the best Showit website templates for photographers. With payment plans starting at just $247/month (and a ton of 5 star reviews), this might be the easiest decision you make in your business this year!
- Get yourself a one month free deal with this coupon code (this kicks in AFTER your already free 14 day trial). My templates make it easy to have your site live before your trial starts (we have had template users launch their websites in less than 4 days!).
- Enjoy help and support along the way! Our Showit Templates are very image-driven with lots of opportunity to show off your work but they are also SEO-driven, marketing minded, and were designed by a Showit Design Partner, who (humble brag here) was named one of the top 15 designers using Showit.
Whether you are launching your first website or making the switch from Squarespace, we are here to support you! Don’t forget, you’ll get instant access to our Showit Blueprint Course with every Elizabeth McCravy Shop template purchase!
April 3, 2023
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