There are countless options for showing galleries to clients online. Whether it’s a service like Smugmug, Photoshelter, Zenfolio, Pixieset, Shootproof, or something else.
The best option happens is not a straight forward answer.
But even so, we can keep this short because the answer is quite simple.
The best is the one that works best for your needs.
If you have a website with Squarespace then maybe pairing it with a service like Shootproof is worth your consideration.
If you have a website with Pixieset then, of course, using their features is the most obvious choice.
But then some of the services are only client galleries and not websites, and not blogs.
On the flipside, some of the services are only websites and not galleries or blogs.
To top it off, some of the services are only websites with galleries and no blogs.
Showing Galleries in WordPress
If you’re running a WordPress website, then you have the perfect choice available to you. NextGEN Gallery is the most popular gallery plugin for WordPress.
For those reading this and using ShowIt for your website, you have a WordPress blog connected to your site. That means you have access to NextGEN Gallery as well.
Not only does NextGEN Gallery give you the ability to manage and display your photos, and seamlessly integrate your workflow with Lightroom. But with NextGEN Pro you can also proof and sell your photos.
Fortunately, those using the Photocrati theme have access to NextGEN Gallery and NextGEN Pro.
We recommend the Pro Mosaic or Pro Tiled Galleries as beautiful options for galleries to your clients.
When all is said and done, create a list of your situation, requirements and budget in order to determine the best option for you and your photography business.