The context here is that I need to re-build my photography website in due course within the next few months, having built a simple site with hand coded HTML back in 2006-2008 that hasn't been updated since and doesn't meet my current criteria; meaning I'm happy to start from scratch in design and technology terms.

Whilst I could build another hand coded site, and given enough time probably come up with something that did match what I want to achieve better than a template based solution (at least visually), I wonder whether anyone here has had much success with Wordpress or other content managed approaches to constructing a photography portfolio type site, including "premium" options, e.g ? - I can see a major advantage in the content management option in terms of being able to manage images with a database-centric approach.