As part of my journey into the blogging world, I’ve been learning as much about Instagram as I can. And, man, there are some crazy good self-taught photographers out there.
Different social media apps have different cultures about them. Twitter is all about being quippy and witty. Snapchat is about showing the ridiculous and less photographic moments of your life. Instagram’s culture is about beauty, creativity, awe, colour, and inspiration. I kind of love it.
What’s interesting about Instagram, now, is the addition of Instagram Stories. It allows for Instagrammers to be more casual and silly. Often, it’s an Instagram Story that will win me over to get me to follow and account.
So, without further ado, here are some of my favourite Instagram accounts lately.
Color Me Courtney – Courtney Quinn
So colourful!!! Courtney’s personal page is a bright and bold rainbow. Even her lipstick is always a rich shade of red. If you’re looking for something to simply brighten your day, take a gander through this account.
Liolaliola – Olga
And now for something completely different. I’m not saying Olga’s pictures lack colour, but they include understated pastels with little pops of brightness. The reason I was drawn to this account, however, was for the European setting. I’m a bit obsessed with Europe. The words that pop into my head when I look at this page are “whimsy” and “wonder.”
Molly on the Move – Molly
Here’s where the Instagrammer’s personality adds to their account. Molly is a bubbly person who loves donuts (um, yes please) and is an avid runner (um, no thanks). Her colourful page provides sneak peeks into her the little in things in life that make her happy. I love to watch her Instagram Stories because she is just so happy!
The Daily Tay – Taylor Wolfe
Sarcastic. Goofy. Fun-loving. Taylor is my spirit animal. I could watch her Instagram Stories for days. My favourites are when she’s playing Barbies with her niece – Kelly gets real honest sometimes. Throw in a cute dog and you’ve got a solid Instagram account.
Rhyme and Ribbons – Amanda
Amanda’s an expat that now lives in York, UK. Because I fell in love with the city when I was there a few years ago, I fell in love with this Instagram account. Along with pictures of the little corners of York, this account features food, flatlays, and down-to-earth photos of Amanda’s exploration of the world.
Helene in Between – Helene Sula
Another expat, but this time, Helene’s homebase is in Heidelberg, Germany. Again, I fall in love with the accounts that are based in Europe. Helene is a master at interacting with her followers. She’s a real story-teller. Each post is more than a picture of her travels – she involves her followers by telling them her story.
All That Is She – Dominique
This account is so creative and so mellow. I look forward to Dominique’s posts every day. My favourites are part of her #allthatisthree series, where she dresses up with her two daughters. Their three personalities all shine in those photos.
Check out these Instagram accounts and comment below if you have any accounts that you’d like to share! I’m always looking for more great Instagrammers! Why don’t you check out my Instagram feed while you’re at it?
Until next time! Keep spreading good vibes!