7 Instagram Feeds that Inspire Me

Falling in love with images isn’t anything new.

A part of my blog title includes ‘pretty picture’ for a reason. I simply can’t get enough of beautiful photography, art and images. It inspires me; my creativity; my intellect; my style. There’s no getting away from it and goodness me, I don’t want to either because I love it.

That’s why Instagram is such a hit.  

I can just browse and browse and lose hour upon hour just scrolling through my feed. So, since the algorithm update that launched a couple of months ago on Instagram I’ve noticed I no longer saw the beautiful pictures that I was used to seeing – so I had to go in search of some. That’s when I realised that I find the seven Instagrammers below so inspirational and I’m sharing them with you today so that you hopefully enjoy them too!

1. Jo_rodgers

First up is Jo Rodgers. When I first found her Instagram feed I just stared at her work space (image below) and couldn’t look away.  She posts about it regularly and I can’t help but be really jealous at how elegant and peaceful it is. I love the fact that she has books galore and that it’s a designated corner for her writing, unlike my nomadic working space which moves from the sofa to the dining table to the home office upstairs.

Jo Rodgers is actually a writer who contributes to Vogue.com with recipes and travel articles. Her photography is calming and most also have a rustic edge.

A photo posted by Jo Rodgers (@jo_rodgers) on

2. Local_milk

Elizabeth Kirby takes a range of photography, from cities to beaches;  people to food; her pet to her pregnancy bump. It’s exactly why I like her feed on Instagram, it’s different and a sneak peek into her life. I especially like the way she captures the atmosphere in very unique places, like in the post below.

A photo posted by Elizabeth Kirby (@local_milk) on

3. Mademoisellepoirot

Carol Poirot is a photographer who I had the pleasure of meeting a couple of times. The first encounter was at the LivingEtc House Tours last year, sponsored by AO.com. (You can read my posts here and here.) She’s not only a social lady with lots of entertaining stories about her past but really talented too. I love that she’s able to capture the effortlessly striking, if that makes sense? Seriously, I can easily get lost in her Instagram feed – speak to you in a couple of hours… 😉

4. Littlegreenshed

When scrolling through Lou Archell’s Instagram it always makes me feel calm. The fresh scenes speak and each tells their own story. She had shared beautiful photos of her son enjoying the sunshine before and covers her travels too. Lastly, I very much enjoy the serenity I feel looking at her simple yet stunning pictures of flowers. 

5. Me_and_orla

Sara Tasker takes her photos on the iPhone6S… that’s right, it’s all done by phone as far as I understand. She has amazing atmospheric and moody photography that’s enchanting and that’s what I love most. She’s able to be at the right place at the right time and snaps the most beautiful moments of life (below is a photo of a bird fluttering). If it hasn’t already, her feed really will capture your attention.

A photo posted by Sara (@me_and_orla) on

6. Lobsterandswan

Owner of many botanical centrepieces, Jeska Hearne is a writer and stylist who inspires me to have more plants in at home, haha. I came to her Instagram from her lifestyle blog, which is just as entertaining. I love that her photography is vibrant and full of energy, and especially enjoy that she doesn’t shy away from colours and patterns where others might. PS. She also has the most photogenic, model cat 🙂

A photo posted by Jeska Hearne (@lobsterandswan) on

7. Ezgipolat

Last but not least, Ezgi Polat is a photographer in Berlin. She doesn’t only take great photos of things and places (and her gorgeous cats) but I’m most impressed at her skill at capturing people in the moment. There’s simple elegance in her Instagram photos, and, I feel, one that’s understated. A simple touch or gaze or even half a face in her pictures can easily speak a thousand words. So captivating!

A photo posted by Ezgi Polat (@ezgipolat) on

I loved sharing these amazing Instagrammers with you. I hope you can see how each one has their own, unique edge to capturing life, people, pets, plants and more. I’m definitely no photographer so not only do I enjoy learning as they post more and more but they inspire me to write, to enjoy what I have and to live life to the full.

Do you follow any of the above? Please also share the Instagram feeds that inspire you below, I’d love to know.

Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.

29 Comments

  • July 6, 2016

    Dean of Little Steps

    Those images are just beautiful! If only my desk looked like the first one, I’d never leave it 😉

    • July 8, 2016

      Alina

      I know right! I absolutely love that corner and can’t wait to get a bookshelf so that I can start collecting books again haha.

  • July 6, 2016

    clairejustine

    These Instagram feeds look amazing. I wish I had a beautiful home to take pictures of!! Going to check them out not, thanks 🙂

    • July 6, 2016

      clairejustine

      So sorry I meant to say Going to check them out now, thanks 🙂

      • July 8, 2016

        Alina

        Haha glad you like them and hope you’ve found inspiration in them like I do!

  • July 6, 2016

    Erica Price

    I love that work space in the top picture too. I’d like mine to be nicer too – it’s ok, but I share the space with others.

    • July 8, 2016

      Alina

      That’s fair enough, your space needs to accomodate your needs to makes sense.

  • July 6, 2016

    Newcastle Family Life

    I am so late to the party but I have only just stared to take an interest in Instagram, I really need to up my instagram game. These look like lovely accounts, I am off to check them out x

    • July 8, 2016

      Alina

      As they say better late than ever, the main thing is that you enjoy using it. Enjoy x

  • Some absolutely gorgeous photography here! I love Instagram, it’s such an inspirational network. x

    • July 8, 2016

      Alina

      Totally agree 🙂

  • July 6, 2016

    Karen Gough

    Those are beautiful pictures, I love browsing through pictures on instagram

    • July 8, 2016

      Alina

      I think I’m obsessed – so many too look at too hehe

  • I love beautiful photography too. Pretty pictures keep me glued.

    • July 8, 2016

      Alina

      story of my life! haha

  • July 7, 2016

    Rachel

    I am instagram obsessed and there are just so many amazing beautiful accounts to follow x

    • July 8, 2016

      Alina

      me too me too lol

  • I agree with you about losing oneself in Instagram for hours. There is so much beauty and creativity out there. Just amazing.

    • July 8, 2016

      Alina

      Literally I can spend HOURS… glad I’m not the only one.

  • July 7, 2016

    Zena's Suitcase

    They all look amazing. I’m inspired just with these few pictures. I love interesting IG feeds

    • July 8, 2016

      Alina

      Glad they inspire you too – so much meaning behind a single one 🙂

  • July 7, 2016

    Anna

    I love all these pictures, I can be on instagram for hours on end. Pictures are powerful they can tell story.

    • July 8, 2016

      Alina

      Goodness yes, a massive story in a single image – how fascinating 🙂

  • July 8, 2016

    Fi Ni Neachtain

    I love Instagram, it’s my favourite social media platform. It’s so inspiring to see all the beautiful pictures.

    • July 8, 2016

      Alina

      It’s no surprise Instagram is growing so quickly, I feel like most people love Instagram over other networks these days x

  • July 8, 2016

    Anosa

    These are some really amazing pictures and Instagram feeds. I don’t follow any of these but will be checking them out soon

  • July 8, 2016

    Jenni

    Oh I love these, stunning photos. I’m rubbish at taking a good photo but I am going on a course on Tuesday so hopefully they will give me a few pointers x

    • July 9, 2016

      Alina

      I feel like an amateur too so been trying to experiment recently! Have fun at the course 🙂

  • July 9, 2016

    Lara Moore

    Great post Alina! Can’t get enough of Instagram but I have to control the internal dialogue of “I want that. I need that this second. Oh, and that would be nice”. 🙂

    Lx