Last summer, I did a post about some of my favourite Edmonton Instagram users. Instagram is one of my favourite social networks and I’m finding more people using it, and more people using it so well. I love following users who are being very deliberate with the kinds of photos they’re taking and sharing, so I knew shortly after I made that original list, that I would be following up again with another because there’s just so much local Instagram talent! Seeing their photos are a delight and inspire me to take/share better photos! Let me know what you think and if you’ve got some of your own favourite accounts to follow, share them with me in the comments below!
Top 25 Edmonton Instagram Users to Follow (in no particular order)
Alex Migdal – @alexem
Alex takes stunning photos. The only reason I didn’t include him in my first list was he was working out of Edmonton during the summer and I really wasn’t sure if he was coming back … but he has! And Edmonton Instagram photos are better for it. There’s a big focus on buildings and scenery with Alex’s feed. Lots to love here!
Maegan Lukian – @mlukian
There’s always lots of food-centric feeds you could follow but only a few that stand out so. Maegan’s is one of those! She’s got the looking down on the dish angle photo shot perfected. She’s got an adorable dog. She’s super stylish. And there’s a really pleasing fade on all her images.
Lisa Kaiser – @lisaemkaiser
You know how you know some people in real life and not through social media (oh yeah, that real life thing? ;)) Well I knew Lisa through Mike and was so pleasantly surprised when I discovered just how on point her Instagram game is! She’s a country girl and a lot of her gorgeous images show just that – countryside around Edmonton. Unlike the above, who lean towards the faded, light filters. Lisa goes for the super bright filters. Her photos just pop!
Nicholas Yee – @nicholasdyee
If ever you need reminders of the beauty of winter – check out Nicholas Yee’s Instagram feed. Snow has never looked better. Beyond his beautiful snowy mountain images, I am always blown away by the stunning city shots Nicholas takes. I don’t know where he stands or what filters he uses but the photos are unreal.
Tyler Jack Butler – @tylerjackbutler
Everyone’s got their Instagram style and Tyler’s is the screw-you-I-ain’t-using-the-square-format. All of his fantastic images are landscape, flanked by white. I like Instagram users who commit to this style (I don’t think it looks as nice when you jump from square to horizontal to square again) so for Tyler’s feed it really works. He’s got a great eye (This helps make the @MacEwanU Instagram account he also manages a top-knotch, gorgeous feed to follow too!)
Ewa Piecha – @ewapiecha
Ewa’s food photos cannot be ignored. She embraces the bright, pop of colour more than anyone else in this list and it’s impossible not to get sucked into her feed. It’s also impossible not to be inspired! Most of the delicious food she features on Instagram are homemade and she could easily get a job as a professional food stager. Seriously. So pretty.
Ashley Green – @nopantsash
Like Tyler, Ashley really commits to the horizontal/white border style. She’s a professional photographer so you expect her images to be nothing short of awesome, and they are. This eternal optimist finds the beauty in everything (example: ocean ‘crap’ that she finds – and makes look – pretty)!
Sandy Phimester – @sandyphimester
Sandy is another professional, local photographer who is worth following. His style can be pretty intense and his feed features a lot of models in black and white. It’s very striking and dramatic. The only downside to his feed is most photos aren’t actually taken with a phone, rather all of his awesome, professional cameras. But that’s okay – it’s still really nice photos to look at!
Devin Komarniski – @devinkomarniski
Although he doesn’t post as much as he did (just became a dad, you know those things can kind of distract you from Instagram, lol), I’ve always admired Devin’s style, and his eye for photos. He does fantastic work for the Bissell Centre (whose account I featured in my first list) and you can see the same photographic flair on his personal feed too! He also likes to take photos of pretty retro, antique-y things. Not something you see too often so I always like what he comes up with.
Andrea Chan – @littlmissandrea
As far as Edmonton food bloggers go, Andrea is one of the best! Her photos are lovely. Bright. Beautiful. All angled up (#artsygram and #offcentregram as I call them!) Try not to be 1. inspired and 2. hungry when you look at her photos. You just can’t!
Dakota Barber – @stateandoccupation
I love Dakota’s photos! She’s got this great thing going with holding simple objects up against a white wall that is just lovely to look at. She also takes some really artsy selfies and does some neat stuff with polaroids. Well worth a follow.
Poppy Barley – @PoppyBarley
There are very few businesses (even fewer local businesses) who just ‘get’ Instagram. Poppy Barley is one of the few. They know how to showcase their product in a beautiful feed that just makes you want to go to shopping. Everything posted is done with a purpose.
Caroline Gault – @carolinegault
Caroline is behind Poppy Barley so the beautiful feed follows to her own personal account too. Like the business account, she ‘gets’ it. Each individual photo stands on its own and together, gorgeous! I really want to know what filters these guys use. So pretty!
Dawn Graves – @dawngraves
Pretty. Bright. Interesting lines and angles. A beautiful perspective on everyday objects that you don’t normally see. Dawn’s feed is a beauty.
Anton Atienza – @antonatienza
I love Anton’s feed! It’s super clean. His photos are so well composed. They’ll inspire you to eat better, dress better, just generally live better. ;)
Christian Haylett – @metal_firecracker
Like Nicholas, Christian takes really lovely scenic photos. He’s got the countryside barn shot down and unlike Nicholas’ stark, white, images, Christian’s got a lot of lovely, light colours in his. So beautiful!
North 53 – @north_53
It’s always nice to see an account that has a distinct style and you get that immediately when looking at North 53’s Instagram. Like how it feels when you’re there in person, North 53’s feed/photos exude hip and cool. A great business that shares very purposeful photos.
Matthew Langford – @mcxavierl
Matthew is another great Instagrammer, with a beautiful eye! His scenic city shots make you wonder how you’ve missed all the beauty around Edmonton. There’s a lovely balance of bright, colourful shots along with the more faded filters. So pleasing to look at!
OliverApt – @oliverapt
OliverApt custom furniture/woodworking company takes great images of their team and their product. They’ve also got the text overlay on images thing perfected. It’s a very clean photo feed that does a great job showcasing who they are and what they do. You also probably won’t find another local account that takes this many (artistic) photos of wood.
Julie Rohr – @julierohryeg
Julie’s got a lovely, old-timey feel to her Instagram photos. Her subjects are beautiful and so is she! Contagious smile, great captions, great photos.
Vikki Wiercinski – @veekeeweekee
Vikki’s photos are gorgeous. Cool signs, cats, designs – interesting close-ups, beautiful skies and tasty-looking food. A traveller, you’ll find some neat photos from Edmonton and all over with this feed.
Rosario Caputo – @cibobistro
Rosario of Cibo Bistro will make you oh so hungry for pasta. It’s a really cool look inside the kitchen at Cibo that will inspire you to make your own delicious pasta or just run out to have Rosario’s. Flour and eggs never looked so good. Seeing these also make you appreciate all the work that goes into that dinner.
Justine Ma – @justinemadesign
Typography is the coolest and no one’s words look prettier on Instagram than Justine’s. Her feed showcases her calligraphy skills and is a must follow for any design/word nerd. Her words are also very inspiring.
Kira Paran – @northern_style
Kira’s fashion feed is so clean and so gorgeous. She’s got fantastic style and knows how to use beautiful images to highlight that style. Her outfits also embrace the Edmonton winters and remind you just how cute you can look in warm layers. Definitely a must follow for local fashion Instagrammers. Her already massive following (22,000+) can vouch her awesomeness.
Bruce – @brucealiencat
Bruce is one of the cutest and probably one of the most popular local Edmonton cats on Instagram! With more than 1,600 followers already, Bruce knows how to work it for the camera. Bruce is from space, but is not Lil Bub, but I’m sure Bruce and Bub would be good friends. A must follow for cat lovers! Bonus that Bruce is local.
I hope you enjoyed this list! Don’t forget to check out the other local Instagram users I think you should follow (version 1 of my list) too! and of course – follow me! @lindork. Please also leave a comment below or tweet/Instagram me & let me know who you love to follow on Instagram!