200+ New Orleans Instagram Folks Worth Following
For me, visual forms of social media, like Pinterest and Instagram, have quickly overtaken my interests, replacing Facebook and Twitter as favorite places to spend my time online. Let’s face it, pictures are just prettier and more interesting to look at!!
I follow a lot of locally based New Orleans Instagrammers, and so I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorites. I’ve broken them down into loosely organized categories to make it easier to digest. Dig in, because here are tons of New Orleans Instagram folks that I think are worth the follow!
P.S. Wanna follow ME?
Jump ahead to find your favorites!
- Experience New Orleans on Instagram
- Amazing Louisiana Photographers
- New Orleans Artists, Designers and Makers
- Entertainment: Music, Burlesque, Drag Queens & More!
- Fashion, Beauty, & Shopping
- Food, Drink & Dining
- Do Good, Make A Difference
- Sports, Health & Fitness
- Parenting, Kids & Family
- New Orleans Filmmakers
- New Orleans Tattoo Artists
- More Awesome Folks Around Town
“I’m six and I started [masking] when I was three. When I was a baby I used to look at my mama when she was masking. I was one year old looking at her. She wore white and white and gold. Since she was a Indian I wanted to be an Indian. My uncle was it too. Uncle Tootie. And my Uncle David and… my Grandma Gail.”
“How do you feel when you’re out there?”
“Nice, happy, good, fun. I’m in front of all the people. They tell my mom that ‘That’s your son? That boy rule, he rule.'”
NOLAbeings features portraits & stories of New Orleanians daily on Instagram. photo by nolabeings
Experience New Orleans on Instagram
- abandonednola + #abandonednola
- igersneworleans + #igersneworleans
- newinnola + #newinnola
- nolabeings + #nolabeings
- visitneworleans + #followyournola
Lady, aka @ladyrwphoto is a New Orleans born & bred photographer specializing in weddings and portraiture. You’ll want to check out her latest project, Crescent City Crush, which spotlights badass women around New Orleans.
Amazing Louisiana Photographers
- iheartnola + #iheartnola
Liz Maute Cooke of Lionheart Prints creates hand-lettered goods with humor and heart, from her home base in New Orleans.
New Orleans Artists, Designers and Makers
Entertainment: Music, Burlesque, Drag Queens & More!
Christine M. Hamilton is a true renaissance woman: blogger, artist, visual merchandiser and personal stylist. Follow her blog at CMH.style for more.
Fashion, Beauty, & Shopping in NOLA
My friend Beth is the New Orleans based blogger behind Budget Bytes. Check out her dreamy food photos, and deliciously cheap recipes.
New Orleans Food, Drink & Dining
Young Creative Agency, or @yca_nola on Instagram, provides New Orleans youth with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in the creative economy. I found my amazing intern Diamond through YCA.
Do Good, Make A Difference
Sports, Health & Fitness in NOLA
Parenting, Kids & Family
New Orleans Filmmakers
New Orleans Tattoo Artists
More Awesome Folks Around Town
This is by no means a completely comprehensive list.
Who did I miss? Let me know via Instagram @mallory.whitfield and I’ll add them above!
Want to grow your own Instagram following?
Check out this video where I explain exactly how I doubled my own Instagram following in 2015:
Last updated: March 22, 2016