25 Inspirational Portrait Photographer Instagrams to Follow

Instagram continues to be one of the most popular social media platforms out there. With its focus centered around photos, it’s natural for photographers to gravitate to and feature their work on this popular platform.

Standing out among the millions of other users can be a challenge, though. Uploading a few good photos won’t always make it happen. Here are a few tips to help take your photography Instagram account to the next level.

Post great photos. One of the major factors in standing out among the crowd is to be the best – or at least be REALLY good at what you do. Refine your craft, challenge yourself, and work every day at becoming a better photographer.

Be consistent. Find a topic (like portrait photography) and make it the primary focus of your account. Post every day, or even more than once a day. Find your creative editing style and continue to build on it. Really, any effort that shows consistency on your account will contribute to growing in the niche you’d like to target.

Interact with your audience. Take a few minutes a day to respond to your photo comments, like your followers’ photos, and become an interactive community member. Putting in the extra effort can make a world of a difference in your social media growth.

Check out your competition. Are you following popular accounts that you feel you can compete with? What are they doing that makes them so great? You don’t want to go out and copy their photo compositions or techniques; continue to build on your own creative style. You should instead ask yourself questions like: are they using certain hashtags that work well, posting at certain times, or putting in extra time with their followers that makes their photography account stand out? Find out what your competition is doing, and do it 10x better.

Portrait Photographer Instagrams

Here are 25 inspirational accounts that feature a lot of beautiful portrait photographs. Some are dedicated accounts with a large following. Others are photographers who shoot a variety of gorgeous portraits and other subjects, some with a smaller reach but still a unique style that you might like.

@vandenberghekevin

Kevin Vandenberghe

@ig.portraits

ig.portraits

@emilystarpoole

Emily Star Poole

@coffycreations

coffycreations

@erikellingson

Erik Ellingson

@portraitpage

Portrait Page

@discoverportrait

Discover Portrait

@theportraitsystem

The Portrait System

@sepehr.ebrahimzadeh

sepehr.ebrahimzadeh

prabhu677

prabhu677

@portraitsoftheday

Portraits of the Day

@aovportraits

AOV Portraits

@portraitmood

Portrait Mood

@portraitkillers

Portrait Killers

@portraitinspiration

Portrait Inspiration

@portrait_society

Portrait Society

@northwestfocusco

Makenzy Smith

@nationalportraitgallery

National Portrait Gallery

@jonahgreenman

Jonah Greenman

@jessicathleenphotography

Jessica Cathleen Photography

@jeffporto_portraits

Jeff Porto

@fadzlifuzi

fadzlifuzi

@emilygualdoniphoto

Emily Gualdoni Photo

@dawn_photo

Dawn Photography

@christyivory

Christy Ivory