If you know me at all, you know that I love sharing moments on Instagram. I am on that app quite a bit! I'm going to share some of my favorite feeds that I follow on Instagram. These people inspire me to keep creating. (Listed in no particular order.)

Like a word, a photograph can speak to us. It can stand for something; a moment frozen in time and swollen with meaning. But — as with words — when strung together, photographs begin to tell a story
  • justn_sd  (Justin Halbert)

I've been following Justin for several years and he has definitely been one of the most consistent as far as creativity. I've had the pleasure of hanging out with Justin and he is one of the most genuine guys you will meet. More than that, he constantly amazes me with his colors and tones in his unique style. He was voted 1 of the best Instagrammers in San Diego by Thrillist which is pretty awesome! You can also check out this feature that the awesome app Mextures did with Justin.

Snapchat: justin.halbert

  • kdkuiper (Kyle Kuiper)

This guy is amazing. Kyle was also voted 1 of the best Instagrammers in San Diego by Thrillist. Kyle recently went on a trip to Finland and got some amazing shots like the one to the right. He is very talented in capturing beautiful moments in beautiful color. If I'm scrolling quickly through my feed I can tell if I just passed one of Kyle's pictures because of the richness of the picture. I often get mesmerized by his photos and then wander on over to his feed to get more. 

Snapchat: kylekuiper

  • kylesteed (Kyle Steed)

I don't follow Kyle for his photos as much as I follow him for his constant positive outlook on life. As well as his amazing doodles. His motto "Work Hard. Trust God. Enjoy life." truly describes this guy in 6 short words. If you didn't catch lasts weeks blog post, I posted this little glimpse of an interview on Kyle. I have had the opportunity to meet Kyle and he is as authentic as that interview describes him as. God has blessed this man immensely. 


  • colbyshootspeople (Colby Moore)

I've only recently started following Colby but I have been throughly impressed with his feed. I really enjoy seeing all of his adventures around the US and around the world. His photos draw you in. I find myself fooled into thinking I'm with him on some of these adventures. He really has a gift. Follow him and join me in my continuous jealous of all his awesome adventures he takes.


  • austinmann (Austin Mann)

If you've read any of my posts on this blog, you know that Austin is the mann. Literally though, he's the man. He was recently featured on for a panorama he took in Iceland on his iPhone. You can view the behind the scenes of that shot on his blog, here. Austin has been my photography mentor since I was first introduced to him by my brother. He is a true role model to me and I've enjoyed seeing all of the projects he's involved with.


Jan. 23 /// Links

  • Here's one of my favorite pictures I took over the break of my friend Nick:
  • So happy that my sister, Laura, is loving her job as a flight attendant for Alaska Airlines. They were just ranked #1 by the Wall Street Journal! Check out the article here!
  • I love being apart of the Common Grounds family. There are so many great things that are happening at this place, including the opening of our sister store Heritage Creamery coming late to the HOT (heart of Texas) in 2015. Anyway, CG just redesigned their site and it looks so clean and fresh, go check it out here!
  • I have really enjoyed DudePerfect from the very beginning. Their latest Stereotype video is about the Super Bowl and it's awesome:
  • So proud to call Austin Mann my friend. He has been featured on Apple's Start Something New campaign. Check out the behind the scenes video from his trip to Iceland and the panorama he shot here.

December 13th /// Links

  • This video gets me in the mood for Christmas! 
  • Austin put together an awesome iPhone gadget list together for you iPhone photographers. Check it out, here!
  • This is a great video of designer Aaron Draplin designing a logo.
  • Andy Davis always has great videos but this one is definitely towards the top!
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concert. Beautiful people do not just happen.
— Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
  • Really excited to go to Passion : Houston Jan 30 - Feb 1! I have had the privilege of attending Passion the past two years and they have both been highlights of my year. Check out their promo video
  • I have admired the way that the Reach Records guys and others are redeeming culture with their music rather than ruin it. You may think Christians have no fun, but we do.

Links /// October 11th

  • I had the privilage of taking the pictures for Bowtaye, a new bow tie clothing line that my friends are starting to help send orphans in Kenya to school. Check it out! Ties go on sale November 1st! Here's a few of the images:
  • Kid President released a new "pep talk" today, check it out here.
  • This is an interesting idea: The Grid.
    What do you think about it?
  • I love this quote from Picasso:
Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist.
— Picasso



Links /// October 3rd

  • I had the awesome opportunity to work as a campus rep for the Believe Me film. Check out what the New York Times said about it here!
  • This High School's intro video is insane! Very well done.
  • If you missed Austin Mann's review on the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus camera, check it out here!
  • This quote from William Temple humbles me.
The only thing you contribute to your salvation and to your sanctification is the sin that makes them necessary.
— William Temple