Using Flowers to Fall in Love with Instagram Again

I love Instagram. I have always loved Instagram. Alongside Pinterest it is where my passion truly lays and much of that is due to how photography based they both are as platforms. It is hard to ignore all the talk on social media about Instagram and the algorithm. Of course I have listened, watched and been disheartened by it all. It is time for me to take my Instagram back. It is time for me to get my passion back. I often have flowers in the house and I adore photographing them. Today it hit me; I need to use flowers to fall back in love with Instagram.

I am using flowers to fall back in love with Instagram. Flower photography is reigniting my artistic inspiration and i am sharing it all on Instagram.

Loosing the Love of Instagram

Since I decided to take blogging more seriously I have struggled to be happy with my Instagram. I want to find a ‘theme’ and a niche but when my interests and blogging subjects cover a wide variety of topics that is hard. Whilst I enjoy taking picture of my girls (how could I not they are gorgeous; and yes I am bias!) and whilst I enjoy seeing other peoples family photos they aren’t all I like. This is mostly why I don’t want my feed to be all about them. I want to be about all of us, about our lives and the story I choose to tell in the little squares Instagram gives me.


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The last week I have been on a little hunt for some beautiful varied feeds to follow and stalk get inspiration from and there are so many out there. I feel fired up and positive about it all again. I care so much less about the algorithm and I have a plan and a goal, I have focus.

Using Flowers to Fall in Love with Instagram Again

During the summer I was asked to be an ambassador for Bloom & Wild. How could I say no? Their flowers are beyond beautiful. Or at least that is how they look on social media. I had to find out for myself if their letterbox flowers lived up to the pictures. As a user of Photoshop and Lightroom and I am very aware of how things can be ‘filtered’. Well let me very quickly say: The flowers exceeded my expectations (and they were high).

As you can see I have got some beautiful pictures of their flowers so far and I have even more planned.

I am using flowers to fall back in love with Instagram. Flower photography is reigniting my artistic inspiration and i am sharing it all on Instagram. I am using flowers to fall back in love with Instagram. Flower photography is reigniting my artistic inspiration and i am sharing it all on Instagram. I am using flowers to fall back in love with Instagram. Flower photography is reigniting my artistic inspiration and i am sharing it all on Instagram. I am using flowers to fall back in love with Instagram. Flower photography is reigniting my artistic inspiration and i am sharing it all on Instagram.

Hubby Helps

As well as Bloom & Wild my Husband is an absolute gem and often buys me flowers. Actually, truth be told he wasn’t too impressed that Bloom & Wild had been in touch as he thought it would take the emphasis off any flowers he bought. But it is hard to over shadow a romantic gesture just when you need a boost in mood.

I am using flowers to fall back in love with Instagram. Flower photography is reigniting my artistic inspiration and i am sharing it all on Instagram. I am using flowers to fall back in love with Instagram. Flower photography is reigniting my artistic inspiration and i am sharing it all on Instagram.

The best thing about flowers is they are around all year and I don’t actually have to buy them to photograph them. Although the outside flowers may disappear over winter there is still beauty to be found and it isn’t long before the spring time buds start appearing again.

Currently I am concentrating on minimal flat lays and simple bunches but over time I hope to add a few more details and a few general interior and exterior shots. I can see the evolution and improvement of my photos and much of that is because the fire of passion has finally found its way back to me and that is all thanks to flowers.


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Be What You Want To Be

I believe there is a place for everyone on Instagram and before all types of bloggers get upset about it all I don’t care if your photo is a hot mess, an amalgamation of mayhem and dust or beautifully laid out, thought about, heavily edited and verging on ‘false advertising’. Each have their own merit and tell a unique story. I am about to head down the route of the latter and I appreciate that type of photo isn’t for everyone. I want my little squares to showcase my evolution of photography, however my captions will always tell the story of our daily lives, warts and all. I hope you can join me to see how I get on.

I am using flowers to fall back in love with Instagram. Flower photography is reigniting my artistic inspiration and i am sharing it all on Instagram.

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9 Comments

  1. The Mummy Bubble
    September 18, 2017 / 2:13 pm

    What a gorgeous post! I love flowers so much and these are stunning. Your pictures make them all look so pretty. I’m quite new to Insta so not really clear on the algorithm irritation that people have been talking about but like you I love to look at other people’s beautiful feeds. X #bigpinklink

    • Winnettes
      September 18, 2017 / 2:41 pm

      I have been loving Instagram for a few years but it really isn’t the same platform that I first used. Change can be good and in some ways it is much better but in others I find it disheartening in a way I never did before. Time to remember it isn’t that important in life and to have fun again 😉

  2. September 19, 2017 / 3:59 pm

    I adore your Instagram! I especially loved the shot of eyes up with orange petals scattered in your hair – absolutely gorgeous. I am just like you – so many interests – but I don’t want to lose sight of why I’m on Instagram – to photograph things I find beautiful or fun or poignant. So I’m trying to make my photography a little better, but ultimately I’m also trying to look like your gorgeous profile and others that I completely crush on! #bigpinklink

    • Winnettes
      September 19, 2017 / 4:50 pm

      Thank you so much! It is always nice to have such lovely comments. I am by no means an expert but I have started to realise that the more fun I have doing ‘my thing’ the more people like my photos. I think there is a place for everything and, for me, posting too many ‘real life’ shots doesn’t make me happy and I think it shows. On the flip side I follow accounts that I adore that do post that but you can tell they are having fun doing their thing. Just be you, do what you enjoy (sod everyone else) and your passion will shine through X x

  3. September 20, 2017 / 4:23 am

    I love your Insta feed, it always brightens my day! Colorful and fun! #bigpinklink

    • Winnettes
      September 20, 2017 / 11:05 am

      Aw thank you! x

  4. September 20, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    Gorgeous pictures – I was really uninterested in instagram until I started this blog. Now I’m really into it! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time.

  5. September 21, 2017 / 7:51 am

    Oooh i love the prettiness and colour of this post. The flowers are stunning. I am lucky to have two lots of flowers in my house currently as my best mate bought me some and a mum bought me some for face painting at her sons party. I love having flowers in the house. The Bloom and Wild arrangements are special though. My instagram is a mixture of everything with no real theme or style. I use Instagram much more than my Facebook page, twitter or even writing actual blog posts and fear if I tried to style it, I wouldn’t use it as much because it would take more time. I’ve followed you on insta 🙂

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