Snap Happy: 14 Must-Follow Instagram Feeds From The DMV

UPDATE: As summer winds to a close, we have a tendency to revisit our Instagram feeds to see just what, exactly, we accomplished this time around. Thankfully, we can supplement our own lack of exotic vacays and backyard soirees with snapshots from some of the city's coolest Insta-snappers. This article was originally published on August 9, 2012.
Given our penchant for eye candy, we're naturally pretty into Instagram. Everything just looks better with a nifty filter and a retro-cool border, right? And fortunately, when we set out to catalog some of the District's coolest Instagramers, we found a mix of shutterbugs with a keen eye for subjects and style.
Whether they're snapping insider political happenings or artsy tableaux, each account on our list offers up a healthy dose of inspiration, while providing a behind-the-scenes look into a local's life (and some of these lives look pretty glamorous — especially when they use Brannan). So, grab your smartphone, scroll through our favorite local streams, and prepare for multiple servings of photo delight — and lots of reasons to hit the "heart" button.
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Kate Greene
Kate Greene is a fashion writer, shopgirl at 14th Street boutique Treasury, and occasional model who styles some of the coolest photoshoots, lookbooks, and events in D.C.
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President Barack Obama
Perusing this account, managed by the Obama 2012 campaign, is like getting a seat on Air Force One or in election HQ alongside the staff. Another perk: There are occasional shots of the First Lady and Bo, too.
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Dave Nada
The originator of the moombahton genre, Dave Nada is one of D.C.'s most popular DJs, and his Instagram photos cover everything from shows in front of huge crowds to the simple perfection of his mom's empanadas.
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Table For Two
Part of Table for Two blogger Julie's daily routine? Snapping these mouth-watering images from her culinary adventures in the kitchen and beyond.
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Hand Drawn Bazaar
Illustrator Elizabeth Graeber and writer Glory Edim are always prowling the District, on the hunt for the best swap meets, farmers markets, and secret scores.
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Sue-Jean Chun
This avid gardener, traveler, and cook splits her time between D.C. and a farm in Connecticut, where she grows beautiful vegetables and taps her own maple trees. Dreamy, huh?
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Ari Shapiro
NPR's White House and campaign correspondent (and moonlighting singer for Pink Martini), Ari Shapiro travels the world, sees politics up close and personal, and still makes time for plenty of smartly chosen snapshots.
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Fritz Hahn
As a Washington Post nightlife reporter, Fritz Hahn is often among the first to sample (and review) each new beer, cocktail, and hotspot in town.
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Jim Darling
This photographer-about-town captures arresting portraits — ranging from gorgeous newlyweds to strangers he meets on the street — along with beautiful scenery, travel snapshots, and more.
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The Smithsonian Museums
Get a rare, up-close peek at favorite pieces from the Smithsonian collections, plus an insider's look at conservation and restoration projects.
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Las Estrellas
The Instagram shots by blogger Elizabeth of Las Estrellas capture a dreamy, pastel-toned version of the District with perfect petit fours and uber-hip outfits.
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Martha Becton
Martha Becton co-owns Som Records, blogs, gardens, and nails the Cool Mom thing. Bonus points: She documents it all with style.
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Rosa Loves DC
Rosa is a scientist by day, fashion blogger by night, and food lover 24/7. She's also the owner of Lola, one of the cutest chihuahuas on Instagram.
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Victoria Milko
Artist, photog, and event organizer Victoria Milko takes beautiful photographs that showcase the color, design, and style inherent in daily life — details that can get overlooked until you see these gorg pics.