They say a picture paints a thousand words and The LuxPad has curated a collection of blogs which more than live up to this phrase. Explore 33 blogs from a range of genres, all with some of the best photography in the blogging world. From food and baking to travel and weddings, each image featured in the blogs listed below is perfectly balanced and beautifully composed. The sites included range from popular blogs, avidly followed by hundreds of thousands, to lesser known gems. Bookmark the blogs, check them daily and admire their beautiful photography – you’ll never be short of inspiration again.
NY Through the Lens began as a tiny corner of the internet that Vivienne Gucwa used to document her wanderings of New York City. Today, it is an internationally recognised travel and photography blog with an audience of millions. Her images are both atmospheric and beautifully original. Vivienne’s second blog captures her travels outside of New York, and is equally captivating.
SilverSpoon London is an unrivalled fount of knowledge when it comes to luxury living. Mouth-watering food in some of the world’s finest restaurants? Exotic travel to far-flung destinations? Beautiful photography that will make you want to jump on the next (first-class) flight to Bali? Angie Silver’s fabulous blog has it covered.
Freya Dowson is truly well-travelled. Iceland, Morocco, Pakistan, India are just some, among many, of the countries documented within Nishaantishu. With each destination comes a wealth of fascinating photography. Her work captures the very essence of the people and places she photographs and each photo is effortless in its ability to tell a story.
While away the days perusing through Kirsten Alana’s incredible travel blog, Aviators and a Camera, and you won’t be disappointed. Currently based in New York, Kirsten has long viewed travel as a powerful tool for change, and hopes that the photography of her adventures will motivate others to do the same. She has a large and loyal Instagram following – her account is well worth a browse.
Jess Gibson quit her unremarkable job in London to follow her dreams, and hasn’t looked back since. Beginning her career as a travel journalist, she went on to combine her passion for writing, travel and photography in The Travelista. Since it began in March 2013, Jess’ blog has been recognised at the highest level, including the Cosmo Blog Awards 2014 and the SATOA Travel Awards 2015. It now ranks in Vuelio’s Top 10 UK luxury travel blogs.
We have father daughter duo, Andrew and Sophie, to thank for this beautifully crafted blog. With self-taught Andrew the driving force behind the deliciously creative recipes, and Sophie a talented photographer, the Sydney-based pair are a foodie force to be reckoned with!
If you’re after food that looks good and tastes even better, Jodi Moreno’s What’s Cooking Good Looking is the blog for you. Based in New York, Jodi has a passion for healthy, whole and natural foods and every recipe on her site reflects this.
Full-time lawyer by day, food blogger and photographer by night, Cynthia is the mastermind behind Two Red Bowls. The blog got its rather unusual name after Cynthia realised that two red bowls from her then limited crockery selection made a repeated appearance in her photos. Her food is often Asian-inspired and always immaculately presented.
Ollie is a Polish-born, London-based foodie who also happens to be a freelance photographer. Unsurprisingly, her blog is full to bursting with delicious inspiration and her food is photographed beautifully. Whether you’re after something sweet or savoury, Ollie Bo’s Blog has a recipe for everyone.
Bianca Bridges is certainly no stranger to the international restaurant scene. Born in Sydney, raised in Singapore, studying in Bath and living in London, her restaurant reviews seem to span the entire globe! Funny, refreshingly honest, and particularly good for breakfast reviews, Pretty Hungry is the blog to read for delicious inspiration, wherever you might be.
Beth Kirby is photographer, stylist, writer, recipe developer and, as if that wasn’t enough, runs a hugely successful food blog, Local Milk. It is no exaggeration to say that Beth’s photography and food styling is among the best in its field. Local Milk has won numerous awards and has been inundated with well-deserved recognition since Beth began blogging in 2012. Throughout, Local Milk has stayed true to its roots and it remains a beautifully crafted piece of writing and photography.
Graphic designer turned interior stylist, blogger and photographer, Jeska Hearne set up Lobster and Swan back in 2007. Since then, Jeska’s gorgeous blog has helped her affirm her status as one of the country’s leading interior stylists. With Jeska’s keen eye for detail and a tech-guru husband to help out when required, Lobster and Swan is a beautiful source of interior inspiration.
Igor Josifovic’s mission is simple – to share happiness through interiors, travels and plants. In his Happy Interior Blog, he has certainly succeeded. Explore exquisite Serbian mountain retreats or follow Igor on his travels around Austria. Each post is littered with thoughtful and colourful images, guaranteed to make you happy!
We’ve fallen in love with Kristin Jackson’s The Hunted Interior. The blog showcases perfectly Kristin’s distinctive and intuitive knack for interior design. Whether she’s designing a birthday party for her daughter, chatting through the hottest interior trends or crafting her latest DIY project, Kristin’s blog is as visually appealing as it is entertaining.
Holly Becker is an undisputed veteran in the interior blogging world. In 2006, she founded Decor8 to document her decorating inspirations and to reach like-minded people with a passion for interiors. Since then, Decor8 has exploded in popularity and has opened many doors for Holly and her team. While Holly’s fourth book won’t be published until later this year – there’s more than enough interior inspiration on Decor8 to keep fans satisfied until then.
Will Taylor’s enthusiasm for life is infectious. It bounces off each page of the Bright Bazaar Blog. Take a look at his long-running feature ’10 Things I Learned and Loved This Weekend’ for a lesson in how to find the extra-ordinary in the ordinary. His imagery is fun, exciting and always colourful. A must-read for interior lovers.
No round-up of baking blogs would be complete without the prolific Top With Cinnamon. Izy Hossack began her blogging journey when she was just 16, and three years later has an Instagram following nearing 200,000. What’s not to love about the student who is a baking whizz, an accomplished photographer, and undeniably cool all at the same time?
Juniper Cakery is the creation of Felicity and Krystle, two brilliant bakers from Yorkshire who create a stunning array of sweet treats. Each macaroon, cupcake, sponge and cookie is flawlessly decorated and immaculately presented. For those lucky enough to live in the Yorkshire area, their cakes are available to buy. Everyone else will have to make do with reading their excellent, if not quite as tasty, blog!
Aimee Twigger’s blog is beautifully simple. Her striking photography jumps from the screen and entices you to read on – it is easy to get lost amongst the hundreds of curated recipes. Favourite recreations include Jamie Oliver’s Panettone Bread Pudding (pictured below). Want more? Her first book, Love Aimee X, is to be published in February 2016.
Joy The Baker has become somewhat of a household name among baking enthusiasts. Over her many years of baking and blogging, she has established an extensive catalogue of recipes and each is as funny, creative and delicious-looking as the last. Her ability to weave amusing anecdotes into each of her posts is brilliantly entertaining, and guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
Rosie is, in her own words, ‘addicted to cake’. From working at a bakery when 16, to taking cake design and baking courses in Toronto, Rosie has always delighted in crafting beautiful baked goods. Sweetapolita is now the go-to blog for everything sugar, spice and all things nice.
If Blueberry Buttermilk Waffles with Whisky Maple Butter or Frozen Lemon Custard with Summer Berry Crumble (pictured below) sound tempting, you’re in the right place. BAKED gathers recipe contributions from Canada’s finest bakers and displays them under one roof. Each contributor is a prolific food blogger/stylist in their own right – check out BAKED’s ‘About’ page to find out more. Image Credit – Gabriel Cabrera
The London Bride blog is a multi-award winning blog that promotes and inspires stylish and meaningful weddings across London and beyond. Founder and editor Charley Beard has also been recognised for her wedding planning prowess, winning the prestigious ‘Best Wedding Planner in London and South East’ in 2016. Image Credit – Robbins Photographic
The attention to detail found within B.LOVED is stunning. A beautiful wedding blog put together by Louise Beukes, B.LOVED covers everything from real weddings and planning tips to lifestyle posts and travel inspiration. The images are pretty, feminine and in keeping with the stylish blog design. Image Credit – Claire Graham
Smashing The Glass was born in 2013 when Karen Cinnamon spotted a gap in the wedding blog market for a place that brought together creative, inventive and original ideas for Jewish brides and grooms. The weddings featured in Smashing The Glass are the perfect blend of traditional and stylish and well worth a browse. Check out Karen’s ‘Smashing Suppliers’ too – a virtual little black book of highly recommended suppliers. Image Credit – Chiko Photography
Helen Howells’ The Wedding Bazaar is packed with gorgeous wedding inspiration. A relatively recent arrival on the wedding blog scene, The Wedding Bazaar has certainly made an impact. Follow Helen’s own marital journey, drool over bridal shower sweet treats or admire a vast array of real weddings – all of which are accompanied by beautiful imagery. Image Credit – Rachel Joyce Photography
The UK’s ‘most stylish wedding blog’, Style & The Bride oozes elegance. Marina Licht fell in love with the glamour of weddings after attending the Beckham’s marriage when she was just 23! Since then, Style & The Bride has grown in every way imaginable. It now has several contributors to ensure it has its finger firmly on the pulse when it comes to stylish weddings. Image Credit – Anna Roussos
‘Blog writer, social media updater, occasional baker and photo taker’ – Olivia Purvis has taken her blog from strength to strength over the past 4 years. She has a passion for fashion, but What Olivia Did offers much more than your average fashion blog. Covering photography, recipes, travel and plenty of sartorial inspiration, Olivia’s blog is not to be missed.
New Year’s diets beware – Auburn Antics has some of the most mouth-watering, exceptionally photographed recipes on the internet. Emily Rowbotham’s recipe compilation is stunning, and is guaranteed to get you in the kitchen before you can say Lemon Blueberry Drizzle Bread. Her blog also contains brilliant restaurant reviews, primarily in London and Leeds, and general lifestyle inspiration.
Geneva Vanderzeil has turned her savvy DIY skills into a full-time career which she runs from her base in Hong Kong. Her blog is immaculate, every photograph perfectly composed and full of inspiration for stylish DIY projects. Check out her excellent travel packing guides, complete with photos of all the essentials – you’ll never be caught short at the airport again.
Erin Boyle’s approach to life is to live sustainably, live purposefully and live simply. After spending many years in an apartment of only 173 square feet, Erin decided to de-clutter and reprioritise the way she and her family live. Her blog is a reflection of this lifestyle. Her fantastic feature, ‘Life in a Tiny Apartment’ is a gem for everyone seeking a bit of extra space in their homes. Pick up her new book, Simple Matters, while you’re browsing!
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