We are a group of photographers who use Instagram and live in Minnesota. If you fit into these categories then you are already a member! Our community is open to everyone. Our mission is to provide a base for our vibrant and growing community. We use this website and our Instagram feed, @Minnstameets, to promote our upcoming events, feature photos from our past gatherings, and to get to know the people behind the usernames. 

@Minnstameets plans and hosts gatherings - called "Instameets" - where Minnesota Instagrammers can meet each other in person and take photos. The meet-ups vary in size from 5 to 200 people. We are also happy to promote gatherings organized by other local Instagrammers! To read more about our policies on promoting events, click here

We also want to give back to our community. From time to time, we will organize charitable initiatives for members of our community or causes.

If you have never attended an Instameet before, we encourage you to come try one out!

This group was founded by Jill Emmer (@shineonyoucraydiamond) and Rita Farmer (@mamacita.rita) - (to read more about us, see here).