Murad and Nataly Osmann started their photo project Follow Me five years ago. Inspired by love - love to travel, love to unknown countries, love to beautiful places, and, of course, love to each other is what led to the creation of #FollowmMeTo project. Murad and Nataly Osmann are a Russian couple who went viral after Murad, a photographer by profession, posted a picture on Instagram of his then-girlfriend Nataly leading him by the hand through the streets of Barcelona in 2011.
In picture: Nataly Osmann doing the Follow Me to the Louvre Museum, Paris.
Little did Murad Osmann know that a simple picture of his then-girlfriend, Nataly leading him by the hand would become so viral and trendy that one day it would become a photo series and a global travel brand. The sweet yet simple picture gave birth to the widely accepted and followed series, #FollowMeTo. The duo has not looked back since then.
In picture: Nataly's #FollowMeToset amidst the romantic picturesque background of Paris.
So, how did the couple and their 'Follow Me' series shoot to fame? Nataly and Murad Osmann spill the beans on their website. They write: The story started on our first trip together to Barcelona. We were very young, very much in love, and absolutely carefree. We were strolling along sunny narrow streets, chatting, laughing, and, of course, taking lots of photos. All of a sudden Natasha looked away and pulled Murad forward, and that was the moment when he caught ‘that shot’! Isn't that like a picture perfect story!
They caption this one: Marriage is a relationship in which one is always right and the other is the husband! Love you, baby:) What are your relationship secrets?
Soon after their photo went viral, media started buzzing about them and the couple became an Internet sensation. Post their photo going viral, the couple has been named as top travel influencers in the world.
In picture: Nataly Osmann poses in front of an architectural marvel in New Delhi.
Do you know the story behind the 'Follow Me' series? In 2011, when Murad and Nataly Osmann was on a trip to Barcelona the couple were in awe of the city. Murad would go on clicking endless photos which annoyed Nataly and in reaction, she pulled him away, but Murad managed to take a photograph anyway. This accident, however, led to the birth of the 'Follow Me' series, and the rest, as they say, is history!
In picture: Nataly Osmann poses in front of the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world.
While it's been five to 6 years since the photo has gone viral, today Murad has amassed 4 million followers while Nataly has 1 million followers and still counting. The Follow Me To page on Instagram has managed to amass over 500 thousand followers on Insta to date.
In picture: Nataly Osmann enjoys a dip in the Singapore Infinity pool with the inflatable duck.
Nataly Osmann walks through the beautiful and mysterious lanes of Venice. Murad Osmann captions this picture: This was the time people thought Nataly was walking naked on the streets :)) Actually, she wasn't - this is just me finding a good angle. First time in Venice and I can definitely say that this was one of the most romantic places we have been to.
P.s I know it is a mask, but always had a feeling that it is looking me right in the eyes, whenever I saw this picture :)
Murad Osmann is a Russian photographer who is based in Moscow and is also the co-author of #FollowMeTo photo series. Murad and Nataly were dating for a few years before the couple tied the knot on 6 June 2015. The couple had two weddings - one in Moscow and the other one at Dagestan, where Murad was born.
Murad and Nataly Osmann, since their rise as travel influencers, captured the 'Follow Me' series at numerous locations and picturesque destinations. From the tall skyscrapers and infinity pools in Dubai to the iconic museums of Paris and the symbol of love, Taj Mahal in India.
Murad captions: #FollowMeTo the infinity pool and skyscraper with Nataly Osmann.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi, Heart of Florence, Moscow, magical island of Mauritius and many more places have been the stopover locations for Murad and Nataly Osmann and their Follow Me photo series.
In picture: Murad follows Nataly to dreamy white-sand beaches in Mauritius.
Murad and Nataly Osmann's Instagram is a whirlpool of pictures and it seems there ain't no place left where the two have not wandered as yet! The couple posts stunning pictures of their #FollowMe series that ranges of their travels to exotic locations, iconic structures and much more.
Murad and Nataly Osmann's Instagram is filled with tonnes of pictures that would give other couples a major wanderlust. From walking through the rice fields in Bali, running through the streets of Barcelona to being mesmerised in the beauty of Lake Pichola in Udaipur, India, the 'Follow Me' couple has been there and done that!
Murad and Nataly Osmann interact with their followers on a daily basis. From appreciating their comments to asking their followers to share their idea for a craziest ever Follow Me To photo. The couple loves communicating with their fans and followers from all across the globe.
If you are on Instagram, it would be rare that one would have not come across photos of a woman leading a man through a stunning setting. Yes, that's Murad and Nataly Osmann for you.
In this picture, Murad and Nataly ooze royalty as the picture-perfect couple seems to come across as a Royal couple. The couple writes: Sometimes people think that we are crazy when we appear in strange outfits in places full of tourists.
Nataly Osmann gives a Marilyn Monroe-ish pose as Murad holding two glasses of wine in his hand looks on. They caption: We could write a special book about each of our trips. Egypt expedition was full of sleepless nights, delays of our flights, endless flights and car drives. Everything was made for a #FollowMeTo shot.
Murad and Nataly Osmann visited India in 2016 and captured their 'Follow Me' series at iconic locations such as Taj Mahal in Agra, Amer Fort in Jaipur, and Lake Pichola in Udaipur to name a few. The couple visited places such as New Delhi, Varanasi, Agra, and Jaipur.
In picture: Nataly and Murad are seen cherishing their tour in India.
In January 2019, Murad and Nataly travelled to Bali and completed 8 years of traveling together. The couple captioned it: We have 8 years of travel together behind. Since we haven't killed each other yet, I can surely tell you about my top-5 most romantic and unusual travel destinations:
Murad Osmann proposed Nataly in 2014 and guess what! The proposal was in the same way the couple has been capturing the world together. Interestingly, Murad asked Nataly, his then-girlfriend to reach her behind and grab his hand like they normally pose for the Follow Me To series. Surprisingly, Nataly found a ring in place of his hand. Isn't that the most cutest way to propose?
In pic: Murad and Nataly Osmann are caught in a candid pose as the two lovebirds can't seem to get their eyes off each other during their holiday in Paris, France.
Murad and Nataly Osmann walk through the Daxu, the 2000-year-old city of China. They caption: If we compared a city to an animal, Daxu would be a turtle – wise, ancient and sturdy. When you walk its narrow streets, it feels like a set from a movie about life in Ancient China. Even locals look like they were taken here from ancient times by a time machine.
Murad Osmann describes this picture: They say love gives wings;) Our version of the famous "Titanic" scene. And what are your fav romantic movies?
Murad Osmann shared this picture from his trip to Mauritius where one can see how the #FollowMe photograph is taken. In the picture, the woman (Nataly) is leading a man (Usually it's Murad) through a stunning setting as the man captures the woman amidst a picturesque setting and exotic locations.
The couple who have been married for nearly four years now are seen sharing a warm hug in bed as they share insights into their trip to London, United Kingdom.
Nataly Osmann looks absolutely stunning in a bikini swimsuit as the couple shares a leaf out of their romantic trip to the Maldives.
Murad and Nataly are seen capturing their next Follow Me series photos in the bustling city of Tokyo. They caption this one: The Akihabara district is known for its love of cosplay, anime, and technology. Seems like the buildings are about to collapse under the weight of banners, surrounded by millions of people and bright colours!
Nataly and Murad Osmann take their #FollowMeTo series to the beautiful Rio de Janeiro in Brazi as they shoot before the statue of Christ the Redeemer. Murad writes: Was really difficult to take a shot without people:)
During their stay in Brazil, Murad and Nataly Osmann also attended the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Nataly does the Follow Me pose as Murad captures her amidst thousands at the Maracana stadium in Brazil.
Dressed as a greek goddess, Nataly walks towards the Colosseum, a historical landmark in Rome as Murad Osmann captures her for their next Follow Me To series in Greece.
During one of her shoot for the Follow Me To series, Nataly went one notch higher and made the Follow Me To into a 'Selfie Me To'during their vacation at Miami Beach.
Murad and Nataly bring out their inner child out as they get cheerful and pull one another during their trip to Cuba, They caption: The famous Playa del Este beach is to the east of Havana. It is an incredibly beautiful place with white sand, clear water, and rare palm trees. Despite that, we didn't get the chance to lie under the sun, as Murad couldn't stay in the chase lounge for even half an hour. We had to start the photoshoot!
Love seems to be in the water for Murad and Nataly Osmann as the caption this one: There is nothing more we could wish for, than just having each other!
Murad and Nataly Osmann shooting their #FollowMeTo series at Kamchatka sea lions in Russia.
Do you remember the 'Follow Me Too' couple who started posting their #FolloMeToo series of photos on Instagram and soon became an instant hit? Murad and Nataly Osmann, the Russian couple went viral after Murad, a photographer had posted a picture on Instagram of his then-girlfriend Nataly leading him by the hand through the streets of Barcelona in 2011. This picture gave birth to the widely accepted and followed series, #FollowMeTo. The duo has not looked back since then. Here's a look at their journey from a simple photograph to becoming a global travel brand. (All Pictures/Instagram Murad Osmann, Nataly Osmann, Murad and Nataly Osmann)
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