Spring Photo Scavenger Hunt Date

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Imagine you and your date wandering through your neighborhood with the eyes of a photographer. Where are the most picturesque spots? What catches the eye? How can you capture the details, the colors, the textures and emotions? Well grab your selfie stick, because this is happening. You are going to take on the town using that little camera in your iPhone or, even better, an instant camera that prints the photos as you go. And you are going to at least pretend to know what you are doing.

The concept of a photo scavenger hunt is fairly simple: (1) find or create the items on the list, (2) take pictures of the items on the list. Voila. This simple concept somehow makes for a crazy fun afternoon. And springtime is a great time to do it. The trees are in bloom, the water is running high, and you and your special someone are just dying to get outside. We've done all the prep work for you below. All you have to do is print.

Matthew still considers our photo scavenger hunt one of his favorite dates. The photo book I created afterwards lives in our "memory box" and reminds us of the time we were uninhibitedly goofy in public.

(Read more… A Beginner’s Guide to Creating a Professional-Looking Photobook)


Spring Photo Scavenger Hunt

Time: 2+ hours  |  Cost:  $  |  Location:  Outdoors  |  Level:  Easy

When the snow clears and the flowers start to bloom it’s time to emerge from the comfort of our houses and get outside to have some fun. This date only requires you and a camera. So get out explore! Get creative and make lasting memories.

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Materials Needed:

Printable Invite
Printable Photo Checklist
Printable Photo Booth Props
Kabob Sticks and Glue
Camera

Instructions:

  1. Download the free printables below--including the invite, checklist, and photo booth props--and print. Cut out the pieces (we recommend using a portable paper cutter like this one). Using a dot of hot glue, adhere the sticks to the photo booth props. Then, gather any other materials you may need.

  2. Deliver the invite to your date. You could leave it out on the counter one morning, send it via snail mail, pin it to your fridge, or come up with something else creative.

  3. Decide where to go for ideal pictures. A city park, pedestrian street, your backyard, or a woodsy hike could all work. Just remember that in crowded areas you will be on display taking goofy photographs. Choose somewhere meaningful to the both of you where you feel comfortable being yourselves.

  4. When your date arrives on the day of, travel to your location. Bring your materials with you, plus a water bottle, hiking shoes, selfie stick, or anything else that might come in handy where you are going.

  5. Once you arrive, work your way through the photo check list (whatever order you choose). You can optionally set a time limit for a bit more adventure. I would recommend an hour to give you enough time for creativity.

  6. On the subject: be creative. This is your chance to experiment with different angles, colors, backdrops, focuses, poses, filters, settings, etc. And whenever you feel like it, use the photo booth props.

  7. Take any additional photos that you like. The checklist is just for inspiration.

  8. Use the photos you take to create a photobook remembering the occasion. It makes for a great gift!

  9. Don't forget to share one of your pictures on instragram or facebook and tag us @makeadateofit!

Say cheese!

How did your date go? Let us know on instagram with #springscavengerhuntdate @makeadateofit


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