I dare say this is it.
Did I mention it fits any budget?!
I thought of doing a photo challenge date night a year or two ago, but never got around to it. When we finally decided to try it out, I Googled to see what had already been done, but couldn’t find much and definitely nothing quite like I envisioned.
So we decided to put one together that anyone can use!
This date doesn’t really require any advance planning other than having the list of prompts handy. (Save it to your phone below or pin for future reference.)
Why is this photo scavenger list better than others?
Sure, you can find all sorts of photo scavenger hunt prompts across the web, but none of them are well-optimized for a date. When you’re on a date you want to have fun, get to know each other better, not be rushed, and probably not have to interact with others too much. These prompts are focused on facilitating just that 🙂
A few tips:
We were so hungry and everything in the food court was pretty American, so we ended up getting Popeye’s, which we’d technically never eaten that either of us could recall. We had every intention of trying something very different, but ended up not having time.
We wandered into these stores for practical purposes – I was looking for shoes for a wedding. I had thought we’d run across funny masks or something, but these were still different from our norm 🙂
David pointed out how ironic the sign above his head was, and he picked this one out for me to pose with… You could obviously get a lot more fun and creative than we did.
You probably want to make sure to decide at the beginning of the date what you’re going to spell out so you have time to spot letters you like. We got some extras so we’d have a few to pick from. If you especially enjoy photography and have the time, you could also find objects that look like letters and make them all black and white like I’m sure you’ve probably seen.
These happened very organically and were the first pictures we took other than letter pictures. I was actually a little worried that someone would notice us since it was right out front, and they wouldn’t let us into the mall, haha. The funniest thing was that David put this cone on his head before I was ready with the camera, so he was just standing there for a bit, LOL!
Since we weren’t familiar with the mall, we weren’t sure what we were going to be able to find to represent us, but then inspiration struck when we saw these rocking chairs. We’re all about finding a way to chill pretty much anywhere we are in our travels and in life, with a pinch of quirky for good measure 🙂
The funny thing is that I love churros, but I wasn’t even in the mood to eat something sweet. We were running out of light, so this was kind of a last resort shot.
We totally took the next 2 pictures at the end of our date night, but were reminded of just how very crappy the front-facing camera on a phone is, particularly with bad lighting. So we re-took both of these next 2 in daylight with a real camera.
You can buy whatever you want for your date, as long as it’s in your budget, we just want to keep things inexpensive for the rest of us 😉
We were thinking to make this a “secret task” that you have to text in or something to get, but decided to make it easier and just let you pick one 🙂
As you can see, we picked a #datenight to copy. I’m sure these highschoolers had no faint idea 30-somethings would be hi-jacking their idea. Be careful what you put online, kids, LOL!
I know it looks like we’re not in love, but you can’t see that out of the frame I have my hands on his waist at least. We were actually trying not to completely cover up the mall statue. Thank goodness for David’s monkey arms, as we like to call them.
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