6 Delightful Reasons to Do the Hobby Lobby Challenge

Have you heard about the Hobby Lobby Challenge? It’s a photography challenge that went viral amongst American teenagers. The challenge is to go into a Hobby Lobby and stage a photo shoot. Since it went viral, Michael’s actually extended an invite to photographers to come and shoot! This challenge is the first time I’ve found a teen fad enticing! So I invited my friend Danae to be my partner in crime, and we scheduled a afternoon shoot at Hobby Lobby. I had so much fun, I now think you should do it too. Here are 6 reasons why!

6 Delightful Reasons to Do the Hobby Lobby Challenge

1. The lighting in Hobby Lobby and Michael’s is even.

There is no need to carry bulky reflectors or flashes!

2. Speaking of lighting, you don’t have to worry about sun placement.

The sun never sets in Hobby Lobby and Michael’s!

3. It’s a unique and fun social outing!

I like it when I can socialize with my friends outside of restaurants and bars. I mean, I never tire of going out to restaurants, but I love novelty.

4. It’s an easy way to be creative.

Anyone can do it! If you’re on your own, challenge yourself to a cell phone selfie!

5. You don’t have to wait until spring for photos with flowers!

6. It feels like childlike play!

Seeing Danae squeezing into nooks and crannies in public and waving at bystanders as her photo is being taken made me feel like a carefree kid just playing with her friend.

Some Tips:

Don’t be like me and forget to take behind-the-scenes photos! That’s half the fun! Also, be respectful. Put things back and do not block patrons from merchandise.

Does this sound like something you’d be interested in doing?

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  • Caitlin Patton

    My friends tried out the challenge and had stunning results! It’s such a cool idea

  • I’ve heard about this challenge and it looks so fun! And your pictures turned out gorgeous!

  • Ben N Leah Weber

    I saw this and thought how cool!! I want to try it but also feel like it’d be so awkward haha. Your photos turned out great!!

  • Susannah Fields O’Brien

    I am dying to do this, but don’t have a model. These look so beautiful!

    • Do it with just you! I know Michael’s is open to photographer’s shooting, so you could set a self timer and set your camera on a shelf. I’ve done this!

  • OK, I kind of love this – although I still refuse to enter a Hobby Lobby.

    • I know! This thought crossed my mind on my way there. I didn’t spend monies so…

  • Leigh

    I love this! Wish I had someone to photograph. Your pictures are gorgeous.

    • Do selfies! I know Michael’s is open to photographer’s shooting, so you could set a self timer and set your camera on a shelf. I’ve done this!

  • Wow!! I love this! The pictures turned out GREAT!

    • Thank you so much, friend!