Amateur Nature Photographer Plays Pokémon Snap

(with her boyfriend)

The photo labeled “High Score” was taken by my photography assistant*

For my 27th birthday, my boyfriend decided to get me, an amateur nature/landscape photographer, the new Pokémon Snap game on Nintendo Switch. As someone who had played the older version with his brothers when he was younger, he knew I’d enjoy it since I love photography.

He was indeed correct. Pokémon Snap is so much fun!

The first few times I played it in his company so that he could help me decide on which photos to show Professor Mirror. I also let him play a few research rounds and he ended up scoring super high on a cute closeup of two Bidoofs which are displayed on my profile info until I manage to somehow beat that score of 4,938. So I guess he’s my photography assistant* now? 🤣

Every time I play Pokémon Snap, I feel like I’m on an interactive Disney ride, except instead of a ride I’m sitting on a couch living vicariously through my character in the game as she travels along the track via NEO-ONE through the park and jungle habitats.

The game is super chill and relaxing. I’ve played for about 6 hours at the time of writing this and it doesn’t even feel like it has been that long.

Every time I find a new Pokémon or catch them in new poses I swear I squeal aloud while attempting to snap photos before they move out of view.

See below for some of my favorite photos so far from Florio Nature Park and Belusylva Island!

(I’m not very good at night photography IRL or in this game so I will spare you the night research shots. I’m also not going to get into how many points I’ve gotten for each photo because the scoring system seems to care very little about aesthetics since these snaps are for research purposes.)

Grookey & Pichu are too cute. Seriously, how is it legal to be this freaking cute?!

Liepards are probably my favorite to photograph. They’re sassy and they know it.

Is it just me, or does Dodrio always appear to be screaming when it’s not asleep?

Wurmple getting ready to nom.

Taillow, Vivillon, and Florges 🤗

Bidoof cronching, Swanna and Ducklett swimming

Closeup of Taillow with its beady eyes

Bonus Snaps of Meganium in the Florio Nature Park Illumina Spot

I directed these snaps while my photography assistant held the controller 😶🤭

Dreamy

Stopping to smell the Crystabloom

Have you played Pokémon Snap? Let me know your thoughts on the game in the comments!

April 2021 Favorites

As you can see from the new style of image for this post, Monthly Favorites will be taking on a new format. It might change again as I finagle with a few things later this summer, but for now, the posts will be shorter and will have two new categories! Enjoy my favorites in pop culture and entertainment for the month of April 2021, now including a favorite celeb tweet and TikTok!

Favorite News

Master of None is coming back to Netflix on May 23! Might consider watching!

Favorite Music

“Untouchable (Taylor’s Version) by Taylor Swift. So happy she decided to re-record this album!

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

Qveen Herby’s first album release announcement. CANNOT WAIT UNTIL SHE CAN TOUR OMJ.

Favorite TV Episode

Law & Order: Organized Crime, “What Happens in Puglia”. The most intense series premiere on television, ever.

Favorite YouTube Video

“Kiss Me More” by Doja Cat ft. SZA music video. Loving the diversity here.

Favorite Celeb Tweet

Hugh Jackman’s forks are lethal, folks. Beware at any dinner parties you chose to attend in his honor.

Favorite Celeb TikTok

Shay Mitchell is me with my chronic back pain.

@shaymitchell

Reposted for original sound 😈 Let’s see how creative you get with it!

♬ original sound – Shay Mitchell

May is flowering.

27th Birthday Wishlist

Another year older soon, so here’s another wishlist for the blog! As always, do not feel obligated to buy me anything, your birthday wishes are sufficient for me 🥳

  1. Seoul’s I Become a Shade on vinyl. Been listening to this 2015 album a lot lately.
  2. Tea and the Gang’s Apple Lavender Powdered Tea. Will willingly enter the world complicated breakfast beverage-making/preparation for this.
  3. Pura Vida’s Rose Gold Statement Heart Ring. So freaking cute ❤️
  4. DSLR Camera Backpack. Ordered one from a different place online last summer and it got lost in the mail so I’m still salty.
  5. MONQ Forest Bath Soak. Need this to soak away my anxiety.
  6. Classic Floral Lily and Fox nail strips. The easiest manicure ever so it’s always nice having these around as an option!