I’m Just a Girl, Standing with My Parents, Asking Them Not To Do That

July 23rd, 2009

I’m Just a Girl, Standing with My Parents, Asking Them Not To Do That - Wedding

“Photo of me on my wedding day…. apparently the photographer thought this would be a great pose…. me looking lovingly into my flowers while my parents made out on the background…”

(submitted by Valerie)

101 Responses to “I’m Just a Girl, Standing with My Parents, Asking Them Not To Do That”

  1. glasstabletop says:

    professional photographers out there: why????

    I like her dress and veil.

  2. Blucat says:

    This is the BEST title for a photo on the entire site. I’m declaring this one FTW

  3. Alley says:

    The only thing awkward about this is the title.

  4. bastet11 says:

    “I am going to close my eyes and when I open them, you all will be gone..1..2..3…”

  5. Ellen says:

    She can always use this pic later to explain the birds and bees to her kids… Grandma and Grandpa loved each other so much that their love made Mommy… and so on… and so on…

  6. Patricia says:

    Thank you, thank you, for using the worst line in a bad movie for the caption. It fit perfectly!

  7. Baron's Life says:

    A very enjoyable awkward moment

  8. Tocsnai says:

    This seems to be a genre, and we have two recent examples along with “They Complete Us”: the wedding photos in which the parallels between sets of relationships are goopily, artificially “brought out” by our photographer’s compositional skills.

  9. erin seals says:

    sure looks like her mother is crying?? or at least not happy about the whole thing.

  10. Tim says:

    It’s her concealed crossbow.

  11. Erin says:

    “See No EVIL” I do NOT want this visual on my HONEYMOON ~Darn it!

  12. Holly says:

    Ditto on it’s the groom and her mother……..is the bride reaching for something in her bouquet?

  13. MB says:

    Oh! This is the work of a photographer trying to be creative. They look uncomfortable and “Awkward” hence a perfect photo for this site!

  14. Bleah! says:

    Parents slipping each other the tongue in front of their kids is creepy.
    Nice flowers though!

  15. Maya B says:

    Watching that is gonna put a damper on the bride’s wedding night for sure…

  16. Jeremy says:

    Don’t assume that is the brides parents. That may in fact be the groom and the brides mother. AWKWARD!

  17. Natalie says:

    She’s actually gritting her teeth because Mom always has to steal her thunder, and this was supposed to be HER DAY!!

  18. springjack says:

    “If I close my eyes, I won’t see the bad thing. The bad thing can’t eat me if I close my eyes.” *sticks fingers in ears* “LA LA LA LA LA…”

  19. Jak says:

    That’s not the dad, that’s the groom….

  20. Angie says:

    “You may now kiss your bride’s mother.”

  21. Just an observer says:

    That’s not her parents. It’s her new husband and his mom. The bride is just now realizing that she married a whole new kind of mama’s boy.

  22. binkymae says:

    Dear God,
    Mother is about to cause drama at my wedding – she wore her strapless black gown and is kissing my new father-in-law. Just help me make it through the ceremony so I can leave town.

  23. Tina says:

    Too funny!

    “Is it over yet?”

  24. Trox says:

    The bride is kinda cute though.

  25. Jeffy says:

    That painting in the background….I think its Chicago.

  26. Becca says:

    I think it’s the groom and his mother in the picture.

  27. Krystle says:

    *I’m going to count to ten and when I open my eyes PLEASE let it be over!!*

  28. laurie says:

    What if that isn’t dad…but the groom?!

  29. LindsayLu says:

    Marney just has to insert herself into every major function:
    “Now Lisa, this is the PROPER way to kiss your groom.”
    “Alright, Aunt Marney” {{rolling eyes}} “… someone get her out of here PLEASE.”

  30. bees on pie says:

    Hilarious caption! One of the worst movie lines ever.

  31. Kurtacus says:

    Dad: Is she still here?
    Mom: I think so; I hear breathing.
    Dad: So we’re not empty nesters yet?
    Mom: Be patient, dear.
    Dad: I’m going to blow a raspberry through your epiglottis.
    Mom: You’ll frighten our daughter.
    Dad: Is she still here?

  32. Tim says:

    “Um, Mom…Dad..Hello? MY big day?”

  33. jdb says:

    This is my new favorite AFP caption.

    • K says:

      Mine too 🙂 And there are some really good ones vying for top seat.
      Always a top 5 for me:”She didn’t stand a chance.” Under, “The Lenscrafters”.

  34. El.mo says:

    It looks like she is trying to teleport herself out of this.

  35. gamergf says:

    You can see the poor bride forcing herself to look serene. Jeez, get a freaking room.

  36. fancy nancy says:

    haha the bride looks like she’s shaking her head in disbelief/disgust.

  37. XX says:

    i wonder in which context this photo was taken…. it’s a strange one….

  38. Go Vanilla Go says:

    Awkward? I don’t know…seems like a reach to me.

  39. Hum says:

    They just can’t let her have her moment in the sun even for one day.

  40. Erin says:

    Even her face looks pained

  41. Kate says:

    Oh my, oh my. That is just wrong.

  42. mark says:

    She is going to her happy place! A place she has had to go to many times in the past!!!

  43. Jen says:

    This would be really awkward if the man wasn’t her dad but her groom. Ouch.

  44. Nicole says:

    I’m getting married in a few months and all of these awkward wedding pictures are freaking me out! I should print them out and give them to our photographer as examples of what NOT to do.

    • LindsayLu says:

      Most *normal* wedding photographers only do these bizarre poses upon request… but I would print them off, just to be safe 😉

    • grimey says:

      …or, you can see if you can do more awkward and submit to AFP!

    • Dancin' Homer says:

      Anen sister! Remember, it is YOUR day, don’t let a pushy photog push you into a pose you don’t want to do, just b/c he wants it for his professional portfolio!

      But photographers aren’t the real problem – if you don’t like a photo, you can simply not choose to include it in your wedding album. Who you REALLY need to be careful of is the videographer. WI told our videographer straight-up: 1) no goofy bs, and 2) I didn’t want to be mic’d. He convinced me to wear the mic, b/c “otherwise you won’t hear your vows”. He swore to me that he would only turn the mic on when the time came to say the vows, so I agreed. Of course, when we got our video, I find he left the mic on the entire time. The entire ceremony is accompanied by the sound of my nervous, heavy breathing. I wanted to kill that guy.

  45. Tracy says:

    I’m trying to decide if this one was posed by the photographer like the last one. Either way, the result is FAIL. I hope they didn’t select this one for the photo album.

  46. Caroline says:

    I don’t blame her for having her eyes closed.

    • Jenany says:

      that’s what I was thinking … on the other hand, I hope my hubby & me can still be smoochy in our later years 🙂

  47. haleysmomma says:

    Please, Lord, when I open my eyes, make it stop…..

  48. brece says:

    Hilarious. She has to close here eyes. Where’s the groom?

  49. Keon says:

    It seems like no one is enjoying this moment. Even the parents in the background seem to being thinking “gosh this is awkward.”

  50. Wicki says:

    Maybe they think she needs a tutorial before the big moment?

    • TREEMAN says:

      …LOOOL. this is really AWKWARD.

      • Ashell says:

        it kinda looks like they’re just going to do a greeting kiss, but it was caught at the wrong moment so it seems more like a pash… I can’t be sure though, just don’t wanna rule out a pure coincidence.

        If it is a coincidence, way to go for the photographer capturing the moment 😀

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