Feeling A Little Faint

October 11th, 2009

Feeling A Little Faint - Pregnancy

“This photo was taken in 2000.

I am the pregnant woman who fainted. What are the chances that the photographer would snap the picture at the EXACT time my eyes rolled in the back of my head? The most hilarious thing about this picture is that my husband is the only one who noticed. His expression is priceless.

My mother begged my father NOT to purchase this picture from the studio, but I insisted. I am so glad I did.”

(submitted by Janet)

87 Responses to “Feeling A Little Faint”

  1. Mac says:

    Getting Pregnant Awkwardly.

  2. mjussayin says:

    i’m thinking peppermint patty grown up. snoozed her way thru school, and now…

  3. Joyce says:

    She probably fell asleep waiting for the rest of the family to take their places.

  4. TampaBayLady says:

    “This is how Joey learned he was going to be a dad ….”

  5. Mareya says:

    um… how on earth do you know she’s pregnant? doesn’t look it to me, you can’t see her stomach! …how dumb.

    • Cara says:

      When you submit pictures, there’s a section to explain the photos. The submitter likely wrote that, or explained she was pregnant and fainted.

  6. xemily09 says:

    How come allll seven of the kids look the same? I figure this is an extended family, but still….how so alll of them have the same looks?! 😉

  7. Halfreck says:

    She’s like one of those goats, the flash startled her. Give her a heads up next time people, sheesh.

  8. Kerry says:

    Does anyone else notice that the little boy (third from right on bottom row) looks like his got a black eye???

  9. Becky says:

    I’m pretty sure no tie is sticking his tongue out in the fainting shot.

  10. Awkward Turtle says:

    Is this some sort of preppy tribe? I bet Bearded Guy feels so out of place at all the family functions.

    • Zucchini Queeni says:

      That’s why he and his wife are standing abreast in this preppy picture palace, while everyone else is all smooshing in, smooshing the air right out of poor Pregnant Priscilla!

  11. dsto says:

    “And that’s a wrap! Nice work everyone!”

  12. Louise says:

    Why is everyone so interested in the fainting woman? I would have thought the more important issue, is WHAT IS THAT CHILD ON THE LEFT DOING TO THE BABY!?
    I’m guessing nothing good, from the baby’s expression…

    • Bekah says:


      *wipes eyes*

      You are so right. I didn’t even notice.


    • amy says:

      Looks like the woman is holding the girl’s hands to stop her from sucking her thumb (which she was doing in the top photo).

  13. Selena says:

    Before I scrolled down and saw the second shot I thought “faint” was describing the haze on this photo. But, then I saw the second shot and couldn’t stop laughing.

  14. Christina says:

    Maybe the guy on the right had a tie and then used it….hmmmm. Scary how he just doesn’t move. That’s really kinda creepy! Bless her heart though…pregnancy can make u feel just awful at times, and what an aweful time to feel like that! Hope she recovered fairly quickly! Was just kidding bout the tie btw…

    • Christina says:

      well none of their expressions changed did they?! I just scrolled back up and looked again. That really is kinda wierd…I would think that they would have looked over at her or the husband would have felt her go limp and that would have caused some kind of movement or commotion!

  15. Melissa says:

    I actually had this happen when I worked for Olan Mills. It was during the christmas rush. I was posing a huge family and one of the ladies was pregnant. She fainted and we had to call 911. Since she did it in the studio and was bleeding we couldn’t move her until the emts arrived. It set me back over an hour.

    • dono1 says:

      Olan Mills, huh? So I guess they didn’t get a discount.

    • Carrie says:

      The pregnant lady passes out on the floor and is bleeding from the head and all you’re concerned about is your schedule. Nice.

      • Melissa says:

        I wasn’t concerned. I actually stayed with her and held her hand and cleaned up the blood. I had about 50 irate people in the waiting room screaming at me. Some even came back to the studio and asked when was I getting back to work

  16. Donna says:

    No, this is not the Duggars.

  17. Jason says:

    “One of these things is not like the other.” Not only does the black sheep of the family not shave, he refuses to wear a tie, and he is the only one who doesn’t smile. I find him more awkward than the poor lady who fainted.

  18. Joanne says:

    Can this picture BE any darker? Did the photographer thinking lighting wasn’t necessary?

  19. sara says:

    is that the duggard family?

  20. shataia says:

    here we go again. Karen desperately trying to get attention…

  21. MusicGal says:

    Please note the expression of the guy in the back row, second from the right; rather, note that it doesn’t change at all between photos.

  22. dono1 says:

    Imagine the work this photographer could do if he owned a lighting set.

  23. CarpoolMom says:

    Why would anyone even PAY for a portrait like that? Oh, yeah, so it can be submitted to Awkward Family Photos! Duh!!!!

  24. Lucy says:

    Nah, sje’s just getting ready to sneeze a big juicy one right on Grandma’s head.

  25. Emily says:

    Is this the Duggar family?

  26. Sonia says:

    She really did faint. The guy on her left is her husband. (i know because I read her blog)

  27. Kelly says:

    At first I thought this was a Duggan family publicity shot now that the first “Grand Duggan” has been born…

    Awesome that no one is noticing her head thrown back – not even the two propping her up.

  28. Suzanne says:

    Is this the Duggars?

  29. Outraged Heathen says:

    Surely she didn’t actually faint or someone would be doing something about it, right?

  30. binkymae says:

    I used to be the center of attention in this family! Then all these pesky grand kids came along. Hmmm

  31. MusicGal says:

    In addition to that, check out the awkwardly coordinated outfits… nearly symmetrical. How weird is that?

  32. Carrie says:

    Another strange call by the photographer. Obviously this one wasn’t even worth printing – why even keep the photo and give it to the family? Like they’re going to choose the second one to frame and put on their wall, right? Sheesh.

  33. dono1 says:

    Maybe the guy in the back is just a ventriloquist.

  34. Karen says:

    The weird thing is no one notices she seems to be in trouble! Gotta get the shot!

  35. Matt K says:

    Perhaps there was something really interesting on the ceiling.

  36. Sara says:

    I think it’s funny how there are a whole bunch of infants and toddlers, but hardly any kid older than that (except the girl on the top left). It’s like nobody in the family had any kids for 20 years and then BAM, a family baby boom. 🙂

    • Karin says:

      ummm – isn’t that the way things seem to go? I’m the oldest and my youngest sibling was 17 when my oldest was born.

    • imlovingattention says:

      i’m still the youngest in my family and i’m 22! i’m also the only girl and none of the cousins’ wives or girlfriends are expecting!

  37. chilax says:

    At first I thought the babies were acting funny…then I saw her neck.

  38. Barb says:

    The only adult not smiling is the guy without the tie. I wonder if he didn’t get the memo about the expected portrait attire and is feeling badly about it?

  39. Kurtacus says:

    They don’t call Connie the “human Pez® dispenser for nothing.”

    Funny how her head direction dictates the mood for the guys to either side of her. Up, guy on right is happy; back, guy on left.

  40. binkymae says:

    I love the way the guy next to her knows there is a crisis, but doesn’t dare break the pose. He has completely lost his smile, but continues to look into the camera as he holds her slumping body.

    • Marie says:

      That’s exactly what I thought, too. He looks concerned, and holds her up, but why continue looking at the camera unless maybe he’s about to say, “Um, hey, guys, we have a bit of a problem here!” But they look like a terrific family, anyway. I’ll bet holidays are a blast for them.

    • javajojambam says:

      i just scrolled up to see it and i LAUGHED OUT LOUD!!!
      hahahaha 😀

    • enkl says:

      What’s more disturbing is that the gentleman on her left whose shoulder she’s practically fallen onto HASN’T broken his smile, and one wonders if and how he hasn’t noticed! Crazy.

      • CarrieM says:

        I noticed that too! Like they’re trying to stay natural and hopefully no one will notice that the woman between them has lost consciousness.

  41. Snowrider says:

    “Meanwnile at the annual Thanksgiving Day family portrait. The Versed that was slipped into Aunt Marney’s Kalua kicked in just as med student Lisa Byron predicted.”

  42. Elizabeth says:

    I love that after she fainted, the guy on her right finally cracked a huge smile! “Ha! Bernice is finally dead! Now I can finally be Mom’s favorite!”

  43. Kat says:

    no tie GUY, that is

  44. Kat says:

    I immediately think that no tie towards the right had something to do with it!

  45. Justin says:

    Hey, I know the guy to her right! I feel the same kind of pseudo-famous I feel when my home town gets mentioned in the news.

  46. ~desu says:

    After years of marital bliss, tension enters the Smith household as they recieve their anual family gathering picture whilst having breakfast.
    “I just looked amazing, and you had to ruin THAT one with your water breaking!” shouted Kevin after spilling his coffee.

  47. Coldbowl says:

    Coming to theatres this winter.. a comedy they are dieing for you to see!

    “Weekend at Bernies 7 – Til death do us part”

    Who says that love is dead? We do and you will too!

    • RachelAlexadra says:


    • Anna Rexia says:

      Your lead-up is way better than Weekend at Bernie’s 2 was.

      • Stephen says:

        I really wish WaB2 was a better movie… I was at Megan’s Bay that day, when they filmed them dragging Bernie (a dummy actually) out of the ocean with the arrow through his head and then trying to catch the donkey cart. Saw them do each bit about a half-dozen times. The camera never quite panned far enough to include me in the shot though…

  48. Anne Marie says:

    It looks like her neck couldn’t support all the weight of her hair for very long.

  49. Leslie says:

    No wonder she felt a bit woozy! Look at all those people! She was probably claustrophobic!

  50. Gregorian says:

    After the 15th photo attempt, each time spoilt by someone with their eyes closed or not smiling or something like that…. “Oh JEEEEZ. TAKE THE FRICKEN PHOTO ALREADY”

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