This young lady is clearly a fan of expressionism.
(submitted by Megan)
she has her father’s eyes…
Mom was stylin’.
EEWWW!Sholder pads!My grandma has a box of them in the garage.She says they myte come back in style.MAJER DENILE!!!
not to be a buzzkill, but pollock is abstract expressionism (totally different than regular expressionism)
besides that, it is hillarr. demin and faux tribal paterns never looked so good.
black jeans (mind you) + black tennis shoes + white socks = Great moments in 1980′s family photo history
Quick math lesson: Denim + shoulder pads=excellent.
It looks like blood splatter in the background!
Apparently the boy’s footwear is of highly significance (?)
Did they all just come from an eye exam???
If you crossed a guy like the one in the blue shirt, with a gal like the one in the blue dress, you’d get a kid like the one in the pink top. (purely for fun – no offense meant – you are all a lot better lookin’ than me).
The little girl on the left looks like she just dropped some acid.
Either that or she just drank a whole lot of espresso
Sweet denim dress complete with puffy sleeves. Awesome choker on mom. Bitchin’ giant fabric bow and vest on daughter/song. Excellent mullet. The combination of all of these elements plus the artsy badly done Pollock impersonation leads me to one conclusion:
The 90′s are bringing sexy back!
I like how one girl has a hair bow and the other has reindeer antlers.
Whoah, hot daddy alert!
Is that a young Mathew Stafford? Go Lions! One win better than last year already…
That is the laziest paint splatter background ever. It’s like they flung a brush three times and stopped before they got to the top.
LOL. Considering how much effort went into the outfits they didn’t want to outshine the family. And that is one HOT daddy.
Surprised Expressionism at that.
I have a few photos of myself like that. I have a habit of blinking as the flash goes off, so I sometimes compensate by forcing my eyes open. Open too much, it seems.
If you can’t see white ALL the way around your iris, then you didn’t get your money’s worth from the photographer.
I know that little girl’s expression all too well. After too many family photographs were ruined because I had blinked, I resorted to the “deer in the headlights” look until the flash went off.
You never really realize how trendy something was until you see it on a site like this 15 years later.
It seems a little unexpected, but I guess when two denim-only people mate, their kids come out country western themed …. huh.
Hilarious! Who knew. So that’s how that works.
What about the girl’s giant bow in her hair. There’s so much going on in this photo! And the way that the mullet kid has two paint-spatter horns coming out of his head. Oh! And his white sock peaking out between his black pants and shoes. In putting together their carefully crafted outfits, Mom let the white socks go. She was not aware of the potential cuff-raising effects of the foot shelf.
perhaps if he wouldn’t have tight-rolled those pants then the white sock wouldn’t have peaked out. I don’t understand the awkward placement of everyone… looks like someone is missing from the picture between mom and dad. Perhaps cut and paste you’re favorite country star here? lol
the boy and the girl just realized the shirts they are wearing were meant for the other one; he got hers, she got his….and the matching Arkansas scrunchie…
Sad part is we’re from Southern California and we still ended up with Arkansas scrunchies, mullets, and canadian tuxes. The 90s were harsh to us.
The girl either drank to much pop, this was right before the girls next dose of riddlin?
Also the dad looks like he lost his hair piece?
The black sneakers with white socks seals the deal!!
I think Mom’s left hand may be contributing to the surprised look. A quick fingernail to the ribs.
My thoughts exactly!!!
I almost missed her hot pink cowboy boots.
All I can think of to say is how pretty the mother’s strawberry blond hair is. Well that and the fact that her daughter looks like she’s just discovered meth at a young age. Not nice. I used to be a really nice person, until I discovered this site, sigh.
Think of it this way, carol – it was always inside of you, and whatever you can post here, you don’t have bursting to get free verbally during the day…:)
What a HORRIBLE back-drop! It’s glaring and washes everyone out. Truly baaaad photography, which is a shame, ’cause they’re a nice-looing family, despite the maniacal expression on little Princess’s face.
Clearly you were not in grade school in the 90′s….this background was offered EVERY year for school photos.
Yes, yes it was. -memory twitch-
beats the laser beams from my grade school years in the 80′s lol
And its better that the total white background from grade school pictures in the mid and late ’70s. If you had pale skin the picture turned out to be a patch of hair and eyes peering out and hovering over a shirt . Looks like a nice family but the photo itself is definitely awkward.
im so glad mom and dad insisted on the boring gray background for us kids……
I love the way the matching outfits intertwine … jeans and red and bandana motifs …and that girl’s wide eyed with surprise and joy look… it’s all so late 20th century
I think that the Dad is equally scared of splatter.
I want my Pollock-esque shirts back.
I think the little blonde sees the next hurl of paint coming. Very attractive mom and dad!
I kind of love the mom’s dress, and the belt!
wow she has dad’s eyes!
Can’t go wrong with denim and bandannas!
Denim dress for the win!
No more coffee for YOU, little girl!! lol
There’s a mullet awkwardly located in this photo. I almost missed it.
On the girl to the dad’s left.
rockin the canadian tuxedo
Oh my god. I have school pictures with this background from the 90s. I didn’t realize how ridiculous it was until right now.
The fact that the paint splatters weren’t consistent always bothered me. It’s like a little dribble over here, whole damn can over there.
LOL love it!!!
OMG! I have a school photo with this background too but the crazy photographer guy made me hold this giant creepy troll doll!!!!!
the light is….so bright…
oh my god. i think the photographer JUST pulled out the rubber ducky.
Dad needs to borrow some of mom’s hair.
omg yay! i miss the splatter paint trend…… bring it back to the sweatshirts, yo!
Me too! They still have that God awful paint splatter wall paper at all the Olan Mills studios around here.
Brings back memories.
Almost like someone butchered a clown.
Maybe Dad could just borrow from son’s mullet!
There is a son in the photo?
haha i was thinkinnng the exact same thing
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