(submitted by Mark)
“Here. Hold this.”
OK, OK, OK. Here is my Minnesota take on this whole thing. Zombie face sniffing aside.
I think someone captured this photo as this couple were getting engaged, possibly on Valentine’s Day if they’re up north. Hence the flowers and champagne, hence the reason she has a nice looking new rock and he does not. They’re newly engaged.
They’re outdoors in winter because… well there’s a million and one reasons why, why not? To get some air, to get good light for a photo, they’re fond of the back deck, who knows. Maybe they just came back from a romantic walk in the woods. Maybe they’re coming in from making a snowman. Or skating or skiing or fishing or skjoring or who knows what else they enjoy doing together outdoors as a couple. Maybe it was a family gathering and great uncle Frank always piles too much wood on the fire so it was too hot to be inside. Whatever, it’s like a choose your own adventure for a backstory!
As for outerwear, if this is indeed V-day, round here we stop wearing parkas around then barring unusual cold snaps because the weather gets warm. It’s still snowy, but warm enough to finally get out of jackets. (Today for example, it was up near 30, which was so gorgeously nice and sunny everyone at my work came in short sleeves; it felt awesome!) The sweaters look perfectly adequate to me unless it’s subzero and they’re planning to spend the night out there or something. I think it depends on where you live and how cold hardy that makes you. Also if the “inside was too hot” theory is true they wouldn’t have coats obviously.
The snow glasses didn’t need any special effort – that is what happens when you set stemware down in fluffy, fresh snow and pick the glasses up again. The soft stuff kind of settles around the top of the base and stays! Although I suppose it is feasible tthey intentionally packed snow onto the glasses to make the point? (We’re in the snow! See? Look! Snow!)
I guess holding the roses forward could be considered kind of funny, but I still don’t vote for horribly awkward. I think it’s just how they were. Maybe she is holding them out to make sure the photographer gets them in the picture to see our groom to be included roses in his offering? I think it looks OK.
Anyway I want to write my own enire back story about this couple now!
This is one that I visited that thought “yeah, not that awkward”, but now that I come back to it….I can see the awkwardness….awkward “kiss”, snowball glasses, and on top of all that, she’s randomly holding out (away from her body, so as to be in the foreground) a loose bundle of roses……actually, the more I look at that kiss, the more it makes me shudder.
Thank you! I’m also shuddering … what’s up with zombie face-sniffer? If I were her, I wouldn’t spend five minutes in the ski lodge with this dude. Awkwardly creepy…
Okay–people who don’t get why this photo is awkward, try this. It’s the middle of winter, and you want to share a drink and a smooch with your sweetie. Do you
A. Run out to the snow-covered back deck, wearing only the lightest of sweaters and brandishing a giant bunch of roses?
B. Close the back door, put the roses in a vase, and snuggle down on the couch?
This photo is the situational equivalent of the physical awkwardness in all those photos where couples pretzel themselves into unlikely poses. The snowy glasses are just a bonus. (I’m guessing they needed their hands free to set up the shot, so slid the glasses carefully UNDER the snow on the railing behind them so they’d stay upright, and then grabbed them, snow and all, at the last moment.)
It is really quite sad, cojoined twins who share a common nose. Obviously they see eye to eye on everything.
Maybe it’s because I live in the snowy north, but this looks like your average general lovey V-day pose to me. I can’t find a single thing that looks out of place or different, much less awkward, about it. Are you just messing with us, AFP??? Giving us a nice picture to see if our brains explode?
…that’s it! That’s IT! That must be the proper answer…
finally some sense 🙂
Don’t give them any IDEAS!!
(assuming that’s not what they did this time.)
Ice replayed soul?
haha, that’s funny! Maybe he wants to see if she smells okay before he kisses her.
He looks like he’s smelling her instead of kissing her. Also, she REALLY wants us to notice that bouquet!
I looked and looked for 5 minutes and I can not find anything that is awkward about this photo. Just two people who are in love on Valentine’s Day. There is nothing awkward about that!
How can you not see the awkwardness??
A.) That “kiss”! his nose is squished and their lips are not even puckered.
B.) They are supposed to be toasting but clearing he is banging his glass up against her hand
C.) She is thrusting that bouquet at the camera
D.) The snow on the bottom of the glasses is hilarious
I guess if you call your list of 4 items awkward, so be it. To me they aren’t blatantly awkward. When I come to this site, I’m looking for stuff that screams @ me “AWKWARD!!” I appreciate your comment CSell.
It is all fun and games till your fiance’s nose gouges your eye out.
details people! Remember the details when taking photos! lol
He looks like he is inhaling her scent, rather than kissing her!
It was the booze that brought them together. It was the shared affliction of belly button lint so copious it actually grew through fabric that bound them forever.
I KNOW WHAT IT IS!!! She’s wearing a ring on her ring finger but (wait for it)he isn’t. Hm. Is this her “Undercover Lover?” Picturing her husband seeing this picture for the first time on this website…now, that’s awkward.
Ha! That’d be seriously awkward.
Out in the cold and snow with no coats? AND they’re making out?
Some people have NO regard for germs!
I expect a better level of awkward from you people – come on, there’s got to be some “love pics” out there that are more awkward than this….
Beware the yellow snow…
Is he asleep???
They’re not kissing – it looks wierd…and a little..wrong. I agree with the above.. is that her brother?
Isn’t that Peyton Manning? He’s not himself right now.
Hey now… be nice. ;>}
Shouldn’t they be wearing coats?
This is totally awkward. They are just kind of laying their lifeless lips on eachother, and she has that bunch of thorny roses thrust forward, AND they have weird wash cloth-type glass cozies. Really very awkward.
…wash cloth-type glass cozies?! really?!…looks like snow to me…
Huh. On second look, maybe you’re right. They really look like wash-clothss…
All hetero kissing looks awkward to me. This is no exception.
Still not awkward, but at least it’s funny now!!!
(Best I could come up with was “Riunite & Snot-cicles: So Nice!”)
Smash nose against girlfriends face…check
Snow covered wine glasses…check
10 roses because a dozen costs $59.99…check
What couldn’t be awkward?
I counted 11 roses- so there’s probably a 12th one hiding in there somewhere
this is awkward mainly b/c she is cheers-ing us with the 6 wilted roses whilst kissing her beloved in an awkwardly setup picture.
Kudos to the guy for his magnificently coordinated ensemble.
Simply touching lips doesn’t make kissing, does it?
She’s wearing two sweaters. That’s kinda awkward… ??
Happy V.D. Awkward Photo’s – thanks for the many laughs.
Not awkward, just awful.
There is a heart-shaped tub somewhere behind that camera, I know it…
The only awkward thing here is serving champagne in a wine goblet instead of a proper flute.
Thank you! Exactly what I thought.
Uhh for those of you asking why this is awkward, I assume you’ve never kissed anybody?
Those two are not kissing they are smashing their closed lips together. lol Their mouths aren’t even puckered.
Zactly: looks like a self timed photo, and they needed another second to ‘sell’ the pose.
So, it looks like just the beginning of it…the photographer snapped before the best part….. 😉
Maybe their faces are numb from the cold.
I don’t think it’s awkward at all…nice, in my opinion!
Why awkward? Hmmm…. Brother and sister perhaps? Floral delivery guy and grateful customer without money for a tip perhaps? I dunno. That champagne looks awfully foamy, btw.
Are you thinking it’s beer?
This is definitely an awkward and unfortunate photo. I cannot believe so many people think it’s fine! I mean, c’mon! It’s not that hard to brush the glasses off! Maybe it’s supposed to be funny?
Gasp! Could be beer. Or perhaps it’s ginger ale!
Regardless of beverage choice, it’s still awkward!
I’m not getting this, either. What’s awkward about this?
Okay, blind people…. Notice the SNOWBALLS attached to the base of each glass! It may not be *awkward* but it sure looks stupid.
So they set the glasses down in the snow. So what? If the snow was dripping on their pants, that would be awkward.
It just makes their glasses look nice and chilled, not awkward.
“Here, hold my flowers so we can make out.”
Its the fence in the background!! HAHA I see what they are talking about now.
I don’t see anything funny about the fence?
Amber, you are right! Most people didn’t get it! HAHA! That fence!
Omg, I didn’t notice that the first time. Perfect!
What is with the fence ??? I see nothing ..
the fence? what is so funny about the fence????? im confused………. TELL ME!!!!!!! or ill eat you.
Noticed nothing on the fence. Are you kidding ?
There’s nothing about the fence. They’re just playing with you. In fact we’re all trying to cope with this confusing picture in our own ways.
I am not really getting this one either. Why is it awkward??
It’s awkward because it’s full of romantic symbolism, but clearly not romantic in the least.
I think it’s too cold for romance, personally.
Just don’t see the akwardness
Why is this awkward?
It’s awkward because they have ice on the ends of their glasses and their noses are squished together.
Its because they have ice on the bottome of their glasses? And they’re not kissing good enough for you? WT*?
He’s not even kissing her! He just has his face pressed up against hers. And she’s probably got thorns sticking into her palms. Most people don’t just grab a bunch of roses with their bare hands. Just guessing.
Wow… that’s about the most romantic effort ruined by the least passionate kiss ever
You got it. More like TOUCH face.
I’m thinking the camera person yelled, “Kiss you guys!” while they were not really prepared? Otherwise, I got nothin’.
The ‘camera person’ is called ‘the photographer’ these days… just sayin’
Next thing you’ll tell us is that they’re calling the ice box a refridgerator…
that looks like one serious eskimo kiss.
Actually, there was never rubbing noses. That is a Hollywood invention. What it was, and still is today, is giving a great big sniff of your baby’s neck or cheek. It wasn’t really ever for adults. Just FYI.
Whether or not it was fabricated is not the point. The term ‘Eskimo Kiss’ refers to the act of rubbing noses together affectionately, Hollywood-invented or not. Kind of like saying pizza is Italian food. Way to be a big bonerkill.
Hey, they don’t even call themselves “Eskimos” anymore, so it’s all good.
I wonder how they did that?
With the glasses, of course.
Forget the frosty champagne glasses…is she really holding those roses with her BARE HANDS?? owie owie owie!!
I see no thorns. They often remove them now.
Actually, they breed roses that don’t have any thorns (which is why they also don’t have any smell 🙁 ).
He was lucky to set the self timer and get in front of the camera without knocking over the tripod. No time to double check the glasses!
Isn’t it romantic when your man smashes his face into your face?!
Other than the snow on the glasses and the discomfort of looking at a couple suck-face, what’s the big deal.
I’m trying to see some awkwardness here… is it his pants? There is a wrinkly bulge there.
i really think its the balls on the bottom of their wine glasses lol
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