May 24th, 2010

Posers - Family Portrait

If they had a nickel for every time they were late to band practice, dance recital, getting the photos developed, soccer practice, and remembering the baby… they would have a nickel.

(submitted Andrew)

126 Responses to “Posers”

  1. vi says:

    I love this!

  2. vjhr says:

    I actually think it’s pretty funny and cute, too!

  3. Missy says:

    Which is a nickel more than me. Dang richies with their shiny new nickels!

  4. Al says:

    My favorite part is the family portrait… In the family portrait! Whoa, das ca-razy.

  5. Christine says:

    That’s the mom staring at her wrist? I thought it was one of the kids! O.o

  6. marilee says:

    I think this is a great picture and getting them all posed and looking good, is a chore in itself! It could be a magazine ad.

  7. Jason Thompson says:

    This is a family trying to show off how great they are by the “look how busy we all are” picture. It is a subtle way of saying “Little Jimmie is in the band, Timmy is in Soccer, Little Tina is a Dancer, etc..
    PU-Leaze..Spare me..

  8. Amy says:

    Actually, I kind of love this. It reminds me of a Chicago album cover.

  9. powermuffin says:

    This looks like they are about to play Family Feud. Any moment now the announcer will introduce them and they will all run down to begin the game.

  10. glass cactus says:

    So the mom is given no credible excuse for why she would be forgetting her youngest child other than being distracted by the shiny object on her wrist?

    What is that box next to the baby?

    What the hell is it that the dad is holding?

    And are they all rushing to these things at 7:25AM or 7:25PM?

  11. LKT says:

    Is that a beer can on the floor next to the soccer ball? A Schlitz beer can? Now that IS awkward!

  12. Nicole says:

    I like this picture but have a question. So son 1 is in marching band, daughter is in ballet, son 2 is in soccer, dad is a photographer (I guess), but what is mom? A beekeeper? Chef at some off-the-wall pseudo-chic cafe? Mime? What??

    • Stacey says:

      I was wondering the same thing — she must just be the time keeper!

    • jesi says:

      mom. in charge of everyone else. responsible for everything. why does she need hobbies or interests when she has a family?

    • Cder says:

      Nurse, maybe?? She looks like she could be wearing scrubs…

    • Sherri says:

      Why is everyone getting that the dad is a photographer or getting pix developed out of the fact that he’s carrying an obvious set of dental X-rays? I get that he’s either on the way to a dental appt. or IS a dentist himself.

      If the photo is from the ’80s, maybe mom is just dressed as an on-the-go mom looking at the time to make sure everyone gets where they need to be on time.

      • Nicole says:

        Yeah, dental X-rays! I was puzzled by what he had because it didn’t quite fit my image of photo negatives — I don’t think they are usually mounted like that — but now I see.

      • madame ruby says:

        Jeez, not everybody is that familiar with what dental x-rays look like. The closest thing they look like to me are photo negatives. Calm down, willya?

  13. AJ says:

    I really like this photo. What a way to look back and remember the growing up years. I would love to see the other photos from this session too. It’s not awkward–it’s just funny, which is how I think the family wanted it to be.

  14. LibertyJB says:

    What is mom’s hobby?

  15. Catherine says:

    Ha! I love it!

  16. Jill says:

    It kind of looks like an ad for one of those 90’s family sitcoms.

  17. nariu says:

    I like this a lot! Maybe AFP could have a day or two of well executed photos. I saw a good pregnant belly one the other day, it was adorable!

  18. Beth says:

    What a great picture.

  19. I love this one, very clever and funny, not awkward.

  20. Cindie says:

    I really like this picture. I think it is very creative and pretty right on for family life.

  21. Heloise says:

    What the heck is Mom wearing?!! Any mom knows you don’t wear white until the kids are out of the house. Maybe it’s the other side with the peanut butter, jelly, oatmeal and baby spitup on it.

  22. RMC says:

    I actually think this one is pretty neat! At least that aren’t any guns next to the baby or compromising positions.

  23. Teege says:

    Wow! This is awkward because it’s SO cheesy! “Gosh, we’re all so busy, we can’t even get together for a family portrait like we used to… Tee hee!” It’s so cutesy my teeth hurt. BTW, looking at the mom’s outfit and hair, I’d say this was early 90s.

  24. Joe says:

    I applaud this photographer, what an excellent idea

  25. Elisha says:

    I actually LOVE this. If its not a stock or professional photo, then it is just awesome.

  26. MJ says:

    Just excellent!

  27. Brutus says:

    Isn’t this imitating a famous photo?

  28. Susy says:

    This picture is hilarious! I wouldn’t be too embarassed showing this to people if it was my family. At least their clothes aren’t totally outdated.

  29. meansheep says:

    Cool composition! Sort of like a modern Norman Rockwell.

  30. Ida_Slaptem says:

    I gotta go along with the other posters that said this is good! I like it. Very Clever!

  31. Sam says:

    I think that s so cool.

    Everything is right about this picture 🙂

  32. Mary Kay says:

    I kind of love this.

  33. ratlenhum says:

    Is this a real family portrait or something from an ad?

    • iLOLd says:

      It’s an ad for Nike’s new slogan “Just Leave It.”

    • michele Brennan says:

      it’s a real picture of my family. Not sure who’s brilliant idea it was to pose us this way. I’ve always thought it was really goofy. Then I heard about this website…perfect!!

  34. Barb says:

    That’s pretty funny and well done.

  35. Rachelle says:

    In the family portrait in the back there are only 2 kids (they also look more relaxed….)

  36. Tim S says:

    Just leave him there, Billy, he’ll be just fine. The babysitter will be here in 45 minutes.

  37. Doug Legan says:

    is that a ballet barre behind them in their stylishly minialist home, or a racing stripe?

  38. Karise says:

    I like how they have family photos in the back ground of their family photo, along with random kitchen utensils.

  39. Char says:

    This one is actually pretty cute.

  40. Lem says:

    Wow the baby has a blank look on his little face!

  41. Minnie says:

    Now this is a great, original idea. Love all their expressions, especially the baby 😛

  42. Donna says:

    That baby’s face is hilarious. He’s like “Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh…anyone else see that duck?”

  43. Debbie says:

    this is a hysterical adaptation of why my little (age 25 now) brother, Michael is STILL bitter! ha ha he’s the youngest of six so he thinks he was always forgotten

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  45. Cynthia says:

    Really, that photographer needs a good smack for suggesting this, because you KNOW that’s what happened.

  46. Melissa says:

    I don’t know.. I don’t think it’s so awkward. I think it’s clever.

  47. sandi says:

    I love it. Especially with the old pic in the background. Nice touch. It shows how their lives have changed with the addition of more children. The girl is heading to ballet practice, the boys to their practices. It’s pretty cool.

  48. Angela says:

    I think that was meant to be funny – therefore it’s not really awkward – just a really good parody on the average American family.

    • rev_cocoa says:

      Except I’m guessing that they don’t see themselves as the Average American family. I’m guessing they see themselves as pretty exceptional. I get a little weary of people wearing their busyness as a badge of honor. “Oh, we’re sooo busy!” by which we mean, “Oh, we’re such great parents with such talented kids.”

      • DMF says:

        High five, rev…

        • MomB says:

          Indeed. I was going to say, this is a cool picture if it stays in the family album. It’s rather obnoxious if it gets sent out as the family holiday card. I could be wrong, but something tells me that this photo was included in the annual end of the year letter explaining each of these activities and their corresponding awards in painstaking detail.

  49. mrs5180 says:

    Awesome photo!!!!!

  50. Nick says:

    Actually, I think this is pretty nice.

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