You may never have been to Hawaii, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress like you have.
(submitted by Sarah)
OMGoodness Imagine watching Good Morning America on a Sunday morning and seeing your family picture come on the tv…yes this is my family the Sawyers taken when we got back from Hawaii in 1980, I sure hope this website does not find my moms photo albums.
Swiss Family Sawyer. Doesnt the youngest one catch a tiger and make friends with an elephant?
See, kids? I told you this would be just as fun as a real trip to Hawaii! Now put on the mouse ears and we’ll go to “Disney.”
Is it just me or are they all tipping over to the left?
They’re villians on the Batman TV show..
Pow!! Punch!! CLASH!!!
“A three-hour tour, a three-hour tour …”
I say the little guy on the left gets eaten first.
Best awkward ’70’s family studio photo ever!
awe! I lived there as a child. I’m almost certain my parents had those same exact matching shirts, and my dad (who later died of leukemia) gave a homeless man the shirt literally right off his back (my dad was also wearing an undershirt.)
SO awkward family pic, yes, but oh those memories! Thanks 🙂
Groovy! Where’s my Mai-tai?
It was a terrible storm, the ship was rocking and swaying.
Well, count me inspired. Maybe it’s too late this year, but I totally want to do a Hawaiian themed family Christmas card now. And yes, we’ve never been to Hawaii…
Welcome to the Don Ho Photography Studio!
I need a shirt like this, to round out my wardrobe.
As an overweight guitarist & bass player in an instrumental surf band (with more than a month’s worth of Aloha shirts), I find the only awkwatdness here being the tilt of the participants.
Bahahha, love it!
Well, they’re cheaper and more festive than Alaskan parkas!
Most all my wardrobe consists of various hawaiian shirts. So i think this is one of the better family potraits I have seen. I do agree that they all do appear to be leaning to one side
maybe just as the pic was snapped the earth shifted under the studio.
I’m gonna guess this was taken in the early to mid 80s
I’ll buy one of those t-shrits for me!!!!!!! Nice photo.
It’s not that awkward a family photo; colorful and cute. I suspect the listing right is caused by the people on the right (the viewer’s right) being told to get closer to the others, so they lean in towards the others, and the people they are trying to get closer to instinctively lean away to preserve their personal space. So everybody ends up leaning to their right.
Thanks for the explanation. I’d been trying to figure out how some of them weren’t affected when their boat was tossed by the waves.
Man, 1978 was a GOOD year.
Not awkward – sweet – well they would have been pretty darn groovy back in the 80’s when I think this pic was taken. I think Mum made her and dads matching shirts (bless) and darling daughters too. Imagine the project planning that went into this photo- hair cuts for all the boys check – blowwaves for the girls check- colourful shirts check -individual shell necklaces check- and 5 out of 6 kids smiling like they really want to be there – well done Mum!
I sort of like this photo. Puca shell necklaces and all. Mom looks like perhaps she might have some Hawaiian heritage.
That’s actually not too bad. They all look at least OK with the idea of having their picture taken. And there’s nothing weird going on here – and by weird I mean with cats or bananas.
or cats AND bananas . . .
Wow. Such a…LOUD family portrait. I guess you can have too much aloha.
The most awkward part? *None* of these people are related.
So I wasn’t the only one thinking that?
Is this the backup cast for Hawaii Five-O?
Book ’em Dano! …and it kinda makes me wanna tilt my head to the left.
Is it just me or all they all listing port? The shell necklaces are a nice touch.
technically they would only be listing to port only if they were facing toward the stern. they would be leaning toward starboard if they were facing the bow….awkward.
Is it me or are they all kind of leaning to one side?
HAHAHAHA! Not you….they are leaning. I looked at it and instantly thought of Star Trek.
The leeward breezes kick in just as the photographer snapped the picture. I still have my puka shell necklace; my older sister who lives in HI made it for me for my 12th birthday when I was in 8th grade. It was the one and only time in my whole life that I was the first person in my class to have something that would become a craze. Aloha!
perhaps they are leaning because they are riding a wave? notice the blue backdrop…or is it ocean?
on second glance, I have no idea what color that backdrop is. marbled grey blue brown with a reddish tint? crayola doesn’t have a name for that one.
I think this look actually kind of works for this family.This picture has the potential to be awkward but i think they actually pulled it off.
The youngest makes me think “8 is Enough”…
I think 6 is enough in this case.
Aren’t the puca shells a nice touch?
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