Hawaiian Punch

December 1st, 2010

Hawaiian Punch - Family Portrait

You may never have been to Hawaii, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress like you have.

(submitted by Sarah)

43 Responses to “Hawaiian Punch”

  1. Les says:

    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.

  2. Andy says:

    Swiss Family Sawyer. Doesnt the youngest one catch a tiger and make friends with an elephant?

  3. plainbelliedsneetch says:

    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.”

  4. Lano says:

    Is it just me or are they all tipping over to the left?

  5. AndrewT says:

    “A three-hour tour, a three-hour tour …”
    I say the little guy on the left gets eaten first.

  6. LuLu says:

    Best awkward ’70’s family studio photo ever!

  7. 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 🙂

  8. Micacamcam says:

    Groovy! Where’s my Mai-tai?

  9. adfogg says:

    It was a terrible storm, the ship was rocking and swaying.

  10. mamajamz says:

    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…

  11. Ida_Slaptem says:

    Welcome to the Don Ho Photography Studio!

  12. carol says:

    I need a shirt like this, to round out my wardrobe.

  13. VibroCount says:

    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.

  14. Denise says:


  15. Gogit says:

    Well, they’re cheaper and more festive than Alaskan parkas!

  16. noodengr says:

    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.

  17. Rob says:

    I’m gonna guess this was taken in the early to mid 80s

  18. fLAVIO-bR@ZIL says:

    I’ll buy one of those t-shrits for me!!!!!!! Nice photo.

  19. greypilgrim says:

    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.

    • hmm says:

      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.

  20. Doug says:

    Man, 1978 was a GOOD year.

  21. Shylo says:

    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!

  22. maryis says:

    I sort of like this photo. Puca shell necklaces and all. Mom looks like perhaps she might have some Hawaiian heritage.

  23. Jesse says:

    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.

  24. KMC says:

    Wow. Such a…LOUD family portrait. I guess you can have too much aloha.

  25. kalimari1737 says:

    The most awkward part? *None* of these people are related.

  26. anon says:

    Is this the backup cast for Hawaii Five-O?

  27. Mark says:

    Book ’em Dano! …and it kinda makes me wanna tilt my head to the left.

  28. Lootsy says:

    Is it just me or all they all listing port? The shell necklaces are a nice touch.

    • Albert says:

      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.

  29. sba says:

    Is it me or are they all kind of leaning to one side?

    • steph says:

      HAHAHAHA! Not you….they are leaning. I looked at it and instantly thought of Star Trek.

    • ScoutC says:

      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!

    • Alexis says:

      perhaps they are leaning because they are riding a wave? notice the blue backdrop…or is it ocean?

      • Alexis says:

        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.

  30. elyse says:

    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.

  31. Cee says:

    The youngest makes me think “8 is Enough”…

  32. Boboo says:

    Aren’t the puca shells a nice touch?

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