They chose a natural setting.
(submitted by Austin)
I do wonder why only the parents remembered to take off their glasses. Were contact lenses invented way back then!?
I adore that the dad looks like a willing participant. So many family photos have a grumpy, mean looking dad. This guy looks happy to spend the day with his family. A+ for him.
My 2nd grade pictures have this same background – 1980.
Cute picture, and they look like a sweet family!
I seriously cannot decide who is more adorable out of the 4 of them!
They look sweetly goofy. That’s a total compliment. In my early 80′s family portrait we all just looked mean and goofy.
I agree with everyone – it’s cheesy becasue it’s the 70′s/early 80′s with a cheesy background but they look like a lovely happy family. I could totally be that girl too!
I agree – this is an awesome, loving family. The backdrop is awkward for sure! Full disclosure: that boy could totally have been me.
I agree…cheesy background but they look like really sweet people!
Aww, what a cute family!
Looks like they were rather a jolly, happy family to grow up in. Lucky family!
Is it wrong to secretly look forward to the day when Aviator eyeglass frames will finally come back in style? No more sqinting through skinny lenses.
Very sweet picture; brings back great memories from the 70s, and yes we had plenty of them.
My take was similar… they are kind of sweet looking; yes, the background is fakey looking, but so what. Their smiles look genuine. Not awkward at all compared to some the gems I’ve seen in here.
how is this even remotely awkward?
this looks like a nice family picture, just from the 70′s.
old =/= awkward!
Awkward? If this is awkward then every 70s and early 80s family portrait with a cheesy fake background is new fodder!
Awww… they actually all look very sweet. I do remember a similar backdrop from cheezy senior pictures, though. Wait, is that a garden shed??
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