Rick James

Rick James - Misc

“That’s me when i was in the fifth grade. I begged my dad for that hair-style. We bought the beads and paid the lady at Fantastic Sams $80 to braid my hair and a tip. At the time, I was using organic shampoo. When i took the braids out several months later, my hair was covered in a strange film and swelled to a giant afro. I also shed three handfuls!”

(submitted by Shira)

In Misc • November 18th, 2015 • 2 Comments »

Duck Date

Duck Date - Misc

“AFP Hall of Fame photo ‘Look Who’s Talking 2′ features me when I was seven years old. This photo I re-discovered today proves I was just as awkward when I was 15. My father was a magician back in the 70s and 80s, and since I looked just like him when he was younger, his friend thought it would be funny to recreate one of his publicity stills. I wasn’t really into the idea, since the duck wouldn’t hold still and the polyester tux was super itchy.”


Look Who’s Talking 2

(submitted by Taylor)

In Misc • November 9th, 2015 • Add A Comment »

You Are My Sunshine

You Are My Sunshine - Kids

“This what it looks like when 1979 meets a perm and then gets dressed up for a dance recital. Just another one of my weird recital costumes from that era (my previously published photo is in the AFP Hall of Fame – Tinseltown… my claim to fame!).”

(submitted by Vanessa)

In Kids • November 5th, 2015 • 1 Comment »

All You Need Is Love

All You Need Is Love - Misc

Taken in 2015 for our church directory.

(submitted by Bill)

In Misc • November 4th, 2015 • Add A Comment »

Born To Be Awkward In Stores Today!

Born To Be Awkward In Stores Today! - Misc

We’re proud to announce the publication of our fourth book, Born to Be Awkward. We want to thank all of the families who so boldy sent in their photos… we say this often, but none of this would be possible without you. This book is truly for everyone– anyone that has a baby, knows a baby, or has been a baby at some point and we’re going to wager that’s most of you. The book highlights all of the awkward moments of babyhood– from trying to support the weight of our own heads to learning to eat, sleep, and take a punch from a sibling. Born To Be Awkward makes the perfect baby shower gift and even better, you could prevent another baby from having to take an awkward photo… but then again, why would you want to do that?

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In Misc • September 14th, 2015 • 1 Comment »

Bear Hug

Bear Hug - Kids

“My father took this of me in 1968 in the parking lot of Lollipop Farm, a petting zoo in Henrietta, NY.  Apparently, they just had a grizzly bear head lying around for kids to play with.  I probably had bear brains in my hair when I too, that thing off.”

(submitted by Dorothy)

In Kids • July 13th, 2015 • Add A Comment »

Recreating The Awkwardness

Recreating The Awkwardness - Misc

Lined up youngest to oldest, my siblings and I recreated this old family photo. We still had the same old painting to hang on the wall.


(submitted by Evelyn)

In Misc • July 9th, 2015 • 2 Comments »
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