“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)
“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)
Taken in 2015 for our church directory.
(submitted by Bill)
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?
“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)
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)
“It was my last week of wrestling that I would have the varsity uniform, so I wanted to get some action shots and my mom was the only person around to capture the action.”
(submitted by Todd)
My dad worked as a manager for Jack & The Box. I do not know why my parents decided to take this a step further and both dress as Jack & The Box clowns. Maybe it was Halloween, maybe it was a thing to do, maybe one too many beers that day. I just remember feeling SOOO proud of them and you can see it on my face!
(submitted by Annemarie)
“Our mom’s first marriage didn’t end well so we have been told that my grandmother altered the wedding photo shortly after the dissolution. This is a good example of our families no-nonsense approach when encountering difficulties in life. Cut it out and move on.”
(submitted by Paula)