Behind The Awkwardness

Bink Robbery - Behind The Awkwardness

Bink Robbery

“With my first camera, I posed my sister and brothers for a picture with my Animal puppet. Right before I snapped the picture, my sister (with her upside Easter bunny ears) took the baby’s pacifier. My brother then made a face mocking the baby’s pain.”

(submitted by David)

Dazed And Confused - Behind The Awkwardness

Dazed And Confused

“This was my wedding day September of 2000. Someone got a shot of us looking dazed and confused! I’m the bride and my two sisters are on each end looking totally puzzled. Not really sure what’s going on there on the right!? This is what happens when you have a large family with many photo shoots! This picture has been a classic for almost 15 yrs now.”

(submitted by Gina)

Deep V - Behind The Awkwardness

Deep V

“My 2 year old son’s preschool recently did school photos and I sent him in a cute sweater. I’m not sure if his teachers and the photographer completely failed to look at him, but it seems pretty obvious that the intention of this sweater was to have the zipper partially zipped. The unzipped sweater coupled with his lack of smile and messy hair made for a memorable first school photo.”

(submitted by Vicki)

Bad To The Bone - Behind The Awkwardness

Bad To The Bone

“One morning two years ago my son had a bad hair day. As a third grade boy, he did not want to remedy this – no matter what I said. I gave up- choosing to pick my battles. Neither one of us remembered that it was Picture Day.”

(submitted by Sarah)

Go to The Light - Behind The Awkwardness

Go to The Light

“So back in the day, my grandparents decided they needed professional photos of us grandkids. We went to some department store photo shoot place and they put us in a variety of unnatural poses while we all wore uncomfortable sweaters and smiled in ways we never have before. For this particular photo, the photographer told us to look up at this lightbulb. My brother and I thought, “uhh…okay?” So then the photographer prompted us to look up into the light as if we were in awe. I’m not sure if it was supposed to be God we were looking at or Santa or an alien abduction, but we could not get over how uncomfortable this photo shoot was with our whole family watching.”

(submitted by Bailey)

Doggy Style - Behind The Awkwardness

Doggy Style

“Our family went to the local portrait studio with our dog, Prudence. My dad, who loved her very much, considered her a member of the family and therefore wanted her to be a part of the photo. When we posed for the picture, Prudence would not stay still so my Dad straddled the bench to keep her still. This photo hung in our house for years, and, the truth is, we were oblivious about its awkwardness until a close friend pointed it out.”

(submitted by Karen)


Orange Is The New Baby - Babies

Orange Is The New Baby

“For the first few months of my life, I was orange. I’m from Jersey, so I guess that’s why the doctors said it was nothing to worry about.  You can see the white spots on my arms where they were “molding” me into position with their hands. My fiance on the other hand finds this to be the scariest picture in existence. It’s basically visual contraband in our home.”

(submitted by Robin)

Big Shot - Behind The Awkwardness

Big Shot

“7th grade me wasn’t very motivated.”

(via gen)

Summing It Up - Behind The Awkwardness

Summing It Up

“I really don’t know which is worse, the size of the collar, the print of the shirt, the hair, or the glasses. Okay, it’s the glasses.”

(submitted by Dee)

Look Away - Behind The Awkwardness

Look Away

“I’m not sure what my dad was doing. I’m going to assume that my brother and I had been yelled at by our mom while she was holding our cousin.”

(submitted by Amy)