Behind The Awkwardness
“In 1991, my dad opened a pizza shop called Lotsa Motsa Pizza. Before he opened the doors to the shop, we had our family photos with the pizza shirts and pizza. I’m pretty happy we did because it produced some pretty awesomely awkward pictures.”
“Some members of the family were late for another Easter dinner they needed to attend, my father-in-law was grumping about standing for too long, my brother-in-law ran to grab the ladder so I could set the camera on it as a kids were escaping left and right. After twenty minutes of gathering the crew for a quick portrait before we dispersed, I finally figured out how to set the self-timer, framed the photo and clicked the button. I ran to my position and focused on being ready for the shot- I didn’t want to do this undignified dance too many times…Read More
“Trying to seriously take a four generation family photo and my daughter noticed something ‘going on’ in the background!”
(submitted by Tammy)
“By the look of the ponchos and the Frye boots, it’s around 1970. When it came to family photos, my dad was short tempered at the best of times. Here’s how it all went down.
Top photo, right to left. Me: “Dad told me to stand here.” Brad: “You’re supposed to be down at that end.” Brian: “Go where Brad says.” Grammy: “Oh look, a bug.” Jennifer: “I can’t see it.” Grandpa: “C’mon, Rachel, it will be ok.” Rachel: POUT.
One eighth of a second before the bottom photo. Dad (roaring): “LINE UP AND SMILE OR I’LL GIVE YOU SOMETHING TO SMILE ABOUT!”
(submitted by Allison)
“This is a photo of me when I was 3-4 months old. My mom had gestational diabetes so I was a tad larger than average at birth (the doctor told my mom, ‘She looks like she’s ready to start 2nd grade!’) Almost 30 years later this is still the only bikini I’ve ever worn. Can you blame me?”
(submitted by Rachel)
“This is indeed my family. I was the youngest. It was taken at a photo studio in Fort St. John, British Columbia. The photographer kept asking little ole pre-pubescent me about what I thought of girls. It was hard for me to form a response. He also made me put my hand on my brother, Perry. The oldest brother Frank still plays guitar (it’s obvious that he was into music by his look) and my band July Fourth Toilet even had him play guitar on one of our records as well as in live shows.”
(submitted by Robert in Canada)