Behind The Awkwardness

On Golden Pond

“A very short-lived photo studio opened at the mall near our house and my brother and I begged for months to get our family photo taken there.  Finally, our parents relented and  our family spent a glorious evening trying a variety of poses and costumes before selecting this gem.  The real highlight came with people’s reactions to the photo after we had it framed and placed over the fireplace.  Because this was before the advent of Photoshop, a lot of people ACTUALLY BELIEVED THAT THIS HAD HAPPENED…even one of my brother’s girlfriends.”

(submitted by Allie)

In Behind The Awkwardness • March 27th, 2014 • 11 Comments »

Urban Cowboy

“This was one of my most awkward years, early 80′s when Urban Cowboy was blowing up at the box office.  My school decided that spring photos would be exactly that. Well I am not sure if that was the greatest of ideas, but its given my family, facebook and now hopefully AFP plenty more laughs!!!”

(submitted by Steve)

In Behind The Awkwardness • March 26th, 2014 • 13 Comments »

The Kid’s Table

“Our family of 6 kids did a lot of traveling by VW bus.  This shows the youngest brother “hanging” around.   I have a bunch more awkward family shots but this one just cracks us all up.”

(submitted by Katrina)

In Behind The Awkwardness • March 23rd, 2014 • 9 Comments »

Behind The Awkwardness: Wade In The Water

“This is the result of me getting the lead in a play. I had to stand in a blow-up swimming pool on stage in a swimsuit while a group of kids sang “She waded in the water” behind me. The grand finale was me getting my swim suit wet. Definitely awkward back then, but kind of creepy now.” 

(submitted by Lesley)

In Behind The Awkwardness • March 20th, 2014 • 5 Comments »

Heads Up

“My Mother got a great deal on this family portrait, mainly because it wasn’t meant to be for a family THIS size. But we were all together, so she was determined to make it work.”

(submitted by Kathryn)

In Behind The Awkwardness • March 17th, 2014 • 24 Comments »
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