Behind The Awkwardness

Runner Up

“This was a photo taken of my son and myself immediately after his undefeated flag football team lost in the championship game…I was pretty happy with the outcome…my son was not. Still one of my all time favorite photos.”

(submitted by Meade)

5 + 2

“My 7th birthday – apparently, my mom couldn’t be bothered to find a ‘7’ candle for my cake, so she used the leftover ‘5’ and ‘2’ from my sister’s and brother’s cakes! Not only did I have to do math for my birthday, but my dad decided to yank my hair for good measure.”

(submitted by Terey)

The Big Chill

“My sisters and I thought we’d get our kids together for a cute picture to give to our parents. This was the best picture we got because at least one kid was smiling, as oblivious as she was. We actually put it on a T-shirt for our dad to proudly show off his happy grandkids.”

(submitted by Janelle in Canada)

It’s My Party

“My oldest daughter Samantha was really tired of her little sister Megan insisting on being in all of her photos!”

(submitted by Andrea)

It Was A Very Good Year

“I was in first grade. I thought I looked REALLY spiffy in that black jacket, silk vest, and bolo tie. I didn’t realize that I looked like a toothless chimpanzee wearing glasses.”

(submitted by Josh)

Wings

“This is not how I envisioned my senior portrait. I really wanted an understated angelic presence…who wants only serious Senior portraits? You know, leading against a brick wall with my arms crossed, in a casual sweater and jeans and you know…wings unfurled behind me. However the photographer wasn’t prepared and he only had wings with big fluffy straps that were very visible when I put them on. I also didn’t have the photography package that would let us go on location so I had to settle for in-studio. The gold gauze was his solution for covering up the straps. So much for my understated, casual angelic pose. I ended up with a more of an angel glamour shoot. Wouldn’t you believe, this is the photo most of my classmates wanted.”

(submitted by Katie)

Then Came The Chicken

“My youngest brother refused to be in the photo for our church telephone book unless he could wear his cowboy suit. The accordion followed. Then came the chicken. I just get to be awkward because I’m in fourth grade and have a turtle t-shirt and a severe part.”

(submitted by Lily)

She’s A Keeper

“Found this picture of my sister and I. She was probably about two weeks old in this picture. Right about the time I realized that we were keeping her and I was no longer an only child.”

(via Colleen)