Behind The Awkwardness

The No Smile - Behind The Awkwardness

The No Smile

“For several years I purposely refused to smile on photo day and the photographers would find artistic ways to present my photos to my mother.”

(submitted by Scott)

Hump Day - Behind The Awkwardness

Hump Day

“This is a photo of my parents. We were taking family pictures around some trains and this was written all over them. We still have no idea why.”

(submitted by Kenyon)

When Laura Ashley Attacks - Behind The Awkwardness

When Laura Ashley Attacks

“This is a photo of my mom, younger sister, and me visiting my mom’s parents in Scottsdale, AZ in 1989. My grandmother, an old-school WASP, ordered these matching Laura Ashley dresses for the occasion. There’s no good explanation of my modified bowl-mullet hairstyle, however.”

(submitted by Emily)

 

One Big Happy Family - Behind The Awkwardness

One Big Happy Family

“My brothers hated having their picture taken, so I’m guessing that’s what’s up with them. As for the rest of us, I don’t know what the problem is.”

(submitted by Jodi)

Smile This Way - Behind The Awkwardness

Smile This Way

“They told me to dress up for my school picture… so I did. I felt invincible in that sweatshirt.”

(submitted by Mike)

Recreating The Awkwardness - Behind The Awkwardness

Recreating The Awkwardness

Some things never change.

(submitted by Jen)

Fish Food - Behind The Awkwardness

Fish Food

“When I was about 9 or 10, my mum and dad took me and my sister on holiday to Wales. My dad is the biggest wind up merchant and never happy until he can make a kid cry. On this occasion, he had convinced me that the lake was full of man eating piranha fish and 6 ft deep. This was taken by mum, you can’t see my sister laughing behind her, but my whining and protesting at the prospect of being fish food made for a good photo that’s haunted me for years. Dad has just confessed after 30 yrs that he felt bad for making me cry!”

(submitted by Claire in the UK)

Our Little Secret - Behind The Awkwardness

Our Little Secret

“This was during our annual family photo shoot…except that isn’t my father. It’s the photographer.”

(submitted by Christina)

The Last Crusade - Behind The Awkwardness

The Last Crusade

“My wife and I decided to do something creative for our 21st anniversary portrait– 21 Years of Adventure.”

(submitted by Ken)

Recreating The Awkwardness - Behind The Awkwardness

Recreating The Awkwardness

“I recreated a photo of me from 1991. Apparently 23 years is enough time to realize that you don’t believe in fairy tales anymore. Even if you dress like you are in one.”

(submitted by Laura)