Behind The Awkwardness

She’s Got Pull - Behind The Awkwardness

She’s Got Pull

“We had darling two-year-olds for our ring bearer and flower girl.  While we were trying to get a picture of me and my niece, the flower girl, our spirited ring bearer decided to have a yank at my veil which was of course cemented on to my head with a thousand bobby pins and hair spray.  I thought he was going to pull out a chunk!  Children are such angels.”

(submitted by Holly)

Green Day - Behind The Awkwardness

Green Day

“When I was 17 my parents thought it would be a good idea to take us all to pose for one of those glamour shots. This photo would of been a lot more awkward had I been allowed to wear my own make-up though maybe the glamour make-up and heavy air brushing adds to the uncomfortable.”

(submitted by Lia in Australia)

Wonderbread Girl - Behind The Awkwardness

Wonderbread Girl

“I acknowledge that my arms look disproportionately huge in this photo, like I’m some oddly shaped monkey child. Awkwardness forever.”

(submitted by Amanda)

The Beard - Behind The Awkwardness

The Beard

“Picture of my ex on our wedding day with me kinda faintly showing in the background. Everyone who’s seen it has said it was weird. I think it’s the beard.”

(submitted by Paul)

Finger Licking Good - Babies

Finger Licking Good

“I’m the baby and this was my first Halloween.  I guess it shut me up when they put a finger in my mouth so my grandma thought it would be funny if she put her finger in my dad’s mouth to shut him up.  And my great-grandma followed suit.”

(submitted by Spencer)

Hosed - Behind The Awkwardness

Hosed

“My dad had a medical procedure the day of my prom and was out of his mind on pain killers when my mom insisted that I pose with him before prom.  I like to think he would’ve put down the hose for the pic if he’d been in his right mind, but in all honesty it could’ve gone either way.  He has no memory of taking this photo.”

(submitted by Emily)

The Dropoff - Babies

The Dropoff

“During family photos at the beach, the baby wiggled too much so my great aunt dropped him… everyone else realized it except my brother and cousin.”

(submitted by Mallory)

Depeche Mood - Behind The Awkwardness

Depeche Mood

This was prom 1993 in Rhode Island. I was a freshman and my boyfriend was a senior.  For some reason, we didn’t quite fit in at the dance… ”

(submitted by Cedar)

When The Sh#* Hits The Fan - Babies

When The Sh#* Hits The Fan

“One day we went to change our two week old child. At that time the new doting daddy (me) took pictures of almost everything. Just as his nappy came off the poor little might projectile pooped straight into the whirling blades of a fan heater. It made quite a mess.”

(submitted by Andrew)

An American Tail - Behind The Awkwardness

An American Tail

“Family fun at Chuck E. Cheese’s for my birthday.  As a parent myself, I find this photo highly disturbing, and causes me to question my entire childhood.  I mean, what kind of parent allows their daughter to wear socks with sandals?!”

(submitted by Angela)