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Behind The Awkwardness

Let It Go

“This little guy was in for his newborn session, and during the sweet photos with mom and grandma, he decided to let it go. Mom’s face says it all.  Should this be the birth announcement?”

(submitted by Chelsea)

Magnolia

“I’ve been scanning old Kodachrome slides and I thought this was just a nice photograph of my mother among the magnolias… then I saw my someone peering over her shoulder. So creepy.”

(submitted by Amelia)

Foxy Lady

“My priest owns an African Fennic Fox and decided to bring her to my wedding. Well, this normally tame awesome little creature, that I had met & held the day before, decided to go buck-wild & climb up my neck. Thankfully (I think), my wedding photographer caught it on camera. I was mostly scared it would scratch my gown but it just scratched up my chest…which prompted my awesome priest to say “Oh sorry, she scratched your boobs up.” That’s my new husband on the right laughing nervously & not saving me btw :)”

(submitted by Amanda)

Potty Training

“I think I was about 18 months old when my mother took this picture. I had climbed into the toilet on my own. My parents were a little upset because I was wearing my new leather shoes and my mother thought if she flushed I would get scared but I just giggled and smiled!”

(submitted by Ben)

Little Miss Sunshine

“My sister’s senior prom fell on the same day as my dance rehearsal. My older sister was obviously not too excited to be taking a picture with her can-can clad little sister.”

(submitted by Kim)

Burning Down The House

“Backstory, ha! I wish I knew! The pic is me (in the towel?!?) and my baby brother .. circa 1989 and I have no idea why we are so calm and why my Mom or Dad felt the need to snap this photo!”

(submitted by Rachel)

Congratulations

“Taking this photo Easter Morning 1986 seemed like a good idea at the time. The CONGRATULATIONS sign is from our younger son’s Confirmation the week before. Apparently no time to take it down before Easter morning.”

(submitted by Janet)

Roll Bounce

“This was taken early 1965. I was posing with my favorite truck while my sisters roller skated in the driveway. The oldest sister has a unconvincing ‘I didn’t do it’ look while my other sister goes down hard.”

(submitted by Fred)

Ashes To Ashes

“An inquisitive baby, I’d often explore places that normally would be ‘off-limits’.  The cold soft ash felt good in my little fingers though!  Luckily, my brothers ‘rescued’ me, and my parents thought to snap a photo of it.”

(submitted by Scott)

Afternoon Delight

“We were in our early 20s and thought this would be great if our boyfriends became musicians.”

(submitted by Shelley)