Behind The Awkwardness

Sister Act - Behind The Awkwardness

Sister Act

“I caught this photo just as my oldest daughter gave an extremely forced, bared-teeth smile, and just before she almost dropped her new baby sister. Whom she loves very much, really.”

(submitted by Marc)

Chop Chop - Behind The Awkwardness

Chop Chop

“I have no idea why my sweet mawmaw is yielding that axe with such mirth, or why my granddaddy is dressed like a lumberjack…but there you go.”

(submitted by Brandy)

Le Resistance - Behind The Awkwardness

Le Resistance

“I’m a photographer and was taking pictures for a beautiful family, but their littlest member was not a fan. Multiple times, he told me no as I asked him to smile and in this picture he just refused to even sit with his family. What we ended up with is a gorgeous family portrait with little Jack admiring from afar likely telling me no in protest of our photo shoot.”

(submitted by Coral)

In the Dog House - Behind The Awkwardness

In the Dog House

“This was for a school contest my sister was competing in. The prompt was “what if…” and she thought it would be fun to reverse the role of dog and master. I remember needing to pee so badly in that kennel.”

(submitted by Caroline)

Mummified - Behind The Awkwardness

Mummified

“My dad was a history enthusiast. My mom a nurse. On a dark and stormy night they joined together and this is what happened.”

(submitted by Caroline)

Picture Day - Behind The Awkwardness

Picture Day

“For some reason I wasn’t okay with having my picture taken. I struggled to get away from the photographer, even turning my butt to the camera for the class photo. This is me having lost the battle.”

(submitted by Michal)

Michal today without the cry-face.

Little House On The Prairie - Behind The Awkwardness

Little House On The Prairie

“Growing up our house was in the country next to an old farm. The original “pump house” or well was in our back yard. My parents thought it would be great to dress in colonial attire and pose in front of the “pump house”. Since it was 1976 my mom had sewn costumes for the bicentennial parade that were riding in and there you go…….the “colonial family” picture. I didn’t know that they had schnauzers and cocker spaniels during that time.”

(submitted by Susan)

Anatomy Of A Bouquet Catch

“In the last 6 years, I have caught the bouquet at almost every wedding I’ve attended. So much so that I forget how many I’ve actually caught but can more easily remember how many I haven’t caught (only 3, to be exact.) And on more than one occasion, I’ve snatched it out of the hands of the bride’s only sister… This photo captures not the exception, but rather the norm.”

(submitted by Anna)