Behind The Awkwardness

Ashes To Ashes - Babies

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 - Behind The Awkwardness

Afternoon Delight

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

(submitted by Shelley)

 

Falling Slowly: Part Deux - Behind The Awkwardness

Falling Slowly: Part Deux

“This poor little love just couldn’t stay on her feet that day!”

(submitted by Ashley)

Falling Slowly - AFP Hall Of Fame

Falling Slowly

“My daughter and I had been holding hands and she was leaning away from me and our photographer caught the perfect moment!  So the rest of us are looking fabulous while my 2 year old is crashing into the pavement!”

(submitted by Ashley)

The Final Frontier - Behind The Awkwardness

The Final Frontier

“My daughter’s father gave his whole family space outfits for Christmas in hopes to get the family together for a photo session. I thought it was the oddest idea ever.”

(submitted by Val)

Roller Derby - Behind The Awkwardness

Roller Derby

“This photo was taken in the Fall of 1966. My Dad just returned from a hunting trip with the hide & antlers of his prized 5 point bull elk. It was Saturday night and my older sister & I just had our hair rolled for church the next morning. I was obviously thrilled to have my picture taken with the stupid elk and rollers in my hair.”

(submitted by Lynne)

Replica - Behind The Awkwardness

Replica

“My brother and sister-in-law got married about 17 years ago and my kids were asked to be in their wedding party… my son was the ring bearer, my oldest daughter was a junior bridesmaid and my youngest daughter was dressed in a miniature replica of the bride’s gown. In this family photo, we look like a crazy family that just married off our two youngest children, my older daughter looks like she has one oddly placed prosthetic leg, and I’m rocking some sweet shoulder pads.”

(submitted by Roxanne)

On Golden Pond - Behind The Awkwardness

On Golden Pond

“A very short-lived photo studio opened at the mall near our house and my brother and I begged for months to get our family photo taken there.  Finally, our parents relented and  our family spent a glorious evening trying a variety of poses and costumes before selecting this gem.  The real highlight came with people’s reactions to the photo after we had it framed and placed over the fireplace.  Because this was before the advent of Photoshop, a lot of people ACTUALLY BELIEVED THAT THIS HAD HAPPENED…even one of my brother’s girlfriends.”

(submitted by Allie)

Urban Cowboy - Behind The Awkwardness

Urban Cowboy

“This was one of my most awkward years, early 80’s when Urban Cowboy was blowing up at the box office.  My school decided that spring photos would be exactly that. Well I am not sure if that was the greatest of ideas, but its given my family, facebook and now hopefully AFP plenty more laughs!!!”

(submitted by Steve)

The Kid’s Table - Behind The Awkwardness

The Kid’s Table

“Our family of 6 kids did a lot of traveling by VW bus.  This shows the youngest brother ‘hanging’ around.   I have a bunch more awkward family shots but this one just cracks us all up.”

(submitted by Katrina)