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

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

(submitted by Christina)

The Curtain

“I always have to explain this picture when friends find it in the photo album.  This is me and my sisters in my Grandpa’s basement in the early 80’s.  I can’t explain the porch swing.  He fought in WWII and grabbed a flag before leaving Germany.  It was used as a curtain in his basement, but I never really thought anything of it when I was 5 years old.”

(submitted by Dave)

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

“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)

Grill On Grill

“While we were visiting our grandparents in south Texas, we made a trip across the border where my little brother picked up a sweet switchblade comb.  As an added bonus, you can see my grandpa’s brother, Fritz, fixing us some lunch with his grill set on top of another grill.”

(submitted by Jacob)

Click

“We were standing waiting for the pictures to be taking – all of us doing whatever. My husband was taking the pictures and he was testing the shot.  Just really funny.  Could not have posed this one if we tried.”

(submitted by Christine)

Spawn

“My son wanted to wear his Spawn Halloween costume for picture day at school. Of course, we said no. Stubborn child that he was, he hid the costume in his back pack and wore it anyway! We had no idea until the pictures arrived, I was so angry! I intended to send them back and do retakes but my mother in law begged me to buy them. She said I would love them someday, and she was so right!”

(submitted by Lisa)