Behind The Awkwardness

Baby In A Basket - Babies

Baby In A Basket

“My truly loving parents in 1978, but my father’s wicked sense of humor.”

(submitted by Arran in Canada)

Eyes Wide Shut - Behind The Awkwardness

Eyes Wide Shut

“This is one of the many awkward engagement photos my fiance and i took. The photographer directed us to close our eyes and look relaxed. My fiance nailed it… actually, I think he fell asleep.”

(submitted by Janice)

The Incredible Hulk - Behind The Awkwardness

The Incredible Hulk

“My cousins got together for a Christmas family photo. Everyone was asked to wear their best outfit. Needless to say, it was open to interpretation for one of my cousins.”

(submitted by Victor)

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Left My Pants In San Francisco

“This is our family trying to get a decent photo to use for our Christmas card. Maybe next time we won’t hang out on a nude beach!”

(submitted by Allison)

Ready For Church - Behind The Awkwardness

Ready For Church

“My parents and brother were so excited to go back to church. They went to my uncles and had him take some pictures. Overly excited, they overlooked the background.”

(submitted by Shanda)

That Magic Moment - Behind The Awkwardness

That Magic Moment

“Where to start…the wind blowing my hair into my mouth the exact moment of our kiss? My husband’s amazing glowing mullet? Our preacher digging the moment? I just can’t decide!”

(submitted by Fran)

Brotherhead - Babies

Brotherhead

“This is of my older sister, perfect in all pictures, and older brother’s gigantically chubby head. The photographer thought this was the best picture of the whole shoot. My mom thought it was hilarious and horrifying, so of course she bought it to add to the awkward family photos we had for years to come.”

(submitted by Caitlin)

Garden Of Eden - Behind The Awkwardness

Garden Of Eden

“This photo has it all when it comes to awkward engagement photos. My husband and I were 19 at the time of the photo and I was still a bit rebellious. My dad was paying for the wedding (including the engagement photos) and I seized the opportunity to show him how grown up I was. I was attempting an artistic Garden of Eden which even included my pet python, Merlin. I frantically purchased fake flowers the day of the photo shoot because I was inspired to make the photo more authentic. After our traditional engagement photos, we took our clothes off and tried some alternate poses.  When we got our proofs back, we showed them to my family at my birthday dinner. My grandma screamed, “OH MY GOD!” and I started crying and ran to the car where soon-to-be husband yelled, “Well, what did you expect!?!”

(submitted by Amy)

The Defeated Tomboy - Behind The Awkwardness

The Defeated Tomboy

“This is a photo of me during Easter. I absolutely HATED to wear dresses. My mother used to put me in beauty pageants and this was always the end result. Trust me, when a child is forced into something, you’ll know it.”

(submitted by Stephanie)

The Burn - Behind The Awkwardness

The Burn

“Photographer at our wedding thought it would be a great idea to get a posed photo of us lounging on lawn chairs in the sun.”

(submitted by Kristin)