Behind The Awkwardness

Waxed - Behind The Awkwardness

Waxed

“My father and his soon-to-be-wife. There is no explanation needed.”

(submitted by Hannah)

Swiss Misters - Behind The Awkwardness

Swiss Misters

“Me with my two brothers in 1968. We just moved to Switzerland¬† where my father got a good job with a much better salary than before. So we were showing off a new bicycle, a new scooter, new clothes, and my mother’s impeccable sense of fashion.”

(submitted by Gautier in France)

Macho Man - Behind The Awkwardness

Macho Man

“This is my little sister in costume for her dance routine to the Village People’s “Macho Man” song. The sad part is, someone put a lot of effort into creating this monstrosity, and what’s worse, made her wear it.”

(submitted by Celia)

The Christening - AFP Hall Of Fame

The Christening

“This was my Christening, June 1971. I’m the baby obviously, my Godmother is holding me, my parents are next to her. Their hideous outfits aren’t the “awkward” part of this photo. In the background, my grandmother is pulling my sister’s hair while my brother is recovering from a smack! All of this right on the front steps of a church.”

(submitted by Debbie)

Thumbelina - Behind The Awkwardness

Thumbelina

“We had the worst wedding photographer in the world. I think this says it all.”

(submitted by Amy)

Deep Cover - Behind The Awkwardness

Deep Cover

“My wife was rushing me to get ready for graduation. She said we are gonna be late and we have to take pictures. I had just gotten out of the shower and ran in with my cover dog (Biscuit).”

(submitted by William)

Pit Stop - Behind The Awkwardness

Pit Stop

“Every summer, we drove from Southern California to Iowa. Every summer, the car broke down.”

(submitted by Ginger)

Vesting Period - Behind The Awkwardness

Vesting Period

“My father, brothers, and I in 1983. The sad part is it wasn’t planned that way. We all just showed up dressed so poorly.”

(submitted by Steven)

Stuffed - Behind The Awkwardness

Stuffed

“This is the way my mother found my sister sleeping. In her pajamas she has a puppet, a stuffed monkey, a stuffed seal, two blankets, and a watch.”

(submitted by Devon)

‘Til Death - Behind The Awkwardness

‘Til Death

“Yes, this is my engagement picture. We thought it would be cute meaning ’til death do us part, but everyone thought it meant our love was already dead.”

(Photographer:Jack Carey, Edited by Robin Simpson )