Behind The Awkwardness

Big Bunny

“I am The Overgrown Easter Bunny.  It was 1984, I was 10 years old.  My grandfather insisted that I dress up like the Easter Bunny for my younger cousins and siblings.  This photo shows me with my mom, dad, sister and brother.  I was mortified, though my brother is the one emoting how I was feeling inside.”

(submitted by Erin)

Vacuum Boy

“As a child, my boyfriend loved appliances and in his eyes, all other appliances paled in comparison to the vacuum cleaner. When he was around five, his mom took him to a photography studio to get his portrait taken. He asked the photographers if they had any vacuums he could take a picture with. They found one in a broom closet and brought it out for him… the rest is history.”

(submitted by Joanna)

Journey To The Center Of The Earth

“My class we had to do a project where we were a living museum. Somehow, my ‘exhibit’ was the Earth itself. This was the end result, and I’m so proud of this picture I have it framed in my apartment to confuse guests.”

(submitted by Katie)

Dunk

“This is a photo of me from when I played basketball in second grade. My mom liked to put my hair in bows to match my uniform and I had really bad eye sight.”

(submitted by Kaylee)

Rabbit Trick

“This is a photo of me and my cousin about ten years ago. I was about eleven, a giant awkward thing who had yet to get braces. For some reason, while walking around at the mall my mother and aunt spontaneously thought it would be a grand idea to force us to get easter pictures. The “photographer” put us in half a bunny carcass and bunny ears, and voila!”

(submitted by Solanah)

The Hangover

“I was a rebellious kid growing up. The night before this photo– I had stayed out late and had been drinking. When my mother saw me, she made us all wear sunglasses to hide the fact that I was so hungover.”

(submitted by Ryan)

Thistle

“This a wonderful picture of my husband when he had a patch over his left eye. He told me that his dad made him pose forever to take a picture, and my husband, fed up trying to get the right pose for him decided to grab the first “flower” he saw. I guess that his right eye wasn’t that good either because, that flower was basically thistle, which is considered one of the ugliest weeds in Spain.”

(submitted by Eli)

Vanilla

“My brother must have just turned 14 or 15 which apparently means that there is no party anymore. Instead he was stuck with an undecorated cake and a chicken pox/calamine lotion covered little sister to take his picture with. Clearly, neither one of us was very happy about it.”

(submitted by Jamie)