Behind The Awkwardness

The Remarriage - Behind The Awkwardness

The Remarriage

This is me, in the awful probably homemade dress with my Dorothy Hamill haircut, the day my mom and stepfather got married. Clearly, I am thrilled. And so is my brother.”

(submitted by MeLaina)

The Pincher - Behind The Awkwardness

The Pincher

“This is my dear friend. She had never been on a cruise before, and didn’t realize that they took your picture when you got out at each port. Naturally, since we had a 7:30 am excursion, she was a little disoriented when she was greeted with flashbulbs. Imagine her surprise when she saw this photo and realized that this lovely Sombrero wearing guy was getting a little souvenir for himself.”

(submitted by Amber)

Reach Out And Touch - AFP Hall Of Fame

Reach Out And Touch

“I recently photographed my sister-in-law’s wedding (my husband’s sister). I knew the window overlooked a part of the hotel’s roof, but I didn’t notice the workers until after I snapped a few pictures. When I got home and downloaded all the pictures, I couldn’t stop laughing when I saw this. Lucky for me she has a good sense of humor and allowed me to share it with you.”

(submitted by Laura)

Small Wonder - Behind The Awkwardness

Small Wonder

“This is a photo of me and the robot I made when I was in the 3rd grade. Who knew I could create a great work of engineering at such as young age? This photo is just one example of the intense awkward stage I went through – please note: lack of smile, random lawnchair in the obvious cold weather, bright blue glasses…and yeah, that robot.”

(submitted by Katy)

The Throne - Behind The Awkwardness

The Throne

“My uncle decided that my grandfather spent too much time in the bathroom. For Christmas, he got him a padded toilet seat so he would be more comfortable. Super awkward.”

(submitted by Kelley)

I Ain’t Afraid Of No Ghosts - Behind The Awkwardness

I Ain’t Afraid Of No Ghosts

“I’m the boy in the picture with my family. Apparently, the ghostbusters craze got the best of my mom and she made us walk through the mall in those stupid shirts to get our picture taken. From the look on my sister’s face, I don’t think she was too thrilled with the whole idea either.”

(Submitted by Trevor)

Party Favors - Behind The Awkwardness

Party Favors

“This is my Great-Aunt, who went to my cousin’s wedding in that pastel track suit with the purse around her neck. This picture was taken right after she was told she could take home the champagne glasses. She fit as many as she could in her hands, but made sure she had room for the leftover champagne.”

(submitted by Jen)

The Hangover - Babies

The Hangover

It was my 1st birthday and apparently, while my mom brought guests to the door, I licked all the liquor glasses empty. After returning, she saw me falling backwards and passing out. The ambulance medic told her that I had consumed too much alcohol and sat me on the throne. Not too much has changed since then.”

(submitted by Beatrice)

Splash - AFP Hall Of Fame

Splash

This is my mom, dad and brother in Sydney. Posing on a bridge, my brother set the camera on timer, and ran back to join my parents. However, he had too much momentum and fell back into the pond.”

(submitted by Claire)

The Patriot - AFP Hall Of Fame

The Patriot

“My grandfather is the star of many awkward family photos. Here, he poses pantsless, with a pair of kettlebells, artistically composed at his feet to highlight his lack of pants and booty short spandex. The  flag in the background pretty much says it all: this is AMERICA.”

(submitted by Hannah)