Behind The Awkwardness

Rain Check - Behind The Awkwardness

Rain Check

After an 18 month engagement we finally celebrated our wedding day, albeit in rainy conditions. Our photographer suggested a shot with umbrellas and told our bridesmaids and groomsmen to act as if they were talking amongst themselves. Eoin clearly did not buy in to this and was unable to hide his displeasure.  Instead of making an excuse or apologising for his grimace, when asked about this photo he replied with the following “the guy on the right can’t have said something that funny and some of the bridesmaids clearly aren’t talking to anyone at all”. We’re so glad that Eoin was a part of our special day.

(submitted by Kentaro in the UK)

Lady Finger - Behind The Awkwardness

Lady Finger

“I accidentally cut off my sister’s finger when we were younger. I think she handled it well. We were playing a game of hide and go seek- dinosaur edition. I went to go hide in a closet and she came running to hide there as well. I slammed the door and next thing you know, screams. Took her to the local hospital, where they claimed they could do nothing about it. That not being good enough for my mom,  so she decided to take her to children’s hospital where they promptly put it back on. The end result was a fully functional finger, except the very very tip (the puffy part that rises above the finger nail) died, and never puffed back up.”

(via source)

Jaws - Behind The Awkwardness

Jaws

“This is my brother. My older siblings took him down to the lake at our old cabin. He’s only in about a foot of water, but after telling him what the sign said and putting the fear of Jaws in him, they left him hanging for a photo opp…my 81 year old mom still gets mad when she sees this and defends herself of any prior knowledge of them taking him out for this picture.”

(submitted by Dan)

This Magic Moment - Behind The Awkwardness

This Magic Moment

“So I was going through some old photos and I found this. My Dad holding Magic Johnson and looking incredibly badass while doing it. A little backstory. My Dad was good friends with Jerry Buss’ niece, and was invited to a Laker’s picnic. He played volleyball all his life and Magic, along with a few others, wanted to test his skills. He played Magic and as he was going up for a spike, my Dad slammed it back into his face to win the game. Magic came up to him after, grabbed him and said, “Next time, you’re on my team.” They both had a good laugh and my Dad swooped him up into his arms.”

(via source)

Cowgirl - Behind The Awkwardness

Cowgirl

“This picture is of me and my twin brother. I guess my parents didn’t realize what my shirt said or that my brothers zipper was down.”

(submitted by Deidre)

Caught Red-Handed - Behind The Awkwardness

Caught Red-Handed

“My nephew and his wife had some pregnancy photos taken. I’m not sure what the thought process was here, but it appears terrifying.”

(submitted by Laura)

The Turcumcision - Behind The Awkwardness

The Turcumcision

“In Turkey, they dress you up like a pimp and throw a huge party after you get circumcised.”

(via source)

Gearheads - Behind The Awkwardness

Gearheads

“On our way to visit our grandparents house, we had to stop at Sears for something.  My step mother saw the photo booth and decided we would do our annual family photo right then, without brushing our hair, or even taking our head gear off!  Needless to say, we were not thrilled.”

(submitted by Karen)

The Anatomy Of A Portrait Gone Wrong - Behind The Awkwardness

The Anatomy Of A Portrait Gone Wrong

“She had run away from me and by the time I caught up with her, she had discovered the mud puddle. I know my kid, and I knew that with the mood she had been in all morning, she would dive into the puddle as soon as I tried to get her away from it. So I just took photos. Worth it!”

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Punky Brewster - Behind The Awkwardness

Punky Brewster

“This is my daughter in her preschool class. My husband at the time was a stay at home dad with a punk rock history. He thought it was awesome, she did too, for about 5 minutes. I’m glad we captured it. She’s 14 now and gives it the sideways glance as it’s hanging up in our hallway.”

(submitted by Shellie)