Mom & Dad

Gravestone Preparedness

“Has to be one of the most cringeworthy Christmas cards I’ve ever seen.  That is my parents in front of THEIR OWN gravestones they purchased this year…At least they are prepared!”

(submitted by Leslie)

Merry Punkmas

“This is my boyfriend as an angry teen, with his parents, who seem to be taking his punk phase in stride. (Well, his Mom at least.)”

(submitted by Sophie)

Balloon Face

“We’d just finished having fun at a church supper and went out to the playground. My daughter had had enough, but at least my wife and son were still willing to smile. I ended up behind the balloon and an awkward family photo was born!”

(submitted by Andy)

Colonial Chic

“After a trip to Colonial Williamsburg, Mom was inspired to create costumes for the entire family for the next family photo. This hung, proudly in our living room for years.”

(submitted by Andrew)

Keeping Their Noses Clean

“Taken at a formal photographer’s studio  in 1975. Mom and Dad did it as a joke but I really meant it.”

(submitted by Katie)

Take Your Pick

“We took this family picture during a trip to Clark’s Trading Post in New Hampshire. We were obviously very excited to get those awesome glitter & streamer batons and to be sharing the day together. But the best part is the woman picking at her underwear.”

(submitted by Kristen)

Window Watcher

“This was not one of our best family photos, but somehow it works! It was Easter. I was newly pregnant and throwing up all day. Our one-year-old daughter would not sit still, hence the look on my husband’s face. Oh, and our three-year-old son decided this would be the only spot he would stand in. Somehow he looks like he is photobombing the pic, and is possibly an extra in ‘Children of the Corn’.”

(submitted by Sarah)

Hawaiian Gothic

“This was a family portrait. I suspect my mother sewed the outfits.”

(submitted by Debbi)