Mom & Dad

Headroom - Family Portrait

Headroom

“My parents had gotten divorced and Dad got remarried right before this was taken. Between the families there were nine kids: my siblings, half-siblings, and step-siblings. The adults had decided to take portraits with all the different family combinations. If I remember correctly, there was lots of arguing about which kids should be in which photo. I think this photo captures our response to the drama.”

(submitted by Kate)

The Viking Compromise - Family Portrait

The Viking Compromise

“I wanted to get family portraits done. My husband did not. This was our solution.”

(submitted by Nicole)

The Friendly Stingray - Mom & Dad

The Friendly Stingray

“My parents made a new friend on vacation.”

(via source)

Done With It - Family Portrait

Done With It

“This the last photo from our one and only professional photo shoot with my mom’s side of the family. I have no idea why my grandfather is completely turned around or why my mom and I are lifting up my dress.”

(submitted by Andrea)

Booth Chill - Mom & Dad

Booth Chill

“At my daughter’s wedding we had a photobooth were everyone took goofy, silly pics with funny glasses or hats. When my husband’s parents did theirs, they looked lost! No smile, no changing poses, no nothing.”

(submitted by Jennifer)

Making Faces - Family Portrait

Making Faces

“Yeah! The first photo, I’m the one making the ridiculous face. Those were for the church directory and the photographer kept saying: everyone smile now! And I kept making silly faces. My mom was so mad when she saw them! This one was the most normal of the bunch.”

(submitted by Rachel)

The Great Sofa Shortage Of 1974 - Family Portrait

The Great Sofa Shortage Of 1974

“I’m the one in the horrible pink velvet dress. I grew up with a mother who was always dressed in the best while we wore fashions typical of these. Not only was it our best, but look how small this dress is on me (way too short and the cuffs are halfway up my arm). Thankfully I was thin so it wasn’t like it was too small (to her). My 2 older sisters were hidden in the back because their dresses were so short also. Of course, she is in the middle and looks like a million bucks.”

(submitted by Cecelia)

Meet The Mullets - Family Portrait

Meet The Mullets

“This is a picture of my Dad, Mom, and brother the year before I was born. It says ‘1994’ right on the photo, but it definitely wasn’t necessary cause it’s so obvious it was the 90’s. I mean, my Mom and brother’s hair say it all. He had that mullet for 4 years. And I just love the look on my brother’s face, he had evil plans.”

(submitted by Jaimee)

Parallel Thinking - Birthdays

Parallel Thinking

“My birthday cards from my divorced parents both arrived today.”

(via source)

The Family Portrait Debacle Of 1994 - Family Portrait

The Family Portrait Debacle Of 1994

“After the Great Family Portrait Debacle of 1994, we no longer attempt group family photos.”

(via source)