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Family Portrait

In Your Face

“This is our first family portrait. A friend thought it was staged but not at all. After about 10 minutes of taking pictures it was getting pretty hard to wrangle my son. I actually love this photo the most because it really captures the family dynamic well.”

(submitted by Yasemin) 

They’ve Got The Look

“My family wasn’t very photogenic in the 80s.”

(via source)

Behind The Curtain

“Family photo with picture of Coors to the left. Priceless.”


Denim Blues

“I HATED what my mom made me wear. I also hated this stupid pose the photographer made us do. I was told to “look like your scolding your sister” it translated to “look like your checking your sister out.”

(via source)

Say Yes To The Vest

“On family picture day, we were made to wear these homemade vests with prints of Scottish terriers on them. But what the camera doesn’t capture is the shame we felt when we put them on. Unable to look each other in the eye, we bore our humiliation with silent equanimity. The dogs and the baby weren’t having it either.”

(submitted by Christopher)

The Leg Swap

“Sometimes, matching during family photos isn’t the best idea.”

(via source

A Touching Tribute

Any photographer will tell you that there are few subjects greater or more challenging than the human face and any attempt to alter or retouch something so complex must be done...

Purple Haze

“One day, back in ’81 or so, MawMaw thought it would be a good idea for us to all enjoy a few glasses of her fermented ‘friendship punch’ before heading down to the photo studio at K-Mart.”

(submitted by Chuck)


“The kids were having a shoot for our Christmas card and we had no idea why the photographer stopped shooting and fell to the ground laughing.  We sent it to a few friends with the caption, “It’s snot Christmas without you!”


Hot Tub Greetings

“My parents just got a hot tub and were very excited about it. Therefore, my grandma hired a professional photographer to take a family photo in the hot tub. For some reason they posed with wine and candles even though the children were not old enough to drink… and sent it out to 150 plus friends as a Christmas card.”

(submitted by Brittany)