Family Portrait

Tub Love - Christmas

Tub Love

“My parents like to make our Christmas cards ‘one to remember,’ so they came up with this idea. Two parents, seven kids, all in my parents bathtub! One of my brothers turned on the shower while we were all in there and no one could move to get out.”

(submitted by Shandi)

Resistance Movement - Couples

Resistance Movement

“This is what happens when I try to capture a family picture! Nobody cooperates and my mother and my husband annoy each other! My mom just wanted a kiss from her favorite son-in-law and as usual he was very resistant!”

(submitted by Kelly)

Stacked - Family Portrait

Stacked

“My Mom booked this photo shoot. I was 12 and my sister was 15. We have no idea why the photographer thought laying in a pile on my Dad would make a good photo. And how did Mom get out of it? She must have known then how ridiculous it would look. Moms know everything.”

(submitted by Laura) 

Portrait Of Despair - Family Portrait

Portrait Of Despair

“My brother’s family. Only Mom could keep it together. The kids are grown now but I can still see the same personalities in them today!  I love to look back at it when I need a laugh.  Even the kids friends love it and tease them relentlessly!  Thanks heavens they don’t have a copy of my family portrait.  LOL.”

Stiff Arm - Family Portrait

Stiff Arm

“This was taken  during our first family portrait. A friend thought it was staged, but I promise it’s 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)

Single Motherhood - Family Portrait

Single Motherhood

“My Mom took me and my brothers to get our picture taken. The look on Mom’s face sums up what it’s like to be a single mother.”

(submitted by Colette)

The Fisherman’s Pride Recreation - Family Portrait

The Fisherman’s Pride Recreation

“While at a flea market several years ago, I bought a print called ‘The Fisherman’s Pride.’ It depicts a woman and her child by the seaside and the pair look exactly like me and my son–several people assumed we posed for it! So, I decided to recreate the image. I hired a photographer, had my hair professionally done in a ‘Seaside ‘do, (which really just means ‘wind blown’), and went into the studio for our shoot.

This is the result. Rather than actually going to the seaside and holding my son in my arms, or even using a seaside backdrop, I’m wrapped in a sheer cloth with my naked one-year-old on my lap. I hung a copy in my home for awhile since it was the only photo I had of me and my son at the time, but I quickly got rid of it when a neighbor asked why I was pretending to be a mermaid. :(”

(submitted by Angela)

The Fix Of ’76 - Christmas

The Fix Of ’76

“We had a professional photographer come to our house to take a family photo. When we got the photos back, all of them had something wrong– someone’s eyes were closed, weird smile, whatever–except for the last photo, which we thought was perfect and sent out on our Christmas cards. Then…we saw it. I (the youngest) evidently was having underwear creepage that needed to be fixed right then. At that very moment. And to this day, no one will ever let me forget The Great Underwear Fix of 1976.”

(submitted by Sherry) 

Herding The Grandkids - Babies

Herding The Grandkids

“Photo of all the grandchildren. I always thought it was funny how much was going in this photo, plus the two awkward arms in the bottom of the photo holding babies in place!”

(submitted by Julie) 

Skinny Dippers - Family Portrait

Skinny Dippers

“Every year for swimming my brother and I take a family photo for the team pictures, but this year the crop job and my hair made it look like we were naked.”

(submitted by Caitlin)