Family Portrait

The Spirit Of ’93 - Dad

The Spirit Of ’93

“My sister hired a photographer to take our family picture all dressed up in our red, white and blue in 1993.  Our Dad, pictured in the white shoes, was very patriotic and my sisters and I are as well.  It all made sense at the time but now we can laugh and call this picture one of our most awkward family photos!  Thank you to my sister  for always thinking up such wonderful memories for our family!!”

(submitted by Connie)

Red, White, And Groovy - Family Portrait

Red, White, And Groovy

“My Mom has always been a creative sewer. Back in the early 70’s she thought dressing the family alike in the cool, trendy flag cloth would be a great idea. Note the awesome brown polyester pants and cool white belts sported by the guys! And little me on my father’s knee! This picture has been out of the family’s eye for decades and I recently dug it out of somewhere.  I showed it to my Mom and her reaction was “Good lord, what was I thinking?” That got a huge chuckle from me!”

(submitted by Ann)

 

The Patriot - Family Portrait

The Patriot

“This is my family’s one and only professionally taken portrait. I remember being so angry my mom made me wear the uniform from my Fife and Drum Marching Band (for which I also had no love). The photo sessions were taken at my grammar school so the entire school was able to partake in my misery. I am smiling though. Somehow.”

(submitted by Colleen)

The Goose - Family Portrait

The Goose

“These are my husband and his siblings. His sister in pink just goosed my husband. The look on his face is hilarious. His sister on the other end…I’m not sure why she has that look. LOL.”

(submitted by Amber)

The Exhibitionists - Black And White

The Exhibitionists

“My brother and his family tried taking a family picture in our field, but the cows kept following them. The cows were doing this in the background of every single photo. Almost as if they wanted to be photographed.”

(submitted by Janell)

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)