Family Portrait

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) 

The Seven Minute Itch - Family Portrait

The Seven Minute Itch

“That family pic where I had my hand in my pants.”

(via source

Trouble With The Pose - Family Portrait

Trouble With The Pose

“My mother took this picture and clearly I was going for the ‘hand on the hip’ pose’, but missed my mark. I don’t know why Mom didn’t point out that it looks like I’m punching myself. (And this picture was framed at my grandparent’s house.)”

(submitted by Amber) 

Father’s Day Disaster - Family Portrait

Father’s Day Disaster

“My great idea of giving a dad a surprise portrait of his wife and children didn’t go so well. Oldest son seems depressed and in an urgent need of a restroom.  Youngest son is trying to kill the photographer with his glare or is just ticked off about the awful clothes color combination. Middle son trying to give some one in the room the eye. Mother obvious and thinks picture will be great.”

(submitted by Lola)

Lean In - Family Portrait

Lean In

“I don’t know what this pose is all about. It looks like our backs hurt or we are all going to puke in the next 10 seconds. All my friends say it looks like an advert for a family-TV-Show in the early 90s. I think the photo is from 2001.”

(submitted by Britta in Germany) 

Genuine Article - Babies

Genuine Article

“Taking pictures for our little girls first birthday and the placement of my hair over my husband’s shirt is classic!”

(submitted by Kristin)