Family Portrait

Fatherhood - Babies

Fatherhood

“I am a photographer. This happened during a shoot this weekend. I call it ‘Fatherhood.'”

(via source

The Fight Before Christmas - Christmas

The Fight Before Christmas

“Our annual family pictures used to be very stressful events, but 1998 took the cake. In this picture, I had just taken a Santa doll from my sister. She retaliated by slapping me and taking the doll back. I was clutching my face and my dad flipped her over his shoulder just as the automatic timer went off. All my mom could do was stand by helplessly.”

(submitted by Emily) 

All Their Ducks In A Row - Family Portrait

All Their Ducks In A Row

“This was a family portrait and Mom had made us all duck sweatshirts. I had an asymmetrical hairdo and I don’t know what was worse – Mom’s braces or her makeup!”

(submitted by Jessica) 

Ghost  Boy - Family Portrait

Ghost Boy

“Grandma wanted family photos of all her kids, so she dragged us to JC Penney’s. (No one wanted to do it.) The photographer was so disengaged that she didn’t notice my nephew sneaked into our picture, and we didn’t notice until we got all the prints back. We call this ‘ghost boy.'”

(submitted by Kelli) 

The Smile Strain - Family Portrait

The Smile Strain

“The photographer kept telling my son to “smile MORE!” And this was his version of smiling “more.””

(submitted by Suzy)

Sleep Deprived - Family Portrait

Sleep Deprived

“Mom sewed all the clothes we were wearing, even the neckties and the underwear. I’m not sure why three of us look like we hadn’t slept in a week.”

(submitted by Pat)

The Dental Photo Opp - Family Portrait

The Dental Photo Opp

“Our family went to the dentist. The man to the right is our dentist. Our little brother fell asleep in the chair.”

(submitted by Kate)

Basket Case - Family Portrait

Basket Case

“My parents had brought me to a portrait studio, and apparently I didn’t want my picture taken. It was taken anyway, just with a surreal approach.”

(submitted by Shannon)

Direct Hit - AFP Hall Of Fame

Direct Hit

“This family portrait was taken during a beach photo session. Yes, that is a frisbee flying towards my husband’s face. Fortunately, nobody was seriously injured in the process, and we DID end up using this picture on our Christmas card that year. It just pretty much sums up our family in a way no words can.”

(submitted by Nora)

The Color Of Anguish - Family Portrait

The Color Of Anguish

“I was two and by brother was four. I’m not sure why I was in such a bad mood that day but I didn’t want to have my picture taken.
My parents told the photographer to take the picture anyway. This was the end result.”

(submitted by Leah)