Family Portrait

Professor Plum - Dad

Professor Plum

“When I was four my Mom sent my Dad to buy me a suit and take some pictures. This is what he came back with.”

(via source

Family Appreciation Day - Family Portrait

Family Appreciation Day

“Pictured here: my sweet, loving grandmother, my sister, her husband and their cute baby boy. The nursing home set up a photo studio and invited the families of residents to come in for a FREE family portrait for their annual ‘Family Appreciation Day.” This is the photo we got! My grandmother is reacting to something or someone off screen and clearly she does not like what she sees! But c’mon, give a gal a ‘1-2-3’ before snapping her picture. It’s inexplicable that the photographer let this one slide, but now we have this delightfully tragic image to feel weird about for years to come. Thanks?”

(submitted by Fran) 

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)