Family Portrait

One Fall Day - Family Portrait

One Fall Day

“One Fall day when the two and four year old were done with the shoot.”

(submitted by Brett) 

Rock N Roll All Night - Family Portrait

Rock N Roll All Night

“This is my sisters family. They really are rockstars and I’m sure they would be honored to join the AFP hall of fame. They were Kiss for Halloween and decided to get a quick family portrait while still in makeup. This picture replaced the Sears studio portrait this year.”

(submitted by Daphne)

The Drunk Photographer - Family Portrait

The Drunk Photographer

“This is a photo of my parents and siblings, taken on Mom and Dad’s 50th wedding anniversary. We had a big party for them and had arranged several photo shoots for a family picture. The photographer had arrived somewhat inebriated at our first location, which was an outdoor site, beautifully located in front of a lake. He had really gotten on Mom’s nerves because he was so obviously tipsy and kept egging her on to smile (which wasn’t one of her best assets). The last stop was his studio. Mom was on her last nerve and this is what we got.”

(submitted by Juli)

1998: A Clown Odyssey - Family Portrait

1998: A Clown Odyssey

“I am in this photo on the right-hand side, dressed as the ‘sad’ clown. My dad (in the middle) used to do clown shows for kids’ birthday parties so he had this ‘wonderful’ idea to dress us all as clowns and take a family photo. The doll on my step-mom’s lap is to represent my unborn brother who was still ‘in the oven’ at the time.

The part I remember most about this was walking around all day dressed as a clown. We went to several different photo places before finally getting the pics done, if I remember correctly, but I don’t recall why. I just remember going to different places that day and everyone was staring at us!”

(submitted by Daniel) 

Salon-Quality Disappointment - Family Portrait

Salon-Quality Disappointment

“This is me after my gran decided to cut all my hair off. I had long hair down my back until she chopped it all off. Yes, I am a girl :(”

(submitted by Claire) 

Blinded By The Light - Babies

Blinded By The Light

“My family when I was 10 months old.”

(submitted by Jessica) 

Dog Days - Christmas

Dog Days

“From a series of Christmas photos of my family and me, taken by my oldest daughter’s boyfriend. We were all wearing our San Francisco Giants World Series holiday shirts. As most family photoshoots go during the holidays, my daughter was in a highly anxious mode and later she worked out her frustrations in Photoshop. That’s the face of one of our dogs. She posted it on Facebook wishing everyone ‘Happy Holidays from the Rodriguez Family!'”

(submitted by Kathy)

That’s All, Folks - Family Portrait

That’s All, Folks

“I have a small extended family. These are all the men in it. My dad, my dad’s dad, my mom’s dad, and my 2 brothers and I. My little brother snuck something in to be discovered years later.”

(via source)

Daughter Brawl - Family Portrait

Daughter Brawl

“This pretty much sums up my childhood. I’m the blond on the left burying my head in my sister’s lap while she gets in a cheap shot. The youngest is fish-hooking my other sister while my mother looks on and laughs My father is letting everyone know what his future looks like with four daughters like these.”

(submitted by Linday)

Bean Machines - Family Portrait

Bean Machines

“My grandmother worked at the Blytheville (AR) Canning Company when I was a kid (owned by Bush’s). At one point, she presented us with matching shirts for Showboat Beans… I’m guessing “Bean Machine” would be powered by flatulence? My mother had the grand idea of a (rare) family photo of us in said shirts. I’m the little kid on the right who can’t close her mouth (still true). IDK if my brother was sticking his tongue out at the photographer or if it had been at me. My mom’s 70’s-era hair is just awesome, as is my dad’s porn-stache (which was usually accompanied by a full beard that he’d just shaven–scaring the bejeebies out of 3-year-old-me). My grandmother passed away ten years ago, and this was a treasured photo still proudly on display in her house when we emptied it out.”

(submitted by Beth)