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Family Portrait

Change Of Heart

“This is my husband and four children. We asked the kids to sit down with Dad to get their pictures together, but my daughter didn’t want to be in the picture, so said, “Okay, just stay over there.” I started to take the picture and she got even more upset for being left OUT of the picture. As you can see my husband was also annoyed!”

(submitted by Nichole)

Candid Camera

“This was taken during a  church picture photoshoot. We were told we were taking a break.”

(submitted by Kim)

Terrible Twos

“Some family members decided it’d be great to get a bunch of kids together for a group portrait for the grandparents. The entire idea ticked off my barely two-year-old to no end, and for whatever idiotic reason we thought we could cheer her up by taking some portraits of just her with an oversized “two”–she’s always been a little model for the camera. She actually started with a smile but as soon as the photographer went to snap the picture she just a meltdown. The photographer immediately went to erase the digital image but I yelled “NO, I WANT THAT ONE!” The result was what I’ve always coined “pretty much the ultimate portrayal of a two year old.” You have to love the gleam of the tear coming down the face.

My daughter is 9 years old now and I still have an 8×10 of it displayed in the house. She thinks it’s the greatest picture in the world.”

(submitted by Danielle)

Fun With Frames

“This is a picture of my sister (on the far right) with her fiance and her new in-laws. She has not taken a family photo in over twelve years and then she poses for this.”

(submitted by Vincent) 

 

The Surrender

“Our perfect family photo shoot was only a little hampered by my 2 year old granddaughter who decided to throw a complete fit during the sitting. We gave up trying to get her to look good and let her ‘do her own thing.’ She ended up at the bottom of the stairs and we went on without her…so to speak.”

(submitted by Minda)

The Price Of Cooperation

“This is a photo of my family. It was quite awkward. My 4 year old brother refused to wear a shirt. My grandmother has a 3×5 foot tapestry of this hanging in her house.”

(submitted by Alex) 

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

“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

“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

“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)