Family Portrait

All About The Arm

“It’s all about the arm.”

(submitted by Maylana)

Mohawk Pride

“This is a photo of my family taken in 1987. I have a long mohawk and I am in the back center of this photo. My dad wanted to know how I was going to hide the mohawk in the family photo but my mom said ‘Heck no, he’s gonna wear it up!'”

(submitted by Chris)

Where Do I Put My Arms?

“I’m the one next to my Dad, holding my arms in like I’m surrounded by lepers. In the years since, I’ve taken more natural photos with my family, but this one can still be seen today on top of my Mom’s TV.”

(submitted by Josh) 

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)