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Family Portrait

Doggy Style

“Our family went to the local portrait studio with our dog, Prudence. My dad, who loved her very much, considered her a member of the family and therefore wanted her to be a part of the photo. When we posed for the picture, Prudence would not stay still so my Dad straddled the bench to keep her still. This photo hung in our house for years, and, the truth is, we were oblivious about its awkwardness until a close friend pointed it out.”

(submitted by Karen)


Pull My Finger

“What should have been such a simple thing. ‘Let’s take a picture,’ turned into this. Apparently, taking a picture with Mom and Dad was just too much to ask. Thankfully, we moved on from this awkward moment.”

(submitted by Dawn)

Pizza Party

“In 1991, my dad opened a pizza shop called Lotsa Motsa Pizza. Before he opened the doors to the shop, we had our family photos with the pizza shirts and pizza. I’m pretty happy we did because it produced some pretty awesomely awkward pictures.”

Lemonade Stand

“Some members of the family were late for another Easter dinner they needed to attend, my father-in-law was grumping about standing for too long, my brother-in-law ran to grab the ladder so I could set the camera on it as a kids were escaping left and right. After twenty minutes of gathering the crew for a quick portrait before we dispersed, I finally figured out how to set the self-timer, framed the photo and clicked the button. I ran to my position and focused on being ready for the shot- I didn’t want to do this undignified dance too many times…Read More

Hello Dolly

“Trying to seriously take a four generation family photo and my daughter noticed something ‘going on’ in the background!”

(submitted by Tammy)

Daddy Direction

“By the look of the ponchos and the Frye boots, it’s around 1970. When it came to family photos, my dad was short tempered at the best of times. Here’s how it all went down.

Top photo, right to left. Me: “Dad told me to stand here.” Brad: “You’re supposed to be down at that end.” Brian: “Go where Brad says.” Grammy: “Oh look, a bug.” Jennifer: “I can’t see it.” Grandpa: “C’mon, Rachel, it will be ok.” Rachel: POUT.

One eighth of a second before the bottom photo. Dad (roaring): “LINE UP AND SMILE OR I’LL GIVE YOU SOMETHING TO SMILE ABOUT!”

(submitted by Allison)

July Fourth Toilet

“This is indeed my family. I was the youngest. It was taken at a photo studio in Fort St. John, British Columbia. The photographer kept asking little ole pre-pubescent me about what I thought of girls. It was hard for me to form a response. He also made me put my hand on my brother, Perry. The oldest brother Frank still plays guitar (it’s obvious that he was into music by his look) and my band July Fourth Toilet even had him play guitar on one of our records as well as in live shows.”

(submitted by Robert in Canada)

Don’t You Forget About Me

“We have three daughters, and were getting pictures with each. Chloe was not happy that she was being left out of the photo!”

(submitted by Derek)

Lone Tiger

She only promised to wear a dress.

(via poohannes)

The Little People

“I’m the boy sitting next to the two Umpa Lumpas (sisters), with my mom and brother right behind me. Soon after this fun-filled afternoon, my sister dropped a glass bottle of milk on my foot and I got 24 stitches.”

(submitted by Ken)