Family Portrait

Green Day

“When I was 17 my parents thought it would be a good idea to take us all to pose for one of those glamour shots. This photo would of been a lot more awkward had I been allowed to wear my own make-up though maybe the glamour make-up and heavy air brushing adds to the uncomfortable.”

(submitted by Lia in Australia)

The Showman

“Just an old family photo that many of us and our friends can’t stop looking at… we were visiting our grandparents in Mass, coming from PA.  So of course we had to take a family photo and of course my older brother was wearing a “Thriller” half shirt.  I keep asking myself, did they really sell those?  I am the one on the right… with a sweatshirt/short combo that almost looks like a one piece outfit. ”

(submitted by Tim)

First Timers

“This was taken a few weeks ago during our first family portrait. A friend thought it was staged, but it’s not at all. After about 10 minutes of taking pictures it was getting pretty hard to wrangle my son.  I actually love this photo the most because it really captures the family dynamic well.”

(submitted by Yasemin)

A Separate Peace

The always rare in-the-photobomb.

(submitted by Muha)

Furries

“Since it was one of our first “Major” holidays as a family, my mother decided it was a brilliant idea to take as many family photos as possible. Naturally, we all had to match. Sure, we have the good ones where my step dad here is actually wearing a shirt… but he doesn’t have a fur vest like the rest of us. Someone had the idea for him to wear *his* fur vest, and thus this picture was born, which includes me laughing with tears in my eyes. Believe it or not there is a huge portrait of this on a wrapped canvas above my mother’s bed to this day.”

(submitted by Miranda)

Bunch Of Boobs

A time-honored family tradition.

(submitted by Jason)

Proof

“We found a photo of my mom and her brothers.  They took this photo, in a rush, to surprise my grandparents for their 25th anniversary.  Needless to say, they decided not to order the proofs.”

(submitted by Kathy)

The Bare Necessities

“So my mum had seen these ‘naked family’ style of photos and she really really loved them. So off we went to the photographer to get our own nudie masterpiece done! Strangely enough, the photographer had absolutely no idea what mum meant so we ended up with this awkward as, seemingly naked family photo.”

(submitted by Courtney in Australia)