Family Portrait

A Midsummer Night’s Nightmare - Family Portrait

A Midsummer Night’s Nightmare

“This is a picture of my mom, my sister, and me. Guess whose idea it was.”

(submitted by Caren)

The Pre-Photoshop Days - Family Portrait

The Pre-Photoshop Days

“Circa 1980. There I am in all my split-end, buck-toothed glory, with my had on my mom’s knee. My dad’s thumb and index finger are pressed together per the photographer’s artistic direction. But the best part is that since my oldest brother was away at college and wasn’t able to be in the picture with us, so Mom taped his high school graduation picture right on it.”

(submitted by Christy)

Hug Malfunction - Family Portrait

Hug Malfunction

“This is a photo of my twin brother and I with our mom when we were about 5 years old. I went in for a hug and ended up copping a feel. For years I hated seeing this photo hanging on the hallway wall. Now I think it’s hilarious.”

(submitted by Teri)

Strapless 2 - Family Portrait

Strapless 2

“My Nana (the woman in the glasses) won a radio contest for a family portrait. The session ended up being held in a motel and Nana thought it would be a good idea to wear a strapless dress. Also note my Aunt Mimi’s (the girl in her lap) devilish, evil smile.”

(submitted by Bryttany)

Life With Four Kids - Babies

Life With Four Kids

“This was our first photo shoot after child #4 entered the scene. This pretty well sums up our home life.”

(submitted by Sara)

 

Headroom - Family Portrait

Headroom

“My parents had gotten divorced and Dad got remarried right before this was taken. Between the families there were nine kids: my siblings, half-siblings, and step-siblings. The adults had decided to take portraits with all the different family combinations. If I remember correctly, there was lots of arguing about which kids should be in which photo. I think this photo captures our response to the drama.”

(submitted by Kate)

The Viking Compromise - Family Portrait

The Viking Compromise

“I wanted to get family portraits done. My husband did not. This was our solution.”

(submitted by Nicole)

Done With It - Family Portrait

Done With It

“This the last photo from our one and only professional photo shoot with my mom’s side of the family. I have no idea why my grandfather is completely turned around or why my mom and I are lifting up my dress.”

(submitted by Andrea)

A Cut Above - Family Portrait

A Cut Above

“This picture of my family was taken in 1975. I am in the back, smiling with glasses.  No one noticed my youngest brother, Steven, had brought a knife as a prop. Love dad’s bushy sideburns. Love the dated wall paper in our breakfast nook.”

(submitted by Elaine)

Making Faces - Family Portrait

Making Faces

“Yeah! The first photo, I’m the one making the ridiculous face. Those were for the church directory and the photographer kept saying: everyone smile now! And I kept making silly faces. My mom was so mad when she saw them! This one was the most normal of the bunch.”

(submitted by Rachel)