Family Portrait

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)

The Great Sofa Shortage Of 1974 - Family Portrait

The Great Sofa Shortage Of 1974

“I’m the one in the horrible pink velvet dress. I grew up with a mother who was always dressed in the best while we wore fashions typical of these. Not only was it our best, but look how small this dress is on me (way too short and the cuffs are halfway up my arm). Thankfully I was thin so it wasn’t like it was too small (to her). My 2 older sisters were hidden in the back because their dresses were so short also. Of course, she is in the middle and looks like a million bucks.”

(submitted by Cecelia)

Meet The Mullets - Family Portrait

Meet The Mullets

“This is a picture of my Dad, Mom, and brother the year before I was born. It says ‘1994’ right on the photo, but it definitely wasn’t necessary cause it’s so obvious it was the 90’s. I mean, my Mom and brother’s hair say it all. He had that mullet for 4 years. And I just love the look on my brother’s face, he had evil plans.”

(submitted by Jaimee)

Over It - Family Portrait

Over It

“I’m about 3 in this picture. It was taken for the church directory. From an early age, I was already over it.”

(submitted by Jessica)

The Family Portrait Debacle Of 1994 - Family Portrait

The Family Portrait Debacle Of 1994

“After the Great Family Portrait Debacle of 1994, we no longer attempt group family photos.”

(via source)

On A Pedestal - Family Portrait

On A Pedestal

“While I was away at college my family had to take a portrait for a church directory, so they took a framed photo of me. It was the photographer’s great idea to put me on a pedestal. Also, my Dad and brother had been fighting over something trivial, my Mom was annoyed, and my youngest brother habitually refused to smile for any picture.”

(submitted by Elizabeth) 

Rock Of Love - Family Portrait

Rock Of Love

“Yeah, this is supposed to be a family photo, but let’s be honest: the real star is my brother’s ginormous, outrageously over-teased hair.”

(submitted by Laura)