Family Portrait

The Compromise

The Compromise - Babies

“1979. The first time I had to get my picture taken at JC Penney’s with my baby brother, who had stolen my spotlight a few months before. I threw a tantrum, but then finally agreed to be in the picture. I still refused to smile.”

(submitted by Jennifer)

In Babies • July 21st, 2016 • Add A Comment »

Suspension Of Disbelief

Suspension Of Disbelief - Family Portrait

“This is a picture of me (the little girl), my brother, and my parents. Yes, my brother is wearing acid washed jeans held up by red suspenders. Yes, my father is rockin’ the pencil ‘stache. Yes, I have the ‘I need an adult’ face. I’m not sure what concerns me more – what my parents are doing to my brother or my brother’s enjoyment of it.”

(submitted by Phuong)

In Family Portrait • July 20th, 2016 • Add A Comment »

Crossed Up

Crossed Up - Dad

“From our family portrait session in 1991. Olan Mills gave us  this photo at no additional charge. Guess who probably got a spanking later that evening.”

(submitted by James)

In Dad • July 13th, 2016 • 1 Comment »

Cowboy Up

Cowboy Up - Dad

“I actually like these photos, which I believe are the only posed photos we ever had shot as a family. Sure, future generations will look at us and think WTF? But those were the times, man, and my Dad loved his cowboy hat.”

(submitted by Tammy)

In Dad • July 12th, 2016 • Add A Comment »

Shell Shock

Shell Shock - Family Portrait

“This was in October, 1999. I thought it would be cute. My husband about killed me. I hired a professional photographer. We were in costume for over an hour. Husband drank beer to get through it. I can’t believe now that I did this. Also my daughter had just given herself a nice bang trim.”

(submitted by Tracy)

In Family Portrait • July 12th, 2016 • Add A Comment »

Dry Christmas

Dry Christmas - Christmas

“This was my family’s Christmas card for 1995. My mom came up with the crazy idea to have us all wear different towels in the picture. It still makes me laugh every time I see it.”

(submitted by Brynn)

In Christmas • July 8th, 2016 • 1 Comment »

One Big Happy

One Big Happy - Family Portrait

“This is a photo of me, my cat and my best friends from high school. Looking back on it now I think it makes us look like we’re all married to each other. Epic!”

(submitted by Lizy)

In Family Portrait • July 7th, 2016 • 4 Comments »
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