Family Portrait

Chairman Of The Beard - Family Portrait

Chairman Of The Beard

You don’t get to hold the cat for nothing.

(submitted by Brendon)

(title submitted by John)

Joy Division - Family Portrait

Joy Division

Sometimes when you’re happy and you know it, you don’t need to clap your hands.

(submitted by Nicole)

Everybody Was Kung-Fu Fighting - AFP Hall Of Fame

Everybody Was Kung-Fu Fighting

“This is a photo of me and my family. For the record, my dad is not Ron Jeremy.”

(submitted by Daniel)

The Enthusiasts - Family Portrait

The Enthusiasts

Nothing complements the beauty of mother nature quite like a semi-automatic weapon.

(submitted by anonymous)

Touchy - Family Portrait

Touchy

 

Sometimes, affection is a one-way street.

(submitted by Alex)

Out On A Limb - Black And White

Out On A Limb

Cousin Fletcher thought he was above it all.

(submitted by Linnea)

Faceoff #2 - Family Portrait

Faceoff #2

Susan would have had no idea there was any tension if it wasn’t for the burning sensation on either side of her head.

(submitted by Susan)

Pop Your Collar - Family Portrait

Pop Your Collar

This family keeps every day casual.

(submitted by Cait)

Say Cheese! - Babies

Say Cheese!

And the photographer thought that it would be hard to get the baby to smile.

(submitted by Andrea)

Lean Wit It - AFP Hall Of Fame

Lean Wit It

“The photo was taken on the steps of the St. Coleman’s parish church in Pompano Beach, Florida after Sunday mass sometime in 1989.

The little boy leaning on my bits and pieces is my pesky brother, Aldrich, who was about 4 years old at the time.

In his youth, he had a series of mishaps and accidents due to his rambunctious nature:

He fell into our pool without knowing how to swim and managed to get himself to safety;
He fell down two flights of steps inside a cruise ship;
He wrapped the cord for our living room curtains around his neck and proceeded to jump off the sofa, fortunately taking down the whole curtain track assembly with him;
He took the cigarette lighter from inside our car and branded himself on his right cheek, the mark still showing up to today;
And, he fell off the second floor of his school in 3rd grade and landed on some chicken wire, which broke his fall but bloodied himself from all the cuts and scrapes he managed to get.
Anyways, on this perfect Sunday morning, we had just gotten out of church and decided to snap a shot for posterity’s sake…

… just as the person taking the picture counted to three, I felt his tiny hand grasp me in the groin like a vise and I just barely managed to smile and keep a brave front for the moment… and it turned to a grimace in pain right after the shutter clicked.. and I will never forget the wave of pain that engulfed me soon after.

Today, whenever I look at that photo, I not only remember all the hardships my mother and I went through in raising that guy… I remember how he turned what was supposed to be the perfect family photo into THE most awkward in our family history.”

(submitted by Joseph)