Bounce - Grandma

Bounce

“This is Mother’s Day, 1994. My grandmother asked to try out my new pogo stick, and my mom was there to capture the result.”

(submitted by Kelly)

AFP Grandparents: The Board Game

While online games may be all the rage, we here at AFP like to keep it old school. In that spirit, we’re proud to present the new Awkward Family Photos board game and who better to introduce it than the AFP Grandparents…

The Yellow Brick Road - Pets

The Yellow Brick Road

He’s not in Kansas anymore.

(Submitted by Richard & Theodore  Photo by Micah of MJ Photography)

Brotherly Love - Behind The Awkwardness

Brotherly Love

“This is a photo of me and my brother taken in 1979 when I was 4 and my brother is 7. it was taken at Olan Mills and there were other photos from this shoot, but none quite as magical this one. This photo is a running joke in our household and hopefully it will be in everyone else’s too.”

(submitted by Rick)

The Great Wall Of Awkwardness - Family Portrait

The Great Wall Of Awkwardness

We salute this impressive body of work.

(submitted by Becker)

Hangtime - Pets

Hangtime

The bird does its best bat impression.

(submitted by Ariel)

Don’t Blink - Behind The Awkwardness

Don’t Blink

“When my son Mike had his school photo taken, he was terrified of blinking and having his eyes closed. He wasn’t trying to be funny. He was wearing his favorite Roadkill shirt because he felt that he looked especially handsome in it.”

(submitted by Sharon)

Burning Down The House - Kids

Burning Down The House

“Photo of me and my two other siblings when we donated a house on some property my parents bought to the fire department. My parents thought it would be a good memory to have and had us pose smiling in front of a burning house, little did they know the picture was extremely ironic.”

(submitted by Brennah)

Mustache Club 2 - Family Portrait

Mustache Club 2

Before there were fake mustaches, you had to grow real fake mustaches.

(submitted by Michelle)

Out Of Africa - Behind The Awkwardness

Out Of Africa

“This is me with my family around 1993 or 1994. My parents were planning to move to Africa to become missionaries, so for our photo for the church directory that year, we all wore authentic Kenyan Karanga shirts.”

(submitted by Joel)