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“This is a special moment on my wedding day when my father saw me in my wedding dress for the first time. Unfortunatley my brother was “rearranging” behind us. No one caught this until AFTER the photo had been printed in my wedding album!”

(submitted by Katie)

An Apple A Wedding Day

On second thought, he decided to keep the ring.

(submitted by John)

Hello My Pretty

‘This is quite possibly the evilest easter bunny i’ve ever seen.”

(submitted by Meredith)

The Patriot

“My grandfather is the star of many awkward family photos. Here, he poses pantsless, with a pair of kettlebells, artistically composed at his feet to highlight his lack of pants and booty short spandex. The ¬†flag in the background pretty much says it all: this is AMERICA.”

(submitted by Hannah)

White Lines

“A picture taken of my father and sister. This is around 1983-1984. It was a professional photo, not candid, so he had to plan this outfit out.”

(submitted by Kim)

Rocky Mountain High

“I was 3 months old and my parents (who met in the Sierra Club) took me on a trip to Yosemite for some cross country skiing. She swears that no one knew in 1977 that drinking beer while breastfeeding may not have been a good idea. ”

(submitted by Allison)

In Good Hands

You can always spot the fathers who will have trouble letting go.

(submitted by Anton)

Eye Contact

Has anyone seen Aunt Telcia?

(submitted by Nicole)

What Goes Up

Dad wanted to help, but was told to stay behind the fence.

(submitted by Jessica)

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)