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Behind The Awkwardness

The Irritated Four

“It was the hottest day of the year, and car ride to Olan Mills was without air conditioning and Mom, Grandma, my cousins and myself were all crammed in the car together.  On the way Mom got pulled over for having a broken tail light.  Needless to say by the time we got there everyone was already over it.  Those dresses were hot and itchy, and even time our photographer was ready to shoot, someone started crying or had to go to the bathroom.  I’m the one on the far right with the face.  I still make that face to this day when irritated!”

(submitted by Rachael)

Hangman

“This is a picture of my grandmother, older brother, and my dad. The photo was taken well before I was born and I can guarantee this was my dad’s idea.”

(submitted by Rani)

The Rub

“This is my husband when he was 6 or 7. His grandma sent him to school on PICTURE DAY in this shirt. You can’t see the bottom, but the shirt actually says ‘Rub it easy, make it hard.’ No joke. His grandma obviously was clueless. Needless to say, he didn’t wear it to school again.”

(submitted by Wendy)

The Anniversary Party

“For my parents 20th anniversary, my mom decided to dress up in her wedding dress and get our family Christmas photos done in front of the place they were married. I’m the girl bending over trying to hold down my brother who wanted to get away for obvious reasons. Needless to say, it was not everything my mom had hoped for.”

(submitted by Shea)

Brotherhead

“This is of my older sister, perfect in all pictures, and older brother’s gigantically chubby head. The photographer thought this was the best picture of the whole shoot. My mom thought it was hilarious and horrifying, so of course she bought it.”

(submitted by Caitlin)

The Super Bowl

“I was looking through some old albums at home and found this gem. It’s my aunt and I. I’m not sure what was going on in the photo, but I’m guessing that I just got a new haircut and was not so happy with it.”

(submitted by Janice)

Reach Out And Touch

“I photographed my sister-in-law’s wedding (my husband’s sister). I knew the window overlooked a part of the hotel’s roof, but I didn’t notice the workers until after I snapped a few pictures. When I got home and downloaded all the pictures, I couldn’t stop laughing when I saw this. Lucky for me she has a good sense of humor and allowed me to share it with you.”

(submitted by Laura)

Blades Of Glory

“My younger brother in his ‘awkward yet fabulous’ phase. Please note the following:

1. Western-style shirt with Christmas-star-snowflake ornament….
2. One exposed skate (just to prove that you’re wearing skates?).
3. Indestructible plastic-frame glasses because, of course, the parents were worried about their child breaking the stylish/expensive ones.
4. Gold lamé fabric bringing out the most unsympathetic tones in the ginger kid’s skin and hair.”

(submitted by Laura)

Rear Window

“This is my son on a weekend trip to a drive through safari. My daughter was crying and he wasn’t exactly thrilled with the close up animal encounters either.”

(submitted by Jennifer)

Beltboy

“This is my pre-school picture.  I had a fit and would not get my picture taken unless I could put my belt on my head.  So my mom did what she had to do.”

(submitted by Mike)