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Mom & Dad

The Minnesota Sweats

“My dad grew up in Minnesota, where the tradition of sweating out your worries (and clearly your soul), in a giant, cedar oven is passed down from each white, pasty, Scandinavian generation to the next.”

(submitted Corissa)

A Marriage Story

“It was my wedding day and my mom did not want me to get married.”

(submitted by Joanne)

Mistake On The Lake

“We shelled out the bucks to stay at this lovely lakeside resort in McCall, Idaho. The hope was to capture a scenic and memorable photo for our annual holiday/Christmas card. ‘Memorable’ is what we ended up with  because we dared to suggest our two year old say ‘cheeeeeeze’ for the photo.”

(submitted by Anita)

Backstage With Brunhilda

“From 2005. I had just concluded my mesmerizing performance as Brunhilda. Dad was going through his hair growing phase, which turned him into a hippie Benjamin Franklin. Mom was also going through a phase with her hair. And my sister was so excited to be at my 8th grade play that she couldn’t even keep her eyes open.”

(submitted by IG @hollyandpines)

Back At Ya

“That’s me, the flower girl on the left and this pose was definitely the photographer’s idea. He worked at the hospital where my mom and stepdad worked (bride & groom), so he wasn’t a professional photographer, or really any good.”

(submitted by IG @vee_leigh)

Open Wide

“The photographer had a wacky request for our facial expressions.”

(submitted by IG @draxx_sklounst)

Thumb Wrestling

“What a proud moment for mom. Little did she know that there was no thumb sucking allowed in this picture!”

(submitted by Julie)

We Tried

“This is me, my husband, and our three happy children. We rarely get a picture of us all together and this will be the last.”

(submitted by Louise)

Yellow Fever

“This is what happens when you sneeze during an Olan Mills Christmas picture session. And yes, my parents still used this as our Christmas card. And I have no explanation for the color scheme.”

(submitted by IG @brookeeecoleman

A Tree Branch Runs Through It

“My parents’ wedding photos from 1987. Apparently the photographer turned into a page 3 photographer.”

(submitted by IG @minnazcliff)