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Mom & Dad


“The Sears portrait photographer couldn’t figure out how to get the families to stand/sit cohesively, so she came up with this pose with me sitting on my husband’s back, trying to get our oldest son to look and smile at the camera. My husband was annoyed, my father-in-law (standing) was done with the photo session & this became our family photo of 2009.”

(submitted by Elizabeth) 


“My parents took us to the Masters back in the 80s. It was such a momentous occasion my dad paid for this picture and had it framed. Hint: I’m wearing purple.”

(submitted by IG @complainasaurus_rex

Cardboard Daughter

“My parents threw a graduation party for themselves after the last kid, (the one on the left end), graduated from high school. The oldest child was out of state at the time and unable to attend. So my mom took a cardboard moving box, cut it out in a shape that resembled a human being, and stuck her face on it.”

(submitted by Elise)

The Placeholder

“This was my parent’s pregnancy announcement in 1991 a couple months before my birth. My dad saved the cardboard outline and gave it to me before the birth of my first child.”

(submitted by IG @lucy_regalado


“My mother was taking the photo and told us to look at the light to avoid red eye.”

(submitted by Lizzie)

First Family

“When my parents were getting their portraits taken, the photographer had an idea. My Mom wore a tube top and my Dad took his shirt off. The photographer even entered this in a photography contest and won. He gave them a copy of the photo for posing for him, but what he truly gave us is an amazing captured moment that made me wonder if this is what married life is like. I saw this picture every day hanging up in their bedroom.”

(submitted by Nicole)

Holiday Spirit

“My kids weren’t feeling the holiday spirit.”

(submitted by IG @mrshandratty

The Picker

“We tried to get a nice family photo for our 8th anniversary.”

(submitted by Ng Zhen An)

Tub Love

“My parents like to make our Christmas cards ‘one to remember,’ so they came up with this idea. Two parents, seven kids, all in my parents bathtub! One of my brothers turned on the shower while we were all in there and no one could move to get out.”

(submitted by Shandi)

Power 90s

“It was the early 90s. No other explanation needed.”

(submitted by IG @dinac203