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Family Portrait

Surrender

“Our perfect family photo shoot was only a little hampered by my 2 year old granddaughter who decided to throw a complete fit during the sitting. We gave up trying to get her to look good and let her ‘do her own thing.’ She ended up at the bottom of the stairs and we went on without her…so to speak.”

(submitted by Minda)

Salon de Mom

“This is me and my siblings with our homemade haircuts.”

(submitted by Brian)

0 For 2

“That’s my hand trying to keep the baby from falling out of the chair while my husband looks down on our toddler to be sure she doesn’t face plant off the back of the table. By far our favorite shot from the kids first photo shoot together.”

(submitted by IG @xtal_o)

Prime Time

“We were all wearing nice clothes for the photo but my 5 year old insisted to dress as Optimus Prime. Eh, at least he’s dressed.”

(submitted by Elizabeth)

On A Pedestal

“While I was away at college my family had to take a portrait for a church directory, so they took a framed photo of me. It was the photographer’s great idea to put me on a pedestal. Also, my Dad and brother had been fighting over something trivial, my Mom was annoyed, and my youngest brother habitually refused to smile for any picture.”

(submitted by Elizabeth) 

Open Wide

“My family at the dentist. I’m in the chair, the dentist is my uncle, and for some reason my grandmother decided this was a great time for a family picture.”

(submitted by Sarah)

Cutting In

“My mom had already printed and framed her prized portrait session, so when little brother unexpectedly came along, Mom improvised.”

(submitted by IG @lageminicondaniel

Comfort Pack

“It was a “Sears photo” type situation from back around 1969-1970, my mother (all of 19) said they were trying to get me to sit still and stop squawking (which has gotten worse as I’ve gotten older). She cannot recall exactly, but she believes that my father (20) who smoked (natch), presumably handed them to me as a distraction (or maybe I just crawled over and grabbed them to smoke one, honestly, I wouldn’t put it past me, even as a toddler) so the photographer could snap the picture.”

(submitted by Taryn)

Big Red

“My mom sewed clothes for the family when I was growing up. Since our family sang together in churches in Indiana and Michigan in the 70’s, she had the grand idea of making red polyester suits with a hint of orange Polka dots (along with the awesomely huge bow ties). Gotta love ya, Mom! And BTW, I’m the little boy next to dad. Today, my family of 7 children all play in our own family music group, but without the polyester.”

(submitted by John)

Ghosting

“I’m the boy in the picture with my family. Apparently, the ghostbusters craze got the best of my mom and she made us walk through the mall in those stupid shirts to get our picture taken. From the look on my sister’s face, I don’t think she was too thrilled with the whole idea either.”

(Submitted by Trevor)