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Family Portrait

Say Yes To The Vest

“On family picture day, we were made to wear these homemade vests with prints of Scottish terriers on them. But what the camera doesn’t capture is the shame we felt when we put them on. Unable to look each other in the eye, we bore our humiliation with silent equanimity. The dogs and the baby weren’t having it either.”

(submitted by Christopher)

The Dress Code

“My husband is the one in the snazzy suit getting ready for a school dance surrounded by his family.”

(submitted by Kate)

Farm Team

“Mom and dad always wanted a farm but they went corporate instead so we were forced into these outfits for Halloween until we were 10.”

(submitted by IG @coachzullo

Baby Bird

“I wanted to give my husband a nice picture of us for his work office but I ordered this particular picture without noticing my sweet baby boy’s hand gesture. My husband had it on his desk for years.”

(submitted by IG @karrionthen)

The Original Tan Mom

“My mother was so tan, she looked like a member of a different family. On another note, our dog ‘Snowball’ seemed pleased.”

(submitted by IG @douglaswrightmeyer

Suspended

“This is a picture of me (the little girl), my brother, and my parents. Yes, my brother is wearing acid washed jeans held up by red suspenders. Yes, my father is rockin’ the pencil ‘stache. Yes, I have the ‘I need an adult’ face. I’m not sure what concerns me more – what my parents are doing to my brother or my brother’s enjoyment of it.”

(submitted by Phuong)

East German Style

“With relatives in West Germany (before the reunification in 1989), we were in the lucky position to get some Levi’s jeans or hot fake snakeskin pants.”

(submitted by Marcus)

Rock Bed

“My sister must have fallen asleep on a family walk so she got plonked on the ground for this photo.”

(submitted by Meriel)

Nut House

“This is a family portrait where we are wearing t-shirts from our boiled peanut business. We had an early morning appointment and got up 15 minutes before our time. The stunned look on our faces is actually a waking up look and thoughts of what are we doing!!!! It has become a family classic.”

(submitted by Joan)

Meet Gurgle

“Yes, my father’s ventriloquist dummy, Gurgle Worthington, was a part of the family.”

(submitted by Aubrey)