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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 Leg Swap

“Sometimes, matching during family photos isn’t the best idea.”

(via source

A Touching Tribute

Any photographer will tell you that there are few subjects greater or more challenging than the human face and any attempt to alter or retouch something so complex must be done...

Purple Haze

“One day, back in ’81 or so, MawMaw thought it would be a good idea for us to all enjoy a few glasses of her fermented ‘friendship punch’ before heading down to the photo studio at K-Mart.”

(submitted by Chuck)

Hangtime

“The kids were having a shoot for our Christmas card and we had no idea why the photographer stopped shooting and fell to the ground laughing.  We sent it to a few friends with the caption, “It’s snot Christmas without you!”

 

Hot Tub Greetings

“My parents just got a hot tub and were very excited about it. Therefore, my grandma hired a professional photographer to take a family photo in the hot tub. For some reason they posed with wine and candles even though the children were not old enough to drink… and sent it out to 150 plus friends as a Christmas card.”

(submitted by Brittany)

Everything 80’s

“Nothing says ‘1980’s’ like my friend’s family photo.”

(via source)

Give Me A Sign

“For the family Christmas photo, everyone had to make a sign with their relationship status. I’m single, so this was my sign.”

(via source)

Fall Photo

“We’re good parents, I swear.”

(via source)

Like A Hawk

“This is a family photo clearly taken in the 80s. I’m the boy in the stylish green pants in the middle. Here’s what my mom said about the pants: ‘I remember thinking that you shouldn’t have green pants (since it was a bit unusual). But you held your ground. Smart. And daring. They’re super good looking!’

I’m sure all 3 of us kids had just been at the hairdresser. I could never do that hairdo myself, no matter how hard I tried, but since I loved it so much I always requested it when going to the hairdresser. And then proceeded to keep it for as many days as I could. Half-way through the week it would start coming down on the sides and I think it looked less like awesome-80s-do and more like halfway-mohawk-do.”

(submitted by Jonas)