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Family Portrait

The Peek Around

“My mom forced my brothers and I to take a family portrait…from this the fabled ‘peek around’ emerged.”

(submitted by Kevin)

Open Wide

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

(submitted by IG @draxx_sklounst)


“My parents hired a photographer to come to the house and take a family picture. I titled it ‘Shamus Shins’ because the angle accentuates the shins on all of us. The looks on our faces is just hilarious! We were all crammed on the couch that us kids were not allowed to sit on in the room we were not allowed in.”

(submitted by Melissa)

Staring Contest

“My sisters and I, Casper Wyoming circa 1985. Hair, pearls, blank stares.”

(submitted by IG @lorizluke

Style & Profile

“This was the last time I tried to get my kids to pose for a family picture. My youngest daughter was having none of it and would not cooperate with the photographer. This was the closest we could get to a happy family picture.”

(submitted by Kristen)

The Blowout

“My mom and aunt were always into the big huge 80’s hair, but seriously wtf is on my head? My aunt did my hair, and my mom loved it enough to allow me to get professional pictures taken.”

(submitted by Christina) 

Photo Fracas

“Grandmother was taking pics at Sears with her grandkids. The boys were fussy and didn’t want to be there but the girls were great.”

(submitted by IG @jon_al_sim)

That 70s Family

“My parents and siblings in 1972. Kids couldn’t resist interrupting photo session.”

(submitted by Kathleen) 

Far Out

“Our family photo taken at Olan Mills.”

(submitted by Megan)  

I’m Not Here

“My parents trying to take our first family photo with me (the baby) and apparently it was too much pressure for my brother.”

(submitted by (IG @victoriachrostowski)