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Family Portrait

The Hungover Photographer

“Found this Olan Mills beauty from 1983. My dad claims he remembered the photographer to be pretty hungover. You think?”

(submitted by IG @margar_et_)

 

The Wild Bunch

“It’s 1964 and mom is pregnant with baby number 5 in this photo.”

(submitted by Sharon)

The Shady Bunch

“While we were never the type of family to sit for a studio portrait, someone stumbled across a coupon and decided to give it a shot. Mind you, this is the ONE AND ONLY family portrait we ever took. I am on the bottom left with the too-big-for-my-face white fashion glasses and the poorly chopped bangs and I vaguely recall that we had a family meeting and decided to try and look “cool” — hence the sunglasses and the emotionless faces. I’m not sure what’s more entertaining: the fact that no one is wearing sleeves? Or that there is an honest to God ALF t-shirt being worn in all seriousness?”

(submitted by Erin)

Folded

“My brother and I in 2010 when our mom brought us to get family photos done at Walmart! I convinced her I should be allowed to wear my soccer jersey that said ‘Magnuson Ford’ because they were our sponsor. She was PISSED when we got the photos back and discovered the jersey had folded like that.”

(submitted by IG @mardi.pardi.hardi)

Open Wide

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

(submitted by IG @draxx_sklounst)

Skate Or Die

“This is a picture my mom made of me with my favorite doll who could ROLLER SKATE!”

(submitted by IG @spin.lift.run)

Behind The Curtain

“Our family photo with picture of Coors to the left. Priceless.”

(submitted by Scott) 

The Beehive

“This is my grandma sometime around 1960, years after marrying a GI and coming to America from her home in Germany.”

(submitted by IG @a__avena

Gearheads

“Who makes three siblings commemorate their headgear wearing days? My mom, that’s who. What teenagers agree to have a professional picture taken in said headgears? My crazy family!”

(submitted by Kathryn)

Family Jeans

“For some reason my parents said yes to this formation when the photographer suggested it for our 1997 family portrait.”

(submitted by IG @bridgetnoel_)