Skip to content

Bangin’

“The day before school pictures 1984 my mom was complaining that I wore black too often (all the time). So after making myself beautiful on school picture day I grabbed an old white sweater vest out of her closet and wore it to school. She still was not pleased with my school photos. Wonder why?”

(submitted by Mara)

The Letter A

“Well, I met my year old niece for the first time. So I thought it would be nice if she and her sister would take pictures with my son. Needless to say that it didn’t go so well. They kept asking if we wanted to re shoot but these were way too priceless to get rid of.”

(submitted by Crystal)

Back At Ya

“That’s me, the flower girl on the left and this pose was definitely the photographer’s idea. He worked at the hospital where my mom and stepdad worked (bride & groom), so he wasn’t a professional photographer, or really any good.”

(submitted by IG @vee_leigh)

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)

The Print Edition

“My mom printed this photo from her phone.”

(submitted by IG @gnarlynatty)

Stampede

“If it weren’t for ‘vigilant’ mothering and quick intervention, I could have been trampled by a herd of goats when I was 4 yrs old. I can’t imagine the impact that such a scene would have had on my equally tender and dutiful sister, who perpetually wore her school gym uniform outside of class.”

(submitted by Katie)

Red Alert

“My mother always dressed my brothers and I alike, but one Christmas, she made everyone do it.  This is the result.  I’m the one who is not smiling because I’m pretty sure I just received a “talking to” for my objection to the madness.”

(submitted by Greg)

Open Wide

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

(submitted by IG @draxx_sklounst)

Where’s The Beef?

“This was me in 1985 wearing my favorite outfit I constructed from various bags full of ‘hand me downs’ my cousin used to give my mother.”

(submitted by IG @eirikir)

Tree Huggers

“Supposed to be professional photos, but the guy just set up a log and his assistant held up a fake branch (whose hand is in the frame) between my sister Suzy and I (I’m on the right).”

(submitted by Beth)