Say “Cheese!” – when family photos get awkward!

Ever had to participate in a family photograph where you felt your styling decisions were ignored? Well, the results were probably not half as bad as these.

I stumbled across the Awkward Family Photos blog one night when I should have been hard at work writing. Instead, I laughed my way through hundreds of photographs (and equally funny captions) of family’s formal portraits and those caught in some unfortunate candid moments. It seems that the eighties, dressing siblings in matching outfits and novelty themes all end in a similar result – awkward family photographs.

Enjoy browsing through the archives and of course feel free to submit your own family favourite. Meanwhile, I’m still pondering why one would pose pregnant, nude and leaning over a tyre – let me know if you have any insights.

The Awkward Family Photos book is available from Amazon for US$10.20.

Awkward Family Photos

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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