Have you ever looked at your old photos and wondered, “Why was I wearing that??” You were probably joining a popular fad that time. Don’t you wish we had “Fad-ometers” that would tell us which items would become a hideous accessory or fashion statement in the future? However, no need to fret. We have all been there, so everyone can look at random embarrassing photos of themselves and laugh at them, together with the rest of humanity. Old pictures of ourselves can be bad, but old family photos usually take the cake when it comes to the cringe factor. Check out these hilarious family photos and be thankful you were not in them.
Why, Mom? Why?
We can expect something like this from the men in the family but how did they get the mom to agree to doing this?? Mothers love their children, but there’s a limit to what you can expect your mom to do for you. Did they have dirt on her that they used to blackmail her into doing this? That is the only explanation we can think of for how this photo came to be.
One of their children was going through a phase, but we won’t tell you which one. There are enough subtle clues for you to pick up on. We are pretty sure you will figure it out. Nevertheless, practically everyone has gone through a phase. We might not have pictures to show for it, but we have been there. We may laugh at this now, but at the back of our minds we are thinking, “I must keep THAT photo somewhere safe.”
There are people who are camera shy… and then there’s this kid. Have you seen anything like this? It is certainly an understatement to say that this kid gets very nervous when he is in front of the camera. We have to admit, though, that this picture was snapped at just the right moment. This boy might not appreciate this snap when he grows up, but we would definitely treasure this if this were our family photo.
What happens when a family of yoga fanatics have their family portrait taken? Apparently, this. Poor baby doesn’t even get a say in this! We wonder who came up with this. Maybe they could tell us why they thought this was a good idea. They are even wearing matching unitards, so this was not just some random thing. They actually put some thought into this. These ladies are pretty flexible, though. We’ll give them that, at least.
Like Mother, Like Daughter
If you want to know what this little girl will look like when she grows up, just look at the lady next to her. If you are the little girl in the picture, how do you feel looking at your future? If you are the little girl and are now grown up, did you turn out looking like the lady beside you? We want to know if you managed to refute the saying, “Like mother, like daughter.”
The Middle Child
This is Karen, the middle child. She likes staring deep into people’s souls. She freaks people out when she does this, but she doesn’t understand why. She also doesn’t know why she wasn’t allowed to join family photo time. These are Karen’s siblings…obviously Mom’s and Dad’s favorites. They don’t stare deep into people’s souls. They were allowed to join family time. Perhaps Karen can take a hint…or maybe not.
License Plate Ideas
Putting something on a license plate doesn’t make it true. You should know that by now. Yeah, we’re talking about things like “B1GD1K” or “C0000L”. You’re not fooling anyone. Also, adding many Os or zeros to the word cool doesn’t make you look cool. It just looks like you don’t know how to spell. These guys might have thought pointing at a word would make it true for them…it doesn’t.
Welcome To The Family
We’re not sure whether this pair is trying to show off the newest member of their family or their newly spayed/neutered cat, but Mittens here sure looks less than thrilled to be part of it. There’s always that one person in a family portrait who looks like they would rather be anywhere else than in the photo. Well, we know who that is in this picture. To be fair, Mittens is a busy cat. He has places to be, cats to see…
Impractical Mrs. Claus
During winter, the average temperature at the North Pole is around -40°F. We’re pretty sure you would need to wear more than just a “sexy” leather outfit. Also, we highly doubt Mrs. Claus is impractical like this. After all, their family is known for efficiency, delivering all of the presents to children on Christmas Eve. And what’s with the lace garter? If they didn’t just get married before this family photo was taken, then it has no place here. As far as we know, wearing a lace garter is not the new “in” thing.
Indigo Is Missing
Either this family has a missing member or they don’t know what the colors of the rainbow are. In case you didn’t know, ROYGBIV is an acronym for the colors of the rainbow, red, orange, yellow, blue, indigo and violet. As you can see, indigo is missing. We sure hope they simply forgot that the rainbow has seven colors. Forgetting their family has one more member is just plain unforgivable.
Redirect Your Attention
It is never a good idea to ogle someone, especially if a camera is pointed at you. This kid probably learned this the hard way when he saw this photo. You should really redirect your attention. You might meet someone who will do something about your ogling and you’ll end up in jail or at the hospital. Also, ogling people is just wrong. Kids should learn this lesson at an early age.
Love Of Basketball
He clearly loves basketball, so much so that he is fine with not having his own wife’s face in the frame. We wonder if his wife knew that her face would not be in the photo. What was reaction when she saw this? It’s her belly after all and she is part of the family. Even the faces of catalog models are shown when they model clothes for a brand.
How To Embarrass Your Cat
You know how sometimes cats embarrass their owners with their antics? Well, in this case, we believe it’s the other way around. We probably shouldn’t be speaking for the cat, but we think even the feline felt embarrassed for its humans here. We are actually curious what they were trying to achieve here. Did this pair just do this on a whim or did they put some thought into this?
This young lady probably didn’t think that their dogs liked cheese and that they would think she was the cheese when the photographer said, “Say cheese!” She looks so happy here. Now, we want to see a photo that was taken a few seconds after this. Did she get to keep her face? Those look like pretty sharp teeth to us and the dogs don’t look friendly despite their smiles.
The Old Family Portrait Style
The truth is this is staged. The adults thought it would be fun to make fun of the style of the old family portrait. And they say kids come up with the craziest ideas…This looks epic, though. We are pretty sure this would get laughs and it be a good conversation starter. Anyone who sees this will surely have some kind of reaction. If they don’t, they are probably dead inside.
The Mullet Family
Unfortunately, this one is NOT staged. Those mullets? All too real…Somebody is going to need some counseling when he grows up! There is a lot going on here. The hair, the outfits, the poses. Perhaps they thought they would either go big or go home. And go big they did. We wonder what made them go this route. Something must have inspired them to do this. If they came up with this on their own, they should really reconsider their choices.
We know there are people who love nature, but we have to ask here – why? We can’t think of a reason for the goat. Surely, it isn’t the father! And what’s with all the white shawl and the flower crown on the goat? Are they supposed to mean something? Or the humans simply thought the goat would look better in the photos if it sported some accessories. We are so confused.
Fine Two Seconds Ago
You were fine literally two seconds ago, but a tantrum starts as soon as the cameras start clicking. And you even coordinated with one another so everyone can join in on the tantrum-throwing session. Never underestimate what young children can do. They can make the world go round but they can also make it stop turning. Parents already know this but someone out there might need to hear this truth.
Not A Modern Phenomenon
If you thought awkward family portraits are a modern phenomenon, well, think again. This vintage photo clearly shows that awkward family photos already existed in the past. As far as we know, a portrait includes faces in it. Even back then, men hated being in front of the camera. You can see here the dad with his back to the camera and the mom trying her best to hide the embarrassment on her face.
A Weird Look
Why does the mom have a really weird look on her face? Could it be because of her daughter’s topless cleavage that is touching her head? We are not really sure but that is a good guess. It is clear that the picture was snapped at just the right moment. Now everyone gets to see the mom in an awkward moment. This photo might embarrass her but we think she should keep it. It’s hilarious!
Folks, it looks like your child is possessed. From here on out, holy water and crosses are likely your best options. Did you just move in to an creepy old house? Or perhaps you recently brought home a vintage doll. You have got to get stay on top of things like these. We all know how the stories ended in both situations…someone got possessed! Now your child’s body is all twisted – telltale sign of being possessed.
Flowers And Plungers
We get the background. Flowers and sunshine are some things we would expect in a child’s school photo but why on Earth are there plungers?? We really do not get it. Are we missing something here? And it’s as if they can make things better by making sure to add plungers of different color and sizes. We want to know who is responsible for this so we can warn others.
You might think the hair on this one was photoshopped, but just think about this – the photo was taken in the ‘80s, a time when big hair was in fashion. This was considered cool back then. We bet many people have photos of themselves with their hair looking like this. So yes, this photo is very real. If you want to know how they got their hair to look that big, all we can say is people have their ways.
This family wanted to show off their love of denim and uncomfortable poses, and we can say that they succeeded in achieving their goal. You can see that there is a LOT of denim here and those poses do look uncomfortable. What’s more, they had their photos taken outdoors, so they probably had an audience. This family must be proud of their passions. They seem really happy here. Happy for them.
We don’t know about you but this is giving us some serious thriller vibes. You know the kind of movie that starts out with a fun family vacation but takes a turn for the worse when the family crosses path with a killer on the loose. Actually, the idea behind this was “a sweet image of a father looking at his loving family”. However, the result looks more like the poster of a suspense film.
We bet this little kid insisted, begged, cried, and screamed so that his mom would allow him to wear his Halloween costume for family portrait time. Perhaps nothing could make him change his mind and he came to the shoot kicking and screaming to have his way. Maybe his mom had had enough of everything and just wanted to get the shoot done. That is why all she said was, “… Fine.” And this happened…
Not In The Mood
This adorable baby might have been scared of the camera or the equipment, or perhaps she just wasn’t feeling it, but she definitely looks not the least bit comfortable in this family photo. We can’t blame her. Sometimes we are just not in the mood to do things even if everyone around us is abuzz with excitement. Maybe this little one woke up from her nap because of all the activity around her. Trust us. No one looks good when they have just woken up.
How Not To Look Cool
We can imagine this family asking the photographer if he can make them look cool. His response was probably along the lines of “Well, sunglasses always make people look cool!” We can’t say he is wrong, but we can’t say he is right either. Just look at this! Does this look cool to you? If you said yes, then you are definitely in no position to say what or who is cool because you obviously need to get your eyes checked.
Everything Is Weird
There are a lot of weird things going on here: the giant head, the overall composition of the picture, and the fact that the entire family is facing the opposite direction. We really can’t decide which one is weirder. We also have no idea what they were going for here. All we know is that this is one weird family portrait. If someone showed this to us, we wouldn’t know what to say.
Twilight’s Wolf Pack, a ‘90s rock band, or a professional wrestling stable – they were probably going for one of these. There are many options but all of them are awkward. We wonder where they decided to display this photo but we are more curious about the reaction of the people who saw their photo in person. How do you even react to something like this? What is the right reaction for this?