I suspect that most families have a photo (or ten) tucked away in an album that they either don’t realize is truly awful, or that they’ve just kept for posterity’s sake – because there’s an art to taking a truly awful photo. I mean, we often think we look amazing at the time (looking at you, Mom, for making your bridesmaid’s wear maroon velvet bolero vests and matching hats), though sometimes people are just clueless.
These 15 photos are a good mix of every kind of awkward photo, and since they’re not lurking in your mother’s basement, feel free to laugh instead of cringe.
#15. What happens when your mom is a hairdresser and needs practice.
#14. Some kids have trouble watching their parents walk away at school. Or she’s rehearsing for her part as the pig in the school play.
#13. What’s up with the second girl from the right?
#12. The most horrifying photo bomb.
#11. The day you realized your parents lied to you about how awesome school is.
#10. I feel like this is definitely on its way back in style.
#9. She’s nailing this big sister thing.
#8. A true classic.
#7. I’m frightened.
#6. Maximum 80s.
#5. No way these two weren’t awesome parents.
#4. When you Google “engagement quote” and use the first one that comes up.
#3. When one of you farted but you’re blaming it on each other.
#2. Favorite prom photo ever.
#1. Y’all what on earth.
Feeling a little better about your weird family?