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Awkward Family Photos- Some Holiday Card Advice

December 11, 2010

This time of year we always get a lot of Holiday Cards with family photos on them. I started to think of things that should NOT be on Holiday cards and came across the book, Awkward Family Photos. Here are some of the photos from the book with my advice to those of you who are thinking of taking family photos this year.

1. If you have teenagers- try to make them happy.

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2. Even if your child is weird looking, try to accept them.

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3. Don’t make your family dress up like this.

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4. Matching outfits are not good either.

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5. An evolution of a punk family. Remember to accept a family’s differences.

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6. Try to look like you actually know each other.

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Or like each other.

7. Choosing the right props are very important. Weapons or dustbusters can be misunderstood.

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awkward family photos

8. Squished heads are never a good look for anyone.

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9. This was a bad idea.

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10. Try to make it clear who is the parent.

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11. Try to not make it look like your husband has a god complex.

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12. Prom photos are for teenagers, not families.

13. Things you should never do with babies.

Guns and babies should not be mixed.

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No matter what your intentions are, scared babies do not make good photos.

Do not feed your baby to ANY animal.

Angry babies are not good either.

14. Not all themes are good themes.

15. Nudity should be a no-no.

Hopefully my tips can help you. At the end of the day, try to keep it classy.

Happy Holidays!!!

12 Comments leave one →
  1. Cel Elles permalink
    February 21, 2012 8:42 pm

    I actually saw the one with the little boy seated away from the rest of his family (pic. #2) on a greeting card the other day. The inside read something like Sorry We Couldn’t Be Together for Your Birthday. This picture makes me laugh and makes me sad at the same time. I just want to pick that little boy up and give him a big hug.

  2. November 21, 2012 1:25 am

    I was just laughing about these photos with a friend.. Neeeeed tooooo reeee-blooooggg.. thanks for the laught.

  3. November 21, 2012 1:27 am

    Reblogged this on rfljenksy – Practicing Simplicity and commented:
    O.K. busy week packing out and nothing new to add.. was laughing very hard at awkward family photos blogs and ran across this one.. they still make me laugh.. My family could very well fit into a few of these categories…I hope you enjoy as much as I did..

  4. November 21, 2012 1:36 am

    I don’t even want to think about the reasons some of these happened. Fantastic!

  5. November 21, 2012 1:44 am

    and I thought I was a bad photographer – your comments are priceless

  6. November 21, 2012 12:25 pm

    Haha great advice! Laughed a lot! 🙂

  7. Rita Bellinger permalink
    November 21, 2012 10:16 pm

    Reblogged this on The Wordy Photographer and commented:
    Thanks for the laugh. I needed that.

  8. November 22, 2012 9:07 am

    LOVE EM … seriously people would pose like this? tho i admit my brothers wife makes the family all ‘pose’ in every photo she takes and in the same colour .. i wonder at times if their family can actually show ‘natural’ at all 🙂 had a great laugh looking through these … and yes i just HAVE to reblog this one 🙂 bright blessings 😀

  9. November 22, 2012 9:07 am

    Reblogged this on The Serenity Space and commented:
    OH WOW .. i could NOT resist reblogging this … simply love it .. enjoy 😀

  10. November 22, 2012 1:26 pm

    Stop! My stomach hurts due to laughing so hard! Where on earth did you get these??!!!! Thanks for a good chuckle!

  11. November 22, 2012 8:23 pm

    That last one– hey mom’s not too bad– but it is still a bit too creepy! LOL thanks for sharing this!

  12. November 26, 2012 7:49 pm

    You know what they say about some people’s taste ….

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