Before I ever knew about Awkward Family Photos, my friend Britney did a post on all the photo duds she had to cast aside when going through pictures of her kids. You know, the ones that are unfocused, or where your kid looks terrible, or no one is looking at the camera, or all of the above. I sifted through the last few months of Palmer family photos and found some winners. And by winners, I mean losers.
This one seems innocuous at first, and it's fine, really, except that my sister-in-law and I ended up in no-man's-land as far as rows are concerned. Check us out - we're squatting behind the seated people and in front of the standing people, and we're the only ones doing so. We're short, but we're not THAT short.
This is your classic multiple-young-children picture. Everyone's fussing and looking at his or her mom instead of the camera.
I love this one. No one seems to be listening or talking to anyone else. No one's face is really showing properly, either. And both men seem to be adjusting their pants.
Sometimes the shutter clicks at just the wrong moment, doesn't it?
Cupcakes in the hot tub. One girl is not looking and the one who is doesn't look too cute.
I actually have a ton of photos centered around the general theme of Magdalena putting all of her body weight into trying to escape. This one happens to be at Niagara Falls.
I'm sure many of you have those photos of your kids where you're trying to wrangle them even as you take the picture. It almost never works.
We were having fun. We really were. Just look at Katie's face (in the background).
I think Magdalena looks Asian in this photo.
Poor little awkward girl. She has more than her fair share of these.
See what I mean? I think she was mid-cough in this one, and I had just undone her pigtails.
Yeah. She's definitely susceptible to awkward photos.