Awkward Embarrassing Family Photos That Should've Stayed Hidden

By Sarah Norman | August 11, 2023

You thought your family portraits were awkward?

Getting your family together is a hassle regardless of whether you're trying to take a swell portrait, a photo for a Christmas card, or some good ol' fashioned prom snapshots. There are some people who are adept at taking good pictures, but most of us just wind up taking cringeworthy shots that we'd rather hide in a drawer than show the world.

Today, we can take a million pictures to find the right one, but in the Groovy era you had one chance to get the perfect shot. If it didn't work you were stuck with a super cringe photo until the next time you tried to get everyone together. The following photos show exactly what can go wrong when you try to take a family photo.

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And you thought your family portraits were awkward? These three are in a close race for the MOST awkward person in the photo. To be fair to mom, it's not easy to corral a wild animal, and that cat looks like it wants to take the head off the photographer. If we have one note for these folks when he find a time machine it would be to switch up the colors. Change the wall paper or get a couch that doesn't blend in like camouflage. Switching things up would make this at least 10 percent less awkward.

Dress to impress

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When families dress in matching outfits for a trip it can be cute, but it's mostly just kind of creepy. We know that this family is making sure that no one gets lost. It's not a bad idea at all, we just wished they'd gone with something a little cooler like matching cowboy hats or maybe monocles. This very '80s look is definitely dated, but don't be surprised if you start seeing hipsters rocking something similar some day soon.