Awkward Embarrassing Family Photos That Should've Stayed Hidden

By Sarah Norman | June 26, 2023

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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Many people consider their pets a part of the family but there are just no words for this family photo! Actually, here are a few more words: We absolutely love how much this guy loves his cats, and it puts a smile on our face to know that he risked life and limb to get them to behave so he could have this snapshot on his refrigerator for the rest of his life. Just because a family photo is awkward doesn't mean it can't be sweet.

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To be completely honest this is less an awkward family photo and more of an awkward family ad, but we just had to share it with you because it's completely unhinged. Obviously there's the weirdly unclothed couple relaxing beneath a blanket made of shag carpeting with a cat, that's enough to make sure it's posted here, but then there's the very '70s feast that's laid out in front of them.

What would you want to dig into first while you lounge in the buff with your love, corn on the cob, a giant croissant, what looks to be potato salad, or some gingerbread men? There's no wrong answers here folks.