When you're young, your parents can't resist dragging you to a photo studio for a new family picture each year.
Over time (most) families give up the tradition - for good reason.
The simple fact is that most of us just aren't photogenic.
But that didn't stop these families from forcing the issue, and making some
truly awkward pictures in the process. 1. Smile! Blaze Press 2. It's hard to decide who looks the coolest... BlazePress
3. Who wore it better? Awkward Family Photos 4. One of these kids is a real dummy Gautem Trivedi - Twitter 5. Dressed to kill BlazePress 6. "Everyone just act natural." Imgur 7. What are you staring at? BlazePress 8. Nothing unusual here... Imgur 9. Oh, I can see the resemblance Imgur 10. Is it? Is it really? Imgur 11. If you had to wrangle three cats, you wouldn't be smiling either Imgur 12. The girl on the left, her face says it all Imgur 13. Seven times the awkwardness Imgur
14. The tree is the only thing that looks natural here Imgur
15. Do you think they planned their outfits, or just showed up like this? Imgur 16. I wonder why dad skipped this one? Imgur 17. The whole family went through "that phase" all at one Imgur 18. It wasn't even Halloween Imgur 19. Red-y or not, I'm taking the picture Imgur 20. Un-bear-ably cute Imgur 21. His hair is the fifth person in this photo Imgur 22. No more Mr. Nice Dad Imgur
23. At least it can't get any weirder than this BlazePress 23. It's the circle of life Imgur 24. Not sure where to start with this one... BlazePress 25. What do you think the cameraman said? Imgur
26. Laugh all you want, they were cutting edge BlazePress 27. The first photo bomb Imgur 28. There will only be four people in next year's picture Imgur 29. I can't see their necks, but I know they're red Logan Hook / Twitter 30. Your guess is as good as mine BlazePress
31. Two rolls of film and somehow this was their only good picture Awkward Family Photos 32. "Such lovely children, are they all yours?" BlazePress 33. Can you tell they like Star Trek? BlazePress 34. Why so serious, Dad? BlazePress 35. He has his father's eyes Imgur 36. Their kids are cut from the same cloth Wikimedia 37. When you count to three but take the photo on "two" Imgur
38. He's very protective Imgur 39. I love when families include their pets in photos Imgur
40. He's feeling the love Imgur 41. Taking "family dinner" literally Imgur 42. I mustache these fine fellows a question Imgur 43. Awkward runs in their jeans Imgur 44. Pow, right in the kisser! Imgur 45. I bet this seemed cuter when they planned it BlazePress 46. I guarantee he still hasn't lived this one down Imgur 47. Alpaca-dorable Blazepress 48. I wonder if he still plays Imgur 49. What a strange dog StyleCaster 50. "Everybody ready?" Imgur