My favorite photos on there are the old Olan Mills style photos of entire families in the 1970s or 80s. The clothes are dated. One kid might have a goofy look on his face. The mom might be bug eyed. I love it! Our family used to have one of those photos. It was awful. My mom kept it in the closet. Let me repeat...the closet. I remember I always used to drag it out and ask her to hang it up. Someone always protested. The photo was that bad. But it was awesome. It was awesomely bad.
It makes me wonder, in the era of digital photography, if our family will ever have a photo that notoriously bad.
our best awkward family photo to date
We live outside San Francisco now, and Christmas is approaching. Naturally, I'm trying to capture a decent photo of the five of us for our cards. I'd love it even more if it was in front of a San Francisco landmark like...the Golden Gate Bridge.
Mike's mom came to visit recently, so we tried to get the perfect photo. Between the wind blowing our hair in front of our faces, a 2 year old who just wanted to play, and trying to get everyone to look at the camera, it didn't go well.
Here are some of our outtakes. Enjoy.