Awkward Family Photos That Will Actually Make You Cringe!

Some pictures make you wince. And whether it’s the gruesome images on our television screens or news reports in the morning papers, our daily feed of images is often unpleasant. But on other occasions, the reason for our shock can arise from a more comedic source- just take these awkward family photos.

Every one of these photos has a ‘WTF’ moment that makes you question what on earth was going through their head when the camera clicked. So next time your mother begs you for another picture with your farting uncle, console yourself in the reality that it could be a whole lot worse. You could be these guys!

1. “Say cheese bite!”

Awkward Family Photos That Will Actually Make You Cringe!

 

Some dogs are well behaved and will do anything for you so long as you feed and walk them. Others, however, don’t see to care much for rules and will do just about anything to ruin that family photo your grandma insisted you all take because she’ll probably drop dead in 4 months time.

2. When you make an effort for your wedding

Awkward Family Photos That Will Actually Make You Cringe!

 

While weddings shouldn’t always stick to ecclesial conventions, would it have hurt this embarrassing father to make a little effort? Note to his children: if you don’t want to be mentally damaged, never look back on your parent’s wedding photos.

3. “Smile for Santa Clause, sweetie”

Awkward Family Photos That Will Actually Make You Cringe!

 

This child speaks for all of us during the festive season. It’s a slog of epic proportions, and by the time we’ve bought presents for people we hardly ever see, we’re supposed to make a meal for the whole family and pretend like we’re enjoying ourselves. Oh, and pose for countless photos with that auntie you never see, or in your child’s case, Santa Clause.

4. Me, my dog and a creepy bunny

Awkward Family Photos That Will Actually Make You Cringe!


 

This guy clearly loves his dog, so he’d thought he go and get a professional (ish) photoshoot with his lovable mutt. However, wherever he intended to have a sinister bunny lurking in the background is unknown. Hopefully, he’s still alive.

5. I love you so much it hurts!

Awkward Family Photos That Will Actually Make You Cringe!

 

When we love someone more than life itself, all we want to do is hug them like our lives depended on it, just like this dude! Let’s just hope his family wasn’t strangled to death.

6. What in God’s name are they wearing?

Awkward Family Photos That Will Actually Make You Cringe!

 

Family photos can be funny occasions and offer light relief from the mundanity of work, but it seems these families forgot that these embarrassing snaps could easily go viral and embarrass them for years to come.

7. This photo has to be haunted

Awkward Family Photos That Will Actually Make You Cringe!

 

This photo of two brothers being forced to pose for the obligatory school photo could easily be the cover of a spooky Stanley Kubrick movie.

8. The Christmas haunting 

Awkward Family Photos That Will Actually Make You Cringe!

 

If you think that last photo was nightmarish, this one tops them all! How can you possibly think that taking a photo with that monstrosity of a Santa outfit ould make for a nice family photo?!

9. “I love you so much I’m prepared to humiliate myself forever more”

Awkward Family Photos That Will Actually Make You Cringe!

 

People are really annoying when they’re in love, aren’t they? Not only do they post cringeworthy Instagram snaps and let the world know that they’re happier than you, but they can also take it one step further and get photos like these done.

10. Bad hair day?

Awkward Family Photos That Will Actually Make You Cringe!

 

If ever you needed to boost your self-esteem, then at least this family photo will make you feel better about your image. Unless, of course, your mother makes you sport your hair like this. If that’s the case, Lord have mercy on you.