25 Family Portraits That Went Hilariously Wrong

Think you're ready to take the perfect family photo? Think again.

We've all seen the glory that is the Awkward Family Photos site, so we're familiar with how good pictures can go seriously wrong in spite of (or because of?) the amount of time and effort we put into creating them. Here's a sampling of hilarious family portraits that got so messed up, they became completely EPIC!

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"Runs" In The Family

Via iFunny.

You know you're a mother when you'd rather catch your baby's liquid poop in your cupped hands than ruin the carpet.

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"That's some 'snuggly' baby."

Via Awkward Family Photos.

We're sure he's actually a very cute baby... not that you can tell from this hysterically unflattering picture.

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Lemme Out Of Here!

Via Awkward Family Photos.

"Get a good picture of all the kids," they said. "It'll be fun!" They said.

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Ho Ho NOPE

Via Awkward Family Photos.

This is never, ever, ever a good idea. Don't believe me? Check out these fabulously awkward Christmas photos.

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Family Faceplant

Via Awkward Family Photos.

Something tells me he didn't want to be in the picture.

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Pay No Attention To The Humping Dogs

Via Awkward Family Photos.

Way to photobomb, fellas! They belong on this list of the most famous animal photobombers on the internet.

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Not Subtle.

Via Instagram/socal88.

Oh, to be young again!

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Welcome To Dorksville

Via Awkward Family Photos.

I hate to break it to you, kid, but you're doomed to be dorky like your 'rents. Not that there's anything wrong with that! Dorks can be cool.

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The Family That Smokes Together

Via Awkward Family Photos.

Gets emphysema together? Hilarious. *EYE ROLL* 

(Seriously, whose idea was this???! Dad, was it you? I'll bet it was you.)

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Speaking of Bad Dads

Via Awkward Family Photos.

Keepin' it classy, pops! 

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I Believe I Can Fly

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Courtesy of Liz Hansen.

Photographer Liz Hansen was taking family reunion pics when she captured this funny (and scary) image. Never fear, the baby is okay!! 

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Sweet Relief

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Via Kirsty Grant Photography.

Al Ferguson, a twenty-six year-old blogger from Kent, England, was holding his newborn Ted during a photoshoot when... this happened.  

The best part? The satisfied look on little Ted's face when he's letting loose.  We all know that feeling, Ted!

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Split Decision

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Via Awkward Family Photos.

According to Awkward Family Photos, this family didn't want to take the same boring, posed shots that everyone else was taking, so they thought outside the box a bit.

In retrospect, maybe her brother's head placement was a little too close to the box for comfort.

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No Babies Were Hurt In The Making Of This Photo

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Via Ellen.

Ellen Degeneres was the first to feature this funny picture of a baby taking a nose dive at the end of a long line of siblings and cousins. Timberrrrr!

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The WHAT Kingdom?!

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Via I-Am-Bored.

When posing for pictures, don't forget to check the background!

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Mom, Dad, and Little Up-Chuck

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Via Reddit.

Hey, spit happens!  

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Take That, Mom

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Via Awkward Family Photos.

Poor mom does so much, and puts up with so much. Let's hope this little guy got her a nice present for Mother's Day that year.

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Welcome To The World

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Via EpicFail.com.

Please let this be a posed picture.  Please?

Either way, what an inauspicious introduction to the world!  Let's hope it gets better from here on out, kiddo.

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Kid, Meet Cement

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Via Awkward Family Photos.

Moments before, this little girl had been tugging on her mother's hand, when suddenly she just let go.  The camera caught her just at the perfect time... right before the pavement did.

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The Fountain Of Youth

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Via EpicFail.com.

Clearly those naked baby pictures aren't all they're cracked up to be.

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Daughter Down

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Via Reddit.

This family was going for "carefree" and wound up achieving "Alert CPS" status.

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Oh Holy Fright

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Via The Heavy.

We don't blame dad for not wanting to wear those cheesy matching pajamas, but... couldn't he put something on?  Anything?

There's more were this comes from: 20 Hilariously Awkward Family Christmas Photos.

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Mom's All Choked Up

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Via The Heavy.

This classic picture from the 80s captures so many things, from the son's "hilarious" personality to the daughter's seething hatred for her mother simmering quietly under a calm surface.

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There's Always One

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Every family has that one kid who just refuses to get with the program.

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Family Is #1. (Or Sometimes #2)

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Via Awkward Family Photos.

Of all the ways, in all the world, to pose for a family photo... this one probably stinks the most.

Literally.

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