How NOT To Take The Family's First Photo: Awkward Family Pics

Even while pregnant it’s fun to think about how you will introduce your new family member to the world once they enter it. We spend time picking out the baby’s first outfit, making sure we have the perfect announcement cards and write down the important details like weight and length.

That first family photo is one that stays with us forever. We show our family and friends, our children when we get older and we even use them for the important moments in our kids lives (like when they get married).  A photograph that you really only get to do once so you want it to be done perfectly — and not end up on Awkward Family Photos.

I have no idea what these families had in their heads as these photos were being snapped — the magical moment of introducing their new family member — but I do know these are not the way to do it.

Click through for my tips on how NOT to take that first family photo:

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  • Look Like It’s The Worst Day Ever 1 of 6
    Look Like It's The Worst Day Ever
    "Smile guys. Pretend like you don't hate each other... cheese?"
    Photo Credit: Awkward Family Photos
  • Let Your Kids Play With The Supplies 2 of 6
    Let Your Kids Play With The Supplies
    It's totally appropriate to have your older kids in with your family photo. It's probably best to make sure the supplies are cleaned up first.
    Photo Credit: Awkward Family Photos
  • Try to be Conceptual 3 of 6
    Try to be Conceptual
    "I have a great idea! Let's show the future in the mirror just like in Snow White!"
    Photo Credit: Awkward Family Photos
  • Anger Your First Child 4 of 6
    Anger Your First Child
    "Just wait until I get you alone. You're not stealing MY spotlight."
    Photo Credit: Awkward Family Photos
  • Ignore Your Baby 5 of 6
    Ignore Your Baby
    "Hold on... I have to post this to Facebook first then tweet it and upload the YouTube video."
    Photo Credit: Awkward Family Photos
  • Forget to Get Dressed 6 of 6
    Forget to Get Dressed
    I don't know what is more awkward -- the man without his shirt or the man without his pants.
    Photo Credit: Awkward Family Photos

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