Wonderfully Awkward Family Pictures Only People With Siblings Will Understand

When it comes to family photos, there’s nothing that beats a good old-fashioned awkward sibling portrait… a picture that says “yes, we are weird and now the entire world knows it.” Well, here are some top-notch awkward, hilarious, and downright ridiculous sibling photos that will probably leave you rolling on the floor laughing.

It’s Not A Phase, Mom

It's Not A Phase, Mom
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Jess/reddit

Talk about a quality fall picture. Not only were these sisters channeling their inner witches, but they decided to do so dressed completely in black, including black lipstick because “it’s not a phase, mom.”

But we would like to point out the elephant in the room (or on the lawn, if you will). These girls wanted so badly to do a witchy Halloween-esque picture that they settled for a dead tree branch. Not just a pile of leaves but a whole tree branch. Yes.

Matching Perm Mullets For The Win

Matching Perms For The Win
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Kaycee/reddit

The ’80s were a good time, as seen in this picture. Not only did these two little girls have to sit through an awkward photoshoot, but they had to do so with smiles on their faces and mullet perms on their heads.

At least the older one looks a little concerned for her future self, who will one day bring a partner home to meet her parents, only to see this masterpiece of a photo on the wall.

Real Life Or A Horror Movie?

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krrristin/reddit

Either this is a picture of three siblings or two girls starring in a horror film with a possessed baby doll in the middle of them. Seriously, parents, when telling your kids not to blink during a picture, let them know you don’t mean that in a literal sense.

Because this, right here, is the nightmarish result of children not blinking. All that’s missing is a dialogue bubble saying, “come play with us.”

Just A Sibling Wanting To Be An Only Child Again

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reddit

Clearly, this kid didn’t ask for a sibling, nor did her parents give her the option. So, obviously, the next plan of attack is to scare the living daylights out of the baby, so they decide to move a few states over and never talk to the family again.

Cue the wolf mask and the maternal head rub to confuse the baby into thinking they’re safe, even though their sister wants nothing more than to be an only child again.

Angsty Teens Are Not Impressed

The Angsty Teens Are Not Impressed
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OatmealBreakfast/reddit

Nothing says “quality family time” like a road trip to a beautiful destination. Well, it’s quality time when two angsty teenagers who clearly want to be anywhere but there are involved.

At least the mom seems to have some humor about the situation, crossing her arms and making fun of her kids who won’t even fake a smile for the camera. But what really tops the cake is the bright pink mini skirt in the national park where they were probably hiking.

Yes, An Onion Ring Is Impressive, Too

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Reddit

Nothing says sibling rivalry quite like trying to show off an onion ring to one-up a brother’s trophy, medal, and certificate. Sorry, kid, but unless that onion ring is the reason your brother won all of those awards, it’s not really making the cut.

The sad thing is, he knows it, too. He’s just staring at his sister with an expression that says, “I’m really not sure how we’re related, but here we are.”

A Sibling Fight For The Dogs

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Ashley/reddit

Hey, siblings fight, right? In this case, the siblings who are fighting and not wanting to take the picture just so happen to be the dogs and not the actual humans.

And while the two kids on the ends are laughing, holding the snarling dogs, their brother looks as though he’s about to flee for his life. Hello, guys, two dogs are baring their teeth, and he’s right in the middle of it!

Don’t Even Think About It!

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JK_not_really/reddit

Being a sibling is hard. Sometimes fights break out, clothing goes missing from the closet, or your sister tries to steal your once-a-year thunder and blow out your birthday candles. Sis, not cool.

The older girl has the right idea, covering her sister’s mouth, so she doesn’t have a chance of blowing any air toward the cake. Note: the birthday girl doesn’t bother with her other sibling. They probably have a birthday truce or something.

The Moment She Realized She Wants A Sister

The Moment She Realized She Wants A Sister
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ontheoffbeat/reddit

This poor girl looks absolutely traumatized and will most likely never go near another body of water for as long as she lives. Not only did her brother pull a fish the size of a dog out of the water, but he looks so pleased with himself that he stood there, smiling, for a photoshoot!

If there was ever a moment for this girl to wish for a sister, it was most likely right then and there.

The Ultimate Timeout

The Ultimate Timeout
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sbabster/reddit

Who knows what these twins did, but it did make for one great picture to look back on. Not only are they tied to a fence, but they’re so young they don’t realize that they have thumbs and are completely able to untie themselves and make a break for it since the gate in the back is open.

Well, the one standing might have figured out something isn’t right with the situation, but the one sitting down seems to have given up, accepting their circumstances and timeout.

The Moment Her Parents Said The Babies Are Staying

The Moment Your Parents Say They're Staying
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Mareeswan/reddit

This little girl clearly wasn’t excited to become a big sister. But now that there are two new babies in the family, she is downright demonic-looking. Seriously, if looks could kill and all that jazz, her parents would be in for it.

It wouldn’t be surprising if she had asked her parents to take the twins back to the hospital when this picture was taken and this face is the result of them saying “no.”

When You’re Not In On The Joke

When You're Not In On The Joke
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Nancy/reddit

Sorry, but this tiny baby looks like he just heard the funniest joke on the face of the earth and he isn’t going to share it with anyone. Not until the time is right, that is.

And, not being in on the joke, the older brother clearly is not impressed and looks as though he’d rather push his little brother off of the photographer’s stage right onto the floor so he’ll stop laughing.

A Picture-Perfect Definition Of Sibling Love

A Picture-Perfect Definition Of Sibling Love
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bdun774/reddit

Nothing says sibling love quite like an awkward Christmas card. And the fact that everyone is crying or about to burst into tears while the little girl is holding up a “Love” sign just makes this photo all the better.

They were probably upset that they caught their dad eating all of the cookies they left out for Santa. But, honestly, why else would three young kids be crying on Christmas?

When Matching Shirts Just Doesn’t Quite Cut It

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Kipp/reddit

These brothers aren’t twins, but they are trying their absolute hardest. Between the lovely red mullets, the brown shirts, and khaki pants, it’s safe to say they’re taking twin day to a whole new level.

But, let’s be honest, it’s the pose that really sells this picture. If this awkward picture isn’t framed and hanging on someone’s wall, then that’s a missed opportunity because, wow, what a conversation starter at dinner parties.

Just A Couple Of Brothers And Their Matching Couch Outfits

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yborctyalmstkilledme/imgur

The internet either has a mother or grandmother to thank for this glorious picture because only they would have the creativity to make these brother’s outfits that match but also match the couch.

The good news is that these two are good sports and really don’t seem to care that they are sporting some of the worst outfits ever, especially with the blue undershirt the one brother has going on.

Siblings That Rock Headgear Together Stay Together

Siblings That Rock Head Gear Together Stay Together
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Kathyrn/reddit

The fact that these three teenagers agreed to a professional photoshoot while wearing headgear and lying on each other means one thing: their parents bribed them. Whether it was a week of no chores, a new puppy, or dessert for breakfast, there is no other way three teens would agree to such a picture.

Well, that is, unless the family is just that strange and wanted to remember the year of the headgear, which is totally possible.

First Day Of School Pics Be Like…

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There is a lot to unpack when it comes to this first day of school picture. But first, let’s discuss the youngest brother in the purple suspenders and glasses. Not only is he probably five and wearing suspenders, but he’s wearing them with an epic dinosaur sweater.

Then there is the middle child, with his belly-button high bright yellow pants next to his oldest brother, who thought knee-length plaid was a good idea—all in all, A+ for the ’90s wardrobes.

We’ve Got A Biter In The Family!

We've Got A Biter In The Family!
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Alex/reddit

Siblings… you can’t live with them, and you can’t live without them. Take these two brothers, for example. While the other three are smiling nicely at the camera, or at least trying to (we mean you, kid with their eyes closed), the two brothers on the end seem to be in a weird fight.

The youngest brother seems to want to bite a chunk out of the oldest brother’s sleeve. Hey, maybe it had pizza sauce on it or something.

When The Camera Captures The Crazy

When The Camera Captures The Crazy
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readingcarrot/reddit

Nothing says a crazy little sister quite like this picture. While the older sister is sitting there nice and calm, smiling at the camera, the little sister is smiling like a crazy demon-possessed gremlin straight at her older sister.

Needless to say, the older one should definitely have slept with both eyes open after this picture was taken cause her little sister was clearly up to no good, staring at those bangs like she wants to cut them off or something.

School Project Gone Wrong

School Project Gone Wrong
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Meredith/reddit

Looking at this picture, it’s clear that the brother thought up this entire escapade. His smile is way too big and wide not to be the mastermind behind this “let’s mummify our little sister” school project.

But, who are we kidding? The middle child is always up to no good. She probably thought about the idea and even brought out the streamers to wrap around her sister’s head. Either way, the little one looks quite pleased with her get-up.