Do you still remember your first school photos? They certainly captured a special moment, for example your first day at school, sporting a big, proud grin. And you could look as stupid as you wanted, because your face was just one among many others. In later years, school photos were a different story, because you had to do portrait shots. At that point, at the latest, it became obvious that most people unfortunately have no on-screen presence and aren’t able to control their facial expressions at all. If you were “lucky” (and who wasn’t?), that picture of you looking like a troll ended up in the yearbook.
But if you think you got it bad back then, check out the snapshots below: Here are 30 school photos that surely ruined lives!
#1 “I told my 9 year old I didn’t care what he did in his Spring School photos. This is what he gave us”
#2 “The school offered to re-shoot the photo but parents declined”
#3 Holy sh***!
#4 “My wife’s school picture with her most prized possession at the time. An Evanescence CD”
#5 “I too was instructed not to blink during my elementary school yearbook photo“
#6 “How’s your 2020 going?”
#7 “School photos sometimes in the early 2000s”
#8 “Me in the 4th grade ready to go on some sort of tropical safari with my best friend”
#9 “Jack’s picture this year. Seriously, school photographer? Seriously?!?!”
#10 “My 2nd grade school pic. I’m a girl”
#11 “This was the retake of my Second Grade school photo”
#13 “I just remember my mom was mad because they didn’t let me do a retake”
#14 “School photo circa 1996. Allergies were hitting me hard that day…”
#15 “Why YES!! My vest WAS homemade! PM me for orders!!! ;)”
#16 Doesn’t that also remind you of a camel?
#17 “What? You don’t always have your arm straight out to the side while looking terrified during pictures?”
#18 “My original 3rd grade school photo (left). Mom demanded a retake (right) with the instructions ‚SMILE! Show some TEETH!‘ Note which one got framed, and the caption on the envelope.”
My original 3rd grade school photo (left). Mom demanded a retake (right) with the instructions „SMILE! Show some TEETH!“ Note which one got framed, and the caption on the envelope. from r/blunderyears
#19 “When you’re super excited to see your kids school pictures….and then You find this in the packet”
#20 “Note to self: Don’t let your kid wear green on picture day”
#21 “Best yearbook picture ever”
#22 “Kai Kai was obviously not feeling picture day”
#23 “1994, age 7 first grade. My stepdad says I wanted my hair cut that way…”
#24 “Beau and the photographer had great chemistry”
#25 “I promise my child is happy and isn’t living in misery as he appears in this photo”
#26 When your head grows but the rest just doesn’t
#27 “My friend’s boyfriend was not happy about his kindergarten picture. His parents still have it framed in their house 20 years later”
#28 “Apparently I didn’t know how to smile in first grade/”
#29 That expression…
My mom mixed up pajama day and picture day pic.twitter.com/De9v0HrIdg
— Jules (@hashtagjules) April 3, 2014
#30 “I still think that this is my favorite photo of all time”
Are your school photos just as bad? Show them to us in the FB comments!