There is always a good laugh to be had when you go through the old family photo album. Sometimes you need to wait a few decades to really appreciate just how awkward that family photo of you all holding bananas really is or that time you decided it would be a great idea to all wear denim and strike a pose by stacking on top of each other.
We believe that laughter should be shared so when we stumbled across the Awkward Family Photos website a while ago we couldn't help but pass on some of their hilarious submissions.
Take a look at our picks of the most awkward.
Awkward sibling photos: When siblings get together for a family photo you never know what the camera will capture. The weird, the hilarious and the downright creepy.
Awkward kids photos:From interesting family traditions to weird poses and matching outfits; the camera catches it all and the results are hilarious.
Do you have any awkward family photos you would like to share on Essential Kids? You can email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.