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Posted by: Gordon B. Stinky ( )
Date: September 06, 2020 03:58PM

The Mormons in my sphere are constantly posting "family oriented" photos. I'm noticing one pose in particular, and intensified today by an over-the-top instance of it.

Todays' photo has three "adult" men in it, and a dozen or so kids. Each man is on one knee, half-turn to the right, with their right arm around at least two of the smallest children, and left hand pressed against the chest of the closest. They're each flanked by medium sized kids, and the biggest kids are closely pressed in from behind. All are in white shirts and ties, down to the smallest child.

There are no women in the photo, except for somebody's great nana who's framed through the window behind them (apparently they've been to visit).


It's like it's not enough to make a photo, or to be there in the moment. They have to pose as if they are actively "dad"-ing while the photo is taken. And this time it's all three men at the same time. In exactly the same pose!

Nana appears to be [understandably] ecstatic to be receiving such a visit, but the men just look ridiculous to me.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/06/2020 04:04PM by Gordon B. Stinky.

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Posted by: Gordon B. Stinky ( )
Date: September 12, 2020 03:23AM


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Posted by: eternal1 ( )
Date: September 12, 2020 11:01AM

Appearance is everything to Mormons.

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Posted by: Gordon B. Stinky ( )
Date: September 16, 2020 12:53AM

Exactly

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: September 12, 2020 02:29PM


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Posted by: ziller ( )
Date: September 12, 2020 03:36PM

plz do not post links to pics OPie ~




thx OPie ~

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Posted by: dagny ( )
Date: September 12, 2020 05:05PM

https://awkwardfamilyphotos.com/category/photos/the-family-portrait/

I wonder how many LDS family photos end up on the Awkward Family Photo site.

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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: September 19, 2020 11:25PM

I love that site.

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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: September 19, 2020 11:33PM

I have a picture of my cousins sporting pornstaches. I wonder if they'd mind...

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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: September 19, 2020 11:24PM

lol <- 4 reelz

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Posted by: summer ( )
Date: September 12, 2020 05:41PM

Back around 2007 or so, I saw Mormon photos where the adult group posed with their tongues sticking out or otherwise making funny faces. I can honestly say that I never saw that before apart from a Mormon context, and I was appalled whenever I saw it. I think that it's spread to the broader culture by now, but back then I only saw it among Mormons.

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Posted by: messygoop ( )
Date: September 12, 2020 07:43PM

Everyone is happy to take a nice picture save for Brother Pickle.

https://ibb.co/wz7h8mf

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Posted by: anonculus ( )
Date: September 14, 2020 03:24PM

Also--exposure nudged up a bit to whiten the complexions.

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Posted by: Gordon B. Stinky ( )
Date: September 16, 2020 12:53AM

funny, but probably true!

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Posted by: ufotofu ( )
Date: September 16, 2020 04:20AM

Some of their cameras even have a deLIGHTsome setting.

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Posted by: Gordon B. Stinky ( )
Date: September 19, 2020 04:24PM

Digital cameras could just have “Mormon” setting where the skin tone is lightened up and Cheshire Cat grins are pasted onto every face!

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