Awkward Family Photos: Families can be awkward at the best of times. They’re essentially a bunch of people forced to spend birthdays, Christmas and Thanksgiving together for no good reason other than the fate that bought them together. There’s no guarantee you’ll get along, or even like each other, and yet we’re still forced to grin and bear it. Which is why when these cheery family gatherings include the obligatory photoshoot, things always get kinda awkward. Awkward Family Photos.