Once upon a time, in the Dark Filterless Ages, before people carried dual-camera 12 megapixel computers in their pockets...
...it was a Special Occasion to get a family photo taken at a department store.
Soon after the turn of the millenium, I chose to capture the moment with my young son and husband at Sears.
Carpeted half-wall? Check. Marble pull-down screen background? Check. Stiff pose? Check. Forced smile? Check.
Pretty much every family photo back then could make it into Awkward Family Photos.