Class photo day always came crammed with pitfalls. By definition, they document our lives through our most awkward years. So there are a lot of opportunities for failure: bad hair, bad clothes, weird glasses. Remember that time your buddies dared you to cut off a chunk of your hair? And you did it to be funny? But then you remembered that tomorrow's picture day? Oops. That was a mistake. Or you think you look slick in the moment, but when you look back at those pics years later, woof. So check out these kids who definitely didn't bring their A-games to these awkward class photos.
10/10 would follow her fashion blog though.
His mom confused photo day with pajama day, but at least he’s comfy af.
Glasses are functional and can be a cute accessory, but there are some days you should really just wear contacts.
Haircut by Mom
When your bowl cut is on point.
Honestly, I wish I was this cool in middle school.
Poor kid doesn’t know his angles yet.
Slogan tees and photo day will never be a good combo.
The best representation of the new millennium.
Cat Lady in the Making
Photo day, not pet-show-and-tell-day. The cat’s face is all of our feelings.
We've all had a photo day sneak up on us, but ALL the points for the matching sweater-and-braces combo.
That brownie in his lunchbox may have been from dad’s special stash…
Digging for Gold
To be fair, forgetting photo day is stressful and everyone has different stress relief methods.
Double Dog Dare
Dares are hilarious until you realize the next day is photo day.
The crooked headband, the thrown-together layered dress aesthetic. Yas queen. This pioneering young STEM scholar slays.
Fashion is Hard
Pro tip: Don’t try multiple trends on photo day. Pick overalls or a deep V or a funky print, not all three.
Baby Buffalo Bill
Probably not someone you'd like to know later in life.
“Mom told me not to blink this year.”
The Purrfect Photo
This dapper dude’s really feline himself.
The Slouched Grouch
Sometimes school pictures can just ruin your whole day/existence.
And then there’s this guy. He definitely knew it was photo day, he just dgaf.