I hope today's post will give you a bit of a giggle, as I showcase layouts using funny photos. Perhaps the key to getting the biggest chuckle out of our funny photos is finding a perfect title to accompany the shot.
Often our funny photos are only discovered after the fact, when we realize an expression, or angle captured created a comical moment that was unexpected. I love how Jennie used her title to draw attention to the fact that it looked like her husband was eating the dog in this photo! By focusing on photo bloopers, we can scrap photos that otherwise might not make the cut when getting put on our pages.
When my daughter was about a year old, we took our kids to an indoor water park, kind of spur of the moment...and kind of unprepared! When I looked at the photos I took of my daughter, I realized that it was blatently obvious that we had neglicated to bring her a swim diaper! I decided to name the layout "Bootylicious"!
Sometimes photos are more funny in retrospect than they are at the time. Laughter is the great leveler, especially when it comes to parenting challenges. We've all been there, so why not put a funny spin on those moments. For example, this next layout captures the shear torture that my son was experiencing as he was dragged along shoe shopping with my mom! The title puts a comic spin on it, and we all had a few laughs looking at the photos, even my son!
Christa also took a lighthearded approach to one of those challenging moments with her daughter, as she descibed the anatomy of meltdown in her layout:
Apart from the bloopers, many of us have family members that love to mug for the camera. I think these photos in Christine's layout speak for themselves!
Christa used a funny photo of her daughter mugging for the camera to scrap a lighthearted topic, her love of bubblegum!
Sometimes funny photos are a true reflection of someones personality, or of a fun, lighthearted relationship between people. I love this layout by Christine that uses some funny photos to highlight just that!
Finally, I think it's important to be able to laugh at outselves. We all have photos we would rather burn than share, but it can be possible to find humor in some of those, and put them on our pages. I always disliked this school photo of myslef. I was, unfortunately, one of those kids whose mom cut their hair! Now, some mom's I'm sure are good hairstylists, but when I saw my grade 8 photo, it struck me that mine was not...Instead of burning the photos (which occured to me), I found humor in the whole thing, and put that on my page.
I hope you enjoyed these examples. I encourage you to embrace your funny photos! Scrap your bloopers, your bad photos and the funny expressions. Have fun, and a little laugh too maybe.