You will feel flooded with memories if you look at family photos. A warm nostalgia washes over you, taking the viewer back to when the photos were taken. It becomes easier to see how much our appearance has changed over time or how similar we are to family members. People recreate their family photos wearing nearly identical outfits or sharing incredible similarities with relatives. Are there old photos of you that you still have? It might be worth considering a similar photo-shoot to the one shown below.
There is nothing like going through old baby pictures, but what about recreating those hilarious pictures years later. These funny families did just that, and the results are hilarious.
Every Superhero Needs a Sidekick
Every superhero needs a sidekick, right? That’s exactly what this mom and dad thought when they dressed their boys up as Superman for Halloween.
From their faces, they were not too amused. Years later, however, we bet it was so fun going back to that moment. They both look as unamused as all those years ago. We love that they found outfits to fit them.
Not Quite the Same Fit
What we love about these is that in both, the dad still looks concerned for his kids even when they are grown up. This is still as adorable all those years later.
It’s a miracle that they were able to both stay on that bicycle in the recreation, we don’t know about you, but we imagine it must be quite uncomfortable sitting on the handlebars like that. Hopefully, they got the perfect shot on their first try.
A Wild Child at Heart
Your inner child never goes away, and we can see from this comical and wild shot that his inner child was just raring to come out.
We cannot decide which picture is more embarrassing, the original or the recreation. Of all the pictures this guy could have recreated, he chose this one.
Once a Messy Eater Always a Messy Eater
It is almost guaranteed that when you take your child out for ice cream, they are going to order chocolate flavor and get it all around their mouth and on their clothes.
We love this hilarious image years later, how he has recreated his Disney visor and written it on in pen.
The Famous Barber
It seems even action heroes like to fool around with their families, recreating old photos. Arnold Schwarzenegger recently shared this picture of him and his son, recreating a picture from the early ’90s.
Not only does this adorable pic show that Arnie and his son have a great sense of humor, but we also get to see how close the two have always been. In the original picture, the two have matching temporary tattoos, and it seems they really enjoy spending time together. After all these years, Arnie is still cutting his son’s hair, we cannot imagine anything cuter. Is it just us, or is Arnold wearing the exact same shorts?
Still Sandy After All These Years
Older brothers always play games with their younger siblings, whether they like it or not. When it comes to beach holidays,’ one person is always going to be buried, but what happens when your parents get involved and bury you both? The recreation image is very comical and shows just how unenjoyable it still is when you get older.
Not only did they nail the expressions, but it took a lot of commitment to be buried in the sand like that. Let’s just hope it was low tide.
Looking after a baby is never easy, especially for new dads trying to give their wives a break, but it’s exhausting at any age; the hard work never stops. This is very funny, it seems the dad hasn’t really aged much at all.
Never mind the ‘baby’ with the full beard. It must have taken a lot of convincing for this dad to agree to this recreation.
Keeping Up With the Douglases
It seems even famous families love recreating their embarrassing family pictures. Michael Douglas and his beautiful wife shared this picture on a throwback picture.
The pictures were both taken at the family’s cabin, and they show how close this family is even after all these years. It’s nice to see some of these private family moments, and we can’t believe how much Catherine’s daughter looks like her.
Some Things Really Never Change
This baby photo is so funny. We wonder how long mom and dad had to stand there and wait to get a good shot.
Not only that, but the wall is the exact same color as it was in the first picture.
It seems even though this girl has grown up, her expressions have stayed the same. In this funny recreation of an old picture, her face is practically identical.
Also, it seems the family’s taste in decor hasn’t changed much over the years, and they are still rocking that flower wallpaper. We don’t know about you, but we think this picture is just adorable.
Boys Will Be Boys
These pictures are adorable. They don’t even look like they are trying to recreate the baby picture, just having fun in the mud years later. Boys will be boys.
What makes it even funnier is that they got their dad to agree to pose in the background of the photo for recreation. It seems like they are having just as much fun as they did the first time.
Oh, the sibling bath shower pic. We have all had those. These adorable siblings look just as unamused now as they did then.
It seems these siblings completely nailed this recreation, and they perfectly recreated their original expressions. It is not clear how many tries it took them to get the perfect shot, but it’s clear they are having a blast.
A Family Affair
This is hilarious, even the plaid shirt made it into the photo all those years later; they nailed the awkward stance too. We love the grown-up crying baby; that’s our favorite part.
It seems the dad had a tough time holding his full-size baby. Hopefully, it didn’t take too long for them to get the perfect shot.
This recreation is so similar to the original that it is kind of creepy. Not only does the mom look like she has barely aged, but they even have the same furniture.
The girls may have grown up, but it seems they just happened to have similar outfits lying around. While the dad has definitely aged somewhat, it seems he still owned the same sweatpants. It’s almost as if no time has passed at all. However, these creepy expressions make for a hilarious recreation.
Halloween, Then And Now
Some of the best photos to look back on are our childhood photos from our dress-up days. Not only can we see how pop culture has changed throughout the years since this Halloween picture was taken, but we can see what our parents made us wear. We love how they recreated the exact costumes now.
The expressions in the recreation are hilarious now that these boys are all grown up.
Channeling the Emotions
It seems this family has a gift for creating awkward and embarrassing pictures. We can only imagine what was going on behind the scenes when the first snap was captured, but the kids were able to recreate it perfectly.
Even the dad did an excellent job of mimicking his younger self. We cannot help but laugh, looking at the mom and her now oversized baby as he practically dwarfs her tiny frame. This is one funny family picture, and we can just imagine it hanging in the living room.
Ah, brotherly love. Sporting the same pose and similar clothing styles, they have just become a bit more hipster chic.
They totally killed it when it came time to recreate this sweet childhood photo—even wearing the shirts that they wore in the original picture!
Amazing Attention To Detail
Irina Werning is an international photographer known for her “Back to the Future” photography series, where she helps adults recreate their favorite childhood photos. “I go crazy with detail,” she told The Daily Mail.
“Every detail, every button, everything. I bought the fabrics making sure they were the right texture and able to crease as they do in the picture, and then I made them… I bought the bicycle for one of the photos on eBay and then made sure I had all the locations set before I arrived.”
This photo looks like it was taken out of an 80’s catalog, with the gumball machine and suspenders.
They did a great job of recreating it and even finding the same train sweater. Thank goodness the mullet has gone. It would have been really embarrassing for everyone if they had recreated the hairstyles too.
Mom’s Favorite Photo Recreated
It’s hard to believe that some of these childhood photos could get any more comical, but these brothers prove they can. The original photo is adorable.
These loving brothers just look sweet and goofy, and we can’t help but smile ourselves.
A Trip to the Beach, Then and Now
These kids are just as gorgeous grown up as they were as young kids. They nailed the placement perfectly and the crying.
If you look in the background, it looks like the same umbrella, too, even though it is a different beach. That is quite a coincidence!
Mom Just Wanted a Picture of Her Boys For Christmas
Parents love a good photoshoot, these three angelic young boys looked to have enjoyed themselves. Years later, they recreated it to a T.
We must say the expressions in the recreation are hilarious. While the original picture wasn’t embarrassing, the recreation definitely is. We bet these guys regret taking this photo now.
You Didn’t Fit Then, and You Don’t Fit Now!
Parents do make their kids do some funny things, all for the sake of a photo. The good sports even got the outfits spot on when recreating them. Nowadays, these types of pictures are funny on Instagram. We bet it got a lot of likes.
Luckily that chair was made well and didn’t buckle under all the weight of three grown men. They even recreated the Inspector Gadget sweatpants!
Just as Fresh
While technically, this isn’t an awkward family picture, we have included it here because it is so funny. Recently when Will Smith stopped by the Ellen show, he and Ellen decided to do something fun for Throw Back Thursday.
Knowing Ellen, it was only a matter of time before she got into costume. The pair decided to create this famous image from the opening title of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Not only does Will Smith look almost exactly the same, but Ellen also makes one feisty-looking Grandma.
They Don’t Look Quite As Cute Anymore
This is everything! The bowl cut is still going strong, and we love the overalls.
We can’t believe he cut his hair in the bowl cut for recreation. Then again, maybe that is how he has worn his hair for all these years. Now that is a scary thought!
We love this picture of the sibling love as each of the graduates. In the original picture, the oldest brother was graduating from college, and he held his little sister for the picture. Seen as she was so small, it didn’t require too much effort.
The recreation was taken at the younger sister’s high school graduation. Fantastically she was able to hold her grown brother long enough for their mom to snap the picture. Looking at her face her big brother must be light as a feather!
On Vacation, Then and Now
We love looking back at old vacation pictures. The dad looks as happy in both images, we guess it’s nice that his kids still want to spend time with him.
Unfortunately, the kids seem to have grown quite a bit, and it is amazing he was able to hold them both up like that! That must be one strong dad! We are not sure if this is a photo recreation or if this is just how this family poses for pictures.
Merry Christmas, Then and Now
Ah, the holidays. The perfect time to wear your best Santa cap and sit still while mom snaps a picture. We wonder how many times she had to ask them to stay still. Well, they nailed it the second time.
These happy siblings really have grown, and the brothers look almost unrecognizable to their baby pictures.
Still Skeptical of His Little Brother
Judging by the look on this little boy’s face, he was clearly not very happy about the arrival of his little brother. Perhaps he wasn’t sure if he was ready to take on all of the responsibilities that come with being a big brother. Years later, it looks like nothing has changed.
It’s funny how well the younger brother managed to play the baby a second time. This picture is definitely a keeper.
T-Rex Arms 20 Years Later
Kids are very imaginative and will come up with anything to make fun of themselves. These kids clearly still know how to make each other laugh.
We are sure the parent of these two will be holding on to this recreation for future laughs because they perfectly nailed their expressions in the second photo. In the wrong hands, this pic can be pretty embarrassing
Best Pals, 30 Years Later!
As we get older, keeping in touch with friends gets harder. Between work, family, and all of those everyday life admin things that being an adult throws at you, it’s surprising that we have time to hang with any friends at all.
That’s why this recreated childhood photo is especially touching. The original photo of these two youngsters shows them in elementary school.
Some Things Do Change
Although this recreated childhood photo looks similar to the original, historically, a lot has changed since then. The Berlin Wall that stood in the original photo, separating East and West Germany, was demolished beginning in 1989.
How cool is it that this guy recreated everything else so perfectly? Even his jacket looks the same. It’s also cool to see how much his country has changed now that the wall is gone.
Father and Son, 60 Years Later
This one really plucked at our heartstrings. You’re never too old for your parents. Flash-forward nearly 60 years, and some things never change!
All these years later, their bond is as strong as ever, even though the roles may be reversed.
Hulkamania is Running Wild, Brother!
Hulk Hogan and wrestling fans will love this childhood recreation photo! This super fan was lucky not only to meet the famous wrestler once but twice! In this sweet photo on the left, the fan looks like he was just a pre-teen trapped in the Hulk’s signature headlock.
Clearly still a fan all these years later, when he was able to meet the wrestler again and recreate that funny photo. We wonder if he will get to meet him again.
Look Straight Forward!
It is difficult to get a photo of more than one person. It is common for one person to not like a shot or not look the same way as the other. This family has half of its members not even looking at the camera.
However, they were great sports about it and decided to recreate the image years later. They even tried to match the clothing from the original photo, down to the mom wearing a stripe and the sun wearing the He-Man shirt!
People are always different when they go on family vacations because there is always a pool nearby; they can relax, let loose and wear swimwear. This family ticks all the boxes on the family vacation checklist.
It looks like everyone had a great time. It was so enjoyable that they decided to recreate the one picture many years later. Although the father had gray hair and the little brother was taller than his sisters, the memory is what matters.
Enjoying the Little Things
It’s easy to forget how simple it was when we were young, thanks to social media and smartphones. For example, these brothers had a simple cardboard box and some sun to create one of their most memorable childhood memories.
These two remain inseparable after a few decades and have some tattoos. They seem to still enjoy trivialities and having fun in the sun.
A Day at the Park
The best season to spend time outdoors is on spring weekends and holidays. It can be very rejuvenating to breathe in the fresh air and appreciate mother nature.
We don’t appreciate how much time it takes to do this as children. It is nice to see that these friends still enjoy the tradition of visiting parks, even though they have more responsibilities.
Happy in the Water
Do you remember when we were small, we used to have toys in our bathtubs? What is the point of all this? Better yet, why should we stop doing it? There’s nothing wrong with having toys to watch you sing in the shower.
These two have never stopped playing, and their choices of shower toys are the only thing that has changed. They now enjoy each other’s company and drinks.
Keeping It Real
The three brothers possess everything: a sense of humor, a timeless fashion sense, and a love for each other. It’s easy to feel that they were able to recreate the photo from their childhood without much convincing. It is obvious that the house has undergone renovations.
The banister is now different, and the wall has been painted pink. There are also many more photos on the wall. The only things that haven’t changed are the brothers’ playfulness and unending affection for funny slippers.
Smile for the camera… or don’t
Sometimes, a parent and their child may have different ideas about picture day. Some children are not able to handle a camera or the unfamiliar surroundings of a photo studio, where they have to smile at strangers. Sometimes they just don’t want it. It’s good that they can still laugh about it as they get older.
It’s possible that the same studio where they took their first pictures still exists. They couldn’t find another place with the same backdrop. Props for bringing a Teddy Bear and styling the hair and sailor suits of the baby brother.
A family that paints together stays together
This picture should be used as the cover photo for any musical albums this family might have ever planned to release. The person who came up with this concept clearly had a lot of vision. Even though the styling may not be precisely modern-day, it will still bring a smile to our faces.
These kids seem to keep their mischievous and sweet spirits well into adulthood. They must be proud of their parents.
The Hair Salon is now open
There are pros and cons to being an only brother to three siblings. As an adult, understanding the other s**x is much easier. The downside is that you will be subject to many beauty treatments that you might not like. It appears that the brother in the picture is not mad at his sister for giving him a haircut.
However, in the recreated photo, he could have made a bit more effort to appear less in pain. His sister must have mastered the use of an electric razor after all these years.
This adorable two-month-old baby makes an excellent emoji. This photo would look great in a scrapbook. It also includes a picture of his first steps and the first time that he had his hair cut. However, we wonder if there will be enough space in a scrapbook to hold all of the pictures until he turns forty.
This hilarious side-by-side comparison shows the unique combination of his baby-self expression and his facial hair.
Are you a beautiful woman with red hair and freckles and sweet smiles. These two must be long-lost Weasley family members from Harry Potter books. If time machines existed, we’d cast the younger versions of Ron and Ginny as Molly and Arthur as the older versions.
Reproducing this image was difficult because of the wardrobe. A yellow button-down shirt and gray cardigan are one thing. But where would you go to find a white/brown stripe turtleneck after all these years.
It’s a well-known fact that the top of your fridge is where you will find the best treats. It is out of sight, and it is out of reach. It is, at least, until the children discover it and begin to climb. The girl must have learned the art of climbing very early in her life. She can do anything.
1. Is it possible to climb the fridge? 2. Did the family ever look for a new hiding place to hide treats when they learned about their little climbing spider girl?
This is the perfect gift for their 60th birthday
Their mom wanted them to recreate older photos for her 60th birthday. She saved some clothes that she wore as a child, so they could recreate the older photos.
Your children will appreciate you when they can put on shorts and pose like kids. Through the years, they seem to have had a youthful mom.
90 Years Later, Getting the Brothers Together
In 1929, the first photo was taken on a farm near their home. The three brothers who survived the war joined forces to recreate the famous photo after 90 years.
They must have great genes because they are so well-known for their longevity and appearance after all these years. Although they were apart, it was important for them to celebrate this event.
What It Was When It All Started and How It’s Going
After he was adopted, this duo of siblings recreated his first picture. These two photos are identical, except that the siblings have more hair and teeth.
Although the two siblings were healthy, they couldn’t commit to their outfits. However, they knew they had the right crib top for a photo. Their parents will be thankful that their children don’t cry or scream and can take care of themselves.
Couple Celebrates 50 Years Together After They Met at Woodstock
In 1969, the couple met at Woodstock and realized that they would be spending their whole lives together. Their relationship has remained strong for more than 50 decades. They have recreated the famous photo from their first meeting.
After her car stopped while she was driving to Woodstock, they shared their story with family and friends. As he was heading to Woodstock, the man she would marry took her group of friends along.
60 Years of Marriage: Celebrating the Night They Wed
Is it possible for a bride to still wear her wedding dress and look the same as when she got married? She doesn’t look as bad after 60 years.
Although their hair is whiter and their color is fading, they still look more romantic than they did when they first married. Their children and grandchildren created a special celebration to mark their milestone anniversary.
Siblings will always ruin a nice picture, from weddings to communions
He was going to marry his cousin, so he saw the perfect opportunity to recreate the first communion. Instead of taking a standard photo, they had to make silly faces during their childhood. They only got more fun as they got older.
As siblings, they captured the true spirit of their friendship. You can see that there was always affection between them. Even in difficult situations, you can count on your brother or sister to bring a smile to your face.
The First Day of Kindergarten and Now All Grown Up
To celebrate their mother’s 60th birthday, the boy, his siblings, and his cousins recreated a photo from his first day of kindergarten. The smallest one was somehow the tallest, and then he lost his chubby hair.
Why is the youngest not dressed up as a businessman for his first day of school? There are many questions about this strange outfit, but the fashion was so perfect that they didn’t even bother to take school photos.
Forever and Always A Daddy’s Little Girl
She was an infant when her father left high school. But now, she is an adult and has graduated from college. It was difficult to be a father to a teenager. But he was dedicated and ensured his daughter had the best possible life.
He will be there to witness his daughter’s milestones and help her overcome every obstacle as a father in her early years. She could have been taught by the same teachers as her father since they attended the same high school.