Tired of stiff family shots? Check out this Dad’s photo fun

The internet is abuzz with funny, adorable photos a dad took of his two little girls for his immune-compromised mother.

Jason Lee shot creative photos of his two daughters to share with his mother via a blog. His mother was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma and couldn’t be exposed to kid germs.

Jason says most of the ideas came from his daughters 8-year-old Kristin and 5-year-old Kayla

Check out the shots on the blog. My kids loved them and wanted to try to recreate them. (This is guy is a professional photographer.) They adored the little girl Duct taped to the wall and the shot of her sister shooting her into space on a rocket. They also loved Mario and Angry Bird creations.

See what you think? Could you recreate? Do you have any favorite candid or posed shots that don’t look like stiff forced shots?

16 comments Add your comment


April 20th, 2012
1:06 pm

These are awesome! I wouldn’t recreate them them, though, because their awesomeness is largely due to their being the family’s own creation. Come up with your own ideas and have fun!


April 20th, 2012
1:24 pm

These are cute and show a high degree of creativity. But, this is not something I would care to do or attempt to re-create/copy.


April 20th, 2012
1:33 pm

Very cute pictures, what I saw, before my computer locked up!!

Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

April 20th, 2012
2:34 pm

I don’t know how he stuck the kid to the wall — my kids want to do that one — pretty sure we would end up with broken bones


April 20th, 2012
2:53 pm

I’m thinkin’ Photoshop. Not that they aren’t creative, but Photoshop.


April 20th, 2012
4:16 pm

I agree with Wayne….especially if you really look at Angry birds…you will see the same child in red and green.

LOVELY kids and the photos were adorable.


April 20th, 2012
8:15 pm

What?! You mean they weren’t actually standing on a giant coffee maker?! ;-)

And since I do not do Facebook...

April 21st, 2012
9:36 am

…I could not view them – what a lousy thing to post…


April 21st, 2012
7:36 pm

@ since … Facebook: This has nothing to do with facebook. You just click on the link to see it. It takes you to http://www.boredpanda.com/creative-kids-photography-jason-lee/ (nothing to do w/ FB as far as I can see) but anyway…

I loved the pictures. It’s hard enough having grandparents living far away and not able to participate in the day-to-day life of their grand-kids without an illness coming into play. It’s sad and very inspiring at the same time. I keep thinking about things on the internet not going away (and not in a good way – like kids putting pictures of themselves out,) but with this… it’s comforting. These memories won’t go away. And they are enjoyable and so hilarious! All my 4 kids were laughing hysterically. I wish I had the time and energy to do even half the same work. I think it’s a testament to a son’s love for his mother too. I wish their family the best to get through this difficult time.

Fred ™

April 22nd, 2012
10:17 pm

These photo shopped pics are the BEST that a professional photographer can do? That’s just plain sad.

They would be “cute” if they were from an amateur, but from a PROFESSIONAL?

Just damn. Another phone in. I see why I read rarely and judging from the number of comments, I’m not the only one.


April 22nd, 2012
10:31 pm

Sorry, but I didn’t like these photos at all. They are so fake and staged.

Howard Finkelstein

April 23rd, 2012
7:41 am

Children having lit candles put on their head is not only dangerous, but could be considered child abuse. Please let me know in which State this awful dad resides, so I might contact local DFACS!


April 23rd, 2012
7:42 am

The 10th picture reminds me of the 70’s classic, Motel Hell!

This was really...

April 23rd, 2012
12:53 pm

…dumb, especially if anyone thought the pictures were real and not photoshopped…


April 24th, 2012
4:19 pm

I thought they were really cute and I am sure the mother appreciated all the work her family put into them.

Fred ™

April 24th, 2012
7:25 pm

Gee Shay, you aren’t very computer savvy are you? There was NO work put in on those pictures. A third grader using photo shop for the first time could produce those results……….

Just damn.