School Photos That Just Scream ‘I Want A Retake’

Kid’s school portraits all tell a story. Some were happy to take them, while others would rather be out in the playground. You can always tell who is who, and some end up looking way too funny.

Get ready to see some of the most ridiculous school photos of young kids. Try not to laugh too hard.

Yes, I’ll Take Some More Cider

Clearly, this kid had a little too much apple cider before taking this photo. He can barely keep his eyes open, but he looks like he’s enjoying this moment that will be captured forever.

kid giving a goofy smile
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Photo Credit: @caseybrady061719 / Instagram

No Hope For Cadence

Cadence is all smiles, even though no one sees a future in her. Her shirt reveals that everyone gave up on her, but she’s still there smiling like nothing is wrong.

given up on candence
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Photo Credit: @mgmitchellart / Instagram

He Smelled Something

This kid must have smelled something the moment the camera snapped. Maybe the photographer forgot to shower before he showed up and left a certain musk while taking pictures of the kids.

kid smells something
Photo Credit: @elizcatherine / Instagram
Photo Credit: @elizcatherine / Instagram

“My Stepdad Says I Wanted My Hair Cut That Way”

This is an interesting haircut, to say the least. You can get away with wild hairstyles when you’re young, but this guy probably regrets seeing this after so many years.

haircut crazy on this kid
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Photo Credit: WarningThread64 / Reddit

His Mother Demanded A Retake

For some reason, this boy’s mom thought the picture on the left wasn’t good enough. She demanded a retake, and her son responded with this brilliant smile, showing his pretty teeth.

retake a photo at mom's request
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Photo Credit: Reddit

He Loved This Day!

There’s nothing more this kid wanted this day than to take pictures. He waited for months to take this photo, and it shows in his precious smile. He didn’t want to show teeth and make everyone jealous.

unhappy kid taking pics
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Photo Credit: @chelsea7827 / Instagram

He Looks Confused

The photographer must have had some confusing instructions for this young man. There’s no telling why his arm is extended like that, but it made it to the final picture.

kid looking concerned next to pumpkin for photo
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Photo Credit: @afisher412 / Instagram

He Tried His Best

When you try, you can’t be mad at yourself if it doesn’t turn out how you wished. Surely, this little boy didn’t want his smile to look this way, but at least he tried.

half a smile this kid has
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Photo Credit: @mrssteff / Instagram

Not Looking Too Happy

For some reason, this little man isn’t happy about this photo. Something rubbed him the wrong way, and this was his reaction. Did the photographer tell a terrible joke during the process?

upset boy looking sad
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Photo Credit: @danaandtheboys / Instagram

He’s Very Photogenic!

You can’t tell this little man anything once you give him some glasses or a lady by his side. His facial expression without any of those things shows he doesn’t want to be a solo act.

multiple shots of this kid
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Photo Credit: @beccamay81 / Instagram

Something To Reflect On

This photo is perfect for reflecting on when you get older. You can ask yourself a question like, “why was I this angry on this day?” She might not remember the answer.

angry kid in pink
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Photo Credit: homerBM / Reddit

She Knew What She Was Doing

That smile looks ridiculous. The one in the portrait looks done out of spite, while the current smile is to reassure you she knew what she was doing. What a great photo!

sarah hurley weird smile
Photo Credit: Sarah Hurley / Facebook
Photo Credit: Sarah Hurley / Facebook

He Was Probably Grounded That Week

He probably got his video games taken away from him but still had to take these photos. That look is one of anger and desperation. If he didn’t have to go in for pictures that day, he wouldn’t have.

not having it one bit
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Photo Credit: wrud4d / Reddit

He’s Having Fun

At least the kid is having fun here. His mom probably didn’t like the outcome, but the boy did. That’s the smile of a true class clown, in case you didn’t know.

crazy smile
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Photo Credit: pudgyllamarider / Reddit

What Happened Here?

This kid has a huge personality! You can bet that his mom didn’t appreciate how these came out, but this boy doesn’t care. His friends will forever remember this image.

screaming boy in picture
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Photo Credit: YouTube

I Didn’t Want His Name On The Bottom So I Typed In “‘I Don’t Want This'”

Well, you can always crop it to get rid of the massive mistake, but that will take away from his outfit. At least this wasn’t done on a prom picture.

don't want this photo
Photo Credit: Brittany Kinley / Facebook
Photo Credit: Brittany Kinley / Facebook

“What Happens When Your Kid Wears Green On Picture Day”

Imagine being a parent and seeing a photo of your kid’s head floating while smiling. Your first thought isn’t going to be it happened because he wore green on picture day.

green on picture day
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Photo Credit: @loalyinc / Instagram

What Is He Holding?

This kid is probably upset because he had to hold what looks like a rock mixed with an egg. His outfit is nice, but he’s too young to appreciate that.

grumpy kid holding something
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Photo Credit: @chadgreenfield / Instagram

“My Brother’s Pre-K Picture. He Didn’t Know How To Smile”

Well, he didn’t know how to smile, but he got pretty close to it. This kid only needs to adjust how far back he pushes his chin, because this looks wild.

the super smile on him
Photo Credit: Reddit
Photo Credit: Reddit

“My Daughter’s First-Ever School Photo”

According to Mom, this young lady was so excited to take her first photos. Her mood didn’t change until she went in and made it look like she took a mugshot.

mugshot kid but was excitement
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Photo Credit: Shkmstr / Reddit

“My Wife’s School Picture With Her Most Prized Possession At The Time”

If you can’t tell what CD that is in her hand, it’s an Evanescence CD. She looks like she enjoyed those tunes very much with her modest smile and relaxed pose.

taking a photo with a cd in hand
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Photo Credit: the-passenger77 / Reddit

What A Picture!

I can’t tell if he’s happy to be there or desperately waiting to finish. Since he’s so young with so few teeth, it’s a little hard to determine his level of happiness.

kid yelling in picture
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Photo Credit: @allydiebold / Instagram

” I Told My 9-Year-Old I Didn’t Care What He Did In His Spring School Photos”

That’s why you need to have clear instructions when it comes to kids taking photos. This little boy had a blast making this face at the camera. The cameraman probably asked if was sure he wanted to pose this way.

gap tooth on the boy
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Photo Credit: Lindseyrj7 / Reddit

Instructed Not To Blink

Honestly, why do they tell the kids not to blink? Can’t they delete the picture and take another one right after? If the kid needs to blink, let him or you’ll get results like this.

shocked kid in photo
Photo Credit: Reddit
Photo Credit: Reddit

“School Photos Sometime In The Early 2000s”

Well, things could be worse. When I say that, there are only a few things that could’ve made this even funnier. Luckily, she has a nice smile and her tie fits.

funky outfit on a kid
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Photo Credit: GeneralLeeCooll / Reddit

“Me In The 4th Grade Ready To Go On Some Sort Of Tropical Safari”

Hopefully, this kid doesn’t have a room filled with creepy dolls. If you’re taking pictures with them at this age, how many do you think you’ll own as you grow up?

kid with dummy sitting down
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Photo Credit: grodylarude / Reddit

“This Was The Retake Of My Second Grade School Photo”

When the retake is worse than the original, your parents won’t like that. This boy might have a huge smile going on, but the results aren’t what his mom wanted.

super smile on this kid
Photo Credit: blondofblargh / Reddit
Photo Credit: blondofblargh / Reddit

“My Mom Found My Old Elementary School Photo The Other Day”

Was this kid practicing rolling his eyes in this one? What did he see in the sky as he took this photo? Also, why didn’t they ask for a retake?

eye rolling kid for portrait
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Photo Credit: JaysonChrist / Reddit

“Allergies Were Hitting Me Hard That Day”

It’s hard to fight off allergies if you don’t have medication to do so. He probably had to hold back a sneeze at this moment, which is why one eye looks a little lower.

posing well
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Photo Credit: digitlhaze / Reddit

Her Mom Didn’t Anticipate This

When you allow your kid to wear a shirt like this, you can’t be surprised at what might happen. She made the shirt fold and made everyone think her parents didn’t love her.

sasshole shirt kid has
Photo Credit: YouTube
Photo Credit: YouTube