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Proof Latino Families Really Can’t Hold Back When It Comes To Easter Photos

Steve Sanchez

Our parents never need an excuse to take cheesy and over-the-top photos of us. But, nothing compares to the kind of photos our parents take of us when it comes to Easter. Cue the bunny ears, scattered eggs, and very unnatural poses they come up with to make sure they have the photo to show off to las tías.

Easter is upon us so that means we will be seeing our families set up not oh-so-natural photoshoots.


In a few years this kid’s mom will probably use this photo to embarrass him to his significant other.

They’re always trying to recreate baby photos no matter how old you are.

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Just look at his face. Only one person is enjoying this and it’s probably the person behind the camera.

They’re quick to throw their rules about getting your clothes dirty out of the window for the “perfect” shot.

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What’s a little grass stain for an Easter photo, right? Heaven forbid you get one while playing in the yard on any other day.

Our parents also don’t care how grumpy you get because this is super important, okay mija.

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The poor kid is about to burst a vein he’s so angry. Meanwhile, his mom is probably like, “Awwww this is so cute!”

Then there’s always that one primo that takes things too far and offends the family.


Not cool, dude.

Who even comes up with some of these poses?


Like who thought hey, let me put chocolate eggs in my hair. Why? But great hair.

Nothing says festive like a last minute photo in the grocery store with a pair of rabbit ears you aren’t going to buy.

Feliz pascua ?? #conejin #pascuaderesurreccion #casaidea #orejas #kiplingchile

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#FestiveOnABudget

Got a younger sibling? Then you’ll definitely get a matching outfit photo.


I have more than a few.

But, it is truly all worth it when you see mom turn her attention to the cutest member of the family and it all makes sense.

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If dressing us up and taking photos makes her half as excited as when we do it to the family pet, then so be it. ❤️


READ: 11 Quinceañera Photoshoots That Are Way Over The Top

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Latino Family Camping Trips Are So Much More Than Some S'mores And Campfire Stories. Here's What It's Really Like

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Latino Family Camping Trips Are So Much More Than Some S’mores And Campfire Stories. Here’s What It’s Really Like

Movies portray camping trips as calm nights with campfire stories, smores, and sing-a-longs, but taking a camping trip with your Latino family is a completely different story.

They usually don’t include s’mores, but they’re so much more fun…

If one thing is certain about camping with your family, it’s that it’s going to be tight in the car.

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Not only because you’re going with your entire family, but you also all tend to overpack.

When you finally arrive and get to stretch your legs, you’ll have to deal with the hassle of unpacking everything and building the tent.

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Which might actually take all 20 of you to accomplish.

But after the hard work is done, the fun begins…with shots.

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The tío in the middle is already regretting the hangover he’s going to have in the morning.

But be careful, you don’t want to pass out outside of your tent.

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Not the best idea.

Or your family will take advantage and begin to mess with you.

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At least these guys are mature enough not to write on his face. Cuddles never hurt anybody.

So here are a few words of advice: try to make it all the way to your tent before you fall asleep.

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Even if you literally crash into it.

And you know a family camping trip isn’t a real camping trip without throbbing hangovers.

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At least it’s a sign that you had a lot of fun the night before, right?

But with great hangovers come delicious food.  How else are you going to cure those hangovers???

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Nothing better than a classic BBQ, with fresh food and ice cold micheladas.

Since there’s no wifi, all of the younger kids resort to random (and usually dangerous), outdoor activities.

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They might break an arm, but hey they’re kids…like your mom says, “déjalos, para que aprendan.”

Meanwhile, all of the dads sit around sunbathing, sipping on beer, and trying their best to look cool. ?

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Los compas bien chidos.

Whereas your mom and tías sit around sipping on cocktails ~*muy fancys*~, cracking jokes and exchanging chisme.

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The stronger the cocktails are, the juicier the chisme gets.

But camping nights aren’t complete without a live DJ:

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This “live DJ” is actually your primo with his speaker and aux cord.

This leads to all sorts of dancing.

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Usually to El Caballo Dorado’s classic “Payaso de Rodeo.”

You might run into some difficulties, but through bonding experiences like this camping trip, you realize that together you can solve anything.

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Because that’s what family is for.

As much as it might’ve been a drag to coordinate this trip, you know you won’t want to pack up and leave. You’re going to miss your family so much. ?

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Because camping trips with your family are honestly such a blast.


READ: 9 Stressful Moments Every Latino Experiences When Traveling With Their Family


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