16 Family Portraits That Don't Even Try To Be Picture-Perfect

04/20/2015 12:00 am ET | Updated May 23, 2015

Picture your family. Mom hasn’t had time to do her hair, and Dad doesn’t really walk around in a suit and tie … or perhaps even pants. The kids run around with the energy of one thousand windmills and have already managed to get breakfast on their brand-new clothes.

The modern family embraces the notion that it can be perfect even with all its imperfections, so why not let your family photo do the same? Providing you with some alternatives to the stiff and posed portrait, we partnered with Chevrolet Malibu to round up family-photo ideas that are sure to capture the joy of the moment. So forget picture-perfect, and check out the photos below.

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Image: Peta Mazey Photography
Wake up with five in the bed, so the little one says …

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Image: Simplicity Photography
Let’s take a walk! An ordinary stroll can look like a rock star strut with this family’s tribute to The Beatles.

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Image: Pinkle Toes Photography
And while you’re out, take a moment to see how magical the world looks from your little one’s perspective.

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Image: DrewB Photography
Or practice the “one, two, three, whee!”

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Image: Kristen Duke Photography
Most importantly, have fun … Let the beach balls fall where they may!

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Image: Beach Chic Photography
Just go ahead, and dive right in.

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Image: Kathy Wolfe Photography
Or fly your feet in the air like you just don’t care!

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Image: Kristen Duke Photography
And don’t stress the mess …

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Image: Emily Garrison Photography
Because together, you may discover super-secret powers.

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Your kisses can travel across the world!

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Image: Angela Lenssen Photography
But you can’t hide anything from family …

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Image: j w l photography
So pucker up!

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And share sweet dreams.

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Image: Blue Lily Photography
Because family is there, come rain or shine.

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Image: Pinkle Toes Photography
And soon, you’ll be safe inside …

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Image: Kristen Duke Photography
Because at the end of the day, family will always be there.

Chevrolet Malibu celebrates the moment you and your family stop being picture-perfect and just start enjoying.

Do you have a fun family photo so original you just have to share it with the rest of the world? Celebrate these joint, joyful moments by posting a picture of your own family on Twitter or Instagram with a hashtag #momentsnotmilestones and we’ll add our favorites to a slide show below.*

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