Australian mum left red-faced after family snap with Santa

  • Tammie Hopley, 29,  paid $35 for adorable Santa snaps of her two children
  • But upon closer inspection of the photos, she noticed a very embarrassing error 
  • ‘We still really don’t know whether or not it was intentional,’ she said 
  • Do you have an embarrassing Santa snap? Email FemailAU@mailonline.com 

An Australian mother-of-two has been left red-faced after spotting a very embarrassing mistake in her children’s Santa photo. 

Tammie Hopley, 29, paid $35 for a selection of meet and greet photos with her children Ryder, two and Ledger, 10 months.

But it wasn’t until the next day when she realised the photos she had purchased weren’t quite as innocent as they appeared. 

An Australian mother-of-two has been left red-faced after spotting a very embarrassing mistake in her children's Santa photo

An Australian mother-of-two has been left red-faced after spotting a very embarrassing mistake in her children’s Santa photo

Tammie Hopley, 29, paid $35 for a selection of meet and greet photos with her children Ryder, two and Ledger, 10 months

Tammie Hopley, 29, paid $35 for a selection of meet and greet photos with her children Ryder, two and Ledger, 10 months

The hilarious images show a squirming Ryder, two, raising his middle finger at the camera while sat next to Santa with dad Matthew Hopley, 30 and his brother.

‘This was Ryder’s third year going to meet Santa, and the first year he wasn’t screaming and crying,’ the senior dental assistant and receptionist said. 

‘The previous years he was so scared. Last year he was crying so much we had to get a photo with Santa hiding behind us so he didn’t realise he was there.

The hilarious images show a squirming Ryder, two, raising his middle finger at the camera while sat next to Santa with dad Matthew Hopley, 30 and his brother

The hilarious images show a squirming Ryder, two, raising his middle finger at the camera while sat next to Santa with dad Matthew Hopley, 30 and his brother

‘This year was the first time he was happy to see Santa. The photographer was asking us to smile and do different faces, we had lots of different photos taken.

‘In total I bought about 17 different photos, they were emailed to me for me to print for about $35 AUD.’

Tammie only realised cheeky Ryder’s adorable protest when she showed the professional photographs to a friend.    

Tammie only realised cheeky Ryder’s adorable protest when she showed the professional photographs to a friend

Tammie only realised cheeky Ryder’s adorable protest when she showed the professional photographs to a friend

‘Until she said it, I hadn’t spotted it at all and didn’t notice he was doing anything out of the ordinary – I just thought it was a nice photo of us all,’ Tammie said. 

‘What’s so funny is Ryder is not the type of kid to do that, he’s such a shy little boy so it just came out of nowhere. He’s not the type of child to go out of his way to talk to anyone or cause trouble.

‘It took everything he had and everyone convincing him just for him to even say two words to Santa.’

'The previous years he was so scared. Last year he was crying so much we had to get a photo with Santa hiding behind us so he didn’t realise he was there,' she said 

‘The previous years he was so scared. Last year he was crying so much we had to get a photo with Santa hiding behind us so he didn’t realise he was there,’ she said 

'This was Ryder’s third year going to meet Santa, and the first year he wasn’t screaming and crying,' the senior dental assistant and receptionist said

‘This was Ryder’s third year going to meet Santa, and the first year he wasn’t screaming and crying,’ the senior dental assistant and receptionist said

The photo was taken on Wednesday at the Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas lights display near Tammie’s home in Cessnock, New South Wales.

She and Matthew, a fire technician, now plan to hang the offending image in pride of place in their home and said it is much better than your average family photo.

‘We still really don’t know whether or not it was intentional – I haven’t asked him. His facial expression certainly makes it look intentional,’ the amused mother said.

‘Everyone we have shown has found it absolutely hilarious – it is really funny and everyone’s had such a good reaction to it.

'It’s such a nice little keepsake – and definitely something to embarrass him with when he’s older!' Tammie said 

‘It’s such a nice little keepsake – and definitely something to embarrass him with when he’s older!’ Tammie said 

‘I prefer this one out of all the pictures we got now – I’d rather have this one hung on the wall than a normal one.

‘In all honesty, I don’t think he knows what it means but the timing is just absolutely perfect. His brother is crying at the time in the picture as well because he was scared of Santa.

‘It’s such a nice little keepsake – and definitely something to embarrass him with when he’s older!’





Courtesy: Daily Mail Online

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