When it comes to the prom, oftentimes the best time to take photos comes when people are done taking photos.

Traditional poses turn into candid fun, and that's when Newsday.com really goes to work. We've been at Long Island proms capturing teens' unforgettable faces while celebrating one of the most blissful rites of passage.

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Our readers have also done their part, sharing their submissions with the hashtag #LIProms on Instagram.

Click on the link above to take a look at these 50 priceless pictures, and share your submissions with our hashtag or email josh.stewart@newsday.com.