How to Take Flattering Photos of Yourself
Relax. Taking pictures of yourself is far less stressful than modeling for someone else. If you take a bunch of bad photos, you can just delete them off your digital camera before anyone else can see.
Do like models and actors do: practice some poses in the mirror first to see what you like and what is easy to do. The most important thing to show off is your smile. Maybe you like your mouth closed when you smile, or maybe you like to show all your teeth. Either way is fine: just remember whatever you do does not have to look perfect. It just needs to appeal to you, and it's okay!
It helps to push your tongue against the back of your teeth before smiling.