7. Think happy thoughts. Hate having your picture taken? Join the club! Though you're not alone in this discomfort, you must forge ahead anyway if you want to meet your new love. Conjure a happy memory; think about a time when you felt confident or something went your way. Then, when you get in front of the camera, bring up this memory and focus on it. This will work like a charm to ensure your smile doesn't look disingenuous or forced.
8. Bring a friend for support! If you need someone to distract you, take a girlfriend along. This way, she can egg you on, make you laugh and get you in a playful mood. Sometimes, a buddy is just what you need to make what seems like an unpleasant chore a lot more fun.
More from YourTango: Could These 10 Cities Actually Break Your Heart?
9. Don't get cold feet! Many clients tell me they have canceled their photo shoot, putting it off again and again. Don't give up! Once you get those pictures taken, you will be relieved and happy with yourself. And better still, you can get started meeting men once you post the pictures. A profile without a photo gets very little action.
Are you struggling to find love? As a dating coach for women over 40, I can help with proven dating methods that have helped thousands. Get more dating tips in my FREE book 5 Big Turnoffs That Drive Men Away. Find love with the right man as quickly as possible and avoid the many potential pitfalls along the way.
For a limited time only, receive our free eBook, Break Up With Your Ex (a $5 value), yours free when you sign up for YourTango's free, daily newsletter.
More from YourTango: Why You Should Ignore Princeton Mom And Her (Wrong) Dating Tips