I look chubby, my legs look short and my body doesn't look at all like it does in the mirror. In fact the further I am from the camera the rounder I look. Is it my posture? Is it the resolution of the camera (5megapx)? Is it the angle from where they will photograph me? But even so why would my legs look short when they are not?
So shoot from below, that's very important. If shooting from the front, make sure to stand in an angle to the shot, and turn your legs and hips in, might want to put one leg on the toes, so that it doesn't look so stiff. I can't find good pictures right now.. You get me?