I would say overall, Spiediefest weekend at Otsiningo Park was a success. We can't help it that Billy Currington was unable to sing and was put on vocal rest. The weather was great all three days (I liked the cooler temps), even though it was too windy for the balloons to go into the sky.

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It was great getting together with friends and getting a "kiss" from Tezza doesn't hurt either. However, I did learn one thing over the weekend and it's not what you would expect. I found out that I don't look great when I have my picture taken.

I used to think that I had a good smile when I would pose for a picture but I was wrong. I really noticed it at Spiediefest when I would get my photo taken and looked at it. UGH! What can I do?

Traci tries to help me and makes me laugh before she takes the shot. But Traci can't be there all the time (nor does she want to), so what to do? Here are some suggestions from Davis Factor, co-founder of Smashbox Cosmetics.

How To Look Awesome In Every Picture

Couples shot: Lean in so that your faces touch or yours rests on the other person's shoulder. The lack of space creates a focal point and shows your connection. Don't lean away from your guy.

Hint: If you are getting a photo taken of you and your buddy, I wouldn't recommend that you put your face on his shoulder.

Possie Picture: Everyone should turn in toward the group with one foot in front of the other. One way to remember this is by thinking of the song of the same name from "Santa Claus is Coming to Town."

When you turn inward, it makes you look leaner and will help to make sure that no one is cut out. Hint: No duckfaces...ever.

Selfie: Angle your chin slightly up toward the light to help get rid of shadows. This will also help define your chin, cheekbones, and jawline. Hint: Make the photo about you and not your surroundings.

My suggestion is that you print a copy of this and keep it handy. That way when it's photo time, you can take a quick look and get it right the first time.

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