I had to update my profile pic finally. I've posted the old one here for reference. :(
I just don't at all look like the old one anymore. I'm a few years older and am now at my heaviest (again, grrr) plus, no more bangs, i have long hair, and it's pretty much always pulled back. Constant pony tails are never a good sign of where things stand in my life.
My new profile pic is what I call a #dogselfie - It's one of the most recent pics of me from my 2-week holiday break with one of my dogs Cali. We were on a road trip driving from California to Texas. All my photos these days involve major cropping, a bit of contortion, flattering angles and this chin thing a DMV photographer (of all people) told me about. I hadn't learned the trick in the pic above.
The trick: jut out your chin and lean your head ever so slightly down. It may feel artificial but it creates the illusion of a stronger jaw line in photos. I also do a thing where i suck in my double chin a bit! lol! So sad I know, but I know some others of you out there have little tricks too! Takes a bit of practice in the mirror (so VAIN! i know!), but the trick works for me.