"Ultimately quite satisfying;)"
How I did it: I prepared ahead. I didn't take the photo first thing in the morning when my eyes look small. I learned from the mistakes I have made in every other photo I have ever had taken at the DMV. I didn't try too hard to look good (i.e. too much make up, too much smiling-or not enough) but I did try.
I tried to remain in a good mood throughout the process and kept a partial smile on my face. This way, when it came time to take the photo, I was kind of, sort of, already smiling. The guy did it in just one take.
Lessons & tips: *Brush your hair
*Don't go first thing in the morning
*Don't try to hard to smile for the photo, juts try to actually be happy and that will show.
*Wear make-up, but not too much.
Resources: *A boyfriend who reminded me to prepare ahead so that it would turn out well.
*Some make up and a hair brush
*Time, so that I wasn't rushed.