If you're having a family portrait taken over the holidays, wearing black and darker solid colors will actually make you appear slimmer. Also, don't stand facing straight to the camera, turn your body slightly and you instantly lost a few more pounds! You can also lean a bit toward the camera with your weight on your front foot - what's farther away from the camera will appear smaller. But MOST importantly, DON'T WAIT TO LOSE THE WEIGHT to have your family photo taken! Do it now!