1. Put it off until your publisher emails asking for it with a hint of urgency.
2. Decide that since you actually blow-dried your hair, why not do it now?
3. Make your husband follow you around the yard with a camera, deciding if tree-bark or leaves makes a better backdrop.
4. Decide that leaves do.
5. Change your mind 9 times about which leaves do.
6. Attempt several shots with two little boys tugging your knees and elbows.
7. Pick up a boy, hoping to look more relaxed.
8. Utterly fail to look more relaxed.
9. Upload shots to your computer and decide they're all hopelessly awful.
10. Repeat steps 4-6.
11. Jump back to 9 but find a single photo that isn't quite so terrible, maybe.
12. Send it to your brilliant photographer sister who says: "I love it, but there's some distortion from the camera being so close. Let me fix that."
13. Rub your evil hands together and cackle that she took the bait.
14. Send a much-improved photo off to your publisher.
15. Plan to use it "officially" for the following several decades. (That's how it's done, right?)