This cover for Katie Cord was an absolute blast to work on. When she approached me for this project and told me what she wanted, the ideas started flowing. It was one of those times when my vision and the author's vision seemed to be in instant alignment.
Whenever possible I try to do custom photo shoots for covers. Katie already had the wedding dress, I had the rest of the props (blonde wig, combat boots, sunglasses, etc.), and my cousin Brittney makes a fabulous model. Before the shoot I tore up the wedding dress and made it look as beat up as I could. The day of the shoot we poured a bunch of blood on it and dirtied it up even more.
So many shots turned out beautifully! They felt so high fashion. There were a ton to choose from. I edited a few just for fun.
I think it's funny to note Brittney had blue nails! Something borrowed, something blue? I hadn't even thought of making sure her nails were more of a bridal color, but I think it adds a nice quirky touch.
I ended up dropping in a wonderfully creepy background and adding even more cuts and bruises to make the bride look extra distressed. The goal with this cover was to make sure the bride looked powerful and badass; I think we accomplished it.