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Book Cover Photo Session

September 26, 2013  •  1 Comment

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It was a busy day yesterday on Facebook.  It was reveal day for author F.L. Jacob's cover art for her book entitled: Have I Told You.  

Digital Mitchell Event Photography was recommended by a mutual friend (thank you Jennifer Stephens) to be the photographer for the cover art.  The author's husband called us and inquired if we were available and interested in doing a digital photo for a book that his wife was writing.  I asked their timeframe and looked at our calendar and said: "Yes, on both accounts."  We corresponded back and forth a few times and they told us what their concept was for the book cover; it was a girl wearing only a high heeled shoe on one foot, and on the other foot a ballerina shoe.   There might have been a few more suggestions but I will leave that to your imagination as you read on.  ;-)

The reason it was such a busy day on Facebook, was that all the participants involved in the shoot, along with some select friends of the author, agreed to all change their Facebook cover images to the one I put at the top of this blog post.  The message updates just kept coming in all day along with the notifications of new replies. It really was all I could do to keep up with the influx of notifications, but I enjoyed seeing all the fan fair.  

All-in-all, I think the book cover reveal went very well for FL. Jacob, I know that my page saw one of it's busiest traffic days yet.  We are eagerly looking forward to the actual book release later this October.  When it hits the shelves, I will let you know by updating this post.

      [Update:  The book is now available:  Read this blog entry.]


Here is a little more information about the book it is the synopsis that is on the back cover of the book:

Have I Told You is book one of the Black Hollywood Duology. It is for an Adult Mature Audience. It is an Erotic Romance.

To the outside world Caston Black has it all. The owner of the best-selling gentlemen’s magazine, Black Hollywood, has good looks, fame, fortune, and a reputation that precedes him. He can have any woman he wants, as long as he doesn’t keep them. Caston sets his sights on Sabrina for his next Hollywood Sweetheart. Little does he know he will find the woman to share his life, the one he is meant to keep forever.

Sabrina Bennett has been in a mentally and physically abusive relationship that has destroyed the beautiful, confident dancer who arrived at college three years ago. She thinks the only good thing left in her life is her abusive boyfriend. Keeping her boyfriend happy is her number one priority, no matter how impossible. She’s been broken and molded into a frightened, unsure girl desperate to be worthy of love.

Meeting by chance one evening, sparks fly between Caston and Sabrina. Neither expected the feelings they bring out in each other. Trying to have a normal relationship in their abnormal world, happiness is a new way of life for the lovers. They want to move forward, but the past won’t let go.

Can Caston help Sabrina heal from her past abuse? Can Sabrina show Caston he is as strong as he appears to be? When is the price of love too much? What do you do when the biggest threat to the person you love is you? 



Below are some of the of the images of the book cover:

Here is the front cover of the book showing the two shoes

Photograph of book coverFinal Book CoverThis is the front cover of the book.

This is the final image without any text added to it
picture of girl wearing panties and one ballerina and one high heel shoeBook Cover Image for the book Have I Told YouThis is the final image that was selected for the book cover.

Below is an alternate version of the back book cover Book Cover-Final with LegsBook Cover-Final with LegsThis was an alternate version of the book showing the back cover text with an image overlay.


And here is the final version of the Have I Told You book cover:

final layout of the Book CoverComplete book coverThis is the final layout for the book cover


We wanted to give thanks and credit to all involved in creating the Have I Told You book cover, without their input and help this project could never have ended...happily ever after.  ;-)

Author: F.L. Jacob
Model: Kristine Kowalski
Model Wrangler: Dawn A. Mitchell
Lighting/Setup/Photoshop: Rob Miller
Photographer: Michael J. Mitchell
Studio: Digital Mitchell Event Photography

And we love getting messages like this from our clients:

I'd like to thank Digital Mitchell Event Photography & Kristine Kowalski!  

Michael, Dawn & Rob the pictures were just amazing and beautiful. You worked with me to make my vision come to life! 

Kristine you are a beautiful women. Thank you for agreeing to be the model for my cover!

I can't wait to do it again! 

--F.L. Jacob



Sarah Amatya(non-registered)
Wow, that looks really great, love the shot and especially the shoes! LOL

Can't wait until the book is released, from what I read above and the image your picture suggests in my head, I am going to love the book!

Great work, all the way around.
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