I need something terribly specific. If it doesn't fit the book, I won't be able to use it, no matter how beautiful!
What do women like? Hot men and cute puppies. I am building a romance novel cover to make readers everywhere swoon. Here goes:
I want a studio shot (unless the PERFECT shot exists on a not-too-distracting background) of a caucasian, large, muscular man holding a puppy or a dog. This is for a romance novel where the hero is a large, built, professional athlete. Ideally he has a bare torso and there is some contrast between the dog and the dude.
Note: In my examples here I have torso shots *without* dogs in them. (Because if there were dogs, I wouldn't need to request this photo.) But you can see the approximate layout I'm going for.
The right shot will be croppable into a portrait (book) shape wherein the dog (including his adorable face) and the dude (NOT including his face) are both visible.