Spencer Elden (born July 9, 1991) is the baby / model who appeared on the iconic cover of Nirvana’s album Nevermind. Nirvana’s record company had considered using a stock photograph of a swimming baby, but when that proved too expensive they hired photographer Kirk Weddle. Weddle’s friends Renata and Rick Elden allowed their son Spencer to be photographed underwater for a flat fee of $200. The hook, line, and dollar were superimposed at a later point. After seeing the photo, Kurt Cobain (Nirvana’s lead singer) and his wife Courtney Love agreed that they would take Spencer out to dinner when he got older. However, this never happened due to Cobain’s death in 1994.