BEHIND THE SCENES

OVER 12 DAYS, IN A BEAUTIFUL TOWN CALLED SOUTHWOLD, A TEAM OF 6 PHOTOGRAPHED OUR LATEST AUTUMN/WINTER COLLECTION. EXCLUSIVELY FOR OUR HOTTER FANS, WE TAKE A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES WITH CREATIVE DESIGNER DEB HARRISON.
"I've been with Hotter for nearly 6 years and this was my first photo shoot so I was both excited and nervous!" Deb told us. "The team on the shoot was made up of Joanna Houghton, Creative Manager; photographer Moy and assistant Chris; Julie, our stylist, and Carol, our makeup artist. I really loved being part of the team and was really surprised at how many steps are involved to get the perfect photograph.

"My role was to make sure all the shoes were ready to be photographed, looked great and were at the right place at the right time. We had to check they were in the correct positions too so we could highlight the shoes details and features.

"Each day started at 6 o'clock as we had to get to a location as early as we could so we could photograph the shoes in natural light for as long as possible. We could be at the same location for up to 8 hours because we couldn't leave until we knew we had the best possible shots. Each shot took between fifteen
minutes to half an hour to set up, depending on how many models were involved, how many shoes were being photographed and how windy it was! When we were all in place Moy, our photographer, would take hundreds of shoes until we knew we had the perfect photograph to showcase each shoe.

"I was so excited to see the final shots at Hotter HQ and we were so pleased with the results. My favourite was of style Sugar, we had lots of fun with our new canine friend Buffer who made his Hotter debut! We found out that a friend of the hotel's receptionist we were staying in had a friendly dog who loved being photographed, we just had to meet him and when we did, we fell in love with his energetic personality! Our model Lucy had to hide a tennis ball behind her so we could get the right shot of her and Buffer.

"I can't wait to see what happens on the next photo shoot, watch this space...!"
Lights, Camera, Action!
WIN NEW SHOES

For your chance to win a pair from our Autumn collection simply caption the photo of Lucy and Buffer (pictured to the right) and we'll pick our favourite.
Send your entry to weloveshoes@hotter.com


Competition closes 31st August 2015. T&Cs apply