Shooting a summer collection in a Victorian winter is never an easy task, but somehow we manage to keep pulling it off. The scene is; dappled afternoon light in Geelong's Botanical Gardens, a small army of Oishi-m staff and our munchkins in tow, and Ikea bags full of the very secretive collection of Summer 15 garments.

Oishi-m Summer 15 Behind the Scenes Torquay Business

Before we go out on location, the first task is to work out the availability, sizing and outfitting of our 'talent'. Here's a sneaky look into the stashes of outfits that we divide by 'talent'.

Oishi-m Summer 15 Behind the Scenes Torquay Business

An Oishi-m shoot is a free range affair.

Oishi-m Summer 15 Behind the Scenes Torquay Business

The small people play, and we mingle around the edges chatting, as Ed Sloane (our super surf photographer extraordinaire) gets snap-happy, catching every smile, giggle and hissy fit! We have a philosophy of no photoshopping out blemishes, snot, dribble or tears. This is a celebration of childhood depicted in it's real raw beauiy.

Oishi-m Summer 15 Behind the Scenes Torquay Business

Sorting out footwear, and mingling at the top of the stairs.

Oishi-m Summer 15 Behind the Scenes Torquay Business

I'm a little shy, but not really.

Oishi-m Summer 15 Behind the Scenes Torquay Business David Green Photography

Dave Green, our King of the Kids Videographer, having to show one of our little-er ones the video he just took. 

 Oishi-m Summer 15 Behind the Scenes Torquay Business

It's a wrap. As we head back to our piles of Ikea bags of spare bits and bobs. Summer is now available at Oishi-m Torquay and online at oishi-m.com.