A sneaky peek behind the lens of our Autumn Fields photoshoot at the unique artist-space that is Ashmore Arts in Torquay.
A visit to this commercial hub for local artists of all genres will reveal up to 18 artists who all create and work from a collective of art studios located on the property in the outskirts of Torquay. Ashmore Arts is a rapidly growing arts centre for painters, ceramic artists, sculptors, furniture makers, a blacksmith, knife maker, graphic designers, public art creators, an animator and much much more... check out their Facebook page for upcoming Arts Trail or Out of the Studio expo's, which give the public a rare chance to see the end results of a number of these small business’ activities.
Reciprocated or not, Twilight View Splice LS T Shirt brothers are either loving eachother or wrestling (there's milliseconds between the two extremes!). Teamed with the Comic Book Hero Legging on left, and Legs Eleven Super Skinny Jean in rich maroon red with a well-worn fave pair of Blunny's.
Doing photoshoots with kids is like herding cats! Guaranteed that if you ask them to run in one direction, they'll do the opposite! That's why we generally let them run free and capture shots as they play, expressing their authentic selves without feeling self conscious or posed.
There's always abundant beauty in our photoshoot locations; so when things get a bit frantic 'on set', one can always turn around and drink in the beauty... In this case, the vista of rolling hills made us mama's just want to go for a hike (sans kids!).
We visit some extraordinary places in our region to showcase our amazing brand, and it's the best feeling to be a tourist in your own town and see places through new eyes. We encourage everyone to get out and about and explore your neighbourhood!
Lining up to take turns blowing bubbles...
... Twlight View LS Splice T Shirt finds it's a tricky skill to master, especially under the watchful eye of friends :)
When you stumble across a field this good, that imbues Aussie rural vibes, you know it's going to be a great backdrop for our garments. Here, the team shines in front of (and all over) this dilapadated farm gate.
... you gotta be quick to keep up with the runaway munchkins! Usually we change the kids into the outfits as soon as we arrive on location, but with such an early start this time we all took the clothes home the night before, dressed the kids at home, and arrived ready for action - it was GAME ON!
The simplicity and incredible beauty of children chasing bubbles was a delight to see in real life, and soul warming to see in these photos...
Taco Tuesday LS T Shirt is her own master. We love it when munchkins flow in and out of scene, owning their own vibe ;)
Treasures are always found and it makes for a great way to get a child into deep concentration; here's Days Are Longer Dress - Big, forgetting about the cameras.
Unscripted... a moment of quietude as this lil' munchkin took pen to paper, drawing the 'volcano' and scribing his own name in scratchy font that only a mother can love xxx Wearing Rope Swing LS T Shirt and Monstera Harem Pant.
And that's a wrap! Thanks to our fabulous kids and energetic mama's who got up early to get to this season's epic location.
Thanks for coming Behind The Scenes to see more of our shoot, we hope you enjoy seeing our 'out-takes' and what it takes to get the shots.
Head on over to oishi-m.com now, we can't wait to hand pick your orders and send them out to your home. If you're close by, pop into our NEW Torquay store to get your hands on these new goodies. You can always call us on (03) 5261 6738 if you have any questions.