Kiwi kids in New Zealand stock photography
I think it's universally agreed that the hardest subjects to photograph are kids and animals.
With this in mind you might wonder why so many of our New Zealand stock photos feature kids?
When Pixipic was first born, it was intended to feature New Zealand youth stock photography. At the time my wife and I owned a successful dance school in Auckland. So kids, and lots of them at that, were a big part of our everyday life. I would stop into the dance studio often and be surrounded by a group of giggling kids trilling "Edddddieee" and hugging my legs. It may sound like the stuff of nightmares to some, but it was actually kinda cool. I discovered quickly that not only did I get kids, but they got me also.
My many stock photography photoshoots with kids have definitely been amongst the most challenging. The kids in my New Zealand stock photos are real Kiwi kids, meaning they are not up for sitting in pretty dresses and smiling politely. But... they are keen to explore, climb, hike and adventure. It is for this reason that some of my most loved New Zealand youth stock photos are action shots. Put a kiwi kid on a beach or in a forest, and watch their faces light up. You don't need to ask them to smile. But of course don't forget to carry a lollipop in your pocket for emergencies!
Although Pixipic has now shifted its focus to include New Zealanders of all ages in its stock photography, you can expect many more photographs of our cool New Zeland kids to come.