about us

In 2002, photographer Melanie Dixson joined forces with Wellington commercial photographer Chris McCarthy to set up their photography studio in the Wellington CBD. Melanie and Chris have been working together ever since! Together they bring over 40 years of combined photographic experience!

Commercial Photographer's selfie, Wellington

“We love to photograph people, buildings, food, landscapes, machines, and much more. In our first decade working together, on top of our Monday to Friday commercial work, we photographed over 300 weddings, it was wonderfully crazy.”

Chris holds a bachelors degree in Applied Visual Arts and is a full member of the AIPA, the Advertising and Illustrative Photographers Association. Chris also has some heavy duty computer programming history but given the choice he prefers to be out in the daylight and the elements!

Melanie began photographing professionally in 1998, while at the same time working in the darkroom as a professional hand printer for clients including Te Papa and the Alexander Turnbull Library. Melanie holds a bachelors degree in Applied Visual Arts and a Diploma of Commercial Photography.

Chris: chris@thephoto.nz

Melanie: melanie@thephoto.nz

+64 4 802 4444

All images on this website are the copyright property of Melanie Dixson & Chris McCarthy.

AIPA Standard Photographic Terms & Conditions Of Engagement apply to all of our work.

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