Situated in the central city of Christchurch, Portfolio is the South Island and Christchurch’s premier Agency and Modelling School having provided the local, national and international industry with top quality and professional talent since 1992 when the Agency was first established. Portfolio is a well-recognized agency that provides international and local photographers, clients, catalogues, magazines, film, TVC’s and advertising agencies with models, talent, children, actors of the highest calibre suitable for their important campaigns. The Agency also hosts Children, Tween/Teen and Young Adult modelling/confidence/deportment and presentation workshops every school holidays, these courses have been established for many, many years and are a great success. Our Agency is fully equipped with a catwalk, outdoor courtyard, easy access, front door parking, and plenty of space for meetings and castings. Director Mel Radford Brown was one of the first models on the books at Portfolio when the agency first opened in 1992, now Mel is the proud owner, and has been for over the past decade of this successful Agency which she has been affiliated to for 24 years now. Mel has international experience on both sides as a successful model, booker and Agent having worked in NZ, the UK and Australia within this industry. Mel is also strongly assisted in the Agency by Model Bella Tawera who is the Agency Booker. Portfolio prides itself on efficiency, professionalism and great results which sets it apart from the others.


Portfolio is now the most established Agency in the South Island and amongst NZ’s elite Agencies. Portfolio has extensive contacts and fantastic industry knowledge here in NZ that assists our clients in all areas of their shoots and campaigns, from arranging castings through to finding suitable shoot locations and professional crews (production, photography, makeup/styling) to work with. Mel, having being involved within the industry for 24 years, certainly is of help to secure and achieve top contacts and connections for Portfolio Models and clients alike. We also host modelling training workshops in-house at the Agency to ensure our clients receive the best possible professional service from our team!