Photographer Melissa Toledo has been a creative professional for over 2 decades. As a freelancer she shoots for Corporations, Events, Smaller Businesses and Individuals in Portland, OR. The imagery she creates is ideal for social media, websites, marketing, advertising, photo books, prints and more.
I enjoy capturing moments. I believe events live on through their images, and I enjoy creating and documenting important moments. I am humbled when someone choses me for this important job.
I enjoy shooting events and portraiture. Events because I get to be that fly on the wall where I'm tasked with capturing real life and all its happenings. Portraiture because I get to focus on an individual and capture them in the here and now. All very exciting to me.
PRESS DAY LECTURE 2018 - "Taking Better Pictures with Event Photographer Melissa Toledo." University of Oregon. Portland, OR. // PHOTOGRAPHY LECTURE 2018 - Photographer Melissa Toledo speaks with student activists about the importance of making every shot count and gives pointers on how to help make that happen. Portland, OR. // PHOTOGRAPHY MASTER CLASS 2017 - "Career Exploration and Creative Insights with Photographer Melissa Toledo." Benson Polytechnic H.S., Portland, OR. // PHOTOGRAPHER INTERVIEW. "Photographer Melissa Toledo by Caroline Soria." Portland, OR. 2017 // LATINO SERIES FESTIVAL 2016 - "Career Exploration Workshop with Nuyorican Photographer Melissa Toledo." Benson Polytechnic H.S., Portland, OR.
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