I enjoy capturing moments. I believe events live on through their images, and I enjoy creating and documenting important moments and am humbled when someone choses me for this important job.
Throughout the years I've done all sorts of shoots. I now focus primarily on events, portraits and product photography. I have over 27-years experience working with imagery and so I'm always thinking of the end product and how these images will live on. I know how to communicate with clients and to give them images that will work for their specific needs.
Photography Master Class with Photographer Melissa Toledo 2017, Benson Polytechnic HS; Interview of Photographer Melissa Toledo by Caroline Soria 2017; Latino Series Festival with Newyorican Photographer Melissa Toledo 2016; American Writers Journal, Melissa Toledo Photographer, Grand Canyon Collection 2016; The St. Helens, Melissa Toledo Photography, NW Fine Art Collection. Portland, OR. 2015; Dream Fever Magazine, New Americana Issue, Melissa Toledo Photographer, Photo Story: Honor Guard Ceremonies 2015; Origami Journal, Melissa Toledo Photographer, Fine Art 2014; Voted Top 3 PDX Photographer 2013 by RAW natural born artists.
I went to Music and Art High School in NYC where I was a Cellist. My senior year I elected Student Body President. In college I really got into Fencing, and afterwards I became a certified Scuba Diver. I enjoy reading and my kitties. Recently, I grew my first tomato plant and loved every one of them! :)