About Melissa Toledo - Melissa Toledo

Newyorican Photographer Melissa Toledo creates custom imagery for social media, websites and marketing materials. Her specialties include Event Photography, Life Style/Candid Imagery, Employee Portraits and Merchandise/Product Photography. 

Melissa has lived and worked in New York City and has been based out of Portland since 2005. She brings two plus decades of art direction and studio management experience to her image creation process. She also manages all the stages from concept to the day of the shoot, post production, and finally delivery.

To book your photography project, or to set a time to discus one, click the "Contact Melissa" button or e-mail: melissa@melissatoledo.com. Thank you for stopping by.




Giving back is a humbling experience. On several occasions Melissa has been invited to speak about her Photography experience with students at the University of Oregon, Benson High School and Black Lives Matter.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

• PRESS DAY LECTURE 2018 (below images) - "Taking Better Pictures with Event Photographer Melissa Toledo." University of Oregon.  Portland, OR.

• PHOTOGRAPHY LECTURE March 2018 (below images) - 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. Invited by Social Activist Teressa Raiford.

• PHOTOGRAPHY MASTER CLASS 2017 - "Career Exploration and Creative Insights with Photographer Melissa Toledo." Benson Polytechnic H.S. / LÁMP:ARA.  Portland, OR.

• PHOTOGRAPHER INTERVIEW. "Photographer Melissa Toledo by Caroline Soria." Portland, OR. 2017 

• LATINO SERIES FESTIVAL 2016 - "Career Exploration Workshop with Newyorican Photographer Melissa Toledo." Benson Polytechnic H.S. / LÁMP:ARA.  Portland, OR.

EXHIBITIONS / MENTIONS
• BEST OF 2015: Toledo Images. Awarded by Thumbtack.
• The Chocolate & Art Show. Melissa Toledo Photography - "Noir Portraiture Collection." Portland, OR. 2015
• The St. Helens. Melissa Toledo Photography - "NW Fine Art Collection." Portland, OR. 2015
• Pancakes & Booze Art Show. Melissa Toledo Photography - "Portraits." Portland, OR. 2015
• TOP 3 PDX PHOTOGRAPHERS for 2013. Nominated by RAW: natural born artists.
• TRANSLATIONS. RAW, natural born artists. Melissa Toledo Photography - "Portraits." Portland, OR. 2013
• VisionMix Photographer Showcase. Melissa Toledo Photography - "Portraits." Portland, OR. 2013

PUBLICATIONS
• Ampersand Literary. Melissa Toledo Photographer; "Grand Canyon Collection" Nov 2016 
• American Writers Journal. Melissa Toledo Photographer; "Grand Canyon Collection" 2016 
• Dream Fever Magazine. New Americana Issue. Melissa Toledo Photographer; "Photo Story: Honor Guard Ceremonies" Fall 2015
• IMIRAGE Magazine. Passion and Fire Issue. Melissa Toledo Photographer; "Urban/Street Photography" Oct 2015
• Dream Fever Magazine. Body Confidence Issue. Melissa Toledo Photographer; "Portraits" Summer 2015
• Twisted Vine Arts Journal. Melissa Toledo Photographer; "Gone but not forgotten" Spring 2015
• Carrot Bean Magazine. Melissa Toledo Photographer; Black and White Landscape, "Enchanted" & "Solitude" Mar 2015
• NW Creative Arts Magazine. Melissa Toledo Photographer; Black and White Portraiture, "Portraits" Nov 2014
• Origami Journal. Melissa Toledo Photographer; "Fine Art" Winter 2014

MEMBERSHIPS
• Professional Photographers of America  
• Hispanic Pros

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