Blog - Melissa Toledo

Enjoy my blog where I'm sharing life's moments and some of my work with you  :)
-Melissa

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  • Thu, 10 Jan 2019 19:27:34 -0800



    Tonight I’m photographing for the CFA at the Portland Art Museum.
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    #eventphotography #weareportland #livephotography #photographerslife #businessphotography #nikon #justgoshoot #artofvisuals #portland #pdx #puertorican #iglobal_photographers #MelissaToledo #ToledoImages #femalephotographer #portlandphotographer #puertoricanphotographer #smallbusiness (at Portland Art Museum)
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BseqkeshB0w/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=bymig4v8qoje

  • Thu, 10 Jan 2019 15:24:59 -0800



    After 3 years, Celia got her braces removed. Here she is the moment she stepped out of the #orthodontist office with her new #smile.
    Thank you to Dr. Lee and Dr. Fox for a job well done! @sproutpediatricdentistry
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    #dentist #dentistry #braces #teenager #teeth #weareportland #headshot #portraits #portrait #portraits_ig #pixel_ig #portraiture #portrait_perfection #portraitstyles_gf #portraits_universe #portraitmood #naturallightphotography #featurepalette #makeportraits #profile_vision #top_portraits #life_portraits #postthepeople #justgoshoot #artofvisuals #discoverportrait #igphotoworld #portland #pdx #iglobal_photographers #MelissaToledo #ToledoImages #femalephotographer #portlandphotographer #smallbusiness #photographerslife #portlandphotographer #melissatoledophotography (at Portland, Oregon)
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BseO4vJhUQW/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1ktjnl6z85vxb

  • Mon, 07 Jan 2019 13:17:48 -0800



    Shooting for Social Media includes a lot of life-style imagery. Luckily, I enjoy shooting on-location. For this shoot I guided the model into playful positions and my only light source was the sun. Photographed on location for Switch Shoes at Multnomah Village.

  • Mon, 31 Dec 2018 18:38:06 -0800



    #rawnaturalbornartists in the house!!! It’s New Years Eve and I spied my fellow #RAW artist @3jmccollum . I’m a photographer tonight and he’s the entertainer!! Gonna be a fun night. Happy New Year!! 🥂 (at Sentinel)
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BsE0-ryB6x-/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1o147x6n5yo9l

  • Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:59:43 -0800



    Wanna see the hottest show in town? Tomorrow night (Dec 15) I’m photographing PDX Pop Diva Frankie Simone and the exquisitely sensual Che Che Luna at Mississippi Studios. Come join us. 

    #eventphotography #livephotography #queermusic #lgbtmusic #pdxqueers #bodypositive #womxn

  • Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:23:38 -0800



    I’ve been hired as a Photographer for the Oregon Tradeswomen organization several times over the years. This November I was honored to have the opportunity to capture portraits of several of their amazing members. These women rock!!! 

    #oregontradeswomen #tradeswomen #smallbusiness

  • Mon, 10 Dec 2018 12:38:45 -0800



    Photographer’s mates can often attest to the countless times they’re used as stand-in models for a multitude of reasons. Here’s a bonus image of my husband patiently posing while I work on lighting. Thank you Brian! :)

  • Thu, 06 Dec 2018 17:15:57 -0800



    Tonight I’m photographing the CFA Award Ceremony at the Portland City Grill. I wish you could smell how amazing the food is 😎😋.
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    #eventphotography #weareportland #livephotography #photographerslife #portraits_ig #nikon #justgoshoot #artofvisuals #portland #pdx #puertorican #iglobal_photographers #MelissaToledo #ToledoImages #femalephotographer #portlandphotographer #puertoricanphotographer #smallbusiness (at Portland City Grill)
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BrETl51g9-j/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1oeljyxc2utyv

  • Thu, 06 Dec 2018 12:21:40 -0800



    As an Event Photographer, every once in a while I capture a performance that gives me goosebumps. This riveting dance segment by Portland RAW artist #AmeliaUnsicker was one of those moments. //
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    Contact me if you’d like to document your own upcoming event.
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    www.MelissaToledo.com
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    #RAWartists #RAWnaturalbornartists #weareportland #eventphotography #livephotography #photographerslife #postthepeople #justgoshoot #artofvisuals #portland #pdx #MelissaToledo #ToledoImages #femalephotographer #portlandphotographer #puertoricanphotographer #smallbusiness #portlandblogger #iglobal_photographers #dancers #performance (at Roseland Theater)
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BrDxvU_gqdJ/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=7dqxq20xt3c

  • Tue, 04 Dec 2018 12:47:14 -0800



    As the Lead Photographer for “RAW, natural born artists’s” Portland branch I take portraits of all the Artists. To create these images I bring my own lighting and set up in front of a movie screen at the Roseland Theater.

    Contact me if you’d like to set up your own on-site Portrait shoot for your employees or party.

    www.MelissaToledo.com

  • Fri, 30 Nov 2018 13:02:07 -0800



    Great to see you Nedim at RAW!
    So fun running into Nedim. He was a model in the show. It’s been 7 years since Nedim and I worked on my video project “Love Triangle”. I had cast him as one of the stunning bachelors. Also in that video was Janda Tithia and Megan Powers.
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    #RAWnaturalbornartists #weareportland #eventphotography #livephotography #model #NedimKormaz #photographerslife #portraits_ig #selfie #friends #happytimes #postthepeople #justgoshoot #artofvisuals #portland #pdx #puertorican #iglobal_photographers #MelissaToledo #ToledoImages #femalephotographer #portlandphotographer #puertoricanphotographer (at Roseland Theater)
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bq0Z6v1hICe/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=dq7w0rxeolia

  • Wed, 28 Nov 2018 12:51:35 -0800



    RAW Showcase … it’s on tonight at the Roseland Theater. Being the Lead Photographer for RAW, natural born artists is a blast. I truly enjoy documenting Portland’s best independent musicians and talent :) Here’s one of my favorite photo creations of PDX’s Pop Latina Queer Diva Frankie Simone. Have you seen her in the Adidas commercial?
    Enjoy!
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    @frankiesimonemusic @toledo_images
    #wearelovewarriors #RAWnaturalbornartists #weareportland #eventphotography #livephotography #frankiesimone #popmusician #singer #latina #queer #music #photographerslife #portraits_ig #selfie #friends #happytimes #postthepeople #justgoshoot #artofvisuals #portland #pdx #puertorican #iglobal_photographers #MelissaToledo #ToledoImages #femalephotographer #portlandphotographer #puertoricanphotographer (at Roseland Theater)
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BqvOsy6hfB5/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=13nkmdp8t332r

  • Wed, 28 Nov 2018 10:19:43 -0800



    Another sqweeee moment on set this week when my new friend and actress @nklepec walked through the door and I realized she was my model for the shoot . How fun is that?🤗🤗😎
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    #weareportland #portraits #photographerslife #portraits_ig #selfie #friends #happytimes #portraiture  #life_portraits #postthepeople #justgoshoot #artofvisuals #portland #pdx #iglobal_photographers #MelissaToledo #ToledoImages #femalephotographer #portlandphotographer (at SomaSpace: Movement Arts & Healing Center)
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bqu9vokB6zl/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=u0sjehi45mwp

  • Tue, 20 Nov 2018 11:19:28 -0800



    Yesterday’s shoot with #Portland Retailer #Switch produced fun imagery that’s sure to bring in customers. Who wouldn’t want a cute pair of doggy socks and polka dot gloves? :D

    Shot on location at my studio, #ToledoImages, in SE PDX.

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    #retailphotography #merchandise #weareportland #pdxfashion #portlandshopping #fashionphotography #studiophotography #fashion #designermade #style #InstaFashion #photooftheday #fallfashion #winterfashion #Switch #woman #WomensFashion #switchstyle #designerclothes #outfit #shopping #OutfitOfTheDay #photographerslife #portlandphotographer #femalephotographer #ToledoImages #MelissaToledoPhotography
    (at Toledo Images)
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BqaeO8WgPzZ/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1qulrz3d52m5f

  • Mon, 19 Nov 2018 12:11:49 -0800



    Here’s our newest Google review from Actress Nicole Klepec whose #headshots we shot on location at our studio in SE Portland:

    “Working with Melissa to create my new headshots was incredibly fun! She had great feedback and guidance to help me get the best images, and the results are amazing! Melissa is incredibly professional, had great turnaround time and is wonderful to work with. Within hours of posting my new headshots on various casting sites, I was offered two jobs! Thank you, Melissa! I will definitely be calling you any time I need any professional photographs.”
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    #weareportland #headshot #actress #portraits #portrait #portraits_ig #pixel_ig #portraiture  #portrait_perfection #portraitstyles_gf #portraits_universe  #portraitmood #featurepalette #makeportraits #profile_vision #top_portraits #life_portraits #postthepeople #justgoshoot #artofvisuals #discoverportrait #igphotoworld #portland #pdx #iglobal_photographers #MelissaToledo #ToledoImages #femalephotographer #portlandphotographer (at Toledo Images)
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BqX_XXIBHfN/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1gryp2jm7sww0

  • Sun, 11 Nov 2018 22:36:23 -0800



    #ithappenedlastnight At my studio I spied @tish_nicc taking a photo of her photo. 😁
    That portrait always been one of my top faves. (at Toledo Images)
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BqEghP-BvQ0/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=j5l9inqkcy3b

  • Thu, 08 Nov 2018 10:39:51 -0800



    Live Event Photography: The Experience Theater Project’s Artistic Director and Board Chair, Alisa Stewart, hired me once again to photograph their Live Halloween Performance. “The Rise of Houdini” was a riveting experience and included a talented cast including Bridget Donnelly, Professor DR Schreiber, and  James Luster - who played Harry Houdini.

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    #eventphotography #professionalphotography #weareportland #toledoimages #eventphotographer #event #performance #photographer #femalephotographer #photographerlife #smallbusiness #lolightphotography #nikon

  • Mon, 05 Nov 2018 10:36:00 -0800



    Still Photographer on set with goofy grin!
    Yup, that’s me after I realized my good friend Evonne De La Fuente was hired as an actress for the commercial video shoot.
    We shot on location in Portland at the Zidell Yards and the Industrial Cafe & Saloon.

    www.melissatoledo.com ——————
    #ZidellYards #IndustrialCafeSaloon #stillphotography #photographerslife #photographer #marketing #photography #behindthescenes #stillphotographer #smallbusiness #Latina #freelancephotographer #Portland #WeArePortland #business #ToledoImages #MelissaToledo #EvonneDeLaFuente (at Industrial Cafe & Saloon)
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BpzwkuHB6NT/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=380lv32e62u

  • Mon, 29 Oct 2018 13:21:15 -0700



    Event photography - on location today at the Hilton to document the TAPPI 2018 Conference.
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    #photographer #weareportland #toledoimages #femalephotographer #nikon #eventphotography #photographerlife #smallbusiness #melissatoledophotography (at Hilton Portland Downtown)
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bph7vOlhaF-/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=6gg6mryaarft

  • Thu, 25 Oct 2018 10:58:21 -0700



    #ThrowbackThursday . It’s me in 2017 at the Oregon State Capital after a day of being the personal Paparazzi to a Lobbyist. We attended a few meetings and met with State Representatives. Whew, that was a long day.

    I’m wearing my belt system which carries 2 DSLR cameras and a flash plus some other random gear. Despite being slightly clunky looking, I really like this system because it keeps everything off my shoulders all my gear accessible.

    www.melissatoledo.com

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    #photographer #portlandphotographer #freelance #smallbusiness #oregonphotographer #photographerslife #weareportland #MelissaToledo #ToledoImages (at Oregon State Capitol)
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BpXYPy2huLk/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=va5hhy9wpfa3

Toledo Images specializes in image asset creation for social media, websites, periodicals, marketing materials and special projects.

Photography Services Include:
Event Photography: Conferences, Trade Shows, Job Fairs, Fundraisers, Parties, Lectures
On Location Photography: Social Media, Office, Business, Lifestyle
Portrait Photography: Studio, Headshots, Employees, Attendees, Step and Repeat  
Product Photography: Social Media, Merchandise,  Retail, Lifestyle
On Stage Photography: Performances, Concerts, Dance, Theater 


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