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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  • Mon, 14 May 2018 21:43:59 -0700



    Just wrapped this weekends couples shoot. This is a fun way to show you are in love in Portland. 😍
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    #contactsheet #lightroom #photographerslife #photography #femalephotographer #couplephotography #couplephotoshoot #portland #pdx #toledoimages

  • Mon, 14 May 2018 15:39:06 -0700



    Just wrapped thins weekends couples shoot. This is a fun way to show you are in Portland. :)
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    #contactsheet #lightroom #photographerslife #photography #femalephotographer #couplephotography #couplephotoshoot #portland #pdx #toledoimages

  • Wed, 09 May 2018 13:20:05 -0700



    Here’s a peek from yesterday’s studio #fashion shoot. These images also enjoyed a 1-day turn around as we approved images in real time. Great work everyone!!!
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    Can you use unique and professional images for your own marketing? Message me and we can chat about it 👍
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    If you see anything you like, you just need to go on over to @switch_shoes ( in Portland, OR ) 😉

  • Sat, 05 May 2018 12:12:29 -0700



    Hey everyone. Just stopping by to say hi. Today we are shooting #event photography and it time to get my gear together. 😎
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    #photographerslife #melissatoledo #melissatoledophotography #toledoimages #getoutside #portland #portlandphotographer (at Toledo Images)

  • Fri, 27 Apr 2018 11:20:04 -0700



    We are at PricewaterhouseCoopers today shooting #employee #headshots . If you’d like to set up an employee headshot day, message me and we’ll set it up 😀
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    #photographer #photographerslife #melissatoledo #toledoimages #PwC #portland #pdx #pdxphotographer (at Pricewaterhousecoopers)

  • Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:44:34 -0700



    Looking straight up, from where I am right now, this is what I see. It’s quite lovely 😊
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    #inthemoment #portland #pdx #bluesky #dogwood #bamboo #flowers #myurbanbackyard #deck #pink #blue #photographerslife #iphoneography #iphonephotography #outdoors #peaceful (at Portland, Oregon)

  • Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:26:13 -0700



    So, I’m working on my computer when I start hearing the #kitty engine #purr. I look over and didn’t even realize Suka was #sleeping right next to me…. purring in her sleep. How cute is that! 😸
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    #cat #animals #catsofinstagram #sleepingcat #pet #feline #furry #loveable #animallovers

  • Mon, 09 Apr 2018 10:31:47 -0700



    Photographer Melissa Toledo welcomes a new week.
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    #photographerslife #inspiration #welcomemonday

  • Mon, 02 Apr 2018 14:20:38 -0700







    #Fashion #Blog #Photography Take a peek at some imagery from last weeks shoot featuring #Portland #fashionista @cynthiasale.style

  • Sun, 01 Apr 2018 10:45:24 -0700



    This week in my #studio we shot over 40 #shoes for a local Portland spot that features one-of-a-kind #fashion pieces, @switch_shoes . If you haven’t already been, this store is an amazing source for unique #fashion clothing, shoes and accessories. + + #studio #studiophotography #productphotography #toledoimages #photographerslife #nikon #mac #dslr #photostudio #portland #femalephotographer (at Toledo Images)

  • Wed, 28 Mar 2018 12:41:23 -0700



    Recently, while on set, I was looking for someone to model for me while I nailed down my exposure when I spotted my #tripod. Tada!! I never realized how well my it works for this! I bet I’m not the only one who has figured this out. :D
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    #photographerslife #manfrotto #photographer

  • Tue, 27 Mar 2018 16:54:08 -0700



    Time for another RAW Showcase! Always a great event to meet local artists and performers 😎
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    #photography #portland #pdx #raw #photographerslife #eventphotography (at Roseland Theater)

  • Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:54:07 -0700



    How cool looking is this #bouffant crested #Polish #chicken checking me out?!!! Enjoy!
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    #beak #feathers #MelissaToledo #Oregon #PacificNorthwest #outside #outdoor #urbanwildlife #naturephotography #animal #nature #animallovers #bird #birds #PacificNorthwestBirds #birdphotography #birdwatching #birdsofinstagram #bird_brilliance #bestbirdshots

  • Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:47:31 -0700



    (Portland, OR) On March 14, 2018, students from Hosford Middle School added their voices to the Nationwide Student Walkout to bring attention to the epidemic of gun violence in American schools.
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    #NationalWalkoutDay #NationalStudentWalkout #GunReform #WalkoutWednesday #NeverAgain (at Hosford Middle School)

  • Tue, 13 Mar 2018 20:47:56 -0700





    I want to thank the University of Oregon for inviting me to come and give a lecture on Press Day to Middle School and High School students interested in Journalism last week. My lecture was about Taking Better Pictures. Here’s a shot of me talking to the kids about Shooting with Purpose when your at the scene. :P + + #MelissaToledo #photographer #femalephotographer #photographerslife #instruction #lecture #PressDay #Portland #PDX #latina #latinphotographer #PuertoRican #Nikon #ThinkTank #demonstration (at University of Oregon Portland)

  • Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:52:53 -0700



    Event Photographer Melissa Toledo unpacking belt system from Melissa Toledo on Vimeo.

    Event Photographer Melissa Toledo unpacks her Belt System and reviews what gear she carries on photography gigs.
    Melissa like using a Belt System when shooting events because she’s able to reach her gear quickly and it frees up her entire upper body so she can hold her camera better.

    Here are the items she’s using in this configuration.
    • NIKON D810 w 24-120 f/4.0 LENS
    • NIKON D810 w 70-200 f/2.8 LENS
    • SB900 SPEEDLIGHT
    • POCKET WIZARD
    • SHOT LIST
    • BATTERIES / BLOWER / LENS PEN / CLOTH
    • WALLET / ID TAG
    • LIP STICK / PHONE / KEYS (not shown)

    • THINK TANK MODULAR BELT SYSTEM:
    - PRO SPEED BELT
    - DIGITAL HOLSTER 20 V2.0
    - DIGITAL HOLSTER 30 V2.0
    - STROBE STUFF
    - SLIM CHARGER

    This is not an endorsement for Think Tank, but simply a discussion of what Melissa uses.

    Thanks for watching! © 2018 Melissa Toledo. USA. MelissaToledo.com

  • Thu, 08 Mar 2018 13:30:28 -0800



    I got asked to speak at Portland Media Day at the University of Oregon! It’s coming up tomorrow. I am excited and humbled they sought me out for this.
    I be giving my own lecture to students about how to Take Better Pictures. 😀

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    #photographer #photographerslife #portland #pdx #universityoforegon #portlandmediaday (at Portland, Oregon)

  • Thu, 01 Mar 2018 22:55:46 -0800



    Amazing Video release tonight of #frankiesimone #Warpaint .
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    #latina #music #pdxmusic #lgbtmusic #billboard (at Marmoset)

  • Sun, 25 Feb 2018 15:20:07 -0800



    Time to edit pics from yesterday’s shoot of the Portland Golf Show. Here’s a peek at my #desktop . ;)
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    #photographerslife #lightroom (at Oregon Convention Center)

  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:39:04 -0800



    Shooting #Bollywood @jaihodanceparty tonight at Whiskey Bar tonight.
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    #party #dance #portland #nightlife #nikon #eventphoography #photographerslife (at Whiskey Bar)

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