Melissa Toledo

Hello and thank you for visiting my site for photography services.
 
Based out of Portland, OR, I've had the pleasure to capture photographs for businesses such as OMSI, the Portland Business Alliance, and the Oregon Apprenticeship. I excel at capturing candid moments, atmosphere and emotions, and specialize in brand and event photography.
 
I am a Member of the Professional Photographers of America and the Oregon Professional Photographers Association.
Please feel free to Get In Touch with any questions about your photo project. Thank you.
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“Migration is Beautiful”
In July of 2020, we photographed an Aztec Dancer and 8 inspirational Latinas as part of Adelante Mujeres's new art exhibit. 
Giving Back, Public Speaking
 
On several occasions, Melissa has been invited to speak about her photography experience with students in Portland, OR.

• STUDENT CRITIQUES, January 2020
Passion Project Critiques for Digital Media. 
Invited by Cleveland High School. Portland, OR.

• CAREER DAY, October 2019
Melissa Toledo answered the question, "what's it like to be a Freelance Photographer?"
Invited by Cleveland High School. Portland, OR.
 
• PORTLAND MEDIA DAY LECTURE, March 2019
"Taking Better Pictures with Event Photographer Melissa Toledo."
Invited by the University of Oregon. Portland, OR.
 
• PORTLAND MEDIA DAY LECTURE, 2018
"Taking Better Pictures with Event Photographer Melissa Toledo."
Invited by the University of Oregon. Portland, OR.

• PHOTOGRAPHY LECTURE March 2018
Photographer Melissa Toledo spoke with student activists about the importance of making every shot count and gave pointers.  
Invited by Social Activist Teressa Raiford. Portland, OR.
 
• PHOTOGRAPHY MASTER CLASS 2017
"Career Exploration and Creative Insights with Photographer Melissa Toledo." Also led a masterclass focusing on improvising using one light.
Invited by Benson Polytechnic H.S. / LÁMP:ARA. Portland, OR.
 
• LATINO SERIES FESTIVAL 2016 
"Career Exploration Workshop with Newyorican Photographer Melissa Toledo." In this session, Melissa chatted with students about her own life and journey to becoming a Freelance Photographer.
Invited by Benson Polytechnic H.S. / LÁMP:ARA. Portland, OR.