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Meet Melissa.

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(Portland, OR) For over 30 years, Melissa Toledo has been a professional creative in New York City and Portland, OR. 13 years ago, she decided to take her intimate knowledge of the corporate creative process and apply it to her passion for photography. And now, she provides her photography services throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond.  

Melissa has worked with many clients, from small businesses to large corporations. Her goal with every photoshoot is to create beautiful and effective photography that will help them reach their target audience and achieve their business goals.

If you're looking for a business photographer who can capture your unique story, don't hesitate to get in touch with us today. We would be happy to discuss your project and learn more about your business.

 

Melissa holds memberships in:

Toledo Images is proud to be Certified by the State of Oregon as a Women's Business Enterprise, Emerging Small Business, and Minority Business Enterprise. 

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In addition to photography, Melissa's passion for graphic design is on full display via her new product line, My Urban Backyard. Discover her site today and have fun shopping through nature-inspired Home & Living products. 🥰​ 🛍️

Toledo Images visits their stunning photographs on display at Adelante Mujeres, August 2022

"Migration is Beautiful - La Migracion es Bella".

In this video, Photographer Melissa Toledo and her Partner Brian Votaw, visit Adelante Mujeres to view all her photographs on display for the first time.

The full series of portraits and stories can be visited in person at the Adelante Mujeres building at 2030 Main St, Forest Grove, Oregon.

Behind-the-Scenes: Migration is Beautiful photoshoot, July 2020

In July of 2020, Toledo Images photographed an Aztec Dancer and 8 inspirational Latinas as part of Adelante Mujeres's new art exhibit, Migration is Beautiful. 

Credits: Photography by Toledo Images
•Melissa Toledo, Photographer
•Brian Votaw, Partner
•Celia Leitch, Assistant
•Kali Lorenzo, Makeup Artist
www.toledoimages.com

 

Photos Commissioned by Adelante Mujeres
•Bridget Cooke, Co-Founder and Executive Director
•Evelyn Cantoral, Director of Development
•Anna Yeager, Marketing Manager
www.adelantemujeres.org

 

This exhibit was made possible with funding from Metro and the Oregon Cultural Trust, and created and hosted by Adelante Mujeres.

 

The full series of portraits and stories can be viewed in person at the Adelante Mujeres building at 2030 Main St, Forest Grove, Oregon.

Public Service/Speaking:

• Oregon Latino Oral History Project Interview, September 2022.

Through Mercatus PDX, Milagro Theatre recognized Melissa Toledo as an Oregon Latino Artist and Creative Thinker. In concert with Oregon Humanities, Oregon Heritage Grants, and the Oregon State University Multicultural Archives.

Cleveland High School PTA President, 2021-2022

• Cleveland High School PTA Board Member At-Large, 2020-2021

• 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.

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