Jose Melgarejo

Fine Art Wedding Photography

Jose Melgarejo is a Wedding Photographer in Brooklyn New York. Father, teacher, linguist, vintage fan. Filipino roots with a commitment to diversity and respect for culture. Jose’s approach combines fine art and photographic journalism to tell a memorable story.

New York Wedding Photographer Jose Melgarejo in Iceland

Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.

The Dalai Lama
Jose Melgarejo Wedding Photographer
MELGAREJO FAMILY 21

Husband, Father,

Photographer, Teacher

I see myself as a thoughtful and curious person. I am fascinated by people and their relationships and how life got us to where we are. I love discovering new places and learning local cultures. A fan of the city life but also the stillness of the desert and the rush of crashing waves. I live in the New York City area with our little family of three. I am a photographer but I haven’t always been. During the recession, I worked a corporate job where I learned a ton about how people value things. A few years later, I found myself teaching for almost a decade– schools taught me true patience, humility and compassion for humanity. In my spare time, I traveled, learned a few languages and re-taught myself how to use a camera. I photographed Jen- now my lovely wife, my family, my friends. I learned that I loved individuals and the personalities that made them unique, and that I can give something special through photography.

Pastimes

I love languages and I’m on about 5 (Spanish, Italian, German, French, Tagalog).

Music makes the world go round. I grew up with 60s rock and roll and the mashup that was the 90s.

Recently into the old vintage FIAT 500s and I’m having one restored this year in Sicily.

Travel

Though it’s different when you’re a troop of four. I’ve got a short list – a return to Europe to see family and friends, and our National Parks here in the U.S. that we’ve worked so hard to preserve.

Giving Back

We have to do good for the community. A portion of each booking goes towards Education, where for almost a decade was a home for my heart and soul.

Thank you to my friends Alvaro Sancha, David Griso and Sam Bufalo for the pics here- you are beautiful people.