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.
”Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.The Dalai Lama
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. More on my approach here.
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.
Commitment to Community – 100cameras
For every booking, I donate an amount to 100cameras – a non-profit organization that teaches children around the world how to process challenging experiences through photography.
Children are our world’s future, and their experiences will write the pages in the history books to come.
It has been a goal and a dream to combine the work that I love with a purpose that empowers our communities for generations. I look forward to a continued partnership with 100cameras in the months ahead.