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Michael’s storytelling is profound, and impactful. His ability to connect with the heart of a couple and event which aids in his seamless translation of the day and moments.

– Elizabethany

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“He’s a storytelling photographer, and it definitely showed in the final product. We can’t recommend Michael enough, so if you need a photographer for your special day…look no further!”

-Keeshia & Joe

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“He has such a unique style and (personality to match!). He was easy to work with and quick to respond in the months leading up to the wedding.

Hands down he was the best choice we made among all the wedding decisions.”

-Genna & Paul

“As a photographer Michael excels in capturing candid moments in time while playing with light and composition. Looking back on our photos it takes us back to the wedding day and brings back all the emotions we experienced!”

-Maggie & Tate


It’s my goal to provide you naturally beautiful photos that match your personality. Photos that you can look back on in 10-years and remember precisely how those moments took place.

Hey everyone! My name is Michael Freas. I’m the guest you didn’t invite to your wedding, but you’re so glad that I came.

I grew up in Western North Carolina but got my start in the Florida Keys. I’ve spent the last 15 years living and traveling all over Florida and the East Coast. It molded me to understand different personalities, which allows me to get to know couples better.

Having a new appreciation for the simple things, I unlocked something inside. I’d always been the loud one, the athletic one, but never the CREATIVE one. Turns out, that creativity was in me all along. I found a new way of seeing life, and what really matters. The genuine moments, without the fluff.

I now call Key West and Asheville home, but I still love to travel. I consider myself a global citizen, as I follow my couples around the world, capturing every meaningful moment. I have an empathetic and genuine approach to every couple’s relationship. I deep dive, because that’s where the beauty is.

Any Wedding Photographer Can...

Any wedding photographer can stage a few formal family scenes, snap a few shots of the happy couple dancing and cutting the cake, and then call it a day. But that’s just the beginning of the process of telling the story of your wedding.

I’m a wedding photographer, but really I’m a photojournalist and a storyteller who just loves weddings. (Like really loves weddings.)

Or to be more honest, what I love isn’t so much the wedding so much as awesome couples coming together to create something special.

You don’t want a stranger running around on your wedding day telling you where to stand and when to smile. Instead, you want a friend — and trust me, by the time you get married, we’ll be connected through social media, we’ll have talked a bunch online and/or in person, and we will be great friends! — who knows how to capture every special moment, glance and smile, and will be on hand with perfect timing and expert touch to catch the true beauty that is your wedding, for you to have and to hold for generations to come.

As a wedding photographer I’ve helped hundreds of couples over the years capture and keep all the special moments from their special day. Here are some samples of my work. I have lots more. Let me know if there’s anything specific you would like to see and I can pour through the wedding photography blog.



My first priority is to see if we are the right fit for each other and have a conversation to see if we are simpatico. Why? Because not all wedding photographers are alike. EPIC wedding images come from the best relationships with couples. It gives me meaning and purpose for capturing your day.

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“Michael is the type of person who you feel like you’ve known for years. Having TRUST in your photographer is so important!!!”

“It was like having a friend/relative with us the whole day….The end result far exceeded our expectations.”

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