WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA & FLORIDA KEYS REAL MOMENTS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Born and raised in North Carolina, I started my photography career in the Florida Keys and South Florida. Now I’m splitting my time between Western North Carolina and Florida.

Nature, light, and people watching have always drawn me in and quieted me. Still, I don’t run from chaos; I dive in headfirst…. that’s where the beauty is!

Located in Asheville, North Carolina and Key West, Florida, I work primarily in those areas, but travel all over the country and abroad to shoot weddings.

I have way too much energy, but have been told that it is contagious. I spent my childhood running around the woods and trails, and most of my adult life with my toes in the water and ass in the sand.  I grew up in Western North Carolina but ended up in the culinary world prior to becoming a photographer.  It took me to Florida and ultimately to Key West where I found and created my passion for photography. 

I love to go hiking, take a vacation to the Philippines to go surfing, then end the year in the mountains of Colorado snowboarding.  I am a foodie, and growing plants and gardens are my jam.  I am considered a dog whisperer.  I also sang onstage at Carnegie Hall,  John Ritter’s Requiem Mass to a sold out Easter Sunday crowd! 

The Florida Keys and Asheville are  home, where I have photographed over 260 weddings, but I still love to travel. I consider myself a global citizen. I have made trips to Steamboat Springs, Breckenridge, Washington DC, and New York  for my couples, capturing every meaningful moment of their weekends. I was published in Rolling Stone.  I’ve been named one of the Top 150 Wedding Photographers in the World & Top 100 Artistic Wedding Photographers in the World by the Wedding Photojournalism Society, and have won awards with Fearless Photographers, Masters of Wedding Photography, International Society of Wedding Photographers and featured on MagMod’s How I Shot It.

I have an empathetic and genuine approach to every couple’s relationship. I deep dive, because that’s where the beauty is. I’ve got big energy, and I’ve got a big love for people who embrace living their day to the fullest and aren’t bothered by what mother nature throws at them!

MORE ABOUT MICHAEL

STORYTELLER. OUTDOORSMAN. LOVES BBQ.

MORE ABOUT MICHAEL

STORYTELLER. OUTDOORSMAN. LOVES BBQ.

I’ve been shooting weddings for 7 years. Before that, I tried to be a chef.

When I was first introduced to the wedding world, I thought that photography was too repetitive. Now I look for genuine moments that tell the story of the day.

I can’t decide what I like to do more, surf or snowboard. So I split my time and shoot destination weddings that have surf close by.

I will eat BBQ for every meal, if possible.

I love to travel. My goal is to shoot a wedding in every state before “I retire”.

I wanted to be a history teacher and coach high school soccer when I graduated high school.

“WE LOVE BECAUSE IT’S THE ONLY TRUE ADVENTURE”

FEATURED BY MAGMOD

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Check out my feature on Magmod’s new show, How I Shot It, where I talk about how I was able to capture some of the best shots I’ve taken throughout my career.

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Simply fill out the contact form below to check if I have your date available then we can set up a time to meet and see if we’re a good fit! If you don’t hear back from me within 24 hours please call 305-896-6314 or send me an email at info@michaelfreas.com

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