Intimate Wedding & Adventurous Elopement Photography
Servicing South Florida + Travel Destinations!
Easy, Personal, and Professional.
Welcome and Congratulations!
I believe that wedding planning shouldn't be overwhelming. Too many couples feel stressed with the planning stage of their wedding, and truly don't enjoy the experience. My mission is to plan the elopement of your dreams which saving you time and money. Let me do the work so you can have the best elopement experience possible!
Love is an Adventure.
Where Do You Want to Explore?
- Fort Zachary Taylor
- Bahia Honda State Park
- Fort Jefferson
- State parks
- Small venue locations throughout the Florida Keys
- Colorado Mountains
- North Carolina Mountains
- Hudson Valley of New York
- Major City Destinations and International
ADVENTUROUS PHOTOGRAPHY FOR WILD HEARTS
THE ELOPEMENT PROCESS:
We will start off by having a conversation to make sure I can capture your vision. We will also start the initial management of expectations and make sure the date you have in mind is available.
Reserving and Booking the Date
We will go over logistics to make sure the dates work, get ideas for the engagement locations, and BOOK THE DATE!
Meetings and planning
We will use the time from the booking date till 2 weeks prior to the date to go over locations, ideas, but most importantly get to know each other. I get to know your relationship which includes what inspires you both and who you are as a couple.
The goal is to kill it and have the best day possible!
Editing and Delivery
You will get a sneak peek just two days after the elopement. The sneak peek includes up to 10 images. The rest of your images are delivered in a slide show 6 weeks after, while the album design is fully completed in 7 weeks, and then the full delivery of the gallery in 8 weeks.
MEET THE MAN BEHIND THE CAMERA
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’m North Carolina born and bred, but I’ve spent the last 15 years living and traveling all over Florida. I’m now thrilled to call the Florida Keys & Key West home, but I still love to travel, both throughout this great state and the world at large.
Nature, light, and music have always drawn me in and quieted me. I don’t run from chaos, I dive in head first… that’s where the beauty is!
When I first put a camera to my eye, so many years ago, it unlocked something inside of me. I’d always been the funny one, the loud one, the athletic one, but never the CREATIVE one. Turns out, that creativity was in me all along, it just took a dusty old Kodak Ektra 100 camera from my grandpa to even know to start looking for it. Well, I found it and I’m never letting it go.
First and foremost, I’m a photojournalist and a storyteller. But I’ve never found a story I prefer telling then the story of two people committing to each other for the rest of their lives.
SAY I DO
We’ll start with talking about you and what you want as a couple. I want to hear it all. The good the bad, what you are worried about, and what you are hoping for when you look at your elopement photos 25 years from now. I’ll give you ideas on locations, logistics, what to expect, and some insider tips on the islands. On the day, I’m your photographer, your tour guide, your reminder-to-hydrate guy, and I’m ready to roll with anything. And I do mean anything.
LET'S MAKE YOUR WEDDING THE GREATEST EVER TOLD
YOUR UNIQUELY CRAFTED ELOPEMENT
Elopement Wedding Packages
WEDDING PLANNING SIMPLIFIED
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ELOPING
Frequently Asked Questions
Eloping adds more focus to the couple and less on the grand party. Couples are embracing a minimalist perspective and opting for a simpler ceremony nowadays. Use an elopement as a beautiful way to celebrate your love through a simplistic adventure.
How do you plan an elopement?
For every elopement, there are a few things that you will need to decide on. The first location, second the guest list, third the officiator, fourth the photographer/videographer, and finally any other details you may choose to add such as flowers or props.
Can you help me find an officiant?
I have access to many officiants all over the country. We will talk about what type of ceremony you want and I will give you a few options. You also have the option to have a friend or family member perform your marriage if they get ordained online.
How do I find my vendors?
I make it easy for you! I recommend them via a preferred vendor sheet that I will send to you.
What vendors do I need to elope?
Typically you’ll need a dress, suit, hair & make-up, florist. If there’s anything else you need, just ask me and I’ll help you arrange it.