SOUTH FLORIDA • CENTRAL FLORIDA • FLORIDA KEYS
ENGAGEMENTS, WEDDINGS, & ELOPEMENTS.
I’m a photojournalist and a storyteller who just 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.
ABOUT YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
I’ve spent the last 15 years living and traveling all over Florida. I’m now thrilled to call Miami Beach 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 headfirst… that’s where the beauty is! That’s where the Real Moments exist!
When I first put a camera to my eye, it unlocked something inside of me. I’d always been the athletic one, but never the CREATIVE one. Turns out, that creativity was in me all along, it just took a camera from my grandpa to even know to start looking for it.
I’m a photojournalist and a storyteller. I’ve never found a story I prefer telling than the story of two people committing to each other for the rest of their lives. That’s what wedding photography is about.
Real Moments between two people and their family and friends. Real Wedding Stories! My name is Michael Freas. I’m the guest you didn’t invite to your wedding, but you’re so glad that I came.
SOUTH FLORIDA + MIAMI WEDDING PORTFOLIO
As a wedding photographer, I’ve helped hundreds of couples over the years capture and keep all of their moments
from their special day. Here are some samples of my work. Let me know if there’s anything specific you would like to
see and I can pour through the archives.
LET’S MAKE YOUR WEDDING THE GREATEST EVER TOLD
FREQUENTLY ASKED Wedding Photography QUESTIONS
DO YOU TRAVEL FOR DESTINATION OR INTERNATIONAL WEDDINGS?
Being based in Miami gives me the luxury of having a big airport with lots of flights. There are no places too far to tell my couples’ stories. All weddings that are more than 100 miles from Miami are subject to a small travel fee. Please contact me directly for full pricing information.
HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I RECEIVE?
I am a firm believer in quality over quantity. I strive to deliver unique images for my clients with each image I deliver. Generally speaking, provided clients are doing all the traditional customs, clients will receive approximately 50-75 images per hour of photography coverage. Most weddings I deliver around 500 images, with destination weddings and full wedding weekends being just under 1000 images.
WHAT IS THE USUAL TURNAROUND TIME?
We strive to turn around the images to our clients as quickly as possible while maintaining the impeccable quality our clients expect. I deliver a 5 image sneak peek the day after the wedding. A slideshow follows in about 5 weeks, album design a week later, and full image gallery being delivered within 6-8 weeks
HOW DO WE BOOK YOU FOR OUR WEDDING?
Once you have secured a date and venue we can move forward with the booking! To reserve your day with me fill out the contact form on the bottom of this page! I’ll get back to you very soon so we can further discuss your shoot!
HOW DO WE BOOK YOU FOR OUR WEDDING?
Once you have secured a date and venue we can move forward with the booking. To reserve your day with me fill out the contact form on the bottom of this page. I’ll get back to you very soon so we can further discuss your shoot and vision!
AUTHENTIC. CINEMATIC. STORYTELLING.
Here’s what our clients are saying — WEDDING TESTIMONIALS
Where do I even begin with Mike and his work? Mike shot my wedding in Sorrento, Italy.
He was incredibly professional, informative, and helpful throughout the whole process.
My husband and I are quite awkward in front of a camera, but with Mike’s humor and guidance, our pictures came out amazing!
Because our wedding was a destination wedding, Mike took the time to video chat with us, and we looked on Google Street View at all the local spots. He also arrived several days early to scope out some good spots near the venue to take pictures.
I would recommend him to anyone who wants their wedding to be fun, relaxed, and beautifully captured! We cannot thank Mike enough for all the time, care, and work he put into capturing our perfect day.
THAIS + CALEB
– Destination Wedding Sorrento Italy
We cannot say enough good things about our experience with Mike as our photographer. We were married in December 2019 at the Hemingway House in Key West, FL. Mike was an obvious choice as his work spoke for itself. His portfolio displayed the exact vibe we were going for — effortless, fun, artistic, unique.
We told Mike from the get-go that we wanted to limit posed pictures. We wanted all candids with the hopes of capturing real, un-staged moments. Mike most definitely delivered our vision. During the months leading up to our wedding, people around town would ask “who is your photographer” and when we mentioned Mike Freas they said he was the best.
Our favorite part of our wedding day was driving around before our ceremony took place — snapping pics all over Key West. He is so chill and laid back, he made our wedding day relaxed and fun. If you are reading this, do yourself a favor and call him right now! We were over 18 months out and he was already filling up his schedule.
SHANA + PATRICK
– Destination Wedding Key West Hemingway Home
My husband and I truly cannot say enough how happy we are that we chose Michael Freas Photography for our wedding. From the day we hired him it was easy, efficient, and smooth sailing. Michael really cares about each of his clients and is extremely talented.
On the day of the wedding, Michael ran the show which is exactly what we needed. He took control of the day and made everything run smoothly and made sure we got all the photos we wanted but still stayed on time and it was honestly the most helpful quality. The day of can get really chaotic but Michael and his team made everything run smoothly which eased our nerves. Then we got our photos back (in less than a month) and we were blown away.
The quality of his work is channeled through every photo and we relive our wedding day every time we look through them. He captured every candid special moment and we are so beyond grateful. If you are looking for a wedding photographer, look no further than Michael Freas Photography. He is AMAZING in every way❤️
Ashley + Thomas
– Eden Roc Resort Miami Beach
PHOTOS THAT DELIVER EMOTIONS & FEELINGS
I seek to capture and deliver stunning images that are artistic, candid, romantic, and authentic.
You don’t want a stranger running around on your wedding day telling you where to stand and when to smile. You want someone who knows how to capture every special moment, glance and smile.
Someone who will be on hand with perfect timing and expert touch to catch the true beauty that is your wedding.
This is for you to have and to hold for generations to come.
Here’s what to expect for you wedding portrait session!
I want to get to know you and understand your vision. Before booking, I offer a free video consultation so we can learn more about one another! This allows us to connect on a deeper level so I can provide you with the most spectacular images on your big day.
MORE THAN A PHOTOGRAPHER
Besides being your personal photographer, I offer the experience of good energy. I’m here for you in any way I can help. Let’s have fun and bring out the best memories through images!
My approach is deeply rooted in candid, romantic, and cinematic art photography. I want to achieve a style of modern-day simplicity and elegance as your photographer. I will provide you with a visual story of your big day through high-quality images.
Get in touch — Contact me!
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