WEDDING TESTIMONIALS

I’ve worked as a wedding photographer with hundreds of couples, helping them to capture all the moments that matter on their special day. Check out what a few of those couples had to say about our time working together:

“He made us feel very special on our wedding day and made the photo shoot very memorable. Neither me, nor my husband enjoy in general posing for photos but Michael made the whole experience super enjoyable and fun. It was actually one of our favourite parts of our wedding day – hanging out around Palm Beach with Michael taking photos.

He was also absolutely amazing at finding spots and locations for our wedding photo shoot and did all the research for that. 

Michael didn’t just take our pictures but he created a relationship with us and became a friend that was part of the wedding. We would 100% recommend working with Michael!”

-Teodora & Juan

“My husband and I are blown away by Michael’s talent. He made our wedding day the most special day of our lives! From the moment we met Michael we knew he was the one. His work speaks for itself and he has a way of brining the day to life with his eye for magic and his warm and refreshing personality. I personally hate taking pictures but our wedding day was my one exception, thanks to Michael making me feel so at ease.

I feel Michael has a supernatural gift for capturing once in a lifetime moments and he keeps it fun, professional and spectacular all the way. He is a genius at what he does and I’m so happy to see someone who is so talented and gifted, using their gifts to bless the world.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts 💕”

-Yoselyn & Gian Carlo

“Leading up to the wedding day Mike communicated with us perfectly to show how prepared and professional he was for our big day. This is an important step in capturing a wedding. Most people look over the hard work that goes on before and after the wedding day. The results speak for themselves.

As a photographer Mike excels in capturing candid moments in time while playing with light and composition. As a fellow photographer that is all I asked for. Looking back on our photos it takes us back to the wedding day and brings back all the emotions we experienced. That’s what you get when you hire Mike and we couldn’t be happier!”

-Maggie & Tate

Florida Keys Wedding Photographer

I Capture All the Little Moments on Your Big Day

There are countless precious moments throughout your wedding day: that special, secret smile shared by a couple as they look into one another’s eyes; a great laugh at a perfect moment; the glint of a tear in a father’s eye as he walks his daughter down the aisle and gives her away. These are moments that you want to remember for a lifetime—and with the help of Michael Freas Photography, you’ll have those amazing moments captured forever so you can revisit them for a lifetime to come.

Your wedding is as unique and individual as you are. It’s not just another sea of white and flowers. Rather, your Florida Keys wedding is filled with all the little moments that celebrate you—and Michael will work to capture those unique elements in a timeless, compelling way that will allow you to carry that celebration into all the years of your marriage. Take a look through my photo gallery to discover these intimate, warm images, the sentiments of the moment captured in photos that radiate love.

FLORIDA KEYS WEDDING PORTFOLIO

FLORIDA KEYS & KEY WEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Nature Inspired Wedding Photography for Adventure Inspired Hearts

You choose your own adventure, and I’ll document every minute of it.

Want to hike away from everyone and everything and get married with the Smathers Beach as your witness?I’m so there for that.

Coast on down the seaboard and land in the Florida Keys and say “I do” on a sandbar at sunset with your closest friends and family? Color me there.

Wherever your adventure lies, your wedding photos should represent your journey finding each other. They should show the story of YOU.

That’s the story behind the story I want to tell. No cookie-cutter photos, I want you to feel like you can step inside the photos and breathe in the feelings you had on your wedding day.

Connections matter to me, and the clients that hire me to get to know me and I get to know them. My goal is that by the time I show up on your wedding day, it will feel like you’re seeing a friend!

YOUR ADVENTURE

Whatever you want your day to be, it can be. Your wedding adventure starts when you decide what you want your day to look like. My job is to make photos that capture that day of adventure and to have a hell of a good time with you doing it.

YOUR PHOTOS

Creative, relaxed, dynamic, journalistic, raw and emotional. The clients who work with me are looking for all those things in their wedding photos. If you trust me, I will create some crazy-amazing-fearless photos that go beyond static imagery.

YOUR WEDDING

You’re getting married here for a reason, right? You’re imagining a day outdoors, with sunsets, margaritas, flip flops, good music and all the best people around you. Your wedding should be the start of an amazing adventure, and what better place than the Florida Keys? Let me show you The Keys beyond the touristy kitsch.

ABOUT YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Hi, 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 and North Carolina. I’m now thrilled to call Asheville 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.

LET’S ROLL

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 wedding 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.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

We may be a Key West, FL & Asheville, NC based Wedding Photography studio, but there are no places too far to tell our clients’ stories. All travel weddings consist of 2 photographers. We do have special pricing & considerations for destination weddings. Please contact us directly for full pricing information

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 60-80 images per hour of photography coverage
We strive to turn around the images to our clients as quickly as possible, while maintaining the impeccable quality our clients expect. Generally, wedding images will be uploaded to an online gallery no more than 45 days after the wedding. Sneak Peeks are usually ready in 2 weeks.

NO! The images that I capture during your day are carefully curated for quality and storytelling elements.  I edit all of the usable images and deliver them to you in an online gallery.  You can download and print at a lab of your choice.  I offer print options in the gallery too.  

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CONTACT ME

Imagery That is About You!

Tell me a little about you! What’s most important to you, who is most important to you, what plans you’ve made for your wedding already – really anything that you would like to share to get us started.

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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 Looking for the Best Wedding Photographer in Asheville, NC?

Asheville is one of the nation’s premier wedding destinations thanks in large part to the majestic mountains and the photographic opportunities they create. If ever there was a time to invest in yourself it’s your wedding, because it only happens once, and you’ve earned it. You’ve agonized over choosing the right venue, dress, catering, and decorations, so you deserve one of the top wedding photographers in Asheville to take stunning photos of it all so you can remember your wedding in detail.

When you work with me, not only are you getting a local who appreciates and loves to photograph the beauty of the western North Carolina Mountains, but you’re getting a photographer who puts couples and guests at ease for natural, organic photographs. Many couples who come to me say they feel awkward in front of the camera, but, as my reviews attest, they’re amazed at how relaxed I help them feel and how great they look in their pictures.

Why Hire Me as Your Asheville NC Wedding Photographer?

Your love story is unlike any other, just like the unique connection between you and your spouse and the story of your relationship. The approach I take at a wedding is to view the moments for what they are: seeing the very best of humanity. The emotions, the love, the support from friends and family…all of these immaterial, fantastical facets of human life are presented at a wedding, and it’s my job to relay what is given to me back to those people in a way that captures those precious concepts.” 

Capturing a stunning natural image—a sunset, a night sky—makes it easy to evoke emotional elements. Those moments are already breathtaking from nearly any angle. I aim to bring that same breathtaking magic to wedding photography. Weddings are emotionally beautiful: an incredible expression of love, not only between two individuals but the families and guests as well. Weddings show affection, commitment, and trust, all arrayed against the stunning love between the happy couple. 

For every shot, I aim to take those incredible emotions and convey them through a visual format. In so many ways, weddings are so much more than the visual. However, I take those emotional, truthfully lived moments and express them in a physical, tangible way that you and your loved ones can view long after the ceremony ends.

Are We a Good Fit?

The best way to know if we’re a good fit for your wedding is to have a quick call on the phone, but here’s some info to help.

Style: 

I have a photojournalistic style, meaning I take organic, emotive, timeless pictures and do less of the traditional posing. We will of course do some posing to get family and wedding party photos, but I focus on the candid moments and capturing who you are, not just what you look like. I help you feel relaxed in front of the camera so your images are full of the real emotions you’re experiencing during your wedding and reception.

Customer Service: 

Knowing how monumentally important your wedding day is, I prefer to get to know you ahead of time so I can learn about your personalities and preferences, build rapport, and learn what’s most important to you. Before taking any actual pictures, I like to take some time to address any concerns you might have and know that all details are accounted for. Also, if you have any wedding photography questions you can’t find the answer to online, just ask me!

Personality:

 It’s common to feel some nerves on your wedding day, especially when you know you’ll be photographed. But meshing with clients and helping you feel relaxed is one of the areas I excel in (just look at my reviews!). I make it a point to get to know my clients well so they’ll be as comfortable as possible. Through phone calls, text messages, and meeting in person, when your wedding day finally arrives I’ll be as familiar as an old friend.-

Why Get Married in Asheville, NC?

Asheville, nestled in western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, is known for its vibrant art scene, historic architecture, delicious dining, and breathtaking mountain views. People come to get married in Asheville because it offers incredibly an incredibly romantic setting accompanied by a unique mix of venues, food, and things to do.

Asheville Has Some of the Best Wedding Venues! 

When it comes to venues you’ve got a variety to choose from, whether you prefer a rustic barn wedding, an outdoor venue with scenic views, something in the lively downtown area, or a private estate, Asheville has it all. Having worked as an Asheville wedding photographer for years (I grew up here too!) I’m familiar with all of the top Asheville wedding venues. There are a ton of great places to get married, and some of my favorites are the Biltmore Estate, Hidden River Events (lots of lodging for guests!), Highland Brewing, the North Carolina Arboretum, The Farm at Old Edwards,  the Grand Bohemian Hotel, Longleaf Vineyard, and the Albemarle Inn.

So Many Fun Things To Do in Asheville

You and your guests will have a blast exploring the area and all it has to offer, plus Asheville doubles as a great spot for your bachelor or bachelorette party! For those who enjoy hiking, scenery and the outdoors, hit up the Pisgah National Forest, the North Carolina Arboretum, the Western North Carolina Nature Center, and the Botanical Gardens at Asheville. For those who like to stay in town, there’s plenty of music, art, museums, entertainment, and even ghost tours! And there’s some of the best food you’ll ever have, from Spanish tapas at Curate, or the rooftop Capella 9, to Indian street food at Chai Pani, and Sunday supper at Rhubart.

Asheville Has Some of the Country’s Best Wedding Vendors

Looking for a Wedding Planner That Knows the Asheville Area?

 Planning a wedding can be quite stressful, especially if you’re not from the area. Luckily there are quite a few wedding planners who can take over your work and answer all your Asheville wedding questions.  Some of the top wedding planners are Carolina Love Events, Asheville Event Co., Scarlet Design, and Lisa Pleasant Events

Hair & Makeup

If you’d like your hair and makeup professionally done so everything is perfect for your big day, some of the top stylists are Pop of Color Asheville, Jeanne’s Hair, and Powder Me Pretty AVL.

Catering

Food! Everyone’s favorite part of a wedding reception, and one of the main things people talk about long after. If you want your guests to be talking about how provided some of the best food they’ve ever had at a wedding, then you can’t go wrong with places such as 67 Biltmore, Colorful Palate, Celine and Company, Black-Eyed Susan Catering, and Chef Michael’s Catering.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE

ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATION

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 anyway I can help. Let’s have fun and bring out the best memories through images!

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE

ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATION

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 anyway I can help. Let’s have fun and bring out the best memories through images!