GLORIA & MARCO | KEY WEST

A key west wedding ceremony on the beach with a bride and groom.

Being a Key West Wedding Photographer you get to meet people from all over the world. Gloria and Marco are Italians who live in Scotland currently. They met at a local gym where the she was working as a receptionist, the groom was a gym member. They had friends in common that made them meet at the gym and they fell in love, simple as that. So all those stories about it being difficult to meet someone at the gym can now be laid to rest. The love these two share is living proof! They have been together for 6 years prior to the wedding, and it was apparent for Gloria’s love of music during the reception.

“The groom loves rock music and so do I, His favorite band his AC/DC which I don’t like at all and my favorite band is MUSE, We both like Paolo Nutini but we enjoy any kind of music really. We particularly like progressive rock from the ‘70s and I am also keen on country music, this is probably linked with my passion for Horse Back Riding”

They opted for a live musician who had the small and intimate setting up dancing, singing, and even forming a congo line.

The ceremony was a very personal one. Gloria’s love of roses was seen throughout the day, with a surprise at the end of the wedding. Her wedding dress was: An Enzoani with a sweetheart neckline, A-line with corset, little diamante detail on the waistline and chiffon organza skirt, very high heels designed by Badgley Mischka and no veil. The groom was styled in Hugo Boss.

The personal touches, the ease of photos due to their affection for one another, and the overall feeling of family made this a highlight wedding for me for the year. You always look for couples that welcome you in to their family, and you feel a part of them for the day. This Key West Wedding Photographer wishes them many years of happiness and cant wait to hang out with them when they retire and live on a boat here in the Florida Keys.

A big thank you to all of our vendors that worked together to create this beautiful intimate setting

Key West Wedding Photographer
Michael Freas

Groom dipping his bride while dancing at a wedding reception

Key West's Documentary Wedding Photographer

With its breathtaking sunsets, pristine beaches, and charming atmosphere, Key West is the ultimate destination for exchanging vows. And when it comes to capturing those precious moments, LOCALS trust Key West’s premiere documentary wedding photographer – Michael Freas.

With his unique blend of creativity and technical expertise, Michael has been immortalizing love stories for almost a decade. His passion for photography shines through in every frame, as he effortlessly captures the essence and emotion of each couple’s special day. From the candid smiles to the stolen glances, Michael’s images have a way of transporting you back to the magic of that moment.

But what sets Michael apart goes beyond his exceptional skills behind the lens. His personalized approach and attention to detail ensure that every couple feels at ease in front of the camera, resulting in authentic and natural photographs that reflect their true selves.

So whether you’re planning an intimate beach wedding or a grand celebration, trust Michael Freas to document your love story with artistry and heartfelt dedication. Let him unveil the magic of your special day, one frame at a time.

MOMENTS MATTER
POSED PHOTOS DONT!!

The Importance of Capturing Every Moment Possible on Your Wedding Day

Your wedding day in Key West is a whirlwind of emotions, love, and celebration. It’s a day filled with once-in-a-lifetime moments that you’ll want to relive over and over again. That’s why capturing every moment possible is crucial, and having a skilled Key West wedding photographer like Michael Freas by your side ensures that no detail goes unnoticed.

From the excitement of getting ready to the emotional exchange of vows and the joyous celebrations that follow, Michael’s innate ability to anticipate and capture every significant moment shines through. His documentary-style approach allows him to tell your love story through a series of candid and natural photographs.

Michael understands the value of authenticity. By entrusting him to capture your wedding day, you can truly be present in the moment and enjoy every aspect of your celebration. You can trust that he will be there, camera in hand, capturing the laughter, tears, and heartfelt moments that make your wedding day unique.

Remember, your wedding day is fleeting, but the memories captured in photographs will last a lifetime. Invest in a talented Key West wedding photographer like Michael Freas to ensure that every special moment is beautifully preserved.

A fall wedding at Fort Zachary Taylor with a bride and groom dancing on the dance floor.

Unique Documentary Wedding Photography for Key West Weddings

Michael Freas’ photography style can be described as a blend of documentary and fine art. He has a keen eye for capturing raw emotions and fleeting moments, resulting in photographs that are both authentic and timeless.

Unlike traditional wedding photography, which often involves posed shots and staged scenes, Michael’s approach is unobtrusive and non-invasive. He believes in letting the day unfold naturally and capturing the genuine emotions and interactions as they happen. This allows him to create a visual narrative that truly reflects the essence of your love story.

Michael’s expertise lies in his ability to blend into the background while being present for every moment. His unassuming presence allows couples and their guests to feel comfortable and at ease, resulting in candid photographs that are filled with genuine emotions.

In addition to his documentary-style approach, Michael also incorporates elements of fine art photography into his work. He pays attention to composition, lighting, and details, creating images that are not only emotionally impactful but also visually stunning.

The result is a collection of photographs that not only tell the story of your wedding day but also evoke the same emotions and feelings you experienced in those precious moments.

Elegant table settings at Hemingway House wedding reception

Key West as the Perfect Backdrop for Your Wedding Photos

Key West, with its picturesque landscapes and vibrant atmosphere, provides the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos. The island’s natural beauty, combined with its laid-back charm, creates a unique and romantic setting for your special day.

From pristine beaches and historic architecture to lush gardens and stunning sunsets, Key West offers a diverse range of locations for your wedding photography. Whether you envision your photos against the backdrop of a sandy beach, a colorful street, or a charming garden, Key West has it all.

Michael Freas, being a local of Key West, has an intimate knowledge of the best locations for capturing stunning photographs. He knows how to make the most of the island’s natural beauty and incorporate it into your wedding story.

With Key West as your backdrop and Michael Freas behind the lens, you can expect your wedding photos to be a true reflection of the magical atmosphere that surrounds you on your special day.

Bride holding her arm up in celebration after just being married on a beach in Key West Florida with a purple sunset

For over a decade, Key West wedding photographer Michael Freas has dedicated himself to capturing life’s most significant celebrations. Photography for Michael is more than just a profession—it’s a passion. Weddings are brimming with extraordinary moments—intimate, surprising, and joyous. With his seasoned eye and relaxed approach, Michael naturally captures these emotions, preserving cherished memories forever. Key West offers a magical backdrop for beginning a marriage, and Michael aims to deliver vibrant, true-to-life, high-quality photos that clients will treasure for a lifetime.

A Florida Keys wedding photographer captures a picture of a bride and groom.
Bride and groom taking a portrait leaning against railing at hemingway house
Wedding reception set up with white chairs in a clear tent at Ocean key resort

Features for all couples includes online viewing gallery, gallery reveal experience, hi-resolution photos, custom timeline and planning help

For couples searching for a Key West photographer, Michael Freas stands out as an experienced and passionate professional dedicated to wedding photography in Key West, FL. Specializing in capturing the essence of love stories, Michael’s intimate photographs reflect the unique moments shared by his clients.

His documentary wedding photography blends creativity, storytelling, and meticulous attention to detail, resulting in stunning, timeless images. Michael excels at capturing organic moments, ensuring a comfortable and relaxed experience for his clients—like having a friend behind the camera.

Drawing inspiration from film and art, Michael’s style is distinguished by his use of lighting, composition, and other elements to create perfect sessions. He invests time in understanding each couple’s identity and relationship, making sure every photograph is a personal reflection of their love story.

Choosing Michael as your Key West photographer means working with someone who genuinely cares about your happiness. His fun, non-invasive approach guarantees that every moment is enjoyable, ensuring you have the best day ever while creating lasting memories.

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Michael Freas

I am a documentary wedding photographer with 10 years of experience.
Multiple Top Award Winning Images and published in Rangefinder, Rolling Stone, Variety, Insider and Destination I Do.