Michael Freas

Michael Freas

Based in Asheville

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I'm a storyteller at heart, so I want my photos to tell a narrative about the people in them. I strive for bold colors, decisive angles, and digging deep into the moment. I've always seen life in a sort of chaotic technicolor, and I always have the biggest laugh in any room I'm in. 
 
I've been named one of the top 150 photographers in the world, and really humbled by it. I like people and telling the story of their relationship with my camera. I'd like to meet you,and find out how you see life. I'm really into coffee, so let's start over coffee and discover how your story can be told. 
 
 
 
My photographic style is big and bold, but then again, so am I. I'm a storyteller at heart, so I want my photos to tell a narrative about the people in them. I strive for bold colors, decisive angles, and digging deep into the moment. I've always seen life in a sort of chaotic technicolor, and I always have the biggest laugh in any room I'm in. 
 
I like people and telling the story of their relationship with my camera. I'd like to meet you,and find out how you see life. first, Im really into coffee, so lets start over coffee and discover how your story can be told.have some laughs over a cup of coffee., (I'm a snob about coffee, I'll warn you now), and find out how you see life.

Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?

I am based in Western NC, but travel all over the world. Travel is included in all my pricing

How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed as the main photographer?

I have been shooting professionally now for 7 years and average 35-50 per year.

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

Reportage Wedding Photojournalism with use of dynamic light and environmental settings.

What's the typical wedding coverage package that you offer? What is the price?

A typical package includes 8 hours of wedding day photo coverage by Michael and a second photographer. We deliver 500-600 high-resolution edited digital files via online gallery and include an album. The starting price of our packages is $3800. We also offer additional services including engagement, family, and multi-day sessions and custom made fine art albums.

What are your professional degrees, credentials, affiliations? Have you taken any recent educational workshops or classes?

Fearless Conference 2018 - Puerto Rico, Inspire Retreat 2018 - Connecticut, Friends of Fearless 2020, Mentored by Tyler Wirken, Kreativ Summit 2020

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I highly recommend Freas photography. I hired Michael for an engagement shoot and he went above and beyond to help me plan and create a beautiful moment for me and my fiancé. The photos are amazing and great quality. He is a little bit more on the pricier side but honestly it’s worth every penny. Can’t thank him enough.
ARIEL + DELI
From start to finish, Michael was wonderful to work with. I appreciate that he not only wanted to take excellent pictures, but also get to know us as a couple. He was professional, fun, and above all, an AMAZING photographer. Guests who saw previews of our pictures all said that they were the best wedding pictures they had ever seen. He captured our day perfectly. Would highly recommend Michael to anyone!!
JULIA + JOHN
My wife and I would definitely recommend hiring Michael Freas as your wedding photographer! While we could have gone with a cheaper photographer, we knew that we wanted great quality photos of our wedding. Before booking, we asked for him to show us some previous photos and they were significantly better than ALL of the other photographers we contacted. Michael Freas took outstanding photos at our wedding and was 100% worth every penny. He did an amazing job at capturing all of our special moments and perfectly coordinated all of our guests and family for the best shots.

Michael Freas is Read More down to earth and easy going. He’s dedicated and passionate about what he does, which is clearly reflected in his photos. A great photographer that really wants to get to know you on a personal level, so that he understands what type of photos you want. Michael really went above and beyond to make sure our photos came out absolutely spectacular, even to the point of yelling to a boat captain to turn his sail boat for an amazing photo (see photo below). If we need a photographer for any future events, we will definitely call him.
DANIEL + ARIELLE
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