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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18 Recommendations

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
We had a great experience with Michael! Not only are the photos amazing, he is knowledgeable and passionate about what he does. My partner and I are more than a little awkward, but he made us feel comfortable and worked great with our 11 month old and dog. He led us to some awesome spots and was extremely patient and flexible with us. We had a mix up with our dates and Michael barely batted an eye to accommodate us and get us the wedding shots of our dreams.
KALEY + DANIEL
Once I saw some of the stunning images online, I knew I had to hire Michael for my Key West wedding...we booked him before we even booked the venue. Mike is someone you kinda wanna hang out all day with...he just has this easy going way about him that makes you relax- key for my husband who HATES pictures. I wanted him to be able to relax and have fun during the process and the results def show that. We got so many amazing pictures that really captured the day. Don't hesitate, just hire him if you truly care about having gorgeous pictures!
LAUREN + JIM
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