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Michael Freas

Michael Freas

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Michael describes himself as "a real-moments photographer". He strives to create bold, artistic portraits that are worthy of celebration. His unique perspective and down to earth personality translates well with clients, and he takes time to get to know all of his wedding couples. Michael likes to push the limits of creativity and thrives off of spontaneity. He focuses on the story of the day and how it unfolds, documenting the romance and love.  
 
When Michael was in high school, his grandfather gave him his first camera, a Kodak Ektra 100 and he began shooting film. It was during this time that the seed was planted for Michael's unique eye for composition. A lifelong soccer player, Michael played goalkeeper in high school and college. As a goalkeeper, you have to anticipate movements, much the same way you have to anticipate special moments happening at a wedding. His documentarian style captures these fleeting moments creating images that are authentic and timeless.  
 
Each year, Michael shoots around 50 full-day weddings, including many destination weddings. An avid outdoorsman, Michael enjoys travelling to new places and exploring the beauty of the natural world. He loves all activities on the water including fishing, boating and surfing. Michael is inspired by nature, light, abstract design and the love he witnesses between his couples.

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

I am based in Florida. Travel pricing is $3200 + room + flight

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

I have been shooting professionally now for 5 years and average 35-50 per year.

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

Reportage Wedding Photojournalism

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 $4200. We also offer additional services including engagement, family, and multi-day sessions and custom made fine art albums.

Do you have a studio where we can meet? Do you use Skype?

I do not have a studio. I meet with my clients however possible and convenient be it via Skype, telephone, or in person.

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

Is there anything else you'd like to share about yourself?

I am an avid waterman. I love to fish, spearfish, dive, lobster, and paddleboard in my free time. I try to spend more time on and under the water than I do land.

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7 Real Recommendations

Working with Mike was an amazing experience. From the time I contacted him for pricing and info to the very end of our wedding reception. He is so down to earth and makes your pictures so much fun to take. We are blown away by how kind he was and our pictures are absolutely breath taking. Not choosing him would be an absolute mistake. We are beyond happy and can’t thank Freas Photography enough!
- SARAH + ANDREW - June 6, 2018
Bobby + Brianna
Long after the food is cleaned away and the music has faded, the photos will remain to tell the story. Mike was a fantastic professional and understood our quirky sense of humor and knew exactly how to get our personality to show in all our pictures. Everyone who has seen our photos has commented on the vibrancy of the colors and the unique perspective. That had drawn us to Mike originally when we started researching who to use. Upon our first meeting we immediately knew he was our guy. Easy to talk to, easy to work with. He was always available to talk about any details or ideas Read More surrounding our pictures.

Our plan was the throw the party of the century and based on all the photo evidence it looks like we succeeded! Thank you, Mike, for making the great memories into some amazingly high quality mementos for us to cherish for years to come.
- BOBBY + BRIANNA - May 4, 2018
Kelli + Christopher
We absolutely loved working with Micheal! He is amazing at his craft. He truly captured our personalities. I work in the wedding industry as a planner and I can say he was extremely professional, fun, organized, and creative. He made the day fun and relaxed. We were so happy when we received our pictures! They were perfect! 
We highly recommend him for your wedding day!
- KELLI + CHRISTOPHER - April 18, 2018
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24 Real Couples

Michelle + Joel
MICHELLE + JOEL
December 1, 2018
Simone + Ryan
SIMONE + RYAN
November 18, 2018
Kayla + Colby
KAYLA + COLBY
November 17, 2018
Alexandra + Dustin
ALEXANDRA + DUSTIN
November 2, 2018
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