Michael Freas

I started out as a successful architectural photographer in South Florida, then learning photojournalism working for a few free papers in my early years of photography. During that period I started second shooting and learning how I can mold the architectural, storytelling and portraiture aspects all together on wedding day.

Fast forward 8 years later and I have captured over 300+ weddings solo. I am based in Asheville, NC and I am available worldwide. I currently am working in Asheville, Charlotte, Raleigh and Wilmington, North Carolina. I offer destination wedding services in Colorado, Washington DC, New York, Atlanta, and all of Central and South Florida.

You know that moment in a movie that makes you get goosebumps up your arm? That decisive moment that makes your throat tighten up and your eyes start to water? That emotion is what I want to capture for you.

When two amazing humans are starting their life story together, it is beautiful and honest. And it is my incredible honor to be a small part of this journey with you.


Lightroom / Natural Light / Off Camera Flash / Photojournalism / Photoshop

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What inspired you to become a wedding photographer?

My grandfather always carried a camera everywhere we went. He would always be the person taking the family photos, and I never didn’t enjoy them. I would always try to play with his camera, but he would hide it, and I would find it. He influenced me a lot, so it’s great to always have this small piece of him with me.

How would you describe your photography style?

Documentary Wedding Photography that focuses on bold portraits and real moments

How do you ensure that your clients feel comfortable and relaxed during the photo shoot?

I spend the six months before the wedding getting to know them. Monthly meetings, involvement in the planning process, and being a voice of reason for them when needed. Becoming their friend, so on the wedding day, I feel like part of the group.

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