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.
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Jaylin Thacker · Married on 02/16/2019
No more searching for your photographer, this is him!
Mike is a the type of person who feel like you've known for years. Having TRUST in your photographer is so important!!! Mike is an individual who truly loves his craft, and is always looking to push the boundaries when it comes to wedding photography. Mike's composition and exposure skills shine through his work. We're obsessed with the outcome of our photos. Thank you Mike!
Rachel · Getting married on 06/29/2019
My now fiancé hired Mike for a surprise proposal shoot in Key West! Everything was perfectly coordinated, and I had no idea there was photographer shooting photos just behind the bushes while we were on the beach. Then we had an amazing photo shoot and our happiness and excitement is captured in a variety of shots with the beautiful backdrop at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park. We received our edited images so quickly as promised and I love them!Sent on 05/15/2018
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Tara · Married on 03/16/2019
Absolutely the best!
Freas photography blows the competitors out of the water. His images are classic, but also fun and modern. He has an incredible eye for light and can capture moments that would pass in a blink of an eye. Mike is so friendly to work with, he keeps you at ease and makes you genuinely laugh (no fake smiles in our photos!). When our timeline got interrupted in our wedding in March he made sure to stay later than planned to capture a late night cake cutting and last song on the dance floor. If you're looking for unique, genuine, meaningful (pose-free) photos you have to hire Freas Photography. We are so glad we chose Freas and would highly recommend him to anyone!Sent on 03/21/2019
Freas Photography's reply:
Freas and his crew were absolutly fantastic! Not only did he capture every amamzing moment of our wedding day, he also got our wedding in the top 28 list on PopSugar! We couldn't have been more pleased with Mike! https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/weddings/28-of-the-most-beautiful-weddings-of-2016/ss-AAjNuen#image=20
At and away from work, Mike is a fun guy to hang around with and that charisma comes through in his photos. We call him up any time we can and you should to!
Mike is wonderful to work with! His photos are stunning and personal. We always enjoy when he shares his photos from weddings we've worked on together.