58 Reviews for Freas Photography
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Where do I even begin with Mike?!
He is extremely professional and takes his work very seriously. You can see the passion that he has for photography while he is photographing your wedding. His energy is contagious, guests LOVE him, and he is so easy to work with. All of our photo requests were met and our engagement photos alone were spectacular! We can not thank Mike enough for the fantastic job he did at our wedding. He is very organized, responsive, and always ready for an adventure for the best pictures! Even if that means leaving the party for a bit to take a boat ride for the best sunset pictures we might ever see.
5 out of 5 for this guy, for sure!!
Thanks again, Mike!
-Casey & Mark Jachelski
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So far we have only shot our engagement shoot, but it turned out to be one of the best experiences ever!!! Mike went so far out of his way to capture our dream photos and his creativity is off the charts amazing! The aniticipation for the wedding and the memories he will capture there is extremely exciting! Highly highly recommend!
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I've had the opportunity to work with Mike on multiple weddings, and I cannot begin to express how professional and creative he is with all of his clients! As a wedding planner, I appreciate how involved he is throughout the entire planning process. Mike is always in constant communication with his couples to ensure he captures their special day perfectly. One thing I've noticed, and really like about Mike, is that he always gets to know his couples and forms lifelong friendships along the way.
Thanks Kayla! I love working with you and Say Yes
Mike was an amazing photographer to work with for my wedding! He does an excellent job of finding out what the vision is for the wedding ahead of time and builds the day from there. On the day of my wedding he was creative, energetic and listening to ideas while proposing his own to make sure he captured all the moments I wanted. He was open to what myself and my husband were asking for and knew exactly what direction to take during the entire day. Mike was completely professional, fun and produced amazing photographs that I will be able to enjoy for years to come from our very special day. Thank you so much for creating life out of our memories!
What an epic wedding! Thank you so much!!!
Creative. Genius. Best way I can explain Mike. So much I would love to say but I'll keep it precise. I was recommended to Mike through my Catering Manager. I emailed Mike to get information, and immediately got a response. Great first impression. Over the months leading up to Mike, I would ask Mike his opinion on certain things as my husband and I were doing destination so had no idea about anything Key West. I received nothing but true honesty from Mike and that is something I appreciate so much in a person. We grew a friendship and I truly enjoyed working with Mike and his team. The vision Mike has is unlike anyone else and aside from the venue, photography was the most important. Mike well exceeded our expectations. You would be silly not to choose him for your special day. Miss you already, Mike!!
100% my pleasure! Thanks so much!
Michael is amazing! Even though our wedding venue was destroyed during hurricane Irma, Michael made every effort to still accommodate us and travelled to Fort Lauderdale to shoot our wedding.
Michael was energetic, our guest loved him and the photos he took were AMAZING! I really cannot say enough good things about him. I would highly recommend Michael Freas Photography.
There are pictures that capture a moment, and then there are pictures that go beyond that and capture a feeling. Mike Freas is that kind of photographer- the one you cross your fingers, pray to God, and wish upon a star for because you are counting on him to be able to relive the once in a lifetime experiences like a proposal or a wedding. Mike delivers the kind of photos that take you back to that magic, that surreal I can't believe he picked me love him to the ends of the earth feeling! Every time I walk by a framed proposal photo in our home or peruse our gallery on our wedding website, my heart skips a beat. Mike gets the moments you want and the ones you never would have thought of. I truly can't thank him enough; Alex and I loved our photos so much we used one for our save the date, one for our engagement party thank you cards, a wide range on display at our engagement party, and of course, collected them all into a stunning album. If you want quality, creative, and natural feeling photos and a personalized, thoughtful, and professional experience, Mike Freas is your guy!
WOW! Thank you so much!!
Hiring Mike to shoot our wedding on January 19, 2018 was the best decision I could have made! With our wedding plans changing several times due to Hurricane Irma, Mike not only was accommodating but went above and beyond to make our day one to remember! He is the reason our wedding day was flawless. He takes pride in his work, loves his job and is one of the best photographers I’ve ever seen. Thank you so much!
Michael went above and beyond the call of duty, he is very Meticulous when it comes to capturing the right moment. My wife and I are Very Very pleased with his work. We are grateful to have such a great photographer for our special day.
Thanks Kelly & Brian! So thankful to of been a part of your special day!
Mike and team were just amazing! My vision came to life through the photos and the day was everything I knew it would be! Matt and I are truly so happy with our entire experience! Highly recommend! True artist! Thank you! dawn
We were referred to Mike by a friend of ours and within seconds of meeting him, I felt like we had known him for years! He is an amazing photographer, and his work illustrates just that. He gets to know you as a couple and is able to easily incorporate your personalities into your engagement session and especially on your wedding day. He captured all the beautiful moments that made our day so special and now Jake and I and our family and friends will get to reminisce with the photos for the rest of our lives. I would recommend Mike to anyone who wants someone that truly cares about capturing your day the way you have always pictured it. We became fast friends and it shines through in all of his photos. We will definitely be using Freas Photography for future family photo-shoots! He is the best in the Florida Keys. You will be so pleased if you are lucky enough to book him for your special day! Jake and I cannot thank him enough :) We will be forever grateful.
Not only was Mike a fabulous photographer, but he helped my fiancé plan the idea for our surprise engagement shoot! So creative and professional!
We had the best experience with Mike! Our wedding was local for us but a destination for Mike and he spent countless hours researching the city before hand, and he flew in a day early to look at other locations. He worked well with the wedding party and was able to get us to relax and smile.
Mike was PHENOMINAL! I honestly don't know what we would have done without him, he helped out with so much that wasn't even in his job description. My husband and I aren't big on pictures, but Mike made us feel extremely comfortable and at ease the entire day. He fits in as part of the crew/family and makes the entire experience fun and relaxed. All of our family and friends absolutely adored him and we even have friends that are wanting to bring him to Dallas for their wedding! Our photographs came out perfect; they are absolutely magical and captured everything that we asked for. If you are still unsure, follow his page on IG and Facebook, and prepare to have your mind blown! Thanks Mike!
Freas Photography and Mike did such a wonderful job. Not only was he such a positive person to have around on the wedding day he was able to capture such wonderful candid moments that we can enjoy forever! I highly recommend him to anyone!
Having Mike photograph our wedding was like having a friend/relative with us the whole day. He was incredibly energetic and had an amazing vision for the entire day. He was friendly and accommodating to our guests. The end result far exceeded our expectations. Our gallery was beyond anything could have hoped for and/or seen from another wedding. The pictures look like they belong in a magazine. The entire experience from the first phone call to the last snap was fantastic! If you are getting married in Key West, Mike Freas is the only photographer you should contact!
Sometimes in life you get lucky in love, you find your soulmate and vow to spend your life together. Finding someone to capture your love and special day means, you have to find your soul-photographer. I knew Mike was the one five minutes after we met. He is not only an artist and creative genius. He is smart and witty and so down to earth, you feel like he's family. This extraordinary talent shows in each one of his beautiful photos. Our day at the Hemingway Home was truly epic. Each minute, Mike was comforting and sweet and all the while you see his mind working, wheels turning, to create a vivid masterpiece only he could create. Mike, there aren't enough words to say how grateful we are to have met you. Your professionalism and unique approach to every detail on our wedding day, shines bright in every capture. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You have a taken a our moment and froze it in time. We will never forget you.
"He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart
is an ARTIST" - St. Francis of Assisi
With genuine love,
Jessica and Ed Wiegman 3-17-17
The two of you were absolute dream clients! Thank you Thank you for the kind words! You are family now, and forever! Im still laughing at our Instagram video!!!
Mike was absolutely the most fun, pleasant and talented person we have ever worked with. We had an elopement planned in May, and had to change our wedding location to the keys last minute. So we were scrambling to find vendors last minute. As in, 1 month last minute. We live 8 hours away from the Keys and had zero idea about good areas for ceremony, other vendors and officiant, With zero time to meet before hand we would've had to go off of just reviews. Not only did he go above and beyond by helping me completely with that (which by the way LOVED out officiant and location) he also did a custom package for us, which fit our budget completely. He even met with us the day before when we got down there, spent on his own time showing us around helping us pick a ceremony spot, even picked me up the next day from our hotel way across town, so my fiance wouldnt see me before the wedding. He was absolutely hilarious and made us so comfortable instantly, which if you've ever had a photographer that made you feel awkward.. worst situation ever. He even gave us extra time just so we could get the sunset, along with driving us around town for picture. He is just phenomenal and made our day so enjoyable. He went above and beyond his agreements and we couldn't have possibly been more happier.
Mike is great! Our engagement photos turned out exactly like we wanted. He listen to all of our ideas and used his own creative spin on them to take amazing pictures. I can't wait for him to shoot our wedding!
Mike was great! My husband and I had a very casual wedding and Mike did a great job getting all the candid photos we wanted!
MIKE WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAMZING!! I WOULD RECCOMEND HIM A MILLION TIMES OVER AGAIN IF I HAD TO. HE WAS VERY ORGANIZED , CALM AND DEFF THE PERSON YOU WANT ON YOUR WEDDING DAY. HE WAS VERY QUICK WITH THE RETUN OF THE PHOTOS AND THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!! WE WILL USE MIKE FOR ANY KIND OF PHOTOGRAPHY WE EVER NEED AGAIN
It was absolutely our pleasure! So happy for the two of you!
Advice for future couples:
1. Read other reviews. Know that if you are just looking for a simple photographer to run around and point a camera, Mike probably is not the right photographer for you. He is really like having a wedding coordinator and photographer in one-- ie, this is not his first rodeo, so listen to his advice. He really is after the best interest for his clients. Further, he goes way above his expected job description (ie photographer). The weather was very precarious and within moments of having to walk down the aisle the wedding coordinator informed me that there was 100% chance of rain, the Dj and caterer could not set up, table cloths were being blown off the tables etc and I was just like OK? what do you want me to do about it? Mike looked at the radar and re-assured me 100 times that the rain was not going to impact anything-- and it didn't. I have no idea who's idea it was to move the reception to another part of the venue, but I turned around and the next thing I saw was Mike rolling tables into the reception area-- Again, this guy is not just a photographer, he's literally a rock star in the wedding industry. Simply go with him just for the assurance of knowing that he will go up and beyond to make sure your day turns out truly wonderful.
2. Allow him to take the reins. Again, listen to his advice, and run with it. He will make your day exactly the way you envision it.
3. Don't be afraid to bother him about planning details. He is literally going to be with you the entire day, he needs to know everything you have planned. We've spent hours on the phone leading up to the wedding, so I think he really wants to connect with his clients to make sure he captures their day exactly the way they want it, and I think he has fun and actually enjoys helping couples plan their day.
When you love what you do, you will never work another day in your life! Making people happy is what we love to do! Thank you so much for your kind words and allowing us to be a part of your day!
Words fail when trying to describe the extreme talents and abilities of Mike Freas and Freas Photography. Not only was he professional and punctual, but Mike also took the time to get to know us personally. He wanted the "whole story", not just the Big Day details, in order to create a unique and sincere tribute to both our wedding and our relationship overall. The moments that were captured are pricesless and we look forward to having Freas Photography capture other big moments in our lives throughout our future!
Thank you so much! Its been such a pleasure getting to know you and Oscar. Forever family members!
Hands down, Mike is one of the best wedding photographers in Key West. I would recommend him to anyone. My husband and I were referred to Mike through our wedding planner and we couldn't have been happier. His passion for his craft was clear throughout the day. He and his partner Jess captured our day perfectly without being intrusive. Their presence complemented our intimate beach wedding. Throughout the planning process, Mike was responsive and spent time getting to know us. Overall a phenomenal experience!
Mike and his team were awesome! They were super flexible and our pictures came out fantastic. Mike really has an eye for catching the beauty of Key West and incorporating into the wedding photos to make some really beautiful and unique shots. Would absolutely recommend!!
Thank you so much! What a great day and congrats! So glad to see this wedding published!