Alex de Freitas

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Alex de Freitas

Alex is not your typical wedding photographer. Forget what you know! In fact, your friends and family probably won't even realise he IS the photographer! He'll blend into the celebrations and get to know everyone. He'll party with you....and most importantly, focus on capturing the raw, un-staged and unexpected moments throughout the day.

Alex is a punk rock kid at heart, rides a Harley, and is most happy getting greasy under his vintage Land Rover. An honest, genuine and unobtrusive photographer you'll WANT to have around. A photographer of real moments and genuine candid emotion. If you're after perfect faded moody photos of tiny brides on giant snowcapped mountaintops then he's probably not what you're after.....but if you want a photographer who just feels like another school mate....who won't leave when the party's just getting started. Who's down to share a brandy with Nana, perhaps smoke a cigar with uncle Bob and be there from beginning to the very end to capture all the little and unexpected moments of your day.....then by all means please read on!

Hey, I'm Alex! When I grow up I want to be a sea captain (or a pirate!) but until then, my favourite thing in the world is celebrating with my wonderful couples and telling the story of their day in photographs. I really can remember every single wedding like it was yesterday - The dancing, the craziness, the family and friends. I'm the photographer you WANT to have around on your big day. I don't do time restrictions, timelines or schedules, I simply want to be there to celebrate with you from the beginning of your day until the very end - to tell the visual story as it unfolds. Of course, I'll be there to capture all the important moments but more importantly, the smiles, the spills, the hugs, tears, high-fives, silly children and all of the unexpected moments in between. I truly believe that your wedding photographer should feel like a friend. You want to be comfortable and relaxed around the person you are trusting to tell the story of such an important day. Let's be friends!

There are thousands of photographers out there showing you their best landscape photos of tiny brides with sweeping veils on epic clifftops in foreign lands. That's not me! Don't get me wrong - I'll totally make rad photos with you on a mountaintop in a far off place - but for me, the most important thing to document is real people...little moments...the emotion...your family....the hugs, smiles and tears.... The randomness and madness - all of it! Your friends and family will all ask how you know me....as if we've been mates for years!

That's how to tell the true story of your wedding day! Hit me up! Let's get a coffee....or better yet, a BEER! It's on me. I'd love to meet ya!

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Mobile: 0212645732

Address: Grey Lynn, Auckland

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Website: www.alexdefreitas.com/


Features

  • Full Day Coverage
  • Albums
  • 800 Images Supplied

Reviews

Annie & Hazem

28 Apr 2018

We were thrilled when Alex said he was available to photograph our wedding. We met Alex at my sister’s wedding, where he seamlessly fit into the fun and the family. After having such a good time with Alex at her wedding, we were then blown away by the beautiful photos and were...

Annie & Hazem

28 Apr 2018

We were thrilled when Alex said he was available to photograph our wedding. We met Alex at my sister’s wedding, where he seamlessly fit into the fun and the family. After having such a good time with Alex at her wedding, we were then blown away by the beautiful photos and were determined to make him part of our party. Alex is relaxed, down to earth and incredibly experienced. We loved his no-fuss approach and how he was happy to go with the flow. Alex felt like a good friend and advisor at our wedding and it was awesome to have someone there who knew what to do and who could guide us through the blur of the day. We had no wedding planner, a first-time celebrant and lots of friends and family to help us pull it together - so we felt like we were going in blind - but Alex helped keep us focused and capture the moments he knew we’d want to remember. However, he was incredibly flexible and came along on our ride - documenting every moment we wanted in a way that was true to us as a couple and individuals rather than just another bride and groom. One of my favourite memories was texting Alex to meet us at the hotel (between the ceremony and reception) because we had just decided it would be brilliant to get photos at the bar upstairs. Alex ended up going behind the bar and getting great photos of us taking some tequila shots to calm our nerves! Brilliant memories. Thanks Alex! 

Sarah & Brendon

10 Jan 2018

When it came to choosing a photographer for our wedding day, I knew Alex was the man for the job. I meet him previously at a good friends wedding and thought he was a cool guy who fitted Into any situation. He was the photographer you could rely on to be there and capture the moment....

Sarah & Brendon

10 Jan 2018

When it came to choosing a photographer for our wedding day, I knew Alex was the man for the job. I meet him previously at a good friends wedding and thought he was a cool guy who fitted Into any situation. He was the photographer you could rely on to be there and capture the moment. He was great fun and brought a chilled and relaxed atmosphere to the day.
Everyone loved him. So much so we sat him at a table with our mates, who thought he was a friend from way back. He was super efficient and we had our photos in no time, I can’t stop looking at them ALL!!
Thanks again, The Hartley’s xx

Sophie & Paul

02 Dec 2017

Not only do we love and treasure our wedding photos, but we’ve had so many compliments on them. People always tell us they look like something out of a high-end wedding magazine. The thing we loved most about having you photograph our wedding was how easily you fit into the...

Sophie & Paul

02 Dec 2017

Not only do we love and treasure our wedding photos, but we’ve had so many compliments on them. People always tell us they look like something out of a high-end wedding magazine. The thing we loved most about having you photograph our wedding was how easily you fit into the celebration. Whether it was corralling everyone into a group shot or snapping away during dinner, you were part of the fun. Because of this you were able to capture so many touching, funny, and beautiful moments that made our wedding day incredibly special, and are such a joy for us to look back on. 

Our pictures were so fabulous and we enjoyed having you with us so much, that you are now the official wedding photographer for the Maarleveld sister weddings! And we are so excited to see how beautifully you capture the four very different celebrations. We’re so pumped to see you at Saskia’s wedding with the little one (cutest wedding photo prop ever we hope). 

Sophie & Paul

Natalie & Andrew

04 Nov 2017

Alex does an amazing job of capturing the moment. A naturally talented photographer and a SUPER nice guy who goes out of his way to get the best photographs of your day!

Natalie & Andrew

04 Nov 2017

Alex does an amazing job of capturing the moment. A naturally talented photographer and a SUPER nice guy who goes out of his way to get the best photographs of your day!

Alexandra & Thomas

29 Sep 2017

Alex, you could not have done a better job!!! You amazingly captured the positive atmosphere of our two wedding days in a very relaxed and natural way. The photos are all exceptional and it is a such gift to have them. We can recommend Alex to every wedding couple. He is the BEST!!!...

Alexandra & Thomas

29 Sep 2017

Alex, you could not have done a better job!!! You amazingly captured the positive atmosphere of our two wedding days in a very relaxed and natural way. The photos are all exceptional and it is a such gift to have them. We can recommend Alex to every wedding couple. He is the BEST!!! He made us feel entirely comfortable and our family and friends loved him because he is more like a friend than the typical wedding photographer. We are happy to see you back in Germany soon at our friend’s wedding! Alex & Thomas xx

Amanda & Luchi

09 Sep 2017

The first time we met Alex was at a wedding in the Bulgarian countryside. During the day Alex was a professional photographer and at the same time it felt like he was just one of the other guests. So when Luchi proposed there was no question about it – with the qualities as a great...

Amanda & Luchi

09 Sep 2017

The first time we met Alex was at a wedding in the Bulgarian countryside. During the day Alex was a professional photographer and at the same time it felt like he was just one of the other guests. So when Luchi proposed there was no question about it – with the qualities as a great photographer and also as one of the gang, of course we wanted Alex to photograph our wedding! Even with the time difference it was easy to connect with Alex to talk about our thoughts and wishes. We had several video calls so it was almost as in person and it felt like we had one less thing to be nervous about.
 
During the day of the wedding Alex took all the different kind of photos we wanted and guided us through the process like a pro. The best part is that none of the pictures look that cheesy and phoney as wedding photos tend to look – they look just as fun and bubbly as we felt. One thing we appreciate is the fact that Alex was with us the whole day, it’s hard to choose favourite pictures from the day since there are so many - from Luchi tying his brothers tie, our first look pictures, the actual ceremony to the glowstick pictures at the dancefloor.
 
Having Alex photograph our wedding was a super choice and now we hope that more of our friends will get married so we can see him again! Thanks Alex!

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