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Neal Freed started his photographer career at The Fred Marcus Studio in New York City, back in the day when they were still shooting film. The Fred Marcus Studio was known for high-end social work and had assistants and light men to help the main photographer. Neal began as a light man, trained by Andy Marcus. As Neal recalls, it was the best training you could get – as long as it didn’t kill you! From New York, Neal moved to Washington, DC, married, and a few years later, opened Freed Photography, Inc., with his wife, Carla. The Freeds modeled their business after the Fred Marcus Studio with the plan to have a small boutique studio, work out of their home and have fun. However, Freed Photography was quickly recognized as one of Washington's top wedding photographers, and their reputation exploded. Today, they operate out of a 4200 square foot studio and gallery in Bethesda, Maryland, complete with a growing client list and a team of photographers. Neal is still having fun and finds time outside of the studio to get involved in WPPI, SPAC and even speak at Imaging USA.