An Asheville wedding where a bride and groom exchange their vows in front of a crowd of people.

Asheville Wedding Photographer

Asheville Wedding Photographer
Michael Freas

Michael Freas Photography is a top rated Asheville Wedding Photographer. Capturing Timeless Memories & Authentic Moments on film and digital. Available in all of North Carolina and Beyond. 

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Timeless and Unforgettable wedding photos for fun loving couples

Looking for a timeless Asheville wedding photographer? Do you crave Documentary Photography with a creative twist? You’ve found the right place! Captuing weddings on film and digital.  Its called Hybrid Wedding Photography and its the only way to be truly timeless. Come, let’s get started.

A bride and groom, captured by Asheville, NC photographer Michael Freas, gracefully stroll down the street while holding parasols.
A skilled Islamorada Wedding Photographer captures special moments with his arms outstretched, skillfully holding a camera.

Meet your Asheville Wedding Photographer

As a kid, my granddad’s garage was my stage for tales of fishing expeditions and vintage airplanes. I would constantly pester him about the World War II snapshots on the wall – those frozen slivers of history. He was always around the family shenanigans, same camera, always at the ready! Even then, he was the silent documentarian, our cherished moments forever etched onto 35mm film.

After my Grandaddy’s passing, I keenly felt the absence of that shutter. That’s when it hit me one day in the kitchen: the power of a photograph. That very essence, that raw emotion.

The Storytelling Legacy

My journey began in the sun-drenched isles of Key West, Florida, where my lens captured real estate marvels and candid slices of life for the Florida Keys News Bureau and Keys Weekly. Here, I learned the art of storytelling, where the stark truth and good light can make or break a story! With my roots guiding me, it was second nature to transition to weddings when I learned about wedding photojournalism.

What do couples say about working with me?

wedding couple laughing at seeing the photos that wedding photographer michael freas just took of them
wedding couple laughing at seeing the photos that wedding photographer michael freas just took of them
wedding couple laughing at seeing the photos that wedding photographer michael freas just took of them
“Michael is genuinely incredible at telling a story versus posed photos. He goes above and beyond and cares about what’s important to you!”
“Michael made us feel like more than just clients – he treated us like friends. He took the time to understand our personalities, preferences, and vision”
“He allowed us to enjoy our wedding, while still capturing all of the special moments, but without pulling us away from our family and friends all night.”
Asheville NC photographer captures a bride and groom dancing at their wedding reception.

Want images like this?

I’m a wedding photographer based in Asheville, NC who captures weddings on both film and digital. I focus on wedding photojournalism which is focused on real stories and real moments.  Based in Asheville NC and available worldwide. I document real weddings for real couples. Lets get to know each other.

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What sets me apart from all the other photographers snapping away at weddings?

Well, it’s all about vision and hustle – not just raw talent! I am constantly leveling up my skills every year with continuing education; it’s been a wild 9+ years of pushing boundaries, and boy, does it show! I am all about turning the ordinary into extraordinary and capturing those “wow” moments that’ll make your friends gasp!

Do you think your backyard’s too plain for breathtaking wedding pics? Think again! With a knack for crafting light out of thin air, I turn every moment, from sun-kissed “I dos” to starry-eyed portraits, into epic storybook scenes. It’s no wonder folks say I work magic with a camera and light – turning mundane into magnificent is my jam!

I also started on 35mm film, so I add that in with every couples collection creating a hybrid wedding photography experience on film and digital.

Now, let’s talk about your epic love story! Ready to make your wedding album as unique and magical as your romance? Reach out and let’s create something truly spectacular together – don’t settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary!

A bride and groom captured by an Asheville wedding photographer, standing in front of a mesmerizing firework display.
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Standard features in every wedding collection

Custom Design Service

Your own VIP album design right after your wedding. No waiting & feeling overwhelmed with the task of doing it yourself.

Wedding Planning Help

Your coordinator is always in your corner to help you plan and guide you through your wedding ideas and questions.

Personal Wedding Reveal

An emotional & cinematic VIP wedding reveal scheduled to experience your wedding for the first time together

Unlimited Locations and Coverage

It’s your day and there are no limits to where you want to celebrate. If you’re going there, so are we!

Custom Design Service

Every single one of your photos will be personally hand corrected for color, exposure, and temperature by our editors.

Full Resolution Photos

Full resolution digital files. You get cloud storage as well for 1 years. If you have film included those photos will also be scanned in digitally.

Online Gallery

The perfect online gallery for you to share your precious memories with all of your family and closest friends with full privacy controls.

Timeline Creations

We work with you or your planner to create your perfect wedding timeline to ensure your smoothest wedding day ever.

Online Planning Portal

You’ll have access to your own private online portal where you have full control of all your invoices, contracts, questionnaires, and more

Serving North Carolina Weddings In Asheville, Boone, Blowing Rock, Charlotte, Chapel Hill, Durham, Greensboro, Highlands, Raleigh, West Jefferson, Winston-Salem, Waynesville and Greenville, SC and the Upstate of SC.