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Asheville elopement photographer Michael Freas Photography. Creative documentary-style photos and bold portraits!

The journey of a lifetime awaits you. Your wedding day should be as unique as the love you share, and that’s where we come in. We’re here for the couples who crave authenticity, the ones who aren’t afraid to get their shoes dirty while chasing after the perfect shot.

Step away from the traditional, and step into the wild beauty of Asheville. Nestled amidst awe-inspiring mountains, this southeastern gem is a haven for those seeking an unforgettable elopement experience. Skip the fuss and stress, and let the anticipation and excitement take over as you embark on your new adventure together.

Asheville isn’t just about the breathtaking outdoors; it’s a city bursting with character. Celebrate your love in one of its award-winning restaurants or breweries after saying “I do” amidst nature’s grandeur. And with plenty of cozy lodging options within the city, you’ll feel right at home.

So, ready to start your forever amidst Asheville’s picturesque scenery? Let’s create real, raw, and beautiful memories together. After all, your special day is more than an event – it’s the beginning of an epic love story.

Ensuring You Experience A Phenomenal Elopement Day

A bride and groom standing in the Asheville Botanical Gardens with the sun shining on them.

Intimate and Adventurous Elopement Photography

Ready to elope your way with no strings attached?

Don’t sweat it!

As your photographer, consider me your champion and guide, ensuring your day is significant. Let’s create your most epic adventure together!


Let’s chat about your dream elopement! With a tailored approach, we’ll create an adventure you’ll love.


From unique locations to eco-luxury stays, permit research to custom timelines, I’ve got your elopement covered!


Imagine day-long adventures, fine dining, and starlit dances. I’ll capture your multi-day elopement journey!

Asheville Elopement Inspiration

A bride and groom are standing in the Asheville Botanical Gardens, capturing stunning wedding photography amidst the lush wooded area.

Investment in Professionalism

The Easiest Way to Enjoy Your Day

On average, our couples spend around $2800 on photography. However, we do offer packages at various price points, have options for one photographer as well as options for associate photographers. Also, we often customize packages based on needs and wants. Just send us a note via our contact page and we can talk more!

Ready to embark on this photographic journey with us? Hit the button below to connect directly!

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Eloping in the North Carolina Mountains gives you the ultimate freedom and flexibility on your big day. Not only does it let you get married however you like, but it also lets you celebrate your love away from worries about pleasing guests or following traditions. It’s all about you and your partner! With breathtaking Smoky or Blue Ridge Mountain views, Asheville elopements offer a picturesque backdrop that’s hard to beat. And let’s remember the fantastic photo opportunities! So if you’re looking for inspiration for an unforgettable, stress-free wedding experience, Asheville elopements are the way to go.


I shoot weddings documentary-style: no staging or directing. I want you to remember genuine moments unaffected by a photographer’s instructions. Most importantly, I’ll be a friend with a camera. I’ll capture every moment of your Asheville elopement day as it happens, letting your personality shine through. My photos will tell the whole story of your day, make you feel connected, and take you back to the moment.


Start by filling out my contact form with the basics about you, your partner, and your preferred date. Next, we'll get together over video/phone chat and get to know each other better! This is the perfect chance to ask any questions you may have. After we chat, you'll get to choose your own fun adventure photography session that meets all your photo coverage needs.


This is where the magic happens! No surprises, just a perfectly-planned out elopement experience. Together, we'll turn your vision into reality. From selecting the perfect locations for you and your partner to deciding on day-of activities, vendors, and unique-to-you details, we've got it all covered. In the weeks leading up to your big day, we'll finalize a packing list and create a timeline, ensuring a stress-free experience.

engaged couple taking sunset photos with mountains behind them in asheville nc

THANK YOU for taking the time to connect and reading a little bit about my life story + philosophy. I’d love to learn about your love story, the two of you, and the vision you have for your wedding! Let’s meet over Zoom or have drinks/coffee in person and chat more.