INTIMATE & ADVENTUROUS ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY THATS ABOUT YOU!

Asheville + Western North Carolina + Travel Destinations!

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ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY IN ASHEVILLE:
More Than Just Photographs

Eloping provides the ultimate freedom. The freedom to get married exactly how you want, at the venue you want. The freedom to create an experience that is relaxed, fun, and represents your relationship. The freedom from worrying about pleasing guests and following traditions.

You’ve chosen who you will spend the rest of your life with. Now you get to choose how to celebrate with the elopement experience of your dreams and breathtaking photographs that capture your true love.

WHAT IS IN A PHOTOGRAPHIC STYLE?

My style in “my words” is artistic journalism.  To most it’s called “candids” or “real moments.”

I started in photojournalism in high school and a few free papers in my late 20’s early 30’s. I use that same vision to photograph your wedding day as it unfolds naturally without interference. I add artistic elements to what I document and put a lot of energy and time into creative portraits of the two of you. I also like to be on the dance floor!

YOUR STORY

I’ll reproduce the smiles, laugh, and tears of this emotional day through photographs you can cherish for a lifetime.

I’m not here to just take photos. I’m also here to relieve stress so you can have fun and feel comfortable in front of the camera. You can rest easy knowing my lens will catch all the organic, intimate moments between you and your partner, freezing them in time for you to relive for the rest of your lives.

Whats working with me like?

First, we start with a fun conversation. I want to know who the important people are in your life, and why they are important. I want to learn what passions you have, and how that has helped create the person you are right now. My goal is to capture your best possible self.  I want you to see that in each photograph. Get ready. You may learn some more things about me!

People and families are what give me drive.  I find passions that I have now, because of others. Humans are curious, and want to understand people’s unique point of view. That mentality drives my creativity, and the better I know you, the better I capture you.

 

ELOPING IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA

I am lucky enough to say that I grew up in the Western North Carolina mountains, so it’s a privilege and an honor to capture elopements in a place that means so much to me. The mountains provide an opportunity to have an elopement that is truly stunning.

Bride and groom walking through tall wild grass in Asheville NC
brides veil blowing in the wind

Want to have the sunrise in the background for a dramatic skyline shot?

I’ll bring the coffee.

Prefer to hike to the top of a snow-covered mountain for a striking winter landscape?

I know the trails.

Dream of being surrounded by the burning colors of Autumn with trees covered in red, yellow, and orange?

I know just the place.

Whether you want your adventure to include mountaintops or waterfalls, stars or sunset and sunrise…
…your elopement photos should represent your journey finding true love.

And that’s exactly the story I’ll photograph. No conventional, canned, unremarkable photos. As you look at your portraits for years to come, I want them to help you relive the experience. The feel of the wind, the aroma of the pine trees, your partner’s embrace – That is what I provide – not just photos, but a moment frozen in time.

THE PROCESS AND WHAT TO EXPECT

Start with a conversation

First and foremost, capturing what makes your relationship so special is all about getting to know who you are as a couple. I want to hear about your ideas, preferences, concerns, and why you’re excited!

The Elopement

This is the fun part! By the time your big day arrives, we will have had so many exchanges everything will be planned out. There won’t be any surprises and things run smoothly. Your elopement in the Western North Carolina Mountains will be everything you dreamt of, with your amazing portraits to immortalize the experience.

Hi Resolution Online Personal Gallery

After editing and curating a gorgeous collection of photos that perfectly capture the highlights of the day, all will be available online so that you can have them printed wherever and however you like.

YOUR ASHEVILLE VISION & VENUE

To plan and execute your perfect elopement photos, we’ll need to talk about what that looks like to you. By getting to know you and your inspiration, I’ll create photos that showcase your authentic love story.

If you have a venue or location picked out that’s great! But if you’re unsure and would like to ask about different venues or outdoor location ideas, I’m here to help. I’ve gathered some of the most popular venues and locations and grouped them by theme. You can also rent out an Airbnb or cabin for an intimate elopement without having to leave the house!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ELOPEMENT PACKAGES

Because my imagery is more than a wedding photographer taking an image,  I make a point to talk with each of you in depth a few times leading up to your day. Even your parents if possible, a month or so before your date to get to know you better and build that trust.  By elopement day,  we will feel like old friends when we meet in person.

If you have any other questions about how my elopements work, feel free to check out the FAQ tab above on the navigation bar, or click here: FAQ’s on Photography

CONTACT US

Imagery That is About You!

Tell me a little about you! What’s most important to you, who is most important to you, what plans you’ve made for your wedding already – really anything that you would like to share to get us started.

Simply fill out the contact form below to check if I have your date available then we can set up a time to meet and see if we’re a good fit! If you don’t hear back from me within 24 hours please call 305-896-6314 or send me an email at info@michaelfreas.com

 
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OUR SERVICE LOCATIONS

257 Haywood Road

Suite 201

Asheville, NC 28806


 

422 Fleming St

Key West, FL 33040


 

(305) 896-6314

info@michaelfreas.com

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