creative backlit engagement photo in a spruce forest with blue flash at black balsam knob

Are you looking for an Asheville engagement photographer to perfectly capture the magic and excitement of your special time? Look no further than Michael Freas Photography! With years of experience capturing engagements in Asheville and beyond, Michael offers tailored, high quality engagement photography services that truly capture the essence of your love.

Whether you want a classic shoot in a breathtaking outdoor venue or a creative and unique photo session, Michael has got you covered! He has a keen eye for detail, and his ability to put clients at ease ensures every session is relaxed, fun and enjoyable.

With Michael, you’re guaranteed to get the perfect shots to treasure forever – from romantic portraits to candid moments, Michael’s photos are tailored to your unique style and vision. So why wait? Make those precious memories last a lifetime with Michael Freas Photography – your go-to Asheville engagement photographer.


During engagement sessions, I focus on capturing the real moments as they happen, rather than strictly staging poses. I keep things relaxed and comfortable, allowing couples to be themselves and soak in the moment, resulting in photographs that truly reflect their personalities and their love. I want these engagement sessions to feel like a unique date night filled with connection and laughter rather than a stiff and uncomfortable photoshoot.

So why wait? Whether you’re planning a surprise proposal or want to grab a beer at a brewery and bounce around town, this session is about you.


Michael’s style is heavily influenced by film and fine art, with attention paid to lighting, composition, and other elements throughout the session. He takes the time to get to know his clients, understand their individuality and their relationship, ensuring that each photograph encapsulates their unique connection and story.

Working with Michael means having a photographer who truly cares about the happiness and well-being of his couples. He is committed to creating an enjoyable and memorable experience, and his fun unobtrusive approach ensures that his clients can relax and have fun during their engagement session

I have been working with couples for the better part of a decade and always pushing myself to think outside of the box

Nowadays, instead of standing in a field practicing awkward prom poses, we’ll hang out and do something fun for your. Like skiing. Biking. At home Or hiking with your dogs. Or grabbing a drink at your favorite happy hour spot. Their is a long list of cool ideas so lets not do the exact session I did yesterday. This way your session will be unique to you.

A bride and groom hugging in front of bushes.

Engagement/Couples Session


1.5 Hour Photo Session with Michael

Private Online Viewing Gallery

Hi Resolution Digital Photos

Engagement Session Planning and Personalized Location Scouting



Up to 1 Hour Travel from Asheville

Proposal + 45 minute Photo Session with Michael

Engagement Session Planning and Personalized Location Scouting

Private Online Viewing Gallery

Hi Resolution Digital Photos

Private Online Viewing Gallery

Hi Resolution Digital Photos

A couple's session featuring a man and woman sharing a loving kiss on a picturesque hill, with breathtaking mountains in the background. The intimate photoshoot takes place in the beautiful scenery of Bettys
An open book with a photograph of a blue sky.
Three books on a wooden floor in front of a door.
A wedding photo album in a box on a wooden table.


Contemporary design with clean, crisp lines. This is the essence of simple modern luxury. Featuring seamless spreads and meticulously hand-crafted premium pages made with layers of cloth and latex. The pages are stronger and more durable, resulting in a superior luxury with durability and elegance.  

Albums are custom designed in collaboration with each other until the layout is exactly as you envisioned.

Can hold up to 80 pages.
Starting at $850. Discounts available for parent albums.

THANK YOU for taking the time to connect and reading a little bit about my story + philosophy. I’d love to learn about your 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.