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Celebrate the beauty and celebration of a wedding in Asheville; Michael Freas captures your unforgettable moments with unparalleled expertise. The serene panorama, vibrant arts scene, and timeless charm of rustic venues combine to create a breathtaking setting for your special day. Our exceptional documentary wedding photography transforms your memories into a cherished keepsake, immortalizing every intimate moment and a blissful smile.

Michael highlights the natural beauty of each frame, showcasing the captivating romance between you and your partner against Asheville and Western North Carolina’s stunning scenery. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for capturing genuine emotions, we ensure that every shot reflects the essence of your unique love story.
Don’t settle for anything less than perfection on your big day.

Contact Michael Freas for your Asheville Wedding Photography today and secure the ultimate photography experience for your magical Asheville wedding.


Discover the magic of Asheville Wedding Photography that flawlessly captures your love story with a blend of authenticity and elegance. Embrace a relaxed, fun atmosphere as Michael effortlessly captures your unique relationship, honoring family and friends at any event – from elegant soirées to creative outdoor ceremonies. Let us transform your special day into a timeless visual narrative. Embrace the enchanting beauty of Asheville and immortalize your unique bond through stunning images that celebrate love, family, and friends. Trust us to preserve your memories in style, making your wedding day unforgettable.
Serving Asheville, NC, and surrounding areas within a 100-mile radius without travel fees


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I’ve had the honor of being ranked among the top wedding photographers in the nation, voted in the Top 100 wedding photographers by WPJA, and recognized as one of the best wedding photpographers in North Carolina and Florida. Luxe Life Magazine crowned me the Number 1 Wedding Photographer in Western North Carolina for 2023! On top of that, I’m proud to be a Best of Hall of Fame member and consistently recognized by The Knot. I’m also immensely pleased to have been identified in the Masters Top 10 North America 2020, 2022 by Masters of Wedding Photography. My work has even been featured in Rolling Stone for music photography in 2019 and 2021.

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Michael Freas is an experienced and passionate photographer based in Asheville, North Carolina. He specializes in capturing the essence of his clients’ love stories through intimate photographs. Michael’s unique approach to documentary wedding photography blends creativity, storytelling, and attention to detail, resulting in stunning and timeless images.

He is a pro at capturing organic moments as they happen, keeping things comfortable and relaxed for his clients. Think about it like having your friend take photos of you – it’s that chill and fun! He wants his clients to be themselves and enjoy the moment, creating photographs representing their personalities and relationship.

Inspired by film and art, Michael’s style stand outs with how he plays with lighting, composition, and other elements to make every session perfect. He takes the time to understand his couples’ unique identities and relationships, so each photograph captures their love story in a personal way.

Working with Michael means having a photographer who genuinely cares about your happiness and well-being. He ensures that every experience is enjoyable and memorable, and his fun, non-invasive approach ensures that his clients have the best day ever.