Photography in Asheville

What is wedding photojournalism?

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WEDDING PHOTOJOURNALISM UNMASKING THE BUZZWORD “Wedding photojournalism” seems to be the new “it” term in the wedding photography scene. But what does it mean? Stemming from news journalism, photojournalism involves capturing real-time events as they unfold without any interference. This journalistic style seeped into the wedding photography industry in the late 80s and early 90s, giving […]

How To Plan Your Wedding In Asheville NC!

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TIPS ON PLANNING A WEDDING IN ASHEVILLE NC FROM AN ASHEVILLE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER You just got engaged and have dreamt of this day, but now you must wear the hat of a wedding planner. Congratulations! Now the fun begins, planning your big day! Planning a wedding in Asheville should be easy peasy. Just select a […]

5 Tips To Elevate Your Wedding Photos On The Big Day!

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5 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR WEDDING PHOTOS AWESOME! Hey there! This isn’t your typical wedding blog with generic advice like “Get a good florist” or “Hire a professional photographer.” Instead, I am sharing five often-overlooked tips that I have seen make a big difference on your wedding day in Asheville, NC. I have been lucky […]

How to Encourage Guests to Put Their Phones Down at Your Wedding

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HOW TO HAVE NO PHONES DURING YOUR WEDDING CEREMONY IN ASHEVILLE, NC Hey there, bride-to-be or groom-to-be! Let’s face it, we’re all pretty much attached to our phones these days, myself included. But when it comes to your Asheville wedding day, wouldn’t it be great if everyone was truly present in the moment with you? […]

What To Expect From Your Engagement Session

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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION WITH MICHAEL FREAS Hey there! Last time, we chatted about whether or not an engagement shoot was a good fit for you. Today, let’s dive into what you can expect from an engagement session. Feeling a little anxious? It’s totally normal – most people do! But don’t worry, […]

Should We Do An Engagement Session?

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SHOULD WE DO AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION? When you’re hiring a wedding photographer, you may have to decide if you want a pre-wedding engagement session. It’s a personal preference, and about 50% of my couples choose to do one. But how do you decide if it’s right for you? Here are some common reasons my couples […]

How To Be Legally Married In North Carolina – Michael Freas Photography

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NC Marriage Laws: What you need to know to be legally married in North Carolina Step aside, Vegas! Couples looking to get married have been flocking to North Carolina lately. From beautiful beaches and historical sites on one end of the state all the way up into stunning mountain backdrops in western NC for those […]

Four Spectacular Asheville Wedding Venues for Amazing Wedding Photos

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FOUR OF MY FAVORITE LOCATIONS IN ASHEVILLE NCTO TAKE WEDDING PHOTOS As a destination for weddings, Asheville, North Carolina is unparalleled in its beauty. You’ll find everything from lush mountains and valleys to winding rivers and lush forests all around you. Whether you plan an outdoor wedding or an intimate gathering in downtown Asheville, your […]

Tips for How to Elope in Asheville, North Carolina

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How To Elope in Asheville, NC Top Elopement Planning Tips from an Asheville Wedding Photographer If you’re an introvert like me, then you need to read this! ⁣Wait what?  You are probably asking yourself how a wedding photographer that seems so full of life is introverted….easy…I hide behind the camera!  We all hide in some […]