wedding couple popping a bottle of champagne on a mountaintop in Gatlinburg, TN

Capturing Authentic Moments in Gatlinburg Weddings

Michael Freas Photography offers a passionate and personal wedding photography experience in Gatlinburg, TN, capturing the enchanting beauty of the Smoky Mountains and the genuine moments that define your love story. Through a blend of professional expertise and heartfelt storytelling, Michael ensures every smile, tear, and embrace is preserved in stunning, authentic images. Couples receive not just beautiful photos but lasting memories that reflect their unique connection and joy. With Michael Freas, you can trust that your wedding day will be documented with care and creativity, making each moment truly unforgettable. Discover the unmatched value of capturing your special day with Michael Freas in Gatlinburg.

A high country wedding photographer captures the couple standing under an arch during a sunny outdoor ceremony, with the officiant in front and guests seated in rows facing them. The breathtaking sky retreat and majestic mountains create a stunning backdrop.

Real Weddings for Real Couples!

Timeless and Unforgettable wedding photos for fun loving couples

Looking for a timeless Gatlinburg wedding photographer for your destination wedding? Do you crave Documentary Photography with a creative twist? You’ve found the right place! Come, let’s get started.

Choosing Michael Freas Photography takes all the stress out of photography

Planning your wedding is hard work. But I make this part easy.

Authentic Storytelling

✔ A Personalized Experience.

✔ A Friend For Life

✔ Photos You’ll Love

✔ Priority Communication

✔ Lasting Memories

For couples who seek more than just beautiful photographs—an intimate, joyful journey that reflects your love story. When you choose me as your wedding photographer, you receive all this—and so much more.

Bride and groom share a kiss outdoors, surrounded by guests and flower petals falling through the air. The bride holds a bouquet of flowers, and the groom is in a black tuxedo. This enchanting moment captures the essence of their wedding photography experience.
A man and woman in traditional Chinese clothing shake hands at a wedding.

"We feel so lucky that Michael captured our beautiful weekend"

Throughout the entire process, Michael made us feel like more than just clients – he treated us like friends. He took the time to understand our personalities, preferences, and vision for our special day, ensuring that every photograph reflected our unique love story. His warm demeanor and genuine enthusiasm put us at ease, allowing us to relax and be ourselves in front of the camera.

My Process

Simple, Fun, Valueable

Initial Meeting

Couples or their planner usually reach out and I send over an initial text to schedule a call or consultation


You’ve signed, and you’re ready to make it official! We cheer, or toast, or perhaps send a few aggressively enthusiastic emojis.

Planning + Consultations

You receive a welcome delivery from me, we book your engagement session date. I am always available for to help help out in anyway I can.

Engagement Session

We play go for a hike, hit the town or roll around in the grass at a park. The plan is, to get to know each other, and vibe!


We schedule Zoom calls to discuss timings and create a custom photography schedule based on your unique needs, requests, and the logistics of your day. Managing Expectations is number one!

Wedding Weekend

Our presence will be felt like a supporting character of a film: never obtrusive, always supportive.

Invest in your future, and preserve the timeless moments

✔ Complimentary Engagement Sessions

✔ Multi-Day Coverage Available

✔ Custom Timeline Building & Vendor Referrals:

✔ Full Rights To Your Images

✔ Curated Online Gallery & Print Shop: 

✔ Sneak Peeks within 1 week

After photographing hundreds of weddings, I’ve learned that simplicity enhances beauty and less stress means more joy. My collections are crafted with clarity and top-tier service to ensure your love and joy are captured for a lifetime.

Most couples invest between $5200 AND $7400 for authentic coverage of their wedding.

Start the Conversaton now

Fill out my contact form below and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours so we can schedule a time to meet.  I’m so excited to hear from you!