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When planning your dream wedding, finding the perfect photographer is just as important as choosing the ideal location. With its breathtaking views, unique charm, and vibrant atmosphere, Knoxville, TN, offers an unparalleled setting for couples looking to tie the knot. This enchanting city boasts a variety of picturesque venues that provide a beautiful backdrop for your special day. To ensure that your memories are captured in the most stunning way possible, look no further than Michael Freas, a top-rated Knoxville wedding photographer. With years of experience and a keen eye for detail, Michael will help you document every magical moment, creating a collection of images that you’ll treasure forever.



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 photographers 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. 

I have studios in Asheville, NC and the Florida Keys.

Knoxville Wedding Photgraphy coverage with Private, Online Viewing Gallery, Hi Resolution Digital Photos starting at $5500

Engagement Session Add on $1000

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.


Michael Freas is an experienced and passionate photographer offering documentary wedding photography in Knoxville, TN and the Great Smokey Mountains. 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.

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