Elopement Photography

Based in Asheville, North Carolina


Photos are supposed to show who you are, not how the photographer felt you should be posed. Its supposed to be fun, and showcase YOU!  Let’s transform your unconditional love into magnificent works of art you can’t wait to hang in your home! 

Start with a Conversation

First and foremost, capturing what makes your relationship so special is all about getting to know who you are as a couple. I want to hear about your ideas, preferences, concerns, and why you’re excited!


I will be with you every step of the way. We will explore who you are as a couple, and we will build your wedding day around the photography! After all, this is about you!

The Elopement

This is the fun part! By the time your big day arrives, we will have had so many exchanges everything will be planned out. There won’t be any surprises and things run smoothly.

Hi Resolution Online Personal Gallery

After editing and curating a collection of photos that represent the highlights of your wedding day, I make them all available to you online so that you can download them, and have them printed.

Lets talk about who you are as a couple and why that matters

Are you the couple who wants moments over posed images that make you feel awkward?

Do you want an experience that you enjoy and is your vision?

Do you want someone who will document your day allowing you to enjoy the day and not having to worry about anything but having fun?

What are the advantages to Adventure Elopments?

Eloping provides the ultimate freedom. The freedom to get married exactly how you want, at the venue you want. The freedom to create an experience that is relaxed, fun, and represents your relationship. The freedom from worrying about pleasing guests and following traditions. You’ve chosen who you will spend the rest of your life with. Now you get to choose how to celebrate with the elopement experience of your dreams and breathtaking photographs that capture your true love.

In short: eloping in the North Carolina mountains is a great way to keep stress low while customizing the day exactly as you like it. Its an experience set in the beautiful Blue Ridge or Smoky Mountains,  with one-of-a-kind pictures they inspire.

What Is In A Photographic Style?

My style in “my words” is artistic journalism.  To most it’s called “candids” or “real moments.”

I started in photojournalism in high school and a few free papers in my late 20’s early 30’s. I use that same vision to photograph your wedding day as it unfolds naturally without interference. I add artistic elements to what I document and put a lot of energy and time into creative portraits of the two of you. I also like to be on the dance floor!

Elopement Collections begin at $1500 

4 Hours of coverage + online gallery of high resolution images + unlimited meetings and planning assistance


Read What My Couples Say About Their Photography Experience

"BEST photography you could have ever asked for. He always went WAY above and beyond giving advice and very responsive before our wedding. He did more than his job description. He was so friendly and outgoing my whole family LOVED him. When we met it it was like we have known him for years. He was a great sport especially being 100 degrees for our wedding outside. He took our pictures for hours and he was just amazing. I have had so many photographer friends comment how talented he is when i shared our wedding photo. He is definitely one of the best. I highly recommend him. Best photographer ever."

"My husband and I live over a thousand miles from Asheville and decided to do a planned elopement there. Michael knew the trails that led us to an epic backdrop. He was so prepared with the route, the locations, that it, took the stress off of us, which helped us relax. We now have memories of an adventure and intimate time between us as a couple!"

Your wedding day only happens once, so lets get to know each other. Tell me about your favorite coffee shop, how good/bad of a chef you are, your favorite vacation and anything else that makes you unique as a couple.

Nobody enjoys filling out contact forms, including me.
Drop me a line. No Destination Too Far!

-Michael Freas