Asheville Elopement Photographer

Bold and Beautiful Storytelling

We view our lives in landscape mode, bold and bright, light and dark, richly textured. I believe your wedding photos should look the same.

Weddings provide the raw ingredients for amazing photographs, but how does the process work?

One-on-One

Photographing what makes your relationship so special is all about getting to know who you are as a couple. We’ll have a complimentary video consultation to discuss how you reached this exciting point in your lives and how you envision celebrating your future together.

Planning

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, versus the photography around your day

Wedding Day

This is the fun part! At this point, we’ve had so many personal meetings, learning about what matters the most to you, that its like a reunion on wedding day. The sense of relaxation you have, elevates your images as your true self shines through.

Gallery & Album Delivery

After editing and curating a striking 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 however you like from one gallery and one click.

mountain wedding sunset with couple at the farm asheville nc

Asheville Elopements

For couples preferring a simple experience to say their vows on a mountaintop venue, in a forest, or along a hike in the great outdoors, just the two of them.

Up to 2 hours of coverage

Online Gallery with 100+ Images and print shop

Unlimited hi-res digital downloads

Planning assistance + personalized location scouting

Print Release

$1200

asheville nc elopement on mountain top with bride and groom

NC Mountain Elopements

For couples preferring an adventurous, full day experience to say their vows on a mountaintop venue, in a forest, or along a hike in the great outdoors, just the two of them.

Up to 4 hours of coverage

11×14 Wedding Album with 20 Pages

Online Gallery with 200+ Images and print shop

Unlimited hi-res digital downloads

Planning assistance + personalized location scouting

Print Release

$2200

wide angle view of pretty place wedding venue at camp greenville

Micro Weddings Up To 20 Guests

For couples preferring to say their vows with less than 20 guests

Up to 4 hours of wedding coverage

11×14 Wedding Album with 20 Pages

Online Gallery with 200+ Images and print shop

Unlimited hi-res digital downloads

Planning assistance + personalized location scouting

Print Release

$2800

Read What My Couples Say About Their Photography Experience

We worked with Michael for our engagement shoot and wedding day, and he exceeded our expectations with our photos! We had to postpone our wedding date due to covid and he was very flexible and understanding of our change. When wedding day came around, Michael made photo-taking fun and stress-free. He’s an incredibly talented photographer, who doesn’t settle for posed pictures. He makes a point of getting to know the couples he works with, so he can better understand how to capture their special moments. He’s a storytelling photographer, and it definitely showed in the final product. We can’t recommend Michael enough, so if you need a photographer for your special day…look no further!

Joseph C.

If you want a typical wedding photographer, he's NOT your guy. If you want someone who takes in every aspect of your day, carefully taking time to think about where the best shot is going to be, helping you with every step in planning, and who is seriously dedicated to his craft (and his clients) then he is DEFINITELY your guy. His work is ART. He fits in to the crowd, chatting with each guest to make them all feel comfortable and just like he's part of the day. We spent a year and a half planning and almost a full year of multiple postponements and he was with us every step of the way. When we finally saw each other on the big day, he was just as excited as I was. It's been 2 weeks and we just got our gallery and whew, it's amazing! If you're still considering who to use, stop and book the dude ASAP.

Maggie N.

Imagery That is About You!

Tell me a little about you! What’s most important to you, who is most important to you, what plans you’ve made for your wedding already – really anything that you would like to share to get us started.

You can also directly email me at:

 info@michaelfreas.com

 
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