An Asheville wedding photographer captures a stunning moment of a bride and groom standing on top of a hill, overlooking the majestic Great Smoky Mountains.


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! 

Ensuring You Experience A Phenomenal Elopement Day

A bride and groom standing in the Asheville Botanical Gardens with the sun shining on them.

Intimate and Adventurous Elopement Photography

Ready to elope your way with no strings attached?

Don’t sweat it!

As your photographer, consider me your champion and guide, ensuring your day is significant. Let’s create your most epic adventure together!


Let’s chat about your dream elopement! With a tailored approach, we’ll create an adventure you’ll love.


From unique locations to eco-luxury stays, permit research to custom timelines, I’ve got your elopement covered!


Imagine day-long adventures, fine dining, and starlit dances. I’ll capture your multi-day elopement journey!


Your wedding day is more than just a ceremony. It’s about capturing the raw emotions and unique experiences that make your day special. With a bold, creative approach to documentary-style photography, we prioritize genuine moments over posed shots. We’re skilled at navigating wedding complexities and confident in delivering timeless images, even under pressure. Perfect for couples who value authenticity and aren’t afraid to showcase the real, imperfect beauty of their big day.

Two men standing on top of a cliff overlooking a valley in Asheville, NC.
Asheville wedding photographer Michael Freas captures a bride and groom standing in front of a cross at sunrise at Pretty Place wedding venue.

Investment in Professionalism

The Easiest Way to Enjoy Your Day

I offer packages at various price points, have options for one photographer as well as options for associate photographers. Also, we often customize packages based on needs and wants. Just ask!!

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Up To 4 Hours Covering Ceremony/Vow Exchange & Couples Portraits

8×8 Elopement Album

Complimentary Engagement Session

Online gallery for sharing with friends and family


A bride and groom, captured by a skilled wedding photographer, embrace in the scenic woods of Greensboro, North Carolina.
An Asheville courthouse wedding presents a joyful bride and groom strolling through a blossoming garden, both adorned with radiant smiles.

Simple Elopement

2 hours 

For couples preferring who just want coverage of the ceremony, quick family photos and short couples photos session

Online gallery for sharing with friends and family


Each additional hour $350

Destination Elopements

$4200 includes travel

Up To 4 Hours Covering Ceremony And Portraits

Engagement Session

Custom Designed Elopement Album

Online gallery for sharing with friends and family

200-400 fully finished digital images with reproduction and sharing rights

**Can Be Customized to Fit Your Elopement”

Destinations more than 100 miles from Asheville NC

A bride and groom having their wedding ceremony captured by a Florida Keys wedding photographer on a mesmerizing beach at sunset.


Contemporary design with clean, crisp lines. This is the essence of simple modern luxury. Featuring seamless spreads and meticulously hand-crafted premium pages made with layers of cloth and latex. The pages are stronger and more durable, resulting in a superior luxury with durability and elegance.  

Albums are custom designed in collaboration with each other until the layout is exactly as you envisioned.

Can hold up to 80 pages.
Starting at $750. Discounts available for parent albums.

An open book with a photograph of a blue sky.
Three books on a wooden floor in front of a door.
A wedding photo album in a box on a wooden table.

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.