Asheville Elopement Photography by Michael Freas

A bride and groom embrace in a sunlit field with autumn foliage and mountains in the background during their elopement photography experience.

Intimate & Adventurous Elopement Photography Thats About You!

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! 

couple standing in front of looking glass falls during a mountain elopement in the asheville north carolina area

the all-inclusive elopement package—one less hard decision to make




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. Then, to reserve your date on the calendar, a digital contract and online invoice are sent. It’s as easy as that!


Planning + Consultations

You receive a welcome delivery from me and then we book your engagement session date. I am always available for text/phone/video chat to help help out in anyway I can. Friends with cameras!


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! Afterwards you receive your previews within 48 hours and full gallery within 3 weeks.



I send out a questionnaires that come via your client portal.  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.


Wedding Weekend

Michael Freas and team ensure the day is documented with a focus on both elegance and authenticity creatively so that you can feel at ease and in your element. Our presence will be felt like a supporting character of a film: never obtrusive, always supportive.


Gallery Reveal

Within 6-8 weeks of the wedding date, We schedule a date for the reveal. I then deliver the slideshow, album layout and full gallery to you to share, download, and re-live one of the best experiences of your life.  All photos are yours to reprint and share to your heart’s content.  


Beyond the Wedding

Working with Michael Freas does not end after your gallery delivery. I am always here for you for any future milestones in your lives. Whether its a Honeymoon, Anniversary, Maternity, Family sessions. I offer my expertise to those who have been by our side from the start.

The All-Inclusive Elopement Package Pricing Breakdown

ALL-DAY COVERAGE (whether that is 3 hours or sunrise to sunset M-Thurs)

Custom Timeline & Shot list building

Sneak Peek images delivered within 48 Hours

You get every single good image I take

Photos edited + delivered within 12 weeks

Online gallery with access to print shop 

$2550 + tax where applicable

Personal Wedding Reveal

An emotional & cinematic VIP wedding reveal scheduled to experience your wedding for the first time together

Hand Edited Photos

Every single one of your photos will be personally hand corrected for color, exposure, and temperature by our editors.

Full Resolution Photos

You’ll get your full resolution digital files of your photos for safekeeping and backup.

Online Gallery

The perfect online gallery for you to share your precious memories with all of your family and closest friends with full privacy controls.

Timeline Creations

We work with you or your planner to create your perfect wedding timeline to ensure your smoothest wedding day ever.

Online Planning Portal

You’ll have access to your own private online portal where you have full control of all your invoices, contracts, questionnaires, and more

How much does it cost to get started?

A retainer of $1000 is required when booking to secure your date. I recommend booking as early as possible, as popular dates tend to fill quickly. Don’t wait—contact me today to discuss your wedding photography needs and to reserve your date.

Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event that deserves to be captured by a skilled and experienced photographer. With my unique blend of candid storytelling and artistic vision, I will transform your special day into a collection of memories that will last forever.

Don’t settle for anything less than the best. Choose Michael Freas Photography for breathtaking wedding photos that truly capture the spirit of your day. Contact me today to discuss your wedding photography needs and to reserve a date. I can’t wait to be a part of your love story!

add on's


35mm film - $645

6 rolls of film shot throughout your elopement day

delivered to you as soon as it is developed (approximately one month following your wedding day)

photo rush edit - $1050

don’t want to wait 12 weeks for your photos? speed up the process and receive all your photos within one week

engagement session - $550

capture this special season in your life with an engagement session!

up to one and a half hour of shooting

(1-2 locations) + outfit change

photo albums - $1150

the MUST HAVE coffee table book to share with everyone who visits your house

Perfect gift for parents + grandparents

a couple silhouetted in front of palm trees at sunset in honolulu hawaii

Travel + Destination Work

While I am based in Asheville, NC my passport is always ready.  Travel Fees start at $750 within the United States, and $3500 for Europe + Mexico + Caribbean + Hawaii

Travel Options

✓ Full Elopement Experience
✓ Excursions and Elopement Day
✓ “Day After” Session

Picture of Michael Freas

Michael Freas

I am a documentary wedding photographer with 10 years of experience.
Multiple Top Award Winning Images and published in Rangefinder, Rolling Stone, Variety, Insider and Destination I Do.