Michael Freas Photography

Bold & Creative documentary-style photos!

Bride and groom dancing joyfully outdoors at a Homewood wedding in Asheville, NC, with guests watching from a stone archway in a lush garden setting.

Ready...Set...LETS GO!

With a wealth of experience photographing weddings, I’ve learned that simplicity is key, reducing stress is vital, and you deserve the finest experience. 

MY PROCESS

01

Initial Meeting

Couples or their planner usually reach out and I send over an initial text to schedule a call or consultation

02

Booking

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!

03

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!

04

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.

05

Logistics

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.

06

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.

07

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.  

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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.

Every couple receives the following:

Thoughtful and Intentional Wedding Day Coverage

Priority Communication for Your Convenience

A Photography Experience Like No Other 

Sneak Peek Gallery to Relive Moments Sooner

Secure Cloud Photo Backup and Full Rights to Your Photos

Curated Online Gallery and Print/Album Shop Available

High-Resolution Digital Images Edited in My Signature Style

Travel Included Within 100 Miles of Asheville, NC

Assistance with Timeline Planning and Vendor Referrals

**Travel and Sales Tax Not Included**

Collection One

$9,800

  • Comprehensive Multi-Day Wedding Weekend Coverage*
  • Two Incredibly Talented Photographers
  • Complimentary Engagement Session 
  • One hour of rehearsal dinner coverage
  • $500 print credit
  • Signature Freas Photography Studio Art Book
  • Lifetime Photo Backup for Peace of Mind
  • Experimental film

*Up to 15 Hours of Combined Coverage

*Most Popular*

Collection Two

$6800

  • 10 Hours of Dedicated Wedding Coverage
  • Two Exceptionally Talented Photographers
  • Complimentary Engagement Session
  • Three-Year Photo Backup for Lasting Memories
  • All the Features Mentioned Above

Collection Three

$4900

  • 7 Hours of Comprehensive Wedding Coverage
  • One Exceptional Photographer Capturing Your Day
  • Complimentary Engagement Session
  • One Year of Secure Photo Backup
  • All the Features Mentioned Above

upgrades

THESE AREN'T *NEEDED*, BUT ALSO... YOU ONLY GET MARRIED ONCE

✔ photo rush edit (3 week turnaround) – $425

✔ Lifetime Photo Backup – $250

✔ Additional Wedding Day Coverage: $500 per hour

✔ Second Photographer for 8 Hours: $725

✔ Rehearsal Dinner Coverage: $425 per hour (minimum of 2 hours)

✔ Albums, Prints, and Wall Art can be purchased directly from me. Albums start at $1150 for 35 pages

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Travel + Destination Work

While I am based in Asheville, NC my passport is always ready.  Travel fees based on destination.  Anything outside of 150 miles is minimum one night hotel stay.

Travel Options

✓ Full Wedding Weekend Coverage
✓ Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Party Coverage
✓ “Day After” Session

Why should we choose you as our photographer?

Because I find immense joy in creating something beautiful and authentic for you. Because capturing your story in a way that’s as genuine and unique as you are brings me true happiness. Because I prioritize making you feel comfortable and ensuring we have as much fun as possible throughout the process. Because I treat every wedding with the utmost care, warmth, and positive energy. Because I’m laid back and wholeheartedly believe in stress-free optimism. And because I’ll be here for you every step of the way.

How do we hire you?

Use the contact tab to check my pricing and availability. After our discussion, I’ll send you a password-protected site for signing the contract and paying the retainer—all done online in less than five minutes. Once booked, I’ll be there to capture your big day!

How do you make camera-shy people comfortable?

The only time you’ll really notice the camera is during group photos and creative portraits. I focus on making you feel relaxed and genuine so I can capture your true selves. Building a relationship beforehand helps, so by your wedding day, it feels like we’re old friends.

 

What is your photography style?

My style is artistic journalism. I blend candid, real moments with artistic elements to document your wedding day naturally. I use my photojournalism background to capture your day as it unfolds, highlighting the chemistry and emotions unique to you as a couple. Traditional family photos, bridal portraits, and artistic portraits are all part of the package. Your parents will also love the beautiful, posed family photos we create.

Do you travel for weddings and engagement sessions?

Absolutely! I book my own travel arrangements, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. I’ve photographed weddings and engagement sessions globally. Whether we meet in your town or a special location, I’m excited to capture your special moments

Do you offer multiple payment options?

Absolutely! Once you’ve paid the retainer to secure your wedding date, we can be flexible with the remaining payments. For those who prefer to handle it all at once, I also offer a Pay-In-Full option. We’ll go over all your options during our initial consultation call.

 
When will we see our photos?

You’ll get a sneak peek of your images within a week after the wedding. The full gallery will be ready in 10 weeks, along with an album layout and slideshow, accessible through your personal online gallery.