Capturing the genuine emotions of your special day, I blend candid and artistic moments with unmatched attention to detail. Using a documentary approach, I preserve every unforgettable moment, creating a compelling story through expert photojournalism.

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.

Invest In Your Future

Each wedding day is unique, yet they all share a common need for a solid foundation and complete coverage.

My wedding photography services offer two options: $6400 for 1 photographer or $8500 for 2 photographers. This includes:

  • 10 hours of coverage
  • 10×10 Studio Wedding Album
  • Online gallery
  • Sneak Peek within 72 hours
  • All edited photos delivered within 8 weeks with online cloud backup for 3 years

To secure your date, a $1500 retainer is required, with the remaining balance divided into three payments, all due 30 days before your special day.

Choosing Michael Freas Photography takes all the stress out of photography

Planning your wedding is hard work. But I make this part easy.

Authentic Storytelling

✔ A Personalized Experience.

✔ A Friend For Life

✔ Photos You’ll Love

✔ Priority Communication

✔ Lasting Memories

For couples who seek more than just beautiful photographs—an intimate, joyful journey that reflects your love story. When you choose me as your wedding photographer, you receive all this—and so much more.

Bride and groom share a kiss outdoors, surrounded by guests and flower petals falling through the air. The bride holds a bouquet of flowers, and the groom is in a black tuxedo. This enchanting moment captures the essence of their wedding photography experience.
A man and woman in traditional Chinese clothing shake hands at a wedding.

"We feel so lucky that Michael captured our beautiful weekend"

Throughout the entire process, Michael made us feel like more than just clients – he treated us like friends. He took the time to understand our personalities, preferences, and vision for our special day, ensuring that every photograph reflected our unique love story. His warm demeanor and genuine enthusiasm put us at ease, allowing us to relax and be ourselves in front of the camera.

My Process

Simple, Fun, Valueable

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.

Planning + Consultations

You receive a welcome delivery from me, we book your engagement session date. I am always available for to help help out in anyway I can.

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!


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. Managing Expectations is number one!

Wedding Weekend

Our presence will be felt like a supporting character of a film: never obtrusive, always supportive.

Invest in your future, and preserve the timeless moments

✔ Complimentary Engagement Sessions

✔ Multi-Day Coverage Available

✔ Custom Timeline Building & Vendor Referrals:

✔ Full Rights To Your Images

✔ Curated Online Gallery & Print Shop: 

✔ Sneak Peeks within 1 week

After photographing hundreds of weddings, I’ve learned that simplicity enhances beauty and less stress means more joy. My collections are crafted with clarity and top-tier service to ensure your love and joy are captured for a lifetime.

A wedding reception at The Farm at Old Edwards Weddings in a large room with greenery hanging from the ceiling.

How much does it cost to get started?

A retainer of $1500 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!

“Seeing Michael’s work is impressive, but experiencing it is truly special. His creative vision is a genuine gift, as he has a unique perspective on the world around him.”

Caileigh & Taylor

A bride and groom standing on a crosswalk in the dark after their micro wedding in Asheville.
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.

Start the Conversaton now

Fill out my contact form below and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours so we can schedule a time to meet.  I’m so excited to hear from you!