Evynn LeValley Photography

An Intimate Northern California Wedding Day at Point Reyes

I loved documenting this intimate and friendship-filled wedding free from conventional traditions. The couple’s primary objective was to soak in the joy of the occasion, surrounded by their close-knit circle of loved ones. This was one of my favorite intimate California weddings as a photographer, as the couple’s affection for each other was so tender and swetet. Their ability to wholeheartedly embrace each moment and remain fully present with each other left a profound and inspiring impression.


James and Devan’s love story began on the track and cross-country team at Michigan State University. After first meeting there, they began their romantic journey in 2012. Eight years later, in August 2020, they took the momentous step of getting engaged.

The Point Reyes/Inverness area held a special place in their hearts as one of their favorite Californian destinations. While living in San Jose at the time, they frequently would head north to enjoy the beaches and trails for bike packing. It was only fitting that they chose this beloved area as the backdrop for their wedding. To ensure their friends could share in the joy of their special day, James and Devan secured a bed and breakfast accommodation for ten of their closest friends from California. The joy of being reunited on that Friday evening was a highlight for all involved. Everyone felt a sense of belonging and eagerly anticipated the festivities scheduled for the following Saturday.

Everyone helped with decorations, set-up, and spending quality time with the bride and groom separately for the day. The weather also cooperated. It rained in the morning and started to let up around 3 p.m., just in time for these California wedding nuptials. The rain slowed, and the fog rolled in and rolled out for sunset photos at the beach. This created such a moody vibe for the couple’s portraits.

“All in all, it was such an incredible experience and event. Evynn’s photography captured the day beautifully. We could not be more thankful to have captured one of the most special times we’ve had in our relationship.” – Devan


I’m here to assist you in planning your intimate wedding or elopement in California. If James and Devan’s special day has inspired you and you’re curious about what your celebration could entail, please click here to reach out and discuss your ideas. Don’t hesitate to explore my other blog posts for more inspiration regarding wedding venues, elopement destinations, and other valuable insights.


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