When my last bride and groom gave me the green light to find an incredible location for their first look before their wedding ceremony, I took it upon myself to drive around the gorgeous coast line of Palos Verdes to find the best spot available. Because of enormous amount of wealth in the area, many of the best overlooks and shaded areas were blocked by gated entrances and signs marking 'private property. Turn back or else.' I pulled U-turn after U-turn, checking inside every nook and cranny to find an ocean view, or any trail that resembled a rustic past. When I was about to meet my wit's end, I reached St. Francis Episcopal Church at the North end of Palos Verdes.
I spotted this historic building out of the corner of my left eye while driving north along PCH, and immediately swung across highway 1 to park my car. I jumped out of my car and literally ran around the grounds in utter aw of the beauty. I knew this was our spot. The couple I would be working with were devout Christians, and this venue had God peeking out from every corner. Take a look at some of the photos from the first look, and let me know what you think of this one of a kind venue (not to mention the good looking couple ;) ).
If you wish to contact St. Francis Episcopal Church to schedule your wedding or photoshoot, please use the contact info found below.
tel: 310 375 4617
Contact – firstname.lastname@example.org
2200 via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274