It’s that time of the year again! We met with our client at American Martyrs Church in Manhattan Beach for First Communion photos after the ceremony this weekend.
The church sits high atop a hill in the Tree section of 90266, where many in the neighborhood say they live in the “Martyrs” area. Graham and Graham Photography has been here for 20 years and has loved every minute of it.

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The American Martyrs Church in Manhattan Beach dots the landscape of the iconic beach town.

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The church began in 1930 “when ten people sat on folding chairs in a Hermosa Beach home on 28th Street to hear Mass celebrated on an old sideboard,” according to the church website. The church as we know it today was built in 1957, “on the top of the sand dunes at 15th Street.”