The Family

With the youngest graduating high school and the parents becoming empty nesters, the Martin family loves spending time together, “Especially since we are spread out all over the country. We enjoy traveling and exploring new places and revisiting old ones. Holidays are especially cherished as the children get older.” The Martins usually enjoy the holiday with extended family, but due to the pandemic this year, they didn’t.  


As you can see this family is full of fun and really enjoy each other's company, they want to remind other families to, “Just enjoy the day when getting photos taken!”

The Martins wanted to have their family photos taken by the Point Vicente Lighthouse because “we found the sunsets are beautiful by the coast and love the lighting.”

The Location

Point Vicente Lighthouse is a lighthouse in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, north of the Los Angeles Harbor. For many, the lighthouse is a nice attraction for sightseers, tourists, photographers and painters. Before the installation of the lighthouse in 1926, many ships crashed into the rocks. So for sailors, the lighthouse warns them to avoid the rocks and shore in heavy fog. 

The lighthouse itself is 67 feet tall and stands on a cliff with a height of 130 feet. It holds a 1000 watt bulb, focused through a five foot lens, and can be seen over twenty miles. 

While the lighthouse isn’t abandoned, it is normally closed to the public. However, the tower and a small museum are open to the public from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., the second Saturday of each month.