Dolopo Family’s Mini Portrait Session in downtown Encinitas made me think about how relationships work.

Dru Dolopo is Ed’s friend for a long, long time now. They met in junior high!

I think about that time of hormones, emotions running amuck, excitement and uncertainty.

Think back about your own experience, you’re just starting 6th grade, in a new school and your hormones raging, major zits on your face and you’ve got a wobbly walk because you now carry an extra 6 inches of height in your 100 lbs body frame, you’re going places of uncharted territory. Your elementary school friends have ditched you for “new” cooler kids to hang out with and you are left to fend for yourself.

Dru and Ed bonded over their obsession to “dominate” other kids in playing the arcade video game, Street Fighter II. They reveled in winning dominating!

And so the saying goes, it was a beginning of a beautiful friendship….and that was 30+ years ago.

Now, Dru has a family of his own and we are so lucky to hang out with them even for a short while over a mini portrait session.

We capture their portraits in the beautiful, seaside town of Encinitas. Their Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pikachu, was ready for her portrait too.

Dolopo Family Mini Portrait Session by Atrero Photography
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