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Welcome to the San Diego Wedding Photography Blog of Atrero Photography. We're San Diego Wedding Photographers specializing in artistic documentary wedding photography. Ed and Karen Atrero are a husband and wife San Diego Wedding photography team and take a fashion forward approach to wedding portraits. Our studio has won numerous international awards for our work. Thank you for visiting our San Diego Wedding Photography Blog. If you are looking for a San Diego Wedding Photography studio, please fill out the form on our contact page.


Happy New Year to you!

New year comes reflections, adjustments and new adventures.

Well…we are definitely all in for new adventures.

But first some reflections. Shooting weddings for the past 12 years have been a great ride for us. Ed and I are reminded of the good things that have come our way. We thank each of you for the laughs and the great memories for you’ve taken us to many great heights!

Back in October, 2016 we shot our last wedding of the season and it couldn’t have come any faster. In Spring, 2016, the haze in the mirror faded and it became more clear to us that we were looking at the end of the road of our career in wedding photography. So here it is….we are closing our wedding side of the biz but stay tuned, we are rearranging the furniture and ramp up our family portrait biz. 

As Ed posted on his personal Facebook page, our children are our priority and working on weekends at weddings tore us away from their only free time in the week. Our choice to spend more family time, the chance to know them better, and our opportunity to enrich their lives are the best decisions we could make for the health and wellness of our family.

Though we’ve said it a few times during our meeting we would like to say it formally in a blog post. 😉

Our most heartfelt thank you for letting us be a part of your rock out, whirlwind of a wedding day!

Thank you for giving us the chance when we only had a few 8×10’s in our portfolio to show you that we were capable.

Gracias for taking us everywhere! To your beach wedding in December where you were the envy of every couple getting married that same day in all of the other 49 states!

Danke! Be it a wedding made for 2 or with 450 guests, you gave it your all –  smiles, sentiments, hilarity and family. You gave it a great name!

Merci! You showed us how to party and graced us with your dance moves from your Baraat entrance, Horah dance, money dance ala Filipino stylz or Nigerian “money spraying”, line dancing and the La Vibora De La Mar.

Xie xie! You’ve shared your breakfast with us as we photographed your getting ready. You’ve spoiled us with some great grub from – a 12 course meal, a lobster vendor meal, In N Out burgers, prime rib, filet mignon, grilled sammies, cookies, chocolates, fancy donuts to late night taco truck munchies! Thank you!

Arigato! For showing your talents with jumping off a broom or bamboo sticks, to B-boying, or stomping on glass.

Asante! For the music you’ve introduce us to – glam rock, EDMs, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rock En Espanol, string quartet to Mariachi band and 10 piece 80’s cover band.

Spasibo! Whether it was at your golden hour ceremony, raining on your “first look,”  cold as an ICEE drink that would give you a brain freeze or hot as the Arabian desert on your wedding day, you’ve stood by us and we made mad crazy portraits together!

We, thank you for the support, the laughs, the cries, the dope ass brewskis, and of course, maraming salamat po for the great memories! 

All our best,

Karen and Ed


For those who love to track their TO DOs in the day and mobile apps, we’d like to share an app, irunurun  that has been great for getting our personal daily tasks/goals done. Maybe you might like it too! 😉


For your continued support, we would like to gift you a FREE lifetime of portrait sessions and all you have to do is purchase portraits you love. Email us at and we’ll send you the details.

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“Where’s Owen?”

With a mini water bottle in one hand and his little red truck in the other, Owen, the ring bearer, was absolutely not having it. “Owen, it’s your turn!” the wedding coordinator whispered to him as she desperately wanted him to make his way down the aisle but he defiantly turned his back and refused. One head turned, then another, and before you know it everyone is looking at the little pouty stud staring out the door of the church. Sean’s eyes brightened and his grin widened at this sudden mishap, the pressure was off momentarily.

Alexis bursted through the doors and there was a slight gasp, wow. Grinning faces fixed on Alexis and her stunning beauty, tears of joy slipped off the cheeks of friends and family. Once Alexis met Sean at the end of the aisle, you could almost feel the happiness radiating off of them. This is it. We’re getting married.

Wedding coordinator: Amy Ulkutekin, First Comes Love, (619) 501-1695
Band/DJ: Dennis Jones, Creative Music DJ, (619) 804-0804
Venue point of contact: Becca Hartegan, The Crossings Carlsbad, (760) 444-1845
Floral: Alex Wise, Blush Botanicals, (858) 342-0480
Make up/Hair: Chelsea Giannini, Anchor Artistry, (619) 244-1358








































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Deena and Kian’s celebrated their beautiful wedding at the Skirball Cultural Center. Our favorite part of the day was the non-stop dancing. The reception floor was packed from the moment Deena and Kian were introduced as Mr and Mrs for first time and was packed full until the last song of the night. At one point, Kian stepped on stage and plied his surgical skills on the turntables. We had so much fun and everything was gorgeous from the sofreh, the floral, and on down to the very last detail. Special shout out to Deeana Tat at Chic Ambiance for her amazing work.

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We are an award winning San Diego Wedding Photographer duo specializing in artistic documentary wedding photography.
San Diego, CA
Phone: (760)-481-7632