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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.


The Chang’s garden is a sight to see!

I stepped into this paradise two years ago to capture Lauren’s December wedding at her parents’ backyard. It was not paradise then for all I saw was an endless color of green as if I were Dorothy walking into Emerald City, seeing sparkles and lights, all in the shade of green. Yet when I stepped back into their garden this past Spring, it was a sight to behold!

Here’s hoping that our drought will end soon so gardens like this will continue to flourish and be enjoyed for many, many more years to come.

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