I have a treat for you today! I’ve spent a bit of time recently putting together a massive blog post… and it features my favorite images from all of 2014! That’s right, an entire year, summed up into one blog post! I picked three photos from each session I photographed, and let me tell you, limiting these “favorites” down to just three of each family was hard! But I’m excited to show you the final result… so settle in for a whole bunch of puppy cuteness coming your way! The photos are in in alphabetical order, by each pets’ names, and I’ll try to resist making comments on every single one… but I can’t make any promises, haha! I’m so excited to introduce you to EACH of my amazing clients! So here we go… it’s the Best of 2014!
This is Annabel, the corgi! How cute is she, hiding in the grass?
… and rolling in it?!
I love this pup. Such a happy dog.
This is Bailey and his family! Aren’t they beautiful?
I think this photo might have ended up on their Christmas card…
Ahhh, the colors in the sky that night were incredible…
This is Beatrix, the border collie puppy! She was just 10 weeks old when I met her!
Those ears. Stop it right now.
She’s so beautiful! Can’t you just tell she’s going to grow up into a gorgeous dog?
This is Bella, and as you can see, she’s an award-winning dog! Check out all her obedience titles!
Turns out, she’s smart and beautiful! :)
And this is her best friend, Phelan the Keeshond! Doesn’t he just glow in the late afternoon sunlight?
This cutie is Belle, hiding in the grass just off the beach in Del Mar! She’s a Bichon Frise!
This photo graced the front of Belle’s family’s Christmas card this year, and I just about died laughing when I saw it! How cute is she?!
Okay, this is a close second place for a cute Christmas card photo! :)
This is PeeWee, a cat that lives in Kensington with her canine siblings, Bernie & Stella. (You can see Stella in the reflection of the window here!)
Bernie and his mom, on the beach in San Diego.
Bernie & Stella!
Here are Biscuit & Apollo, in a park just down the road from their house in northern San Diego!
This is Blitz! His stunning black fur combined with that bright pink tongue make a great combination, in my opinion… (plus, I love bloopers, haha!)
This is Bolt, the westie!
He may be little, but he can RUN!
This is Brigette, the miniature poodle! (And this is her favorite spot in the house – her parents’ bed!)
Okay, really, this is her favorite spot: in her mother’s arms.
I hope her dad won’t get upset at me for posting this… but I just love the “conversation” they’re having!
This is (the silhouette of) Brizzie the labradoodle!
Here she is, a little easier to see this time :)
… and this is Brizzie’s goofy sister, Dixie!
This is a close-up of Butterbean, the black lab… for some reason I just love all those little bubbles & droplets on his whiskers.
He loves the water!
Nobody tell Canon about this photo… I got a little too close! Oops!
This is Casper, the westie/terrier mix, in front of – where else? – the fabulous Hotel Del Coronado!
He could have splashed through that gorgeous blue water all day long.
Here’s Casper & his mom – she’s the co-owner of Kensington Pet Supply!
This is Chase, the bearded collie (or “beardie”) – a total goofball, as you can tell!
Playing catch at sunset? Yes please.
Here are Chauncey & Grady, two adorable mutts from Kensington.
This is Chewie, the schnauzer mix!
This is Emma, the chocolate lab puppy…
… and here’s the rest of her family! Aren’t they beautiful together?
Emma & big sister Chloe also visited the studio for a second session this year…
… so here’s another photo, just for fun! :)
This is Cleo, the terrier mix… (she has plenty to say)
and this is her brother Tucker, the chihuahua mix!
Tucker & Cleo also joined me for another photo session outdoors, later in the year!
It was especially fun to see Cleo let loose and RUN!
Plus, they brought their friend Rusty, the winking dachshund! ;)
Here are Daisy & Duke and their mom, on the coast in Del Mar.
Ahhhh – Duke’s profile is so amazing! What a handsome dog!
Here’s Daisy & Mony, two pups from Carlsbad!
Mony has such a good “serious” face.
You can see this photo hanging up in Colony Vet Hospital – their mom is the vet there!
Who doesn’t love English bulldogs? These pups are named Delilah & Bella.
They got a little rowdy with their Halloween costumes…
… Merry Christmas? :)
This is Clyde, the 8-year-old dachshund…
… and his sister Della, the German shepherd puppy!
Della LOVES fetch!
These lookalike mutts are Dexter & Rocco, here in their backyard.
LOVE that face!
Dexter is permanently attached to his mom’s side. So sweet.
This little cutie is Buster, a shih tzu in San Marcos…
… and this is his buddy Phineas with his mom, Liz! She might be a familiar face if you’ve ever stopped into Dogs Abound – she’s the co-owner there, with Buster’s mom!
Phineas is ball-obsessed, can you tell? :)
This is Ele! These sweet eyes are just too much for me to handle… how can you possibly say no to that face?
You might have seen her floppy ears in person if you’ve ever visited Hairy & Merry in Little Italy! She’s the shop mascot!
… and apparently she thought our session was a bit boring at the end, haha!
This is Faith! This adorable terrier mix lives in Point Loma.
Everyone coordinated their wardrobe for our photo session! (Or I wonder if mom & dad chose their clothes to match Faith’s harness…)
This is Finn! Posing like a pro on the beach in Del Mar.
I love Finn’s cute family!
This is Fozzie…
… and here he is with his brother, Goober, and their parents!
They happen to have a nice, big backyard for Goober to wander around in.
Oh my goodness – the head tilts on these two are too much! Here are Haley & Teddy, Australian shepherds!
This too-cute-for-words puppy is Milan…
… she loves her mom…
… and here’s her older brother, Harley!
This happy family includes a childhood friend of mine, and pups Harvey & Batgirl!
These gorgeous goldens are named Hudson & Harley.
Hudson loves his human siblings!
These two adventure-loving hounds are Hunter & Caymen!
This sweet old face belongs to Izzy, a shar pei. She was recently diagnosed with cancer, unfortunately – but her treatments are going well & she’s fighting back! Yay!
And she loves her mom… very much.
This is Izzy’s brother, Pico!
This is Jilli, a golden retriever/Australian shepherd mix!
Fetch is her favorite thing. Ever.
Here are Kendall, Raven & their mom Deb! I must have told a funny joke… :)
Raven can’t get enough of the hose!
This is Kiva, a gorgeous rag doll cat in Del Mar.
Kitty paws! Eeek!
Kiva & her mom! Love them!
This scruffy pup is Lily, and she lives the good life with her parents in Carlsbad!
Lottie the Rottweiler shows off an alternative type of family photo pose…
She must not have gotten the “dress in white” memo. ;)
What a goofball!
This is Lucy the Jack Russell terrier puppy – or, as you may call her, Master of the Head Tilt.
Lily’s front yard was an absolute dream to photograph in – so many fun colors & textures!
But Lucy’s a puppy, after all, so by the end of her session she was totally tuckered out!
This is Lucy, a particularly regal golden retriever.
This is Lucy’s sister, Gracie, in action…
… and this is their baby sister, Scarlett! I have to admit, this photo is kind of a blooper, but I love A) the ball about to narrowly miss my head as it whizzes by, B) those big puppy eyes locked on her target, and C) Scarlett’s mom’s expression as she realizes that ball she just threw is almost going to hit me! Haha!
This is Maddie & her mom Leslie, in their second session with me…
… I just love this silly dog! And I’m so glad to keep seeing her doing well after her cancer treatments in the past!
This is (the bottom half of) Marley, an American Staffordshire terrier, and her mom Sarah. Marley tends to get excited and JUMP! :)
Here she is, in her happy place.
This is Sally! She’s a sheltie, and has two brothers…
… Marty & Tag!
Oh, Tag, you are such a shy sweetheart. And those ears… too cute!
This is Molly! She’s a Jack Russell terrier & enjoys hiding her tennis ball in the bushes sometimes.
And this is Molly’s sibling, Snowball the rabbit!
Peanut the mixed-breed dog is such a great poser! She lives with her parents in Point Loma.
Pete is a goofy, happy pit bull in Escondido!
I LOVE the way he runs! Look at all that happiness, haha!
But Pete’s favorite spot is actually indoors, relaxing on the couch.
This is Pi the tabby cat, in his dad’s arms.
Here are Prim & Track, vizslas from San Diego! We visited Fiesta Island for their photo session, and they ran around everywhere!
They may be intense athletes, but they clean up pretty nicely too. :)
This is Roxy! She’s a lucky dog – her parents own Camp Bow Wow in El Cajon!
… and this is Roxy’s goofy, happy face! :)
And this is Roxy’s sister Madison. With plenty of attitude.
These big eyes belong to Roxy, a pug/dachshund mix! (Don’t you want to give her a treat right now?? That expression, gah!)
And this is Roxy’s sister Ruthie, the greyhound!
Ruthie is so pretty!
This vizsla puppy is named Newman. And yes, he fell asleep in my studio. #toocuteforwords
Here’s Ruger, his more elderly counterpart – these were two of four vizslas I photographed in one session!
This is Ruger’s feline sister, Marley.
This gorgeous duo is Sammy & his mom Janet, at the beach in San Diego.
I just love this sunset silhouette photo!
I just realized that you don’t get to see Sammy or Janet’s faces in any of these three photos… sorry! I promise they’re just as good-looking from the front! But I just love this peaceful, end-of-the-day beach photo, and I couldn’t resist including it with my other two favorites.
Puppy birthday parties? Yes please! This is Savannah, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel!
Haha – this shaking dog is Scooby, a chocolate lab!
And this pup’s name is also Scooby! His session was scheduled at the last minute, because of medical issues… but he perked right up for his photos!
AHHH! Stop it, Wellington, you are WAY too cute! I just love the way this pup runs with a big smile on his face!
This is Wellington’s big sister, Star.
This golden beauty is Sadie, posing on the beach in Del Mar.
I love golden retrievers’ fur when it gets wet. I really do. All kinds of interesting textures & patterns appear!
This is Sadie’s brother, Steam – a.k.a. Squeaks!
This Yorkie’s name is Terri; he visited the studio with his parents for a few Christmas-themed photos!
I don’t know what this expression is… but I loooove it! Haha! :)
What an adorable family!
Seriously, I feel like I should apologize to other photographers… because my clients are clearly the most gorgeous! These dogs are Trevor & Tori, with their parents in San Diego.
Tori the boxer doesn’t slow down very often… but when she does, it’s to spend time with her mom.
This little cutie pie is Turbo! (and she’s appropriately-named, I can promise you that!)
She was such a great poser here in the studio!
This is Wilson the corgi, searching for interesting smells and any trouble he can get into…
… but just look at that face! Trouble, what trouble?
Winn Dixie the kitten was recently adopted, and I think she loves having a new home with her mom…
… amidst a whole library to explore!
And finally, this is Yoda, the chihuahua mix who’s pretty much obsessed with her ball.
And here’s Yoda with her sister, Obi-Wan!
Oh my goodness – there you have it, my favorite photos of the year. (Okay, some of my favorites – I could have picked out so many more!) I can’t say this often enough: thank you, thank you, thank you to all my clients. You made my year downright fantastic and I feel so blessed to know each & every one of you, and your dogs & cats too. You’re awesome.
If this is your first visit to my blog and your dog isn’t included here in this post, I would love to include him/her in my 2015 wrap-up :) so please feel free to reach out to me with any questions about booking a photo session for your family, via email (Allison@AllisonShamrell.com) or phone (619-357-6624).
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