Me with my muse, Bailey!

About Allison Shamrell Photography:

Thanks for visiting my blog! My name is Allison, and I work in San Diego, CA, capturing the personalities of dogs and cats of all sizes & temperaments. I do photo sessions on location and in-studio, wherever my clients prefer! My photography style is natural, playful & soulful.

Here on my blog, I tell the stories of recent sessions and events. You might even find an insight or two into the behind-the-scenes side of my business! I hope you have fun looking around!

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619-357-6624  ~  ~  3251 Adams Avenue, Suite C, San Diego, CA 92116

Officially Voted the Best Pet Photographer in San Diego, 2014-2017, by the San Diego A-List.

Another Beginning Photography Class!

I know that several people missed out on my Beginning Photography classes in January. Well, if you were one of those people, I have good news for you! I’m doing it again!



~  Saturday, February 18 AND Saturday, February 25

~  At my house in Pace

~  3:00 pm

~  Wine and chocolate will be present

~  It’s gonna be FUN!


Bring your camera, your manual, ALL your questions, and something with which to take notes. We’ll be experimenting indoors and outdoors with the different settings on your camera. Dare I say – I think this class in particular will be EXTRA informative, because now I’ve taught several other classes and I have a better idea of the level of expertise most people have with their cameras. Basically – it’s very little – and that’s OKAY! That’s actually really great, because I can help stop you from developing bad habits, and show you the best practices of how to handle your camera and its (intimidating?) menu.


So, in case you missed the original blog post about my classes (where have you been?) I’ll include it below…

You’ll learn how to…

Give portraits that creamy, out-of-focus background

Freeze action instead of getting just a blur

Frame portraits for effective indoor and outdoor shooting


And more! While I have several things that are a “must” to discuss, my main goal is to answer all your questions and make sure you’re 100% more comfortable with that marvelous mechanical beauty that has the ability to capture gorgeous family memories! Don’t dread the manual modes on your camera; use them, embrace them, RELISH them! I promise you’ll love your photos so much more.

Note: this will not be a pet-oriented event. Although you know dogs are my favorite subject to photograph, and photos of them will likely serve as many in-class examples, the principles you’ll learn will be for general photography and applicable to any subject.


Class details:
~  Cost for attending: $59
~  Length of class: 2 hours, give or take. Really, just as long as everyone wants to keep learning!
~  Wine and chocolate will be present. Because I can’t think of a good reason why not.
~  A minimum of at least 4 people must attend for class to occur – and there is a maximum of 8! So… tell a friend, but hurry! (If you come AND bring a friend with you, I might have an extra surprise for you…)
~  If you don’t feel like you learned your money’s worth of information and handy tips, I’ll give you a refund. Seriously.


How to reserve your spot:
~ Call 850-696-7518
~ Email
~ Do either one of the above, but do it by Tuesday, February 14th! (Yes – Valentine’s Day!)


I really hope you consider making time in your schedule for this class. Learning a new skill doesn’t have to be incredibly difficult, and this particular skill is incredibly useful. You can take pictures that do more than document events – they’ll be photos that you’ll be proud of. I hope to hear from you soon!


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Call: 619.357.6624 // Email: // Visit: 3251 Adams Avenue, Suite C, San Diego, CA 92116
San Diego's Best Pet Photographer, voted by the San Diego A-List 2014-2016
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One Response to “Another Beginning Photography Class!”

  1. Lisa Boettcher says:

    Hi Allison,
    I am very interested in taking a class. I love taking pictures of my kids at dance and soccer and my other kids Dixie and Duchess (my dogs – ha, ha). Please let me know when ASAP.


    Lisa Boettcher


    PS I’m the one who never saw the photos of my dogs from Allyssa’s

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