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.

In the Flowers at Balboa Park with Jasper the Dog

I had a wonderfully fun dog photo session with a little Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Jasper the other day – and we spent most of it in & out of the flower beds at Balboa Park! Jasper is an older guy, but that didn’t slow him down at all – his mom took him to other fun spots around San Diego earlier in the day (like Fiesta Island & other parts of Balboa Park), so he’d been out & about for hours by the time our session started – and it STILL didn’t tire him out! I know dogs that are half his age that only have half his energy, so I was totally impressed by the little guy!

For our session, his mom knew she wanted some pretty, scenic photos – and the more flowers the better! So we thought about where we could go to achieve that combination, and it turns out Balboa Park was already a special place to her, so it was a natural choice for our session location. And it didn’t disappoint! Check out their “sneak peek” photos!

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I really loved shooting in Balboa Park! It presents a bit of a challenge, to be honest, with all the other people & dogs around, since they present distractions to the dog I’m working with as well as (sometimes) undesired background elements. But in the right spots, like near the Botanical Gardens, everywhere you look at any angle presents a pretty backdrop! And I’ve personally always felt that the best background for a dog, hands down, is simply green grass. What could be more natural, more simple? And the grass doesn’t get more green & lush than at the hands of the talented Balboa Park gardeners! So despite the distractions, I couldn’t help but absolutely love our Balboa Park session.


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Maria – thank you so much for an incredibly fun session! Jasper, thanks for keeping me laughing! :)


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