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


Yesterday I did something that I’ve never done before – and quite honestly, I was a little scared. I photographed a session with FIVE CATS. But what made this session different than any other session I’ve done wasn’t the sheer number of cats; I’ve actually photographed five cats in one household before. The uniqueness of this session was that there weren’t any dogs! While I’m a pet photographer, and I do include ALL pets in that title, dogs are really my comfort zone. They’re the vast majority of what I work with, and I’ve studied + know quite a bit about dog behavior. So when I entered this house and I knew there weren’t any tail-wagging “woofers” (to quote my father-in-law) around the corner to greet me, I felt a little bit weird! Lucky for me, these cats’ parents (Kim & Dale) are SUPER nice, and happy to tell me if I committed a feline faux pax. So here are just a few early favorites from our session – let me introduce you to the cats!


Pumpkin (on the ladder) is a rescue from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He’s a sweet, lively cat who did pretty much everything we asked of him! Little Man on the right is missing his right eye, but look at how stunning his left eye is! I think it looks like he’s winking.

Two orange cats perch on a ladder and look up at the camera.


Sasha prefers to stay outdoors, but if you’re out there with her, she’s got to be the center of attention!

A cat sits on grass in its backyard.


These were the two shy cats. Gracie (in the bush) is a gorgeous gray color and warmed up to me with a bit of time. Little Beebee, on the other hand, had to be held (pretty tightly) by Kim so he wouldn’t sprint into a back bedroom… the poor thing is petrified of guests, so we didn’t get a huge variety of photos of him, but I love this sweet one of him & Kim!

Two gray cats peer through leaves and sit on mom's lap


More cat photos are coming! Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoyed this out-of-the-ordinary post!


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3 Responses to “Cats!”

  1. Melissa says:

    These are great! You really capture the different personalities in each of these! Love them!

  2. Nathan Woolsey says:

    Kim & Dale, They’re beautiful. I think I’ve got kitty envy! :) N.

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