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.

Destination Pet Photography: Two Dogs at beautiful Lake Martin, Alabama

I know I JUST made a blog post about how much I love working with repeat clients… but it looks like I get to be repetitive this week! (Yay! haha!)

I first met Lola and Sprockett (“Poodle Perfection”) almost two years ago, but unfortunately, Sprockett could not join us for any further sessions. He passed away a few months later, and his mom Deb was (understandably) crushed. He was a GREAT dog and is still sorely missed.

But the new addition to the family wasted no time making himself at home! Barkley is a miniature poodle (just like Sprockett was) and has a BIG attitude! He helps Lola develop trust in other people, and while her unfortunate upbringing will never let her become close with anyone except her mom, she loves having Barkley around. In return, she eats whatever food he leaves unguarded. (ha!)

Deb, their mom, has told me about her condo on Lake Martin in Alabama several times… so I was THRILLED when she decided to have a session there!! She LOVES her condo (and I can see why), and I think it makes perfect sense to have portraits in a place with such great sentimental value. I loved the concept almost as much as I loved actually being there… it was GORGEOUS! I’ll make a blog post with a few sunrise/sunset images soon, but with no further ado, session photos!


This is Lola and Barkley.

poodle and cocker spaniel


 On the dock with Deb…

poodle and cocker spaniel


Could we possibly have had more perfect weather? Nope! Despite a cloudy morning, the sun came out to play!

poodle and cocker spaniel


Deb – I can’t thank you enough for such an enjoyable opportunity. You know I loved spending time with you & your pups… now if we could just do something about that wolverine… :)


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2 Responses to “Destination Pet Photography: Two Dogs at beautiful Lake Martin, Alabama”

  1. Deb pose says:

    Lol, Allison, the wolverine shocked me too. I wonder if that he wasn’t feeling his best might have had a bearing on his host duties. Nevertheless poor Bailey, was not treated well as a guest. So glad we weren’t staying long cause it wouldn’t have been fun.
    Love the sneak peak, the B&W one is so cute. I loved the picture that you sent of Bailey as ships captain. I’m glad she got to have fun, it had to look dicey to her when she first arrived.

  2. […] have a fabulous client named Deb who has two dogs, a poodle and a cocker spaniel. We’ve had a couple of sessions at a pretty park near Pensacola, but Deb had the inspired […]

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