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.

Scooby the Yorkie (an emergency pet photography session)

I received her call just after 10 am on Friday morning. When I picked up the phone, I had no idea I’d be meeting her & her dog less than 24 hours later… but then again, that’s how quickly things can change. She was crying on the phone – so I started crying too, as I listened to her story about Scooby, her 14-year-old Yorkie. They’d been through everything together, hard times & fun times (she told me some incredible stories), and it was clear that she’d do anything for her little man. But she was on her way home from the vet when she called, and had received the worst possible news. They had only a few days left together. Days.


So we met the very next morning in beautiful San Dieguito County Park, for a few photos & a bit of family time. The day was to be all about Scooby, filled with fun activities & being in his favorite places. I heard that filet mignon was even on the menu that night. And of course, he wouldn’t spend a second without his mom by his side… all his favorite things, rolled up into one blissful day. What more could a dog ask for, as a way to spend his last day on earth?


Look at that face – Scooby is such a cutie! He definitely looks younger than 14, in my opinion!

emergency pet photo session



That tongue!

emergency photo session



Oh, Scooby. You are so, so loved.

emergency dog photography session


I can’t believe this photo session happened only two days ago, and already, Scooby isn’t with us anymore. Deriane, I hope you find strength & comfort in your memories of your handsome boy… I was truly honored to meet him & get to know you both. Thank you for the opportunity to photograph your little angel.


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One Response to “Scooby the Yorkie (an emergency pet photography session)”

  1. Deb Pose says:

    You know where this story took me, don’t you. My Sprockett and me and all the fun we had came back. Such short lives but such and impact on your life. Deb

    By the way does your girl ever take a bad picture or is the photographer. LOL

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