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.

Fiesta Island Photo Session with Star & Wellington!

I shared a fun photo session with two happy mixed breed dogs at Fiesta Island recently! I met their owner at Camp Bow Wow‘s Yappy Hour, and she tried month after month to win the gift certificate I regularly donated to benefit the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation… finally, one day, she won! Yay! So I had the privilege of meeting Star & Wellington, her two rescued dogs with completely different personalities. Star is ten years old, has a distinguished old kind of beauty, and moves slower than she used to… really, she’s content to relax & be next to her mom all the time. Wellington, on the other hand, has A) an adorable name, B) an adorable little face, and C) an adorably energetic personality! He runs circles around Star (literally) since he’s still a puppy… and although he was quite nervous about my camera when we first started our photo session, he warmed up to strike some super-cute poses for us!

(I’d like to mention, also, that this photo session was originally scheduled for a few weeks from today, but one day Nikki came home to find a massive lump on the side of Star’s face, which was confirmed by her vet to contain cancer cells. Obviously, I’m hoping & praying for the best possible outcome, but in the meantime, we decided to act quickly. We moved this photo session to just a few days after Nikki informed me of the situation, and I want other people to know that I always do everything I can do accommodate medical emergencies. With the proper medical care, there’s a great chance that Star still has years of love left to give – but I wasn’t about to take any unnecessary risks. So if your dog has been given a recent diagnosis, or any other type of time-sensitive emergency comes up, I want you to know that I’ll do everything I possibly can to fit you in ASAP. Despite usually being booked 3-4 weeks out, I always have room in my schedule for emergencies.)

So anyways… back to our Fiesta Island photo session!


This is Wellington! That FACE!

fiesta island dog photo



This is Star, and I think from some angles (including this one), she practically looks like a puppy again.

fiesta island photo session



Star & Wellington’s dad is deployed right now, but to include him in the photo session, we brought out his uniform for the dogs to pose with. It got a bit sandy (oops) but hey, that’s what happens when you work with dogs!

fiesta island photo session



Nikki, it was a total pleasure to finally get together with you & your pups! Can’t wait to see you again soon! :)


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San Diego's Best Pet Photographer, voted by the San Diego A-List 2014-2016
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