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.

Allison Shamrell Pet Photography is Moving to San Diego!


relocating pet photography business


It’s a lot of happy and sad. It’s “finally!” and “already?”. It’s been in the making for a very long time… and I can hardly believe the moment is here. My husband accepted a job at an aerospace engineering company yesterday, making the move 100% official. We really are headed to San Diego.

I just announced the move on the Facebook page a few hours ago, and already I’ve been getting questions. I’ll answer a few here:

~  When it’s happening: we’re moving in a WEEK! Not what I would have chosen, but that’s just the way the timing worked out. Of course it’s caused my stress level to skyrocket, but thankfully we (mostly) knew this was coming, so some preparations have already been made. 

~  Am I accepting more sessions here in Florida: unfortunately, no. I REALLY wish I could have warned those people that have contacted me in the past and said “someday I’ll do a session with you!” I just don’t have any room in my tight schedule.

~  Is it a permanent move or just a visit: it’s pretty permanent! We don’t have plans to return to Pensacola right now, except on vacation.

~  Why am I moving: I get to blame this one on my husband! :)  His career field is incredibly specialized (aerospace engineering), and a great company in San Diego offered him a pretty perfect job. We couldn’t say no, especially since he’s getting out of the Navy in just two weeks.

~  Am I going to start the business again in San Diego: YES! I can’t imagine trying to get a different job. I LOVE what I do and I’m hoping it won’t take too long to set up shop again!

If you have more questions for me, just leave a comment below. I’m excited for the future and I hope you are too!

Now… off to start packing…

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2 Responses to “Allison Shamrell Pet Photography is Moving to San Diego!”

  1. Vickie says:

    Congrats Allison, to you and your husband on the move… Being a Navy wife, I always loved moving to a new place….. And following your husbands story, I am so glad he was offered a wonderful job in San Diego…. Although everyone here is really gonna hate to see you go. Good luck on your move…. And good luck on starting up your business there…. Like many here, I don’t want to loose the connection with you… So I’m keeping up with your blog. Happy Trails girl…. I know y’all will do great there!!

  2. Mary Ellen says:

    FINALLY we get you two on the West Coast! Couldn’t be happier for you – this is such an exciting time for you! How you managed to go from sun to sun, though … that’s pretty amazing given all the possibilities. Come West, Come West!!

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