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.

Nate & Sara ~ {Pensacola Engagement Photography by Allison Shamrell}

If you’re a regular follower of this blog, you might be a little surprised to see today’s post. Because it has pictures of – are you ready for this? – humans!

That’s right, I photographed 2-legged creatures recently, and let me tell you, it was a total change of pace! From a photographer’s standpoint, it was a completely different experience because I’m used to my 4-legged clients doing the opposite of what I ask them to, running to catch up with them and then collapsing onto the ground to be on their level, and plenty of outtakes as the norm. Instead, with this session, I learned that people do what you ask, don’t run away, and actually look at the camera more often than not. Verrrrry interesting.


But let me back up – Nate & Sara are my friends from college, and Nate’s family owns a condo on beautiful Perdido Beach. They came down for a week-long vacation, supposedly to celebrate Sara’s completion of Level One exams in medical school (a very big deal, from what I hear!). And so it was a total surprise when Nate proposed – on the beach at night, where they both had a front row seat to a lightning storm out at sea! :: joke about starting their life together with a BANG! goes here :: (hee hee)


So we just had to get together a few days later, and we spent our time on Perdido Key as well as a few spots in downtown Pensacola. I hope you enjoy this video, and the accompanying images below. For one of my first forays into people photography (haha!) I had a great time, and I think we got them a few good options for their save-the-dates.










I think this one (with the doors) is my favorite!



Look how well they both did with “sit” and “stay”!


…. sorry, couldn’t resist!


Congratulations again, you two. There’s no way I could be happier for you! Enjoy the photos!



~   Engagement Photography by Allison Shamrell in Pensacola, Florida   ~

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One Response to “Nate & Sara ~ {Pensacola Engagement Photography by Allison Shamrell}”

  1. Mary Ellen says:

    I absolutely LOVE the video! Congrats to the engaged couple!

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