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.

From San Diego to Portland: Lucy the Newfoundland Mix

If you keep up with my adventures over on the Allison Shamrell Photography Facebook page, you know where I spent my Christmas: Portland, Oregon! I was born & raised in SW Portland, and Mr. Shamrell & I head home for the holidays every year. But since we just moved to San Diego in June, this was our first Christmas vacation that we were able to travel via car – and therefore we got to bring our Bailey with us! (We’ve flown home in the past, and putting Bailey on a plane is not up for consideration – I’ve heard too many tragic stories.) It was so great finally having our dog with us on Christmas day – until she ate one of my sister’s presents while we weren’t looking, but that’s a blog post for another time!


While I was in Portland, I had to opportunity to photograph two local dogs! Some people may not like working while they’re on vacation – I know people even take vacations designed to separate themselves from their work – but not me! I consider the chance to squeeze in a couple of sessions as icing on the cake to the rest of my Christmas. And for this first session, ironically, I got to work with a lovely lady who also lives in San Diego but was home in Portland for the holidays too! Crazy!

Lucy the Great Pyrnees/Newfoundland mix was the star of the show – if only because her sheer size takes up the whole spotlight! haha! This girl is  B I G  – but for every inch of fluff, she’s a total love!  We took a few snuggle breaks throughout our photo session; she never wanted to be more than a few inches from her family members.  I love that about her – are all Newfoundland mix dogs so sweet?

Oh those eyes.

newfoundland mix dog photos


Lucy’s feet are HUGE!

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I told you – here’s a quick snuggle/nap break. It’s okay, she deserves it.

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Katie, I had a blast during our session (starting with that lovely pancake breakfast, of course!) and I hope you did too! I’m loving our photos and I can’t wait to show you the rest! In the meantime, give Lucy a hug for me…!

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  1. […] you saw my previous post about Lucy the newfoundland mix, then you already know where I spent my Christmas: Portland, Oregon! It’s where I’m […]

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