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.

Pet Photography in Balboa Park, Featuring Harvey & Batgirl!

Most of my clients are people I’ve never met before; they might have found my information & portfolio online, or maybe they saw my work hanging in a local boutique, or perhaps we met at a recent dog-friendly event. But my latest session came about as a result of a very different introduction: we met in sixth grade! Haha, my newest client Nicole & I go way back: we played basketball on the same team in middle school, went to high school together, and recently reunited when I moved to San Diego! She’s from Portland too, but moved to San Diego after college to study speech-language pathology, and now she lives here & works in a local elementary school. She was one of the very few people I knew in San Diego when Mr. Shamrell & I moved here last year, and when she said she wanted to introduce me to her dogs for a photo session, I was absolutely thrilled! It’s not every day that I get to work with someone that I’ve known for more than ten years! We used to sit in class together, run up & down the basketball court together… and now, years later, I get to create images of her beautiful family! It’s a bit surreal, but so fun! :)

So I met Harvey & Batgirl for a bit of pet photography in Balboa Park. They’re two little partners in crime that definitely keep their parents busy. Batgirl is the ringleader, for sure – an adorable French bulldog with all the attitude her little body can possibly hold. Harvey is a strikingly handsome shepherd mix, who loves to be social and generally follows his sister’s lead. They’re a super-cute pair and both of them were so much fun to work with!


 This is Batgirl! She’s hands-down one of the smartest & most willful dogs I’ve ever met. This pup will figure out a way to get what she wants, no matter what it is! (But usually it’s a water bottle. She loves water bottles.)

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 This is Harvey, taking a rest after playing a quick game of fetch. And this photo is a great example of why I always insist on scheduling sessions for the hour before sunset; just look at that light on his fur!

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And while I don’t usually post photos with people in them here on the blog, Nicole & Jon are just going to have to forgive me for this one! How adorable is this family?! :)

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Nicole & Jon, I had so much fun with all four of you! I can’t wait to show you all the rest of our photos! :)


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Call: 619.357.6624 // Email: // Visit: 3251 Adams Avenue, Suite C, San Diego, CA 92116
San Diego's Best Pet Photographer, voted by the San Diego A-List 2014-2016
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