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.

Playtime in Presidio Park – Dog Photography in San Diego

I had an absolutely wonderful time at Presidio Park the other day with Marley, a beautiful little mutt! :)

(First of all: if you recognize Marley, DON’T say anything about this blog post! This session is a surprise gift for one of her parents… and that makes this the only time I’ll ever tell you NOT to share this post with someone! haha!)

We ran around and rolled around on the grass, played with sticks, met other dogs (and almost met a rabbit!)… what’s not to love? It was a perfect afternoon in the park, with lovely skies & light as the icing on the cake (for me, at least). Okay, to be honest, Marley’s “perfect afternoon” would have involved meeting a few more Presidio Park dogs – she is soooo social! And let me tell you, this dog has a little case of split personality going on, too! When she visited the studio for her Pre-Session Consultation, she was completely shy. She was calm, reserved, and honestly, a little bit uncomfortable. Her dad warned me that she doesn’t really prefer being indoors to being outside. Hence, we decided the great outdoors would be the right place to have her session, and once Marley got outside, wow – she was a different dog!! She ran, barked, played, explored, got a little crazy… it was incredible! I could hardly believe she was the same dog that I saw in the studio. Clearly, Marley’s parents need to move to a farm! haha!

Take a look at the pictures, and feel free to leave a comment at the bottom: what breed do you think Marley is? (Your guess is as good as mine…)

presidio park dog photos


Oh yes… Marley could strike a pose.

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Mike, thank you for a great afternoon with your girl. I can’t wait to show you the rest of your photos!


If you’re reading this and know of someone whose birthday is coming up – or anniversary, as it is in Marley’s parents’ case – or Christmas! – custom dog photography sessions are a truly unforgettable gift. And a great option for someone that’s hard to give gifts to, or “the person who already has everything”! You can give as much or as little as you’d like; just get in touch with me ( and I can answer all your questions about giving a wonderfully personal gift! :)

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San Diego's Best Pet Photographer, voted by the San Diego A-List 2014-2016
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One Response to “Playtime in Presidio Park – Dog Photography in San Diego”

  1. Deb Pose says:

    soo cute looks a lot like a Heinz 57 whole bottle of cuteness.

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