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.

Rancho Bernardo Cat Photography Session with Porkchop & Applesauce!

It’s hard for me to write this blog post. Because as much fun as I had with these two adorably-named cats, I can’t stop thinking about their appointment this afternoon. You see, by the time many of you read this, Applesauce won’t be with us anymore. An in-home caregiver will be coming over to ensure that he passes peacefully, surrounded by his family, so that he won’t be in pain anymore… and as much as I know it’s time (he’s 15 years old and has suffered through 3 separate bouts of pancreatitis in the last 12 months), it doesn’t make the hard truth any easier to swallow. So please forgive me for not having too much to say today… but this Rancho Bernardo cat photography session is a bit more emotional than most.


This is Porkchop, a gorgeous Maine Coon, also 15 years old. One of his favorite spots is right here on the couch cushion, the perfect place to watch birds out the window.

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And this sweetheart is Applesauce – a fitting name, since his head is round like an apple!

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We visited several different spots in the house and outside…

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… and just like most cat photography sessions, these brothers designated very specific moments & areas where they were willing to let me photograph them. They are cats, after all. :)

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Greg & Sandy, I’ll be thinking about you tonight – please give Applesauce one more hug from me. Thank you for introducing me to both of your handsome boys.


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San Diego's Best Pet Photographer, voted by the San Diego A-List 2014-2016
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