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 Santa Fe Dog Photography: Chocolate Labradors Chloe & Emma!

I had the opportunity to meet two gorgeous dogs who call Rancho Santa Fe, CA their home – and we had a great photo session! And I’ll be the first to admit that I thought I’d have no problem telling these pups apart – after all, I met them just a few weeks ago, and Emma the puppy was a bouncy little ball of energy compared to her big sister, 5-year-old Chloe. But we ended up having to push our session back a couple of weeks further than we anticipated, and to my surprise, I was greeted at their (beautiful) home by two big dogs! Emma had completely sprouted! She was waaaay bigger than I recognized, so I had to rely on their personalities (and collars, haha) to tell them apart. But luckily, that wasn’t too hard either – these dogs have totally distinct personalities! Let me introduce you!

This is Chloe, the older girl and 100% eager-to-please labrador. She’s ball-crazy and wouldn’t let us forget it as soon as we introduced my squeaky tennis ball! But the whole time, she always reverted back to see what her parents were up to – she’s absolutely devoted to them. In her opinion, they should always be throwing the ball for her (especially into the pool!) but she definitely has a mature demeanor, compared to her sister…

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This is Emma the goofball! And let me tell you, we had to go through several rounds of running back & forth to get a photo that wasn’t completely blooper-worthy! This girl runs her little heart out every time she gets the chance, and most of the photos on my hard drive right now have her ears flopping awkwardly, her legs splayed out in all directions, and her face with total “crazy eyes” as she belts toward me! That’s why I often ask my clients to repeat running scenarios several times during each session; with two ears, four legs and a long tongue, there’s a lot that can go awry! But I’m glad Emma pulled it together for this photo… even if she reverted back to her crazy-face in the very next frame! :)

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And finally, here are both girls together. Emma is on the left and Chloe’s on the right. Aren’t they beautiful?

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Ray, Monica & Saylor – thank you so much for a fun-filled, gorgeous Rancho Santa Fe dog photography session! It was a fabulous idea for Monica’s  birthday present. I can’t wait to show you the rest of your images… see you soon!  :)


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San Diego's Best Pet Photographer, voted by the San Diego A-List 2014-2016
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  1. […] faces for you to see today! Regular blog readers might remember Emma & Chloe, from their outdoor photo session in Rancho Santa Fe back in April. Well, the product collection that their parents picked out […]

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