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.

Savannah, the San Diego Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

I am so thrilled to introduce you to Savannah! This San Diego Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is an absolutely adorable puppy, and I had the honor of helping her celebrate her very first birthday with a photo session! :)

Savannah lives with her parents in a fabulous townhouse in downtown San Diego, and she showed me all her favorite spots around the house before we broke into the birthday celebration! Her mom found a super-cute birthday hat for her on Etsy, and what doggy birthday is complete without a “pupcake”? We let her enjoy the peanut-butter-flavored treat for a few minutes, and I don’t think I’ve ever taken so many photos of a dog licking its chops! Just too stinkin cute.

We took a few family photos (her mom & dad just celebrated their 1-year anniversary! yay!) before heading out to Balboa Park for the second half of our session. We ran around (this girl is quick!) and chased sticks in the grass before finding a few flowers to pose with. All in all, I was incredibly impressed at Savannah’s obedience abilities & attention span; not every 1-year-old puppy is up for all the attention & activity we gave her all afternoon long! It’s clear that her parents worked hard with her in these first few months teaching her how to be a great dog!


Here she is with her birthday hat & pupcake. I know. 

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Savannah is an urban dog! She watches her mom walk to work every day from this perch on their balcony!

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We took several family photos, but I always wait to hear which are my clients’ favorites before I post them online… just because I know people can be pickier than dogs about these things! :)  So for now, just trust me: this is a beautiful family.

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And one more – I can’t resist – that grin just kills me!

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Ali & Brian, thank you for a wonderful afternoon – outfit changes and all! :)  I simply can’t wait to show you the rest of Savannah’s adorable photos!


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