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.

Sneak Peek: Kai ~ {Pensacola Pet Photography by Allison Shamrell}

Kai is a gorgeous (and slightly miniature) pit bull from New Orleans, Lousiana! I was so flattered that her mom, Andrea, wanted to drive out to Pensacola to invest in images of her sweet little dog.


I know some people have reservations about the pit bull breed. Yes, they’re often the breed of choice for the scum of the earth that choose to fight dogs. But pigeonholing an entire breed to the bad decisions of a few people is akin to racism; it’s just not fair or true, and these beautiful creatures suffer for it. I’ve never met a truly vicious pit bull – the stereotype is much more vicious. It keeps families and their pit bulls out of apartments, neighborhoods and even whole cities. If you’ve had a bad experience with a pit bull, it’s only because they’ve been subjected to a horrible past – just as could happen to a golden retriever, labrador or jack russell terrier. I can’t express how strongly I feel about this: a dog’s behavior is determined by his past and current surroundings, NOT his breed. For more information, here are just a few links you might find interesting:


~  The story of Patrick, an abused pit bull puppy

~  The story of Diamond, a pit bull who saved her family from a fire (but her breed is preventing her family from finding a new home!)


But I suppose I should get off my soapbox. Maybe I’ll blog about this in the future… in any case, Kai is a sweetheart, and I was so excited to have this session with her! Without further ado, here are the photos!


Andrea wanted plenty of images of Kai AND herself – it was so great!! I love capturing the human-animal bond, and all too often (in my opinion) my clients are, well, camera-shy. (Hey, I can relate – why do you think my job involves staying BEHIND the camera?) So this is one of many photos with both lovely ladies. So excited about these!


We also visited the park for a little game of fetch…


 And then cooled off at the beach! Let me tell you what, Kai poses like a PRO.


And just for fun… I’ve never done this in a Sneak Peek before… but how about ending on an outtake?


Thanks again for making the trek out to Pensacola, Andrea and Kai. I’ll be in touch soon!



~   Dog Photography by Allison Shamrell in Pensacola, Florida   ~

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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 “Sneak Peek: Kai ~ {Pensacola Pet Photography by Allison Shamrell}”

  1. Lori says:

    Those are great! That “posed’ shot is gallery wrap material!

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