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.

In-Studio Dog Photography, featuring the mascots of San Diego’s Highlands Ranch Animal Hospital!

It’s a bit rare, but every once in a while my clients choose to have an entirely in-the-studio experience – and that was the case with Luke & Guinness! Their in-studio dog photography session happened completely within the walls of the studio, and I love it because their personalities totally came through in their photos! That’s the beauty of the studio; it’s clean and simple, and lets the subject of the photo get all the attention. So studio dog photography sessions focus completely on the pups in front of my camera; I think their beauty really comes out in a way that you just don’t get when you go outside and suddenly there are all sorts of visual distractions competing for your attention in each photo. Of course, that’s my job as a photographer: to make the background fit my subject and even mold it to help show off each dog’s best features. But in the studio, all those aspects of composition & contrast & color treatment aren’t there; they give way to pure simplicity. It’s really all about the dog!

And these photos are even more exciting (to me & the dogs’ owners, at least!) because a few of them will eventually hang on the walls of Highlands Ranch Animal Hospital! Highlands Ranch is a fabulous, brand-spanking-new veterinary clinic in northern San Diego, specifically the Torrey Highlands area on Carmel Mountain Road. I was able to help them celebrate their Grand Opening just a couple of months ago, and Dr. Myers recently asked me to help her to decorate – with art that has a personal touch! So these pups’ shining faces will be greeting the clients & visitors of Highlands Ranch very soon!


On the left is Guinness, an Old English bulldog with the goofiest happy face! On the right is Luke, a 9-year-old rescue border collie mix, who’s slightly shy but completely sweet.

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We took photos on both the while & black backdrops! Which setting do you like better? (I think Guinness is skeptical of the black…)

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Dr. Myers, I can’t wait to see which images you pick for the Highlands Ranch lobby! It was an absolute pleasure meeting Luke & Guinness; thank you again & I’ll talk to 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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