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  ~  Allison@AllisonShamrell.com  ~  3251 Adams Avenue, Suite C, San Diego, CA 92116

Officially Voted the Best Pet Photographer in San Diego, 2014-2016, by the San Diego A-List.

Tag: ‘event’



That’s a Wrap: Photos from the 2016 Portraits for Pooches Fundraiser

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Oh my goodness – whirlwind weekend doesn’t even begin to describe it. I was absolutely blown away this year (pun intended! ha!) by the support and generosity of the Portraits for Pooches attendees! My weekend was fully booked solid, and it was great to meet so many San Diego dogs – but it was just as fun to write a $1,500 check to the San Diego Humane Society! Not to mention the huge food donation, that the volunteers could hardly believe was so big and so high-quality! Yay! I’d definitely say this fundraiser was a massive success – who knew a mini photo session event for dogs could have gone so smoothly and so well? Haha! And after everyone has ordered their favorite photos as prints, canvases & Christmas cards, I finally have the time to share some of the gorgeous results with you! Here are just a few of the wonderful families who came out this year:

Roxy and Rowdy, cattle dog mixes, and their parents

mini pet photo sessions

 

Trooper and Tres, mixed breed dogs, and their parents

photo session for pets

 

Gracie the boxer and Chico the chihuahua mix, and their parents

mini pet photo session

 

Colin the Mexican rescue mutt, and his moms

mini dog photo session

 

Kane the German shepherd, and his parents
(Okay, okay, here are some photos of just the dogs, too!)

mini pet photo session image

 

Chula the pit bull mix
(We had two backdrops to choose between: classic white, or rustic snowflakes on wood! Which do you like better?)

mini photo session for dogs

 

Aberdeen the service dog (labrador and golden retriever mix)

mini photo session for dogs

 

Belle the Bichon Frise

mini dog photo session

 

Oscar & Mia, dachshunds

dogs mini session

 

Penny the lhasa apso mix

mini photo sessions for pets

 

 

Missed out on the event this year? Don’t be (too) sad – a few Portraits for Pooches events are on my 2017 calendar! The first one is actually in January (eeeek!) and it’s benefitting California Labradors, Retrievers & More. Perfect timing for a Christmas gift! If you’d like to participate – or if you’re a representative of a local animal rescue and would like to reap the benefits of a similar event – drop me a line! You can call 619.357.6624 or email me at allison@allisonshamrell.com.

 

I hope to see you at a future event – whether it’s to celebrate Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, National Dog Day or next year’s Christmas card photos! :)

-Allison

 

Portraits for Pooches: a Mini Photo Session Event for the San Diego Humane Society!

Monday, October 17th, 2016

It’s that time of year again! November means the next Portraits for Pooches event, mini studio pet photography sessions that benefit a local San Diego charity! I can’t wait to meet dozens of local dogs for quick and fun photo sessions – so they can grace their families’ Christmas cards this year!

And better yet: this is a fundraiser for the San Diego Humane Society! $50 from every session will be donated to help homeless animals find their forever families. (Attendees can even bring a bag of dog food to receive a complimentary 8×10″ fine art print from their session, as well!)

These 15-minute photo sessions are long enough to create at least 10 frame-worthy portraits, and yet they’re short enough to keep the attention of any dog! (And you can feel free to jump in for a few family photos, too!)

Here are all the details:

pet photography mini sessions

Everyone is already walking away with their favorite photo as a high-resolution digital image, ready to be printed on Christmas cards & gifts – but what if you end up with TWO favorite photos? Or three, or four?

Here’s the info for any additional products, which are completely optional but entirely available:

mini-session pricing

Remember: registration for Portraits for Pooches opens on Wednesday, October 19, 2016!

There’s a limited number of time slots available, so call 619.257.6624 to reserve your spot!

 

Portraits for Pooches: Let’s Fly in July! ~ (Pet Photography Mini-Sessions)

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Hello everyone! A big event is coming up, and I’m so excited to share it with you!

Many of you participated in the last round of Portraits for Pooches, a series of pet photography mini-sessions that I’m hosting on behalf of the San Diego Humane Society. Now it’s time for the next installment – and I’ve put together a fun aviation theme to go with it! So whether you’d like to pretend that your pooch is a pilot, or keep things simple and get a head-start on your Christmas cards this year (eeek!), there’s an option for everyone. Here are all the details!

portraits for pooches

 

You can enjoy a professional photo session with your pets, and half of the proceeds go straight to the Humane Society!

 

As the graphics above describe, here are all the details about this Portraits for Pooches event:

~  $99 for a 15-minute photo session! It’ll be un-rushed and stress-free, not to mention lots of fun! 

~  July 30 & 31, 2016 – perfect for celebrating National Mutt Day on July 31st!

~  Everything is happening in the studio, at 3251 Adams Avenue, in Normal Heights, San Diego.

~  You get to pick out your favorite portrait and keep it as a high-resolution digital image, with a full print release for sharing, downloading, and printing copies.

~  You’ll have at least 10 images to choose from; it’s a taste of the custom photography experience!

~  The whole family is welcome to come! (please note: up to 2 pets are allowed per time slot)

~  Booking is open NOW!

 

So here’s how to book your mini-session:

:  :  :  :    Email me at allison@allisonshamrell.com, or call me at 619.357.6624 to pick your time slot!    :  :  :  :

That’s it! Pretty easy.  :)

Of course, during each of the pet photography mini-sessions, I’ll create more than just one photo. Participants will actually have over ten finalized images to browse! So for anyone that would like to sample a few products from my archival-quality product line, I’ve put together a few product collections & options:

pet photo mini sessions

… and if you bring a bag of dog or cat food to donate to SDHS, you’ll receive a complimentary 8×10″ fine art print, too!

 

Here’s how to reserve your mini-session:

:  :  :  :    Email me at allison@allisonshamrell.com, or call me at 619.357.6624 to pick your time slot!    :  :  :  :

We won’t be able to accommodate walk-ups, so please make sure you call ahead of time!

 

Yahoo, I can’t wait! This is going to be an amazing event and I’m hoping to raise LOTS of money for the San Diego Humane Society! Thanks for supporting such a great cause with me!

 

Portraits for Pooches – a new series of fundraisers for the San Diego Humane Society!

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

I have some incredibly exciting news to share with you! I’ve been talking with the amazing people of the San Diego Humane Society recently, and we’ve planned a photo-worthy series of fundraisers that are going to be SO much fun! Introducing…

valentine's day fundraiser

 

That’s right – you can enjoy a professional photo-session with your pets, and half of the proceeds go straight to the Humane Society!

 

As the graphics above describe, here are all the details about this Portraits for Pooches event:

~  $99 for a 15-minute photo session!

~  February 6 & 7, 2016 – just in time for Valentine’s Day!

~  Everything is happening in the studio, at 3251 Adams Avenue, in Normal Heights, San Diego.

~  You get to pick out your favorite portrait and keep it as a high-resolution digital image, with a full print release

~  You’ll have 10+ images to choose from; it’s a taste of the custom photography experience!

~  The whole family is welcome to come! (up to 2 pets allowed per time slot)

~  Booking is open NOW!

 

So here’s how to reserve your mini-session:

:  :  :  :    Email me at allison@allisonshamrell.com, or call me at 619.357.6624 to pick your time slot!    :  :  :  :

That’s it! Pretty easy.  :)

 

Of course, during each mini-session, I’ll create more than just one photo. Participants will actually have over ten finalized images to browse! So for anyone that would like to sample a few products from my archival-quality product line, I’ve put together a few product collections & options:

portraits for pooches

… and if you bring a bag of dog or cat food to donate, you’ll receive a complimentary 8×10″ fine art print, too!

 

Here’s how to reserve your mini-session:

:  :  :  :    Email me at allison@allisonshamrell.com, or call me at 619.357.6624 to pick your time slot!    :  :  :  :

We won’t be able to accommodate walk-ups, so please call ahead of time!

 

Yahoo, I can’t wait! This is going to be an amazing event and my goal is to raise LOTS of money for the San Diego Humane Society! Thanks for supporting such a great cause with me – I hope to see you there! :)

Holiday Pet Photography Mini-Sessions!

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

I could not be more excited to announce the amazing event that I’ve been planning for weeks now!! Since the holiday season is my busiest time of year, and I certainly don’t enjoy turning people away that call me in mid-November for Christmas card photos, I’ve designed an event that will open up my availability to dozens of San Diego families, just in time for the holidays! Drumroll please… announcing…

 

My 2015 Holiday Mini-Sessions!

 

mini sessions pet photography

 

holiday mini sessions pet photography

 

 

As the graphics above describe, here are all the details:

~  $99 for a 15-minute mini photo session!

~  These are happening on November 21 & 22, 2015.

~  We’ll be in a San Diego public park on the 21st, and the studio (on Adams Ave) on the 22nd.

~  You get to pick out your favorite image and keep it as a high-resolution digital file, with a full print release.

~  You’ll have 10+ images to choose from; it’s truly a taste of the custom photography experience!

~  The whole family is welcome to come! (up to 2 pets allowed per time slot)

~  Booking opens on November 1st! See below how to reserve your time slot.

 

And just because this is a special event, I’ve been working with almost a dozen other businesses to put together swag bags for all the attendees! These are some of my very favorite local businesses that I love & trust – I’m talking about Camp Bow Wow, Decadent Dog, San Carlos Animal Hospital, Kensington Pet Supply, Dogs Abound, La Jolla Colony Vet Hospital, Earthwise Pet Supply, Awesome Doggies – and they’ve combined forces to create swag bag goodies that are absolutely AMAZING! I’m so excited – if you add up everything inside, they’re actually worth more cash than the session fee itself! Gah! So fun! :)

 

Of course, during each mini-session, I’ll create more than just one Christmas-card-worthy image. Participants will actually have over ten finalized images to browse! So for anyone that would like to sample a few products from my archival-quality product line, I’ve put together a few product collections & options:

holiday pet mini-session pricing

 

Here’s how to reserve your time slot!

  1. Wait until November 1st – make a reminder or mark it on your calendar!

  2. Email me at allison@allisonshamrell.com, or call me at 619.357.6624 to pick your time slot!

And that’s it! Pretty simple! But I have a feeling these mini-sessions are going to sell out – so don’t wait until mid-November to get in touch!

 

Yahoo! I can’t wait! And I hope to see you there! :)

 

 

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