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.

Vizsla Photography in Alpine, CA

I braced myself as I pulled up the driveway in Alpine, CA. “Allison,” I said to myself, “you have a session with four vizslas today. Four of what’s probably the highest-energy breed of dog. You will be tired at the end of the day. Actually, no, you will be exhausted. But that’s why you just had an energy drink. These dogs might run you into the ground – but it’s okay, they’re going to be adorable. Just keep getting up off the ground every time you get tackled.” And so I marched into their house with that determined attitude – and promptly melted into a puddle when I saw two litters of two-week-old puppies. Gahhhh!

My recent session with Vistercil’s Vizslas could simply not have been more fun – or more exhausting, haha! I worked with four dogs: Ruger the old man, Juneau the 5-year-old, Newman the 4-month-old, and Walter the way-too-cute-13-week-old puppy. Our photo session started at their house in Alpine, where I also met the litters of puppies, and then we headed into town for some studio photos! And as much as I advocate for rescue groups, and firmly believe that you can find a spectacular dog at your local shelter, I also know that there’s also an important & invaluable place in our communities for responsible breeding, too. Carrying on the legacy of a breed for future generations is a huge task, and I always enjoy meeting high-quality breeders – and I can definitely say that Peggy & Chuck are wonderful people who raise & care for some incredible & gorgeous dogs (like Prim & Track, for example)!


Here’s old man Ruger! He keeps a watchful eye over the young pups.

old vizsla dog


Next-oldest is Juneau; and boy is he handsome or what?

vizsla picture


Newman, at four months old, is simply a bundle of energy! This was a rare calm moment – he was happier and more often found bounding in all directions across the yard!

viszla puppy photography



Before leaving the house, I made sure to meet Marley the Bengal cat. I think he tried to hide behind the bush from me… I see you, Marley.

cat photo san diego ca



And lastly, Walter the 13-week-old puppy turned out to be such a pro at posing that, well, he can do it in his sleep. :)

studio vizsla picture



Peggy & Chuck, thank you for all your invaluable help during our photo session! Working with vizslas is no joke… I’m so happy to have met you and all your dogs! Can’t wait to see you both again soon!




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San Diego's Best Pet Photographer, voted by the San Diego A-List 2014-2016
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