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Elvis, Henrietta, and Oats – a stunning pet images session in Del Mar, CA San Diego Pet Photographer Allison Shamrell ~ The Weblog


I at all times take pleasure in doing photograph periods with a number of pets, however one thing particular occurs after I get to work with a number of species of pets at one session! (It retains me on my toes, that’s for positive!) From a photographer’s perspective, it’s enjoyable to trip between a cat’s mentality and a canine’s mentality. They’re very completely different from one another, however I like a problem! 🙂 Elvis, Henrietta, and Oats have been merely pretty to work with at our current photograph session in Del Mar.

We began out by photographing the cats at residence. Their mother knowledgeable me forward of time that Henrietta is a complete ham for the digicam, and I loved seeing that facet of her character – however like all cats, she made me “work for it” a bit too! She is 3 years outdated and positively has a thoughts of her personal: there have been instances throughout our session when she was keen to be photographed, and instances when she declined. She was an ideal reminder that generally it’s essential to take it sluggish and float… and all my cat mother and father can perceive that. 😉

Her brother, Oats, was considerably of a literal “scaredy cat” – and I used to be warned about that too! Firstly of our session he was nowhere to be discovered. I used to be nervous that I wasn’t going to have the ability to {photograph} him in any respect – however after working with Henrietta for about 20 minutes he cautiously determined to hitch us. To my delight, he truly picked a really photogenic location to sit down and pose for the digicam for about 3 minutes… after which he was gone once more. Ha! I might have beloved to spend extra time with Oats as a result of he’s attractive, however he was not within the temper (neither is he ever actually within the temper) to have his photograph taken or be close to strangers. And that’s okay – it definitely didn’t make sense to pressure it or stress him out to ask for something extra.

After photographing the cats I lastly set to work with Elvis! He’s the canine of the household, a good-looking shepherd-boxer mutt adopted from Helen Woodward Animal Heart. And whereas he’s a bit of sluggish to heat as much as new individuals, he’s completely loopy about his mother and father! He’s his mom’s bodyguard (particularly from scary intruders like the recent tub upkeep man) and easily adores her. And it was clear to see that Elvis actually respects his dad, who has completed an ideal job coaching him. I beloved seeing how they’ve bonded by way of coaching – and I used to be impressed at how his dad even takes him to enjoyable places (just like the canine seashore) to coach, so he can get accustomed to overcoming distractions whereas listening to instructions. That’s SUCH a good way to coach a canine! Kudos to his dad! (And Elvis is aware of that every time he wants some snuggles he can come proper again to his mother!)

After photographing Elvis at his home for a bit, we headed about 5 minutes away to San Dieguito Park. It’s one in all my favourite parks on the town, and the sunshine couldn’t have been any extra good, filtering by way of the bushes that afternoon. Elvis had loads of room to run for motion pictures, and naturally we blended in some household portraits as nicely. It was a number of enjoyable to look at Elvis merely be blissful, hanging out along with his two favourite individuals on this planet! So… how a couple of “sneak peek” of our pictures?


Henrietta has a couple of favourite locations to calm down in her home, and she or he gave me a tour of most of them. (I hear one of the best ones are by the window, to look at for birds.)

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Oats, I solely want we might have spent extra time collectively. What a good-looking boy!

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Elvis loved enjoying fetch along with his dad throughout our session – and he can actually transfer!

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A contented canine in a stupendous park, in good gentle… these are the photograph periods I LOVE!

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Rebecca & Tom, thanks a lot for introducing me to your candy animals! I can’t wait to share the remainder of our pictures with you quickly. (And thanks for introducing us, Kathy!)


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Allison Shamrell Pet Images

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