I admit I winced a bit when Allison suggested meeting at a putt-putt course to shoot her family's portraits. I envisioned lots of distractions and minimal charm. Oh, how wrong I was! The Patio Playground at Topsail Beach is unchanged from 1955. It is so retro and absolutely charmed my pants off. It was a big part of Allison and her brothers' childhoods and, ultimately, the most appropriate place ever to photograph their big, beautiful family.