It was sometime last year, and I was in Pottery Barn Kids at The Promenade buying a gift. When I went to pay, the cashier noticed my name on my credit card, and she literally said to me, ” YOU’RE Allison Gallagher? Like from AllisonAnne Studios?” Come to find out she works with LeeAnn, the grandmother of Callie a First Year Journey client! I was totally caught off guard and full of excitement! She must have shown the FYJ pics to her work friends, because I was flooded with compliments and inquiries. I was stunned- it was the last thing I expected when I ran into PBK on an errand several towns away! Talk about word of mouth! I was contacted to do a session that would include LeeAnn ( her son booked it for her birthday) and her family in the fall of 2015. This session includes Callie (from the FYJ), who is now 1, her parents Kim and Nick, two Aunts, Grandpop, and of course LeeAnn! I am continuously amazed by people who notice my work, and who spread the word about my studio. Our session day was chilly and overcast, but these folks were colorful and full of life. Callie has some big beautiful eyes, and I know she loved all the attention she was getting from her family. I love shooting multi-generations. It makes me feel like they will always have those pics to look back on and remember the love of family. Callie always gives me a run for my money and will always be one of my favorites to photograph! Thank you to LeeAnn and to Nick and Kim and her beautiful family for this session, and for all the generous reviews!