Charlotte NC Family Photographer | Joyful Children's Photography » Abbe McCracken is a Charlotte, NC professional portrait photographer specializing in joyful children's photography, family photography, newborn photography. Located in Matthews.

Do you have a photography lover on your holiday list? If so, check out Charlotte Smarty Pants’ blog for my thoughts on the holiday season’s best photography gifts. My recommendations include instant cameras, accessory bundles, film, iPhones and even some of my favorite smart phone editing apps. If someone on your list is getting the iPhone 7, […]

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Happy Holidays from Charlotte, North Carolina … though this picture was taken in Hawaii over the summer, so Mele Kalikimaka too!   For maybe the first time ever, we had our Christmas card done in July. It was so nice!! Because of my busy fall photography schedule, we are usually scrambling to design a card at the 11th […]

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Freedom Park continues to be one of my favorite locations for family photography because it radiates joy, just like this family. It was the perfect photo session location for this adorable threesome from Stanley, North Carolina. Dad purchased the family session as a Mother’s Day gift (bonus points for Dad!!!) for his wife, then she and I planned […]

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Someone recently watched Top Gun. And then watched it again. And again. All just before Halloween costume planning time. So none of us were a single bit surprised when Maverick was Jay’s character of choice. He rocked it too and lucky for me, he gave me one shot tonight. One shot. Lucky for him, I LOVE it. Here’s Maverick on […]

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I’ve had the honor of being interviewed by several awesome photography organizations recently. We discussed everything from best photography advice and favorite lens to guilty pleasures and favorite websites. Both interviews are a little business and a little behind the scenes. My previous clogging experience only got one small mention because all the other intel was […]

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Families with adult children should absolutely make time for annual photos. I love that this family still makes it a priority. And I love that this year they picked me to photograph them. Photographing families with older children can be tricky to schedule because many adult children live elsewhere and have their own busy schedules. I’m so glad we […]

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Happy Aloha Friday! I hope everyone is looking forward to the weekend. We vacationed in Hawaii earlier this summer and I’m already ready to go back. Don’t get me wrong, I love Charlotte. I love North Carolina and I love the South. It’s home. But there is so much I love about Hawaii too including these gorgeous sunsets. […]

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