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.

Category Archives: Children’s Portraits

Freedom Park has long been one of my favorite Charlotte, North Carolina locations for outdoor, natural-light photography sessions. It’s gorgeous all year around, but a few months ago, it was simply stunning. Fall 2015 was full of so much color and this family simply added to it. I love photographing them. We laugh. We smile. We […]

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I love photographing children because their uninhibited creativity is contagious. They take my vision, mix in a little personality and together, we make magic. This is a picture of my son Jay. Most of this image was painted in my head long before I had a camera in my hand to shoot it. I made a lot of […]

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This family session is my kind of authentic, joyful family photography. These kids had the best time. I’m pretty sure they were completely at ease and didn’t mind my camera one.single.bit. In fact, I kinda wanted to put the camera down and just play too. This fall family session was photographed in mid-November at one […]

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We get excited about snow here in the South. As a Charlotte childrens photographer, I get really excited about snow. It’s the perfect opportunity for me to photograph my own children enjoying something unique. The last time we had a decent snow in Charlotte was two years ago and you know I photographed it. Last weekend was no […]

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Happy New Year! Thank you all for another amazing year at Abbe McCracken Photography. Your support keeps this business growing and I can’t thank you enough for continuing to trust me with your child and family photography. Because of you all, my name is on the list of Charlotte Smarty Pants’ Smarty Mom of the Year […]

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Santa is coming and I can not tell a lie. My children are hams. They are always up for a good pose or two. But this is not the card I envisioned; it’s so much better. Despite my love of candid moments, I thought I wanted them smiling at the camera. Our card gets mailed to […]

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Do you need holiday card help? If so, creativity is just one click away. This beautiful new holiday card guide from Pinhole Press and the National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP) has it all! Everything from fun facts and creative ideas to original content from NAPCP member photographers like me. I love being a part of this incredible […]

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Fall is one of my favorite seasons … when it doesn’t rain every day. Can I get an amen Charlotte? I love the bold colors and the cooler temperatures. I love when seasonal smells fill the air – fire places, pinecones and apple cider. I love the excitement leading up to the holidays. But the thing […]

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Inspirational. Educational. Uplifting. Entertaining. Those are just a few of the many words I could write about Click Away, a photography conference I recently attended in San Antonio, Texas. I feel very fortunate that this was my 2nd time attending Clickin Moms‘ Click Away conference. Needless to say, it was just as amazing the second time […]

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Fall is always busy. So busy that I never have enough time to share all of my favorite sessions as they are happening. And that’s ok because sometimes my clients ask me not to share their pictures right away. Some families like to keep the whole photo shoot secret and give relatives new prints, canvases and albums as holiday […]

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