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: Family Portraits

This family. I adore them. They are so creative and full of life. Little Ms. Mabel doesn’t know it yet but she hit the jackpot. Her parents are the best. They love life and their baby girl. They play hard and laugh hard. I just loved seeing how they interacted with Mabel and each other. […]

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Yesterday I blogged a gorgeous spring session from Carmel Country Club and now I’ve got a serious case of Springitus. Actually I should say #springitus since it’s already that trendy. I’ll share more fall sessions next week. This week, let’s keep the spring family portraits coming. This mama is the most amazing speech therapist! She worked […]

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Sometimes there is simply no rhyme or reason as to what shows up on the blog next. I feel like I’m always sharing last season and shooting a current season. I still have so many amazing sessions from fall to show you but this year’s spring portraits have been BEAUTIFUL … minus a few unusually wet weekends. If you are on my […]

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Uptown Charlotte is a gorgeous location for family pictures all year around. Uptown you say? Most big cities have a downtown. Here in Charlotte, we have an uptown. Our traditional downtown area is simply called uptown. Why? I did a little research and found this in The Charlotte Observer: “This was the highest elevation point, […]

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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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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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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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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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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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