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.

Fall Family Photos in Charlotte’s Freedom Park

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 goof off. We even walk like ducks and make duck calls too … see below 😉  We captured such a great variety of casually-posed portraits, lifestyle images and candids. I love how their personalities shine through in all of these pictures. Thank you Dorsey family for continuing to trust me with your family photography. I think we make a great team.

Fall portrait of a young family in Charlotte

I always make time for a few pictures of mom and dad alone because 1) many couples haven’t had a portrait alone since their wedding and 2) kids love laughing at their parents. This is one of my favorite couples images of the fall season.

Fall portrait of a couple in Freedom Park, Charlotte, NC

This duo is as cute as their parents above!

Portrait of brothers sitting on a stone wall in Freedom Park, Charlotte NC Candid image of a father talking to his sons during a fall family photo session

Freedom Park is gorgeous … and not crowded early in the morning.

Family walking together in Charlotte Image of a mother and son snuggling Natural light portrait of a young brown-eyed boy with sun kissing the top of his head Portrait of a blond boy wearing Vineyard Vines vest

Apparently it’s best to imitate ducks if you want to approach them.

Candid image of brothers walking like ducks in Freedom ParkOr call them …
Young boy making duck calls at Freedom Park

Young boy holding purple berries he found in a local park - Charlotte, NC

Young boy waiting for ducks at Charlotte Backlit family portrait in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Abbe McCracken is an award-winning photographer serving Charlotte, NC and the surrounding areas of Matthews, Ballantyne, Weddington and beyond. She specializes in joyful family and children’s photography. Abbe is a member of the National Association of Professional Child Photographers and is the 2015 winner of Charlotte Smarty Pants’ Best Family Photographer, Hulafrog South Charlotte’s Most Loved Family Photographer and Charlotte Parent Readers’ Favorite Family Photographer.


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