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 of my favorite Charlotte NC parks, Independence Park. I love this park for its wide-open spaces, old stonework, gorgeous fall colors and yes, the playground. The playground is an awesome spot for kids to let loose and a great place for me to capture candid moments. You should also know that this mama’s name is – very appropriately – Joy. She added the following to my Client Reviews:
“Abbe was fantastic! She rolled with it when my high energy kids would rather tackle than pose, and produced some fabulous and authentic photos in the process. She captured big smiles, beautiful light, and all the joy and chaos a two and five year old can bring.”
Music to my ears. Thank you Johnsons for inviting me to document the joy. I can’t wait to do it again. Until then, I’ll practice on the monkey bars.
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.