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Uptown Charlotte NC Family Photography

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, and the city grew around it. When people came to this point, they were going ‘up,’” Charlotte historian Tom Hanchett says. “The second part is more recent. On Sept. 23, 1974, a City Council proclamation declared that the shopping and business district in the center city be officially named ‘Uptown Charlotte.’”

Uptown Charlotte suits the area. It’s fancy and beautiful year around. The family session showcased below was photographed during the fall and as you will see in the following links, Uptown Charlotte is equally gorgeous during the spring, summer and even into winter. The mix of urban textures and green spaces make it usable all four seasons. Check out this spring family session in Uptown Charlotte and this fashionable winter senior session also set in Uptown. But first, look at this gorgeous family. They’ve been clients since day 1 and I’m so happy we were able to squeeze in new family pictures last October. Their sessions are always filled with love and laughter. We all spend at least half of the time laughing. It’s a great thing. Thank you Smith family for continuing to trust me with your family photography. Love you guys!

Family portrait taken during the fall on The Green in Uptown Charlotte Happy couple photographed in Uptown Charlotte Candid photography of a family walking in Uptown Charlotte, NC Siblings sitting against an urban brick wall in Uptown Charlotte, NC Young blonde girl laughing Portait of a young boy, close up of freckles and eyelashes Candid sibling portrait photographed on The Green in Uptown Charlotte Candid sibling portrait photographed on The Green in Uptown Charlotte Candid sibling portrait photographed on The Green in Uptown Charlotte portrait of a mother and son sitting in the grass amongst the urban spaces of Uptown Charlotte young girl practicing gymnastics on The Green in Uptown Charlotte

Click here to view more family photography sessions from the blog or here to see my family gallery.

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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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