joyful family photography & senior portraits

Charlotte, North Carolina

joyful family photography & senior portraits | Charlotte, North Carolina

We connect, we have fun. We behave, we misbehave.


There's no stress and we make great memories.


It's all part of my style.

Photography is more than a passion of mine, it's my lifestyle.


My goal with every session is to create an enjoyable, seamless experience for you and your family while capturing joy-filled images you will treasure forever. I cherish how images make time stand still if only for a second - a shy smile, a toothless grin, a loving embrace, a winning goal, a shared giggle, a stolen tickle, a funny face, a secret place.


These are the things I see. These are the things I love.

Abbe McCracken

happy clients

Abbe is fabulous! We treasure the pictures she has taken of our family over the years.


She has a gift for capturing everyone’s true personality.



I have worked in the photography industry for many years, and I can easily say that Abbe is the best!


My toddler loved her and every picture she took was a work of art.



All three kids (ages 16, 14, and 12) were laughing and enjoying themselves, and our sweet dog enjoyed himself as well!


We love our pictures!



about the artist

Abbe McCracken is an award-winning Charlotte, North Carolina photographer specializing in joyful family photography and high school senior portraits. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Child Photographers and is ranked among Charlotte's best family photographers and best portrait photographers. Abbe holds mastery certifications in Senior Photography, Child Photography and Baby Photography.


Serving the Charlotte metro area including Matthews, Weddington, Ballantyne, and the communities of Myers Park, Dilworth, Cotswold, Elizabeth, Southpark, Blakeney, and beyond.

Abbe and her family walking the streets of Parisprofessional photographer

terrible cook

excellent organizer

early riser

avid traveler

former clogger
Abbe McCracken, award winning photographermeet Abbe
Abbe and her husband walking the streets of ParisBut to those who know me best,
I'm a wife and mom.
Master Photographer Award in Senior Photography 2020
Charlotte NC Best Family Photographers 2021
Master Photographer Award in Child Photography 2021
award for best portrait photographers in Charlotte NC 2021
Master Photographer Award in Baby Photography 2021
a list of awards and recognition



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