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.

Charlotte Smarty Pants Awards 2016 Best Family Photographer

Charlotte Smarty Pants recently announced the 2016 Smarty Awards and Abbe McCracken Photography won Best Family Photographer! You know what’s even better than winning once? Winning TWICE! I’ve somehow snagged this honor two years in a row. I won Best Family Photographer in 2015 too and now I get to keep the title. I still can’t believe it! I am so grateful to all of my clients and friends who voted. You guys are the best. You encourage me daily and keep this business growing. You love taking photo adventures with me and telling others about our fun. I will forever be grateful for the continued support you give me and all the cute faces you keep putting in front of my camera. Thank you for liking, loving and commenting on everything that comes your way. Thank you for spreading the word. Thank you for honoring what I love to do. 

Charlotte Smarty Pants 2016 Smarty Award Winner for Best Family Photographer

The 2016 Smarty Awards feature an impressive list of the best businesses in and around Charlotte, including several of my favorites too. Be sure to check out the entire list of 2016 Smarty Award Winners

Charlotte Smarty Pants provides THE daily scoop for savvy Charlotte moms. It’s a great resource for all things parenting from pregnancy to high school. Being honored with Best Family Photographer from such a trusted resource means so much to me. Thank you again Charlotte Smarties for making me the area’s top family photographer two years in a row. Here’s hoping for a three-peat in 2017!

Click here to view my family photography portfolio or here for recent family sessions from the blog. Don’t miss my children’s gallery and baby gallery too. Lots of cuteness.


Abbe McCracken is a multiple 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 two-time winner of Charlotte Smarty Pants’ Best Family Photographer (2016, 2015). Other recent local awards include Hulafrog South Charlotte’s Most Loved Family Photographer and Charlotte Parent Readers’ Favorite Family Photographer.