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.

Category Archives: Family Portraits

Mother’s Day is Sunday! I hope all of the moms in my life get to celebrate all weekend long. It’s so cliche but a mother’s work IS in fact never done. We go and we go and we go. So I will be stretching this out as long as possible and I hope you will too. […]

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Uptown Charlotte is one of the best places for urban senior portraits because it’s gorgeous all year around. I use it a lot for both high school senior portraits and family sessions. Right now, I’m busy shooting spring sessions so I wanted to share another favorite photo session from fall. And when I say favorite, […]

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Lifestyle family portraits are my favorite. I love capturing families being themselves and enjoying each other. Their joy-filled, candid moments make my heart happy. But so do quiet, tender moments. Both are real moments with real connections. And both capture real personalities. For me, that’s the goal. That’s my vision. I want families to have […]

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This session almost didn’t happen. We jumped through several weather and scheduling concerns to make these Uptown family portraits possible. We needed one son home from college before the other son left for the Navy. And the rain. We really needed the rain to stop. August felt unusually rainy in Charlotte this year. It absolutely […]

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Early mornings are absolutely gorgeous for summer senior pictures and family portraits. I’m an early riser so I love morning photography sessions. The light is so pretty and the weather is much cooler than late afternoon sessions. Charlotte can get very hot and sticky in the summer and the last thing I want is for […]

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Joyful. If I could only use one word to describe this family it would be joyful. We had so much fun during this session; I know you’ll see the joy shining strong as you view these pictures. All three kids were just amazing in front of the camera – the perfect combination of poised and playful. […]

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Charlotte Catholic just graduated an outstanding young man. So outstanding that he wanted (or at least agreed) to have his family attend his senior portrait session earlier this spring. I’m guessing he wanted them there because as you can see, the family bonds are strong. Meet my new friends the Thornton family. Mom and I have […]

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It has been BUSY around here. My spring season kicked off with this gorgeous senior session I blogged last month and we haven’t slowed down since. I’ve photographed several repeat clients and met many new families since March. Everyone is thrilled with their galleries and I just keep moving from one session edit to the next. Creating gorgeous family […]

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Today I’m sharing another family session from our busy fall photography season. This family brought so much joy to Independence Park back in September. I love joy so needless to say, photographing them was such a treat. Pure joy, belly laughs, real smiles and tender moments are all emotions I try to elicit in my sessions. Those […]

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