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

This family. I love them. I love that I’ve gotten to see and document their kids’ growth over the years. They were one of my first clients back in 2012 and we’ve photographed four family sessions together since then including these adorable puppy pictures from 2013.  Each one very different and each one so special to […]

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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! […]

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Freedom Park continues to be one of my favorite locations for family photography because it radiates joy, just like this family. It was the perfect photo session location for this adorable threesome from Stanley, North Carolina. Dad purchased the family session as a Mother’s Day gift (bonus points for Dad!!!) for his wife, then she and I planned […]

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Families with adult children should absolutely make time for annual photos. I love that this family still makes it a priority. And I love that this year they picked me to photograph them. Photographing families with older children can be tricky to schedule because many adult children live elsewhere and have their own busy schedules. I’m so glad we […]

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It’s summer in Charlotte, NC and needless to say, it’s hot. I happen to love the heat and am so glad it didn’t deter this family of five. We planned their family photo session for early morning to take advantage of the best light and lowest temperatures. It was SO worth it. Just look at these […]

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This family. I adore them. They are so creative and full of life. Little Ms. Mabel doesn’t know it yet but she hit the jackpot. Her parents are the best. They love life and their baby girl. They play hard and laugh hard. I just loved seeing how they interacted with Mabel and each other. […]

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Yesterday I blogged a gorgeous spring session from Carmel Country Club and now I’ve got a serious case of Springitus. Actually I should say #springitus since it’s already that trendy. I’ll share more fall sessions next week. This week, let’s keep the spring family portraits coming. This mama is the most amazing speech therapist! She worked […]

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Sometimes there is simply no rhyme or reason as to what shows up on the blog next. I feel like I’m always sharing last season and shooting a current season. I still have so many amazing sessions from fall to show you but this year’s spring portraits have been BEAUTIFUL … minus a few unusually wet weekends. If you are on my […]

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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, […]

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Freedom Park has long been one of my favorite Charlotte, North Carolina locations for outdoor, natural-light photography sessions. It’s gorgeous all year around, but a few months ago, it was simply stunning. Fall 2015 was full of so much color and this family simply added to it. I love photographing them. We laugh. We smile. We […]

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