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: Teen & Senior Sessions

These high school seniors are about to be graduates. Some already have diplomas in hand. With commencement ceremonies starting today and continuing for the next two weeks, I couldn’t be prouder of this amazing group of young women and men. As I prepared this blog post I couldn’t help but wonder how I got so […]

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Photographing high school baseball is fun. I forgot how much I loved shooting baseball games. As you may remember, my now 11-year-old son “retired” from youth baseball several years ago. And I’ve been missing the baseball field ever since. Thankfully my friends and long-time clients, The Daniels asked me to photograph their oldest son, Bryce, playing […]

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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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This senior portrait session has it all. A gorgeous high school senior with multiple looks, photographed in multiple locations around Charlotte. In my opinion, this is the ultimate senior portrait experience. Meet my friend Alli. She’s classy and fashionable. Smart, athletic and model gorgeous like her older sister. Working with this family is always such an […]

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These boho chic senior portraits are some of my favorites of the season thus far. Abby wanted her senior pictures to have a light and airy look. She also wanted to include flowers for a soft, romantic feel. I love when high school seniors get involved in the creative planning process. Together we landed on […]

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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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Modeling agencies often have very specific requests and styles of images for modeling portfolios. Typically they prefer neutral clothing and simple backgrounds that showcase the model’s natural beauty. Modeling portfolio images should also include a variety of “looks” – serious, playful, smiling and more. This helps agents who view the portfolio to see the model […]

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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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Please pardon the interruption! I’ve been sharing fall family sessions for the past few weeks and have SO MANY MORE to share, but this GORGEOUSNESS just happened. I have to admit, I knew these senior pictures would be epic when we scheduled the session. I mean, she’s gorgeous and we have really cool locations in […]

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