The Chambers Family | Charlotte NC Joyful Family Photography

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. When we needed posed pictures, they gave me posed and when we cut loose for candids, WE CUT LOOSE. I have a saying, “personalities shine when listening ears fail.” Their listening ears didn’t necessarily fail, but man did their personalities shine. Thank you Mom and Dad for raising such fun children and giving them a zest for life. You guys set the tone and your love is flowing through these images as well. When children are willing to be themselves with me, I know they are comfortable in their own skin at home too. You guys are all amazing. Thank you for trusting me to capture your joy and document your personalities shining bright. I loved every minute of it and can’t wait to do it again. 

This family session was photographed in Charlotte’s Freedom Park in early April. Here are just a few of my favorite pictures from their final gallery. 

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Family portrait photographed in Charlotte's Freedom Park - April 2017Young tween boy with green eyes and frecklesImage of a girl laughing, gorgeous smile full of joyCandid picture of a young boy laying on a blanket

Candid picture of three joyful siblings taken during a family photography sessionBlack and white portrait of a young girl with long hair blowing in the windCandid portrait of brothers photographed during a family session in Charlotte's Freedom ParkJoyful candid family portraitBlack and white candid family portrait photographed in Charlotte's Freedom Park

Picture of a mother and her youngest son snuggling near the pond in Charlotte's Freedom ParkJoyful picture of father and son laughingImages showing the different faces of a joyful young girl

Portraits of a twelve-year-old boy, varied poses

Candid black and white picture of three siblings taken during a family photography sessionBrothers posing on the wooden bridge in Charlotte's Freedom ParkPictures of a mother and her three children, including a black and white candid of her oldest child snuggling with her

Three siblings posing for a picture during a family photography session in Charlotte's Freedom Park

Portraits of a young boy laughing and smiling

Candid pictures of siblings playing hand games, gorgeous back lighting and rim light

Image of three siblings laying on a blanket in Charlotte, North Carolina's Freedom Park

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Abbe McCracken is an 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.


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meet Abbe

Welcome to my blog! I’m a child and family photographer based in Charlotte NC.


Parents always ask, “what if my kid doesn’t listen?” My answer: that’s actually perfect. Don’t tell your children I said so, but personalities shine when listening ears fail. I welcome the silly. I want the giggles. I watch for honest smiles, real connections and stolen family moments.


This applies to your big kids and high school seniors too. Wink, Wink.

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