session details

My sessions include joy-filled moments, gorgeous posed shots and yes, genuine smiles . . . those I’m-having-so-much-fun-and-can’t-help-it smiles. My sessions also include stolen quiet moments, precious shy moments and hilarious candid moments because in truth, we are all many things. It is my job to capture those many facets of every subject I photograph. I want you to remember how wonderfully unique your family and your children were at each stage of development. My kids are 14 and 11 now. It all goes by so quickly.

 

My clients are looking for this unique mix and real connections. They want the best of both worlds and enjoy the variety. They love seeing beautiful images of their life, their children and their connections.

 

All sessions start at $850 and include 40+ digital images. Clients may purchase products such as custom albums, fine art prints and wall art within packages and a la carte.

 

Please contact me for complete pricing details.

My goal with every session is to create an

enjoyable, seamless experience for your family

all while capturing joyful, candid and modern images you will treasure forever.

distinguished father looking at young daughters

Family Sessions

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 too – the husband admiring his wife, the child exploring a new path, the mother and son snuggling. With me, you get it all.

young boy laying in the grass and laughing

Childhood Sessions

Some of the best compliments I receive come from children themselves … a high-five at the grocery store, a secret smile at the movies, and a request to go see Ms. Abbe for pictures. We connect, we have fun. We behave, we misbehave. There’s no stress and we make great memories. It’s all part of my style.

young man sitting on stairs for senior portrait

Senior Sessions

One of my favorite things about photographing high school seniors is showing them they are beautiful. Teens love to tell me they aren’t photogenic. I enjoy proving them wrong. Seeing confidence spread across their faces as we work together never gets old. It makes my job so important because not only are we commemorating a huge milestone, we are building up the next generation of leaders.

Please contact me for more details on events, interior design, and real estate photography

education

Interested in taking better pictures? I offer one-to-one, hands-on mentoring for photographers of all levels, from beginners to experienced pros. Our time together will be customized to meet your needs, expand your skills and give you confidence.

 

Rates begin at $300 per person and include all of the following:

  • Two one-hour lessons with technical information and hands-on experience
  • Private, in-home, flexible meeting times
  • Assignments to put your learning into practice
  • Detailed image critiques and feedback before, during and after lessons
  • All learning materials
  • Everything customized to meet your needs

 

Please contact me for additional details.

happy clients

Abbe was awesome! She took great family photos and did an amazing job with my 1 year old! She is very talented and we can’t wait to use her again! So glad to have such a wonderful photographer in the Charlotte area.

 

We are very happy with our experience.

 

ELIZABETH TILLEY

Working with Abbe for my daughter’s senior pictures was a fabulous experience. She chose all the right locations for us to visit and made my daughter so comfortable. Our pictures are amazing and we will cherish them!

 

Abbe is a wonderful photographer and we highly recommend her!

 

KATHLEEN CARPENTER

Fantastic experience with Abbe! Such a pro! Able to get the perfect shots year after year. Three kids and this year we made it hard with our new puppy!

 

We love our family album and Christmas cards. Great location suggestions, too! Thanks, Abbe!

 

JEN MCDONALD

what people are asking

ARE YOU TAKING NEW CLIENTS?

Yes, I love meeting new families! Sessions are booked on a first come, first served basis. Please subscribe to my newsletter for seasonal updates and special offers.

 

DO YOU OFFER MINI SESSIONS?

No. My lifestyle sessions capture authentic personalities and family dynamics, real connections and joy-filled moments. Those images and feelings simply can’t be rushed. Plus I love giving my clients time to have fun and enjoy the process. And I really love when teenagers, toddlers and even dads don’t want the session to end. It happens.

 

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK OUR SESSION?

Sessions book several seasons in advance with the popular spring and fall seasons typically booking about 4-6 months in advance. I book a limited number of photo shoots each month so please inquiry early.

 

WHAT IF WE NEED TO RESCHEDULE?

I intentionally leave flexibility in my calendar for reschedules, weather related or not. I have a busy family too and understand first hand how schedules change. Sometimes kids get sick too. Not a problem. We will adjust your session as needed. And yes, I monitor the weather so closely that I should have my meteorology degree.

 

DO YOU TRAVEL OUTSIDE OF CHARLOTTE, NC?

Yes! There is a $50 travel fee for areas 25-35 miles away from my home in Matthews. This includes nearby towns such as Belmont, Concord, Davidson, Huntersville and Rock Hill to name a few. Please inquire for travel fees outside of the greater Charlotte metro area.

 

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?

My What to Wear Guide includes tips and links to Pinterest boards for more attire inspiration. I have curated collections for families, senior girls and senior boys.

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CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

abbemccrackenphotography@gmail.com

404-550-0812