Happy Holidays from My Family

Happy Holidays! I hope everyone has a relaxing holiday season and enjoys a little bit slower pace. I know I will. I’m going to take a deep breath, be still (for me) and be thankful. Thankful you shared your families with me. Thankful I get to do this job I love. Thankful my family supports my passion and my process. Thankful for the rest time that is now here. And if I’m being honest, thankful that we got our family holiday card done. Ryan and I love Christmas cards. We always work on ours together and we really pushed this one to the last minute. But it’s here. And we love it!

The picture on the front was taken by Flytographer Olga in Paris and the images on the back are my own from the same summer trip to France.

2017 has been another amazing year thanks to you all. My work year started and ended with two perfectly planned and executed Bat Mitzvahs at Temple Beth El. In between I photographed a bunch of amazing kids, parents, grandparents, high school seniors, family pets and even a few custom homes. I love documenting your days and I’m so grateful that you keep inviting me into your lives. We captured some amazing moments and I can’t wait to show off more of them on the blog. For now though, thank you for continuing to put so much trust in me. Merry Christmas from me and my crazies, and cheers to a restful and happy holiday season.

Charlotte NC Family Photographer Abbe McCracken and family in Paris, France - Our Family Holiday Card 2017Back of our family holiday card 2017 - Professional photographer Abbe McCracken - Charlotte, NC

Click here to see pictures in my Personal Gallery or here for images of My Own Family from the blog.


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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