Best Photography Gifts This Holiday Season

Do you have a photography lover on your holiday list? If so, check out Charlotte Smarty Pants’ blog for my thoughts on the holiday season’s best photography gifts. My recommendations include instant cameras, accessory bundles, film, iPhones and even some of my favorite smart phone editing apps. If someone on your list is getting the iPhone 7, a) I’m jealous and b) why not go ahead and load it up with some great apps?!?

Click here to read Photography Gifts for Smarty Shoppers. Don’t miss the direct links to great deals I found on Amazon and elsewhere. Plus if you live in Charlotte, I just saw two great deals at Costco in Matthews. The Instax Mini 70 (in white only) was on sale for $89.99 including a pack of rainbow film. Right beside it was a 60-count pack of regular film for $35.99. That’s almost half price!! It’s all outlined in the article below.  Happy holiday shopping!

Photography Gifts for Smarty Shoppers

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Abbe McCracken is a multiple 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. Other recent local awards include Hulafrog South Charlotte’s Most Loved Family Photographer and Charlotte Parent Readers’ Favorite Family Photographer.

Abbe McCracken, award winning photographer

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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