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.

Personal Photography Favorites

As much as I love photographing other people’s children, it all started with my two crazies. Here are a few of my current, always changing, family favorites. I’m very lucky to have three characters (our dog Max counts too!) who generally play along when the camera comes out. Every now and then, they flat out ignore me. But little do they know, sometimes that’s what I want anyway. Real life, genuine joy, honest moments. I hope you enjoy these personal photography favorites.

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A picture of a young boy jumping out of the water. Photographed with the Nikon1 AW1

Artifact Uprising Instagram Friendly books designed by Charlotte family photographer Abbe McCracken

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Tween girl and her dog, Tibetan Terrier Max McCracken, giving early morning bus stop hugs

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Portrait of a tween girl drinking hot chocolate at The Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. Sparkly holiday bokeh in the background. Abbe McCracken Photography_Charlotte NC_Personal Family Portraits2016_02 Abbe McCracken Photography_Charlotte NC_Personal Family Portraits2016_01

Black and white lifestyle image of a young boy tying his tennis shoes

Black and white profile portrait of a young tween girl ready for her Charlotte Junior Cotillion dance

A tween girl walking away from photographer with a stuffed puppy - hints of childhood - in her purse Image of a young boy helping his teammate put on his baseball catcher

School boy pretending to walk a tight rope between Charlotte Mecklenburg school buses.

Black and white portrait of a young boy with freckles and funky glasses Black and white image of a young boy riding his bike on neighborhood roads in Matthews, NC colorful image of a young girl floating in a life preserver in a swimming pool Reflection of a child walking along the beach on Isle of Palms in South Carolina, interesting texture in the bubbles Two children - cousins - talking an early morning stroll along the beach in Wild Dunes, Isle of Palms, SC Detail shot of a child with two sand dollars in her hand, found on the beach near Wild Dunes in South Carolina

Child coming out of the ocean waves with his boogie board. Photographed at Wild Dunes by Charlotte children Children climbing the rock wall at Squirrel Lake Park in Matthews, NC Young boy stands in awe of the sequoias in Marin County, CA Siblings on the ground laughing in the leaves

Abbe McCracken Photography - Tibetan Terrier dog Max Colorful photography of a young girl with rainbow Converse All-Star high tops, a pink tulle skirt and scabs on her knees

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 Abbe McCracken is an award-winning, natural light photographer specializing in joyful baby, child and family photography. Abbe serves the Charlotte, NC metro area including Matthews, Ballantyne, Blakeney, Weddington and beyond. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Child Photographers and is the two-time recipient of Charlotte Smarty Pants’ Best Family Photographer (2016, 2015). Other recent awards include Hulafrog South Charlotte’s Most Loved Family Photographer and Charlotte Parent Readers’ Favorite Family Photographer.