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.

Summer Senior Pictures & Family Portraits

Early mornings are absolutely gorgeous for summer senior pictures and family portraits. I’m an early riser so I love morning photography sessions. The light is so pretty and the weather is much cooler than late afternoon sessions. Charlotte can get very hot and sticky in the summer and the last thing I want is for you and your family to be sweaty and uncomfortable. Neither photograph well 😉 I’m here to show you that summer sessions can be perfect if you time them right. Just look at the gorgeous summer session below. This was photographed in the middle of July, always one of our hottest months. Like many clients, the Hallman family loves everything about summer – the colors, the clothing, their sun-kissed faces, even the more relaxed family schedule. Those are all very important things to consider when scheduling a photo session. I always advise clients to pick a season that they love (and that they’d like to see in the background of their photos) and to think about when a session best fits into their family calendar. For many of us, summer is simply more flexible. That was certainly the case for the Hallmans. Mom was so smart to be thinking ahead of Natalie’s senior year. She knew how busy fall and spring would get with two high schoolers, college visits, testing, sports and more. They asked me to shoot Natalie’s senior portraits and updated family pictures over the summer when they had time to enjoy the experience. The girls were so gorgeous and the morning couldn’t have been more beautiful. By 9 a.m. we had photographed new family portraits and completed senior pictures, a few weeks ahead of the school year. How’s that for a great way to start your morning? And your senior year?!?!

Thank you Hallman family for trusting me. I love what we created together.

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Click here to see my gallery of Teens & Seniors and here to see another recent senior session in Charlotte’s Independence Park.


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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