Sunny Spring Family Session

It’s very cold and still very rainy here in Charlotte. I need a taste of spring and thought you might too which means that it’s time to start sharing more of my 2018 sessions.

First up is a warm, sunny spring family session that couldn’t have been more perfect. We got so lucky with the weather this day. It was absolutely beautiful. I love when that happens, especially for families who wait patiently through multiple weather delays as this family did. I believe we had two previous delays – one rain out and one day that was unseasonably cold. These Charlotte seasons are beginning to be a little unreliable (some might say “a little” is an understatement). Regardless, this March afternoon turned out to be exactly as expected and practically perfect in every way.

Thank you Moore family for trusting me. I meet the best families through referrals and you guys are no exception. I’m always so appreciative when current clients lead me to awesome new clients like you. I loved working with you all, both on location photographing you and afterwards, designing albums and wall art for your home. I hope you smile every time you see what we all made together.

Here are just a few of my favorites from our time together at Marvin Efird Park, about 20 minutes south of Charlotte. Enjoy viewing this gorgeous sunny spring family session. And please keep your fingers crossed that we get more of this great weather in Charlotte soon!

Candid image three teenage children hugging their mother - spring family session
Images of mom and dad alone in a wheat field
warm, sunny spring picture of siblings in a wheat field
black and white candid image of siblings laughing
spring family pictures in wheat field outside Charlotte, NC
spring family portrait in wheat field outside Charlotte, NC
Portraits of siblings taken during a spring family session near Charlotte NC
Candid image of a teenage girl laughing
black and white portrait of a teenage girl playing with her hair
Portraits of a teenage girl and her guitar
Candid image of father and three teen children, taken during sunny spring family photo session
Candid, joyful image of a father and his two teen daughter sitting on a picnic bench, hugging
spring family portraits among flowering trees in Charlotte NC
traditional portrait of tween girl with a dimple
joyful image of a teenage girl raising her hands to the sky
Family walking among beneath the flowering trees in Charlotte, NC - spring family portraits
Two teenage sisters skip away from the camera on a warm, sunny spring day in Charlotte, North Carolina
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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