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Newborn, Baby & Family Portraiture

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I offer a truly exceptional experience for parents looking to enjoy creating memories with their children.

Whether you're looking for a cozy newborn studio photography session, or playing in the mountains with your children, me and my team will take care of all the details.

From a Client Wardrobe to choose from to the perfect location I've thought of everything you need to have a truly enjoyable portrait session.

Sessions include options for the mountains, your home, beaches, tall grassy fields, little farms, and of course my natural-light studio located in the South Charlotte area.

I also adore black and white photography, un-cluttered images, and connections that make photographs feel like a moment frozen in time.

I would love to get to know your family and chat about how we can create portraits you can truly grow old with!

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As a professional newborn photographer in Charlotte for over 10 years, I love creating soulful and peaceful newborn and maternity portraits that you and your family will love for a lifetime.

As a parent to three wonderful children, I know these are the best years of your life, and how important it is to take our time documenting these sweet, fleeting moments with intent and joy.

I'm a firm believer in artwork you can touch, physical prints, and framed images that create anchors for our lives, and turn houses into homes.

What to expect

01. A Pre-Consultation, detailing best location options, wardrobe selections, and how to best prep for your session. Communication is key to having a meaningful, peaceful session.

02. One of the most important elements in your photographs will be your wardrobe. You are invited to browse through my client wardrobe in person, in my South Charlotte Studio.

03. A gorgeous session, where I will guide you with how to move, what to focus on, and where to put your hands (LOL). No awkward stiffness.

04. A complete gallery, that tells your family's story in a artistic, light-filled way. Photographs that will become some of your favorite treasured memories generations from now.





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Each session comes with a complimentary set of proof prints, meaning in addition to digital options there are actual photos to display, hold, and love forever.

With everything thoughtfully planned, we will have a relaxing session together where kids can be kids, and I'll make your husband laugh.

After you've chosen your session, let's get together in my studio to chat about wardrobe (I have so many lovely pieces!) and all the options for your gorgeous session!

I would love to hear all about your sweet family and the goals you have for remembering them, well.

Also available in my South Charlotte Studio:

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Fall Family Photos

The Fall is one of the best times to Reserve A family photography Session

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The fall season is a coveted spot for Charlotte area families looking to have either a photography session, or a maternity session. I also offer newborn photography outdoors in the months of September-October, weather permitting. Session dates book quickly, so be sure to reach out soon for pricing and availability.

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Kind Words

I have followed Amanda for awhile and always admired her gorgeous photos, so I was beyond excited for our session with her! She is so kind and patient and managed to get amazing shots of our family which is no easy feat with our two toddlers! She provided beautiful wardrobe choices for the whole family and made everything SO easy for us. Her photos are beautiful, classic and timeless. Amanda is truly talented and we can’t wait to work with her again in the future!

- Mary G.

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I am a Charlotte, NC maternity, newborn and family photographer, specializing in creating heirloom quality artwork for families in the Matthews/South Charlotte areas and surrounding communities.

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Family photography charlotte nc by amanda mcquade

Hello! I'm Amanda

As an award-winning newborn photographer in the Charlotte North Carolina I adore photographing newborns, maternity, and family photography.

Either in your home, a gorgeous sunset location, or in my Charlotte area photography studio,

family stories are at the heart of my style.

Before I opened my studio in 2012, I remember loving that soft sunset light in photographs, gorgeous black and white images. I picked up my first film camera in 1990 and haven't looked back since.

My professional portrait studio is located in the South Charlotte NC area, convenient to Uptown, Dilworth, Waxhaw, Matthews, Weddington, Huntersville, Indian Trail, Fort Mill, SC and through out the Carolinas.

I also love photographing newborns, maternity, and families in the intimate spaces of their homes, where life happens in real time.

Named one of the best photographers in the carolinas since 2016

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