Mother and newborn baby photo soft white tones by amanda mcquade photography
Maternity Photography with mom and kids, soft tones by amanda mcquade photography

stress-free, fine art portraits for busy parents

Does this sound like you, mama?

1. Would you love a portrait experience where every detail is carefully planned for you, from Wardrobe to Professional Hair and Makeup?

2. An amazing session at the perfect time of day for your littles, where you play and interact with each other in meaningful ways, documenting your gorgeous family in beautiful, sunny light?

3. Access to high-end, beautiful albums, custom framing, Pinterest-worthy gallery walls, and more so you and your kids can enjoy your portraits everyday?

4. A gallery full of not only traditional images, but images that speak to who you all are as a growing family?

I would love to hear more!

Charlotte NC Newborn Photography Amanda McQuade

Light-Filled and fun-Loving Portraits You Will Adore

Your family's legacy

As a professional newborn photographer in the Charlotte, NC area, it's important to me that my busy families walk away from their photography session with tangible, gorgeous portraits - ready to display in your home.

Wether you're just starting a gallery wall, or you'd like to add a statement piece to you home, there are so many beautiful, timeless options you will love to hangup and hand-down to your children.

And all my digital collections come with a set of prints from your session, in a gold glass box, so you can be confident your images will be enjoyed forever.

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Uncluttered Images allow for life to be the focus of my Portraits

Amanda McQuade Photography

- 2012 -

- ESTD -

Uptown Charlotte, NC studio.

Serving south Charlotte, Waxhaw, Lake Wylie, Fort Mill, SC areas and throughout the region.





gorgeous motherhood portraits

years in Business in the Carolinas

Families Documented

Newborns Photographed

Amanda McQuade Photography

Hello, I'm Amanda

Before I opened my Charlotte, North Carolina portrait studio in 2012, I remember loving that soft sunset light in photographs.

As a child of the 80’s I remember how painful the portrait experience could be and the thought of going to the portrait studio to have our family pictures made sent my mom into hysterics.

She STRESSED about what to wear and how to coordinate us all, so we looked like a family and not a group of people that worked for Costco.

This is why I bring to the table a STRESS-FREE portrait session experience.

I wanted my families to show up and love having their pictures made. I wanted them to look back generations from now and LOVE their memories.

This is one of the reasons why I carry over 60 dresses in my CLIENT CLOSET, and so many more options for children and babies.

I also have a background in art and design, helping so many of my families create heirloom albums and gallery walls, getting their images off their hard-drives and into their homes.

My professional portrait studio is located in the historic NoDa arts district, convenient to Uptown, Dilworth, Waxhaw, Matthews, Weddington, Huntersville, Indian Trail, Fort Mill, SC and through out the Carolinas.

Please stay a bit, look around, and see if we may be a good fit for each other.

My Philosophy

Photography shouldn't be painful, it should be light-filled and natural.

This is why all my photography focuses on the people in the photographs, and not props and weird sets

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Newborn baby girl wrapped in white by amanda mcquade photography
Charlotte NC Family Photographer


Family photos you can grow old with

Maternity photography that's timeless, light-filled and intimate.

Pure, uncluttered newborn photography

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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.