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Sunflower Session Reservations – NOW BOOKING | Charlotte Family Photographer

The sunflower fields in McConnells, SC are amazing, and extremely short-lived. In the past, this is the week that they are at their best! There are just 9 spots open this year, so be sure to reserve your families’ time before they sell-out. These sessions are also perfect for: maternity, engagement sessions, or as part…

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Charlotte Maternity Photographer |Dreamy Maternity Session | Fort Mill, SC

I love love love that these two soon-to-be-parents dressed up for their maternity session, and chose bold colors to compliment each other. Red was stunning for this new mama, and her dress was perfectly fitting. We photographed this in a sweet little SC town close to Charlotte, NC (where I am based.) Maternity sessions are…

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Charlotte Newborn Studio | Charlotte NC Family Photographer | Studio Session

The more I photograph babies and children, the more in-love I am with these simple studio sessions. You will quickly forget the way they move, stretch, yawn. All those little movements and details you stare at sleeplessly and alone in the early morning hours. I’ve got these memories for you, Mama. We’ve got this. You…

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Holiday Baby | Newborn Baby Boy | Charlotte Family and Baby Photographer

Winter newborn sessions, and if I’m being honest, sessions in the winter in general have become my favorite time of year to photograph on-location. The light during the winter months is soft and clear and bright since so many of the leaves have fallen. Everything is less orange and green. And I can usually get…

Charlotte NC Newborn Photographer | Twins | Dreamy Session

For all my sessions, I include a simple setup of baby (ies) by themselves. I think this is important because it allows for uncluttered, timeless images of baby without being just “lifestyle”. Don’t get me wrong, I love lifestyle images, but if we have for a brief moment the ability to create something more, and…

Spring Baby Shower | Twins | Duke Mansion | Charlotte, NC

This adorable baby shower was such an awesome celebration of these sweet people and their little babies. The Duke Mansion is a classically southern cite to hold a little celebration (as well as a gorgeous wedding!) Their staff is hospitable and professional, making sure there this nothing left unattended. Truly a southern staple of grace and…

Organic Newborn Photography | Baby Cannon | Uptown Charlotte NC Newborn Baby Photographer

Nothing comes close to just a simple baby session. The beauty of how carefully and wonderfully they are formed over 9 months is truly breathtaking. All the perfect wrinkles and lines. Their flakey skin. Their delicate eyelashes. I kept baby Cannon’s newborn session simple, clean, and uncluttered. Choosing to focus on his details, sweet expressions,…

Perfect Newborn Sweetness | Baby M | Lifestyle & Baby-Led Posing | Dreamy Tones | Charlotte Newborn Baby Photographer

Little Miss M’s newborn session was a dream, filled with muted grays and pinks, warm tones, and dramatic light. My goal more and more with newborn sessions is connection. I am leading into less and less props. Maybe a bonnet, maybe a wrap. But why do we need anything else? What I love more and…

Uptown Charlotte | South Park Baby Shower | Pretty In Pink | Little Girl

Baby showers are one of my favorite events to photograph. The anticipation and excitement of your first baby is almost unmatched in this world. And gathering your close friends and family to celebrate this new little person is such a wonderful occasion. It’s a joy to photograph, and Erica and Jack’s baby shower was so…

A Little Sweetness | Charlotte NC Family Photographer | AMP | Charlotte NC Lifestyle Photographer

On this dreary day while I let my older girls enjoy some friend time at the Harris Y, I’m sitting here wishing for warmer weather, knowing full-well that it’s pretty far off. So I thought I’d catch up on some blogging. One of my New Years resolutions is to blog at least once a week….

Film + Photography | Bright New Additions to Amanda McQuade Photography

For years now, I’ve wanted to add film to my sessions. Way back before my children were born, before Charlotte and sweet tea and roads that intersect with themselves (hello, corner of Sharon and Sharon) there was LA and film and script-editing, PA work, and publishing. All back before I was a mommy. Before I…

2016 Fall Mini Sessions – Fort Mill SC Mini Photography – Charlotte NC Mini Sessions

It’s that time of year again. Back to school and endless driving little ones to ballet and soccer. But I love it. Cool breezes that carry the smell of apples and call for cozy sweaters. Minis are over for the 2016 year. Minis to come for Spring Peach Blossoms in early March! Thank you! Happy Holidays!…

  • Mistin treadawayAugust 31, 2016 - 6:08 pm

    Hi Amanda, we loved the pictures from our fall mini session last year, I definitely want to do it again. We are interested in the Oct. 23rd, Midtown Park, Uptown Charlotte 5:30 spot if it is still available.


  • Meaghan NocellaSeptember 4, 2016 - 2:50 pm

    Would like to reserve Oct. 2nd at 6pm in Ft Mill for family photo mini sessionReplyCancel

    • amandamcquade@gmail.comSeptember 12, 2016 - 3:33 pm

      You’re on the schedule! =)ReplyCancel

  • Brandy BaneSeptember 7, 2016 - 1:04 pm

    Looking at oct 22nd 530 waxhaw fieldReplyCancel

  • Sarah PohlmanSeptember 10, 2016 - 12:08 am

    Hi Amanda, put us down for OCT 2 @5:30 in FM
    Sarah PohlmanReplyCancel

    • amandamcquade@gmail.comSeptember 12, 2016 - 3:32 pm

      On the schedule! =)ReplyCancel

  • Sarah McKnightSeptember 14, 2016 - 4:32 pm

    Oct 9 @530 please!ReplyCancel

  • Emily BattleSeptember 26, 2016 - 7:52 pm

    Could I please reserve 9am on November 12?ReplyCancel

    • amandamcquade@gmail.comSeptember 28, 2016 - 10:15 pm

      I’ve got you on the calendar =)ReplyCancel

  • Heidi marquinaOctober 22, 2016 - 12:39 am

    Can you put me on your schedule for November 12 or anything sooner that you have ?ReplyCancel

  • Erin JamesNovember 1, 2016 - 2:45 pm

    Hello! I’m would like to make a deposit for Nov 12 at 3:45.ReplyCancel

  • Crystal FitzgeraldNovember 2, 2016 - 1:25 pm

    m interested in the mini session for the purpose of family pictures. However, I am supposed to be out of town on the date of 11/12 that you have available. Do you have anything available for after 3pm on 11/19 or 11/20?ReplyCancel

  • Mandy MaioneNovember 12, 2016 - 10:10 pm

    Hi! Nice talking to you at Mint Hill Park today! Would love to learn more about your tree farm shoots if you decide to do them! Thanks!!ReplyCancel

  • Allison FredricksNovember 26, 2016 - 2:06 pm

    Hello Amanda,
    If you decide to have mini family sessions in a Christmas tree lot & still have openings- I’d love to book a session. Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

Charlotte/Indian Trail NC Newborn Photographer | Newborn Photography | Little Baby H

Happy and curly little Harrison is one of the sweetest babies I’ve ever photographed. His fun and energetic mum and dad are amazing clients/friends of mine. I had the honor of photographing Harrison’s birth, which was a thrill! I will blog about that amazing time a little later… For now it’s all about Harrison enjoying…

Twin Newborns | Newborn Photographer Charlotte NC | Olivia and Logan | Harrisburg Huntersville NC Newborn Photographer

When the mommy of these sweet babies contacted me about documenting these two little miracles, I was thrilled. Logan and Olivia already (at just a few days old) have these amazing personalities but seeing them curl up to each other and fall asleep, which has to be the most lovely thing ever. And for a mommy who…

Charlotte Family Photographer | Maternity Photographer | Charlotte Portrait Photographer

Hello sweet friends! Just wanted to drop on here and make a quick announcement! Any family that books a newborn session in the studio for the months of May, June, July, August, will receive a complimentary maternity session! Your due date needs to fall in those months, and your maternity session will include: ~ A…

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