Intentional - Organic - Emotive

Family photography for the Charlotte NC region and beyond. Captured with intention and light.

Family Photography that's more than a quick pic

Taking our time, Documenting them with intention.

freezing all those sweet moments

These fleeting years deserve to be held close, cherished, and preserved. It's about freezing the laughter, the tiny hands, and the joy-filled expressions that overwhelm your heart and make you wish this moment could last a lifetime.

My goal is to bottle up the essence of your love for one another in each photo in order to provide a treasured keepsake that will remind you of the beauty and love that define your family.

We strive to provide an organic, intentional, and beautiful experience for your family during your session. We follow the lead of your little ones in order to keep them happy and engaged, allowing you to enjoy and be present in the moments.

We can do better than mini sessions

Portraits shouldn't be a rushed experience. All that does is add more pressure to you and your kiddos.

In my over 10 years, and hundreds of families photographed, I can tell you one thing: you need more time.

Time for your children to unwind. For your spouse to relax. For everyone to remember the reason you want photos isn't just for a soon-to-be-discarded holiday card. It's for remembering little teeth and wiggly toes.

It's for holding on, and breathing in these little years.

Preserving your story

Together, we are not just creating a collection of beautiful photos, but rather images that serve as tangible reminders of this brief, but meaningful season of life.

I aim for you to adore your photos, and we value the significance of providing an entire gallery full of images you love!


Where will our session be?


Sessions can be at some of my private or semi-private locations in and around Charlotte, NC - or Blowing Rock, Boone, Pawleys Island, Charleston, and Oak Island NC are also places I love to photograph families in the Carolinas.

When will my images be ready?


Your images are carefully culled and edited to ensure that they match the quality and standards of Amanda McQuade Photography. This process takes 2-3 weeks.

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Charlotte NC Family Photographer

I would love to chat about creating some gorgeous portraits for your family! Please fill out the form below and I'll be in touch with a full pricing guide.

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