Amanda McQuade Amanda McQuade

Charlotte Family Photographer | Charlotte Mini Sessions | Family Photographer

Hello Friends!

I’m so thrilled to once again be offering mini sessions for families in the Charlotte, NC area. This year we are going to Wing Haven Gardens, Mornings Glory Farms, and so many other lovely locations.

Minis are an excellent way to grab some easy and fun photographs of your family at a unique location. This year I’ve chosen private estates, homes, and farms away from the more busy and crowded popular locations.

This gives me and you some space to breathe, enjoy this time, and get some meaningful moments with your children.

You can easily book your session here: Charlotte Family Mini Sessions

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Weddings, Engagements Amanda McQuade Weddings, Engagements Amanda McQuade


When Kaleigh and Blake first contacted me about their winter Charlotte NC Wedding, I was thrilled. My husband and I were also married in the winter (in Ohio!) so the idea of something outside the norm of weddings in the south really appealed to me. 

Winter has this lovely pure pretty light, that tends to not be as harsh as spring and summer. And Kaleigh and Blake really were blessed with some gorgeous Carolina blue skies for their wedding day! With every wedding, there is always the risk of running into bad weather, and my job as a professional wedding photographer is to be prepared for that awful weather (should it come) and thankfully that wasn’t the case with this sweet couples perfect wedding day.

There are so many aspects I loved about this wedding day. I love that all the bridesmaids worn different dresses. I loved all the fur they cozied up in for portraits. I loved Kaleigh’s choice of greenery and elegant decor for their reception at Levine Museum, and I loved the added detail of the Trolley. There were a lot of folks in the wedding party, so it was a wonderful addition to get everyone from point A to B at the same time.

And there were so many lovely people that made this day possible. I want to thank all of you who stepped in for my husband and I at the end there, when emergency circumstances took us out of the wedding for the reception (another blog to follow). It was really TEAM BLACK for these two and I couldn’t be more happy for them! 

Vendor Love: 

Photography & Videography: Amanda McQuade Photography

Second Photographers: Gambol Photography and Discover Love Studios

Second Videographer: Brian Bunn Films

DJ: Split Second Sound 

Coordination: Katherine Mann Events 

Hair/MU: Be Pretty Charlotte 

Ceremony: Saint Patricks Dilworth 

Reception: Levine Museum of the New South

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