Amanda McQuade Photography: Blog http://amandamcquadephotography.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) Amanda McQuade Photography amandamcquade@gmail.com (Amanda McQuade Photography) Tue, 11 Jun 2013 00:58:00 GMT Tue, 11 Jun 2013 00:58:00 GMT http://amandamcquadephotography.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v109/u727594078-o418336534-50.jpg Amanda McQuade Photography: Blog http://amandamcquadephotography.zenfolio.com/blog 120 79 Sweet Moment Photo Contest Winner {Amanda McQuade Photography} Matthews Family Photographer http://amandamcquadephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/6/sweet-moment-photo-contest-winner
There were LOTS of great entries! And the winner was determined on the sole basis of who could get the Facebook friends to vote on their submission. Most votes wins! And the winner was a sweet Matthews family, who has the cutest grand-baby.

We were able to schedule a session for May. These are some of my favorites.












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Fort Mill Maternity Photography {Oh, Baby Boy!} Amanda McQuade | Photography {Charlotte Area Ph http://amandamcquadephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/5/fort-mill-maternity-photography-oh-baby

But how cute is he?!?!

Seriously, this new baby boy is so lucky to have parents with an awesome sense of humor =) And (above everything else) a deep love for Christ and His church. Good luck to these new parents! And lots of grace & hugs.




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Class of 2013 {Charlotte Senior Portrait Photography} Amanda McQuade | Photography http://amandamcquadephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/5/class-of-2013-charlotte-senior-portrait
Graduation portraits can be difficult in the sense that you don't want your subject to look too "grown up" and in this world, where kids are pushed to look like adults more and more (especially young girls), it's nice to still keep photos young.

Congrats to the Charlotte Class of 2013! If you're interested in senior pictures for the 2014 graduating year, please contact me via my Website: htttp://www.amandamcquadephotography.com










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Oh, Baby =) {Amanda McQuade Photography) Charlotte Maternity Photographer http://amandamcquadephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/5/oh-baby-amanda-mcquade-photography







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Harrisburg Family Photography {Amanda McQuade Photography} http://amandamcquadephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/4/harrisburg-family-photography-amanda It was such a wonderfully crisp March afternoon to capture a sweet brother and sister. 

The lake (or pond? I'm not sure... ) was just full of light in the background & made for a such a sweet warm backdrop. 



& seriously, how sweet is this! I love these natural moments and expressions, that you just can't get in studio sometimes when they are looking at the camera and anticipating having to smile. 







Let this be a word to all mums & dad's behind the camera: don't settle for the fake stuff. Be patient & wait for a real smile =)]]>
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Rock Hill Family {Amanda McQuade Photography} Charlotte Family Photography http://amandamcquadephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/4/rock-hill-family-amanda-mcquade My husband recently attended, and (thankfully!) graduated seminary at RTS-Charlotte {Reformed Theological Seminary @RTS} where we met many wonderful families, dedicated to Jesus Christ and the proclamation of the hope found in Him. 

One of those families just had a little boy, and so (of course) I had to get my camera out, right? 



They are an amazingly-kind family, who desire to be missionaries to France. 


I have no idea how I would get myself to France, let alone two little people... I just imagine myself with screaming children clinging to me, dragging luggages into a land without Chick-fil-A (we have a small addiction to Chick-fil-A in this house =).

Thankfully, I have every confidence this great young couple can make it - even without waffle fries!


They also have a blog where you can learn more about missionary life and how you can pray/contribute, and be encouraged at how the Lord is working in the hearts and minds of His people. ]]>
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Little Matthews Man {Amanda McQuade Photography} Matthews Infant Photographer http://amandamcquadephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/4/little-matthews-man-amanda-mcquade Check out this sweet little guy, with all his spiky hair =)


He was such a great newborn to photograph, too; very sleepy and cuddly, which helps so much when posing the tiny ones.



I just loved all his expressions. The many faces of little Jack. 


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Indian Trail Session {Amanda McQuade Photography} Charlotte Family Photographer http://amandamcquadephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/4/indian-trail-session-amanda-mcquade So, this session was originally suppose to take place in downtown Waxhaw, where there are cute brick buildings, train tracks, and weather-worn fences- ya, know, a photographers dream? But, when I pulled up there were probably 1500 runners, in an otherwise sleepy town... and, really, no one wants to pose for the camera with sweaty runners staring you down.

But, there are great fields around Waxhaw, that IS until you show up to the fields and set up, only to realize your standing on an ant hill... MANY ant hills. Forage on! Right? That's what I did,  ha ha =)


Seriously, this is an adorable baby, right?? I mean, hang the ant hills - there's a cute baby that needs to be photographed, people?!

And, of course she had several sweet siblings =)



This family was amazing. They were happy, loving, and so kind to each other. Really, just such a joy to photograph.


It did turn out to be a great shoot, minus the several ants I was bitten by. Thankfully, none of the little ones were bitten! Ugh, never going to Waxhaw for field photography again. Maybe, Monroe?]]>
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Concord Family Session http://amandamcquadephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/4/concord-family-session This had to have been the first nice day of spring (in early April) - the PERFECT day to capture this young, VERY sweet family. And, seriously, how cute is this little man? All spiffy in his argyle button-up; reminded me of Charlie Brown =)




I love natural shots of families. This is called "lifestyle" photography, where the photographer (me) moves around the subjects as they interact with each other. Think it as domesticated wildlife photography, ha ha!



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