I am a Western New York wedding photographer based in Buffalo, New York. Your investment in John McDonald Photography is a life long purchase. After the last guest is gone, the last dance is danced and the last song is sung, all you have are the images to reflect on the most important day of your life. You can rest assured that I will create the images that will reflect the happiness, the fun and the emotions the day presented.

All images are expertly color corrected and enhanced using professional computer image software. You will receive pictures that have been carefully retouched to bring out the finest features of each image. You can be confident that you will receive a professional, quality product. My main goal is your satisfaction. My expectation is to exceed your expectations to the point you can confidently recommend me to friends and family.

Every Bride and Groom's needs are different, so if you do not see what you are looking for, please let me know and we can certainly discuss it at a consultation.


Shooting a wedding encapsulates a variety of photography techniques. How one uses these techniques creates his or her style. I use photojournalism, artistic, and portraiture types of photography to create my own unique style that I hope people can see and appreciate. 

+ 3. What kind of photography do you shoot?

My prices start at $2295 for up to 12 hours of coverage. This includes a second photographer and a complimentary engagement shoot at a location of your choice. Contact me for other price points and services offered.

+ 2. How much do you charge?

You can book my services at any time. Normally, people will retain my services approximately 12 months in advance in order to reserve their wedding date. By signing a contract and paying a $250 retainer fee, I will be your wedding photographer.

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+ 4. Where do you shoot?

I shoot in the Western New York area that encompasses Buffalo, Rochester and the southern tier. I charge for travel for anything more than 50 miles in one direction.

+ 5. are you insured?

I have liability insurance as well as insurance that covers my equipment.