Thumbtack Best Pro of 2015

Samantha McAllister Photography was ranked #1 female professional photographer in Buffalo for 2015!

Professional Photographer in Buffalo, NY Area

Samantha McAllister is a professional photographer from Lockport, NY. Living and working in Western New York gives me the opportunity to capture great photos in the glory of all four seasons.  Also, there are so many great locations around us to have amazing outdoor sessions.  These include parks, nature trails, and urban settings.  Samantha McAllister Photography will travel within a 50 mile radius for on location photography sessions.  Samantha McAllister is a local photographer, and works with other another local professional photographer, for weddings and events as needed.  You can also ask about destination shoots, and booking in the other states as well.

Young man with waterfalls behind him during his senior photos session at Glen Falls Park in Williamsville, NY.

Need to Get Senior Pictures Taken?

We have multiple senior photo session collections available to choose from to make your senior picture fun, and not a chore!

What do you Offer?


From New Baby to Weddings and Events, I offer many services to fit your on location photography needs.

Family with three children wearing blue and red outfits in a fall outdoor photo shoot.

Need a Photographer that is Comfortable with Families?

My favorite sessions to do are family sessions.  I love to take pictures of your families dynamic personalities, and I enjoy getting to enjoy and relate to all the families I work with!

Wedding Photography in Buffalo, NY Area

Wedding at the Freedom Run Winery in Lockport, NY

Preserve Those Once in a Lifetime Moments

Whether it’s the birth of your child, or your wedding day, you won’t want to miss your opportunity to have these wonderful images for generations to come.

Quality Photography Services


My Core Values

Gaining those wonderful relationships with my clients and their families is something I love about my work as a professional photographer.  Giving every client and every session my all has resulted in my great images and feedback from clients.  It is a true testament for my love for photography, and being a professional photographer.


Ranked Number 1 Female Photographer in Buffalo!

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Pircture of a happy photography customer from Clarence, NY.
I’ve known Sam for many years. She does a great job with pictures. I had her do pictures of myself and my daughter twice now, and two different family sessions. I would use her again and I would recommend her to anyone. I am glad she has found passion in taking photographs, she has a great deal of talent for the work she does.
Larissa - Newfane, NY
Picture of a happy photography customer from Parma, OH
Family Photography Session
Staci Brown

April 19, 2015

5/5 stars

Kind. Insightful. Patient. True Talent. These are just some of the qualities you will experience when booking a photo session with Sam. She met my family on location and captured amazing shots of my, at the time, seven month old daughter. We posed for many photos but she rarely put her camera down while we were transitioning, resulting in some of my favorite photos. I am so thankful to have found her while my daughter is so young. In the next few weeks we will be setting up Brinley’s 1 year shoot. Then, each year, I will be driving back here to NY from Ohio as we are moving. Yes, her work is worth the travel. Looking forward to her capturing the ever changing faces of our daughter as she grows. Thank you Sam, for everything.

Staci - Parma, OH
Picture of a happy photography customer from North Tonawanda
Sam was very easy to work with, allowing our family to choose a location, and time. I appreciated the fact that she not only got her own shots, but also took shots that I had in mind! She helped our family capture some truly magical moments, ensuring we could share the joy with everyone forever. She also takes the time to refinish the photos, which was an added bonus. I highly recommend her services, and plan on setting up another session with her in the months to come. Fair price for a splendid outcome!
Corey - North Tonawanda, NY
Picture of a happy photography customer from Newfane
I met Sam through a cousin of mine, Staci. We were instant friends, the three of us. I asked Sam to take family pictures of my son and his family, and also a couple of pictures of my husband and I. I choose the location to be at my uncle’s and cousin’s shared farm property in Newfane. I was looking for a rustic, country feel in my photos. The day of the shoot the weather turned out to be pretty cold and windy. Sam showed up on the farm ready and willing to do the photo shoot anyway. I chose most of the poses I really wanted to have and Sam shot away. It was fun and funny! I love her personality, she just goes with it!! I was really comfortable working with her. I would recommend Sam for your next photo session. The pictures turn out BEAUTIFUL and I love them all. I intend to use Samantha McAllister Photography many, many more times. And, I think we will remain good friends along the way. I really think you’ll like her too!!! Thank you Samantha McAllister Photography!
Lea - Newfane, NY
Picture of a happy photography customer from Barker
Wow, where do I begin! Sam is amazing, very patient, outgoing, flexible, talented, and does more than an excellent Session. I met Sam through my Niece Samantha and soon to be nephew Jeremy. My niece set it all up and I just showed up ready to get pictures done. In the past I have had several sessions with prior photographers and I must say I have never in my life had as much fun getting pictures done as I did that day with Sam! She is so amazing will meet you wherever you want! Sam has so many different suggestions in poses and is also very open to any that you would like done as well. She was a tremendous blessing to my family, her reasonable rates are unbeatable. I look forward to booking some Easter photos soon thank you Sam for your great talents, abilities and service to our community!
Crystal - Barker, NY