Artistry... Passion... Life

Welcome to the image galleries of Photography by Paquette!

We are located in Petoskey, Michigan, which is a beautiful all-seasons resort town nestled between Charlevoix, Boyne City, and Harbor Springs right on Little Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan. Our studio is the spectacular scenery and natural beauty of Northern Michigan. With our incredible beaches, sand dunes, million-dollar sunsets, waterfalls, streams, wildflowers, fields, woodlands, fall foliage, winter landscapes, gardens, cottages and unique architecture--all within 15 minutes of us, the possibilities are endless!

Mary and Scott Paquette have been professional photographers for over 20 years. Mary holds a Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology and Scott (a native of Boyne City) has a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. They both had successful professional careers in southeast Michigan, but they wanted to make a life-style change and have a better quality of life--more time with their kids, less stress, less time away from home, a safer environment, and the ability to live and work in one of the most beautiful areas in the world. With this goal in mind, they moved their family north to Petoskey, MI with their kids in 2001. What started out as a hobby turned into a full-time career as a professional photographer for Mary, and Scott also used to do all of the advertising and professional product photography for Kilwin's World Headquarters in Petoskey, MI for many years. They have won state and national photography awards, and continue to update their photography skills with professional seminars that are offered by the best in the industry.

In their free time they love downhill skiing, mountain biking, hiking, hanging out at the beach, boating, traveling with their family, kayaking, camping, chasing sunsets, music, and art fairs. They love to spend time in the mountains when they're not enjoying all of the amazing things to do in northern Michigan!

Artists' statement: 

We LOVE what we do! We love people, and want to capture all the love that people have for each other, their families, children, pets, and friends in a fun, relaxed, and creative way. Just as no two people are the same and no two families are the same, we will work with you to help your true personalities shine in your photographs so that you'll smile whenever you look at them. So, what is your story? We want to help you share it with the world! We want to give you fantastic and unique photographic products that you will be proud to show your family and friends and bring back all the memories and emotions of that time in your life for years to come! 

Please enjoy our website, and thank you for visiting Photography by Paquette! We want to chat with you about your vision for your photos, whether it's your wedding, family photos, or senior pictures, or commercial work, so please fill out our form and contact us! We want to customize your experience and serve you to the the best of our ability, so we'd love to chat with you! Be sure to visit us on Facebook @Photography by Paquette, and on Instagram @PhotographybyPaquette. 

We hope to see you soon!

~Scott & Mary