Hi! We're so happy you're here!

We're Mary & Scott--a husband and wife luxury wedding and portrait photography team located in Petoskey, Michigan, which is a beautiful, quaint, all-seasons destination 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. Incredible beaches, sand dunes, million-dollar sunsets, ski hills, waterfalls, streams, wildflowers, fields, woodlands, fall foliage, winter landscapes, gardens, cottages and unique architecture are all within 15 minutes of us and await you!


We've been professional photographers for 18+ years. We both had successful professional careers in medicine and engineering in southeast Michigan, but we wanted to make a life-style change and have a better quality of life--more time with our 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, we moved our family north to Petoskey, MI. We've both always been creative souls, and what began as a hobby for both of us turned into a very successful photography business. We've photographed over 200 weddings, thousands of portrait sessions, and garnered many photography awards for our work, but we always want to continue to sharpen our skills through professional seminars, webinars, and content retreats that are offered by the best in the industry.

 

We LOVE what we do!  Our goal is to create a bespoke luxury photography experience for you, and we consider it a blessing and a privilege to be able to serve you! Let us help you tell your story, whether it's your wedding day, elopement, engagement, welcoming a new baby, time up north with your family, senior pictures, or some other special occasion. We don't just take photos--we capture all the joy and memories with your family and friends who mean so much to you. We're passionate about capturing the love that people have for each other--your families, children, friends, & pets, in a classic, relaxed, and documentary style that looks natural and not posed. We want to connect with you and get to know you! Feeling nervous about having your photos taken? No worries--we've got you! We'll make the whole experience fun and we will prompt and guide you so that you can relax and just be yourselves! 

 

In our free time we love travel, downhill skiing, mountain biking, hiking, exploring beaches, spending time with family, boating, kayaking, camping, chasing sunsets, exploring local wineries, live music, and art fairs. We love to spend time in the mountains when we're not enjoying all of the amazing things to do here in northern Michigan!

 

Thank you so much for checking out our work--we're very grateful that you did! We want to customize your destination experience while you are here in gorgeous northern Michigan, serve you to the the best of our ability, and bring your dream photos to life, so we'd love to chat with you! If you are having a destination wedding, we're absolutely ready to hop on a plane and capture your dream wedding day for you! We'd love to hear your vision for your photos, so please fill out our form and contact us. Be sure to visit us on on Instagram @photographybypaquette and on Facebook @Photography by Paquette. 

We'd love to serve you soon!

~ Scott & Mary