Artistry ~ Passion ~ Love

We're so happy you're here! 

Hi! We're Mary & Scott--a husband and wife photography team 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. Incredible beaches, sand dunes, million-dollar sunsets, waterfalls, streams, wildflowers, fields, woodlands, fall foliage, winter landscapes, gardens, cottages and unique architecture are all within 15 minutes of us!

We've been professional photographers for over 20 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 and what began as a hobby turned into a very successful photography business.  We have won state and national photography awards, and continue to sharpen our photography skills through professional seminars, webinars, and content retreats that are offered by the best in the industry.

We LOVE what we do! We love people, and we're passionate about capturing all the love that people have for each other, their families, children, pets, and friends in a fun, relaxed, and documentary style that looks natural and not posed. We want to connect with you and get to know you! Let us help you tell your story, whether it's your wedding day, engagement, time up north with your family, senior pictures, or some other special occasion.  We want to create fine art images for you so that you'll look back on them and remember all the love and joy and emotions that you felt! Our goal is to give you an amazing, luxury photography experience, and we consider it a blessing and a privilege to be able to serve 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 downhill skiing, mountain biking, hiking, hanging out at the beach, spending time with family, boating, traveling, kayaking, camping, chasing sunsets, 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'd love to hear your vision for your photos, whether it's your wedding, elopement, engagement, family photos, lifestyle photos, maternity, 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 on Instagram @photographybypaquette and on Facebook @Photography by Paquette. 

We hope to see you soon!

~Scott & Mary