Kind reviews from our fabulous clients ~


Mary and Scott went ABOVE and BEYOND to capture our magical wedding day!! From our initial meeting to the delivery of our final photos, their professionalism and passion were very evident. I loved the fact that Mary joined me and the bridesmaids while Scott joined my husband and the groomsmen prior to the ceremony to literally capture every moment from beginning to end!! As a couple, they seamlessly blended into the background, capturing both traditional poses and candid, heartfelt moments. Their artistic eye for composition and lighting, coupled with a genuine connection with us and our guests, resulted in a collection of photographs that not only documented the day but also told a beautiful and authentic love story!! We wholeheartedly recommend Photography by Paquette to any couple seeking photographers who not only possess remarkable skill but also bring a GENUINE enthusiasm for turning moments into timeless memories!! I can't thank you both enough for all your hard work and effort that went into our photos!! ~ Brittany + Jake, Redondo Beach, California

Mary and Scott are FABULOUS!! They did an absolute amazing job in capturing the heart and soul of the most important day for our daughter and new son-in-law. From the start of the big day to the very end, Mary and Scott took endless pictures in pursuit to capture the most important parts of the wedding down to the smallest intimate details. They were passionate about ensuring each individual was posed in a way that made each photo just that more perfect. When our daughter received the previews we were so thrilled with how beautiful they turned out. And when we received the final photos we were blown away. Mary and Scott are true professionals. BUT not only are they true professionals, they are wonderful people and we are so blessed to be able to call them our friends. Thank you for capturing those moments that helped make my daughter’s fairy tale wedding become a reality that we will forever be able to treasure. ~ Sandra, Petoskey, MI


Mary and Scott shot our wedding last weekend and I have nothing but great things to say about them! They went above and beyond to make sure all aspects of our day were beautifully captured. We’ve already gotten plenty of sneak peek photos - we are blown away by them and have gotten so many compliments from friends and family on them! Not only do they do incredible work, but they are very accommodating and pleasant to work with! I highly recommend them! ~ Tori + Jon, Ohio

Mary with Photography by Paquette ABSOLUTELY went ABOVE AND BEYOND for our wedding photos!!!!! I spent endless hours researching wedding photographers, because photos are one of the most important parts of the wedding day. I found Photography by Paquette and LOVED her style-very clear, bright, light and airy. I contacted her right away and after one phone conversation I knew she was the one for us!!  She is so easy to talk to and very communicative; responding to emails, calls and texts. Anytime we talked leading up to the wedding, it felt like I was talking to someone I’d known forever.   We were so comfortable and relaxed taking pictures with Mary. She was able to capture the excitement and love we share for each other and with our family and friends. She thought of everything too-she brought a cute clear umbrella (because it was raining off and on) and even a veil for me to use in pictures.  I was blown away when we received the sneak peek pictures within only 2 days of the wedding (these are only a FEW of them), and I could not be happier-some of them I just stop and stare and I’m right back in that moment with a big smile on my face. I’m so excited to see the rest of our pictures, I have no doubt they are going to be perfect!!!   Mary was also able to work with us on how much coverage we needed, and she was flexible when we changed from having a huge Saturday wedding to a small Tuesday afternoon wedding. I would recommend Mary to anyone looking for a photographer who is both passionate and loves what she does, it truly shows in the work that she produces!!!! ~ Dawn + Dustin, Charlevoix, MI

Mary, we can't explain what a blessing you've been to us. You were a joy to work with and the photo preview absolutely lit my heart on fire. You captured the special moments perfectly. I LOVE the photo of Isaac running toward you with the bridal party in the background, and can't wait to print it out and gift it to everyone involved! ~ Ricki + Brandon, Florida

Where do I begin? I knew she has always been good since we had family pictures growing up with her but I have had a hard time letting my nerves go and enjoying the experience of getting my pictures taken as I've gotten older...she blew it out of the water. I loved all the pictures even the ones I was thinking I don't know how this is going to turn out!  So so thankful for all the time and effort she puts into what she does - they are truly breathtaking! Thank you again!! Use her for any sort of photo needs! ~ Ellie + Buddy, Petoskey, MI 


Mary made our business billboard pictures exceed all expectations. She was able to make my vision come to life through the lens of her camera. She is dedicated to her work and loves our small community. Thank you Mary. Outstanding pictures and great to work with. ~ Mary W., Petoskey, MI


We more than love the pictures you took :) Mary, you're the best, better than the best :)  ~ Missy L., Petoskey MI


Mary did a beautiful job capturing our surprise engagement - we will treasure the photos she snapped for us forever. She was easy to work with and made us feel at ease right away. She did a wonderful job capturing photos of us as a couple and also a few with our families. Thank you Mary for making our day so special and fun!! ~ Megan + Charlie, Detroit, MI


Mary was absolutely incredible to work with!! She was so accommodating and extremely helpful throughout the entire process. Such a pleasure to work with. Mary was patient and took some stunning photos. I can't wait to share these breath-taking photos with our families to celebrate our special engagement!! Would recommend Mary to anyone looking for a photographer. Communication was excellent and she was amazing with the camera. 11/10!!! ~ David + Katelyn, Detroit, MI


Mary, our wedding pictures are the best. I love them so much and they bring back such amazing feelings of a perfect day. Thank you for capturing it and leaving us with not only visual memories but emotional ones as well. These are fantastic!  ~ Sandy, mother of the bride, Bay Harbor, MI

Mary is the best!! My husband and I got married in August of 2021. We had a small ceremony and reception in Northern Michigan. We had a budget to keep and Mary nailed it!! She even stayed an hour longer because she knew I was in high hopes of a sunset for sunset photos! Mary and I had set a plan for the event and even at times when I would deter from the plan, she was right there to capture the special moments. I LOVED that she shared a sneak peek of a few photos via social media. It was a great way to share some instant photos with friends and family. Thank you Mary for all of your hard work and I appreciate you very much! You are such a kind caring person.  I am absolutely in love with every single one of our photographs! ~ Amanda + Jerry, Northville, MI


We had a dual-part wedding in northern Michigan and downstate, with a small family ceremony up north, followed by a full reception downstate. Mary joined us in northern Michigan and did a phenomenal job capturing an intimate ceremony in a remote location. The photos turned out perfect and we have so many memories to look back on! During the reception downstate, Mary and Scott were also great capturing family photos and candids of all our guests. She had explored the area around our venue in advance of the shoot, and found great places outdoor for us to take bride and groom photos. Given the blur that your wedding night is, it was a blast to go through Mary & Scott's photos in the weeks after the ceremony! Photography by Paquette goes above and beyond, definitely hire them for your wedding celebrations! ~ Anna Jane + Mike, New York City, NY


We had a big group of friends coming from different states for my engagement and we went North for a fun weekend. I wanted to have a photo shoot with my finance and my friends group to have a memory for lifetime and I am so glad I chose Photography by Paquette. Mary is simply amazing and very easy to work with and very responsive. We had like 18 people in the group and she was so patient with everyone teaching them to pose, regroup and made us feel very comfortable. The photos came out amazing and I am so happy we did this. I would recommend her for fun, easy and the best photo shoot in a heart beat. Thank you for being kind! ~ Astha + Avi, Houston, TX


I received the link to the photos--they came out FANTASTIC! Thanks so much for your services. You are as great with people as you are with photography. I will share them with the team and get back to you with their choices as soon as I can. :)  ~ Gail, Moeller Aerospace


Mary, thank you so much for photographing our family so beautifully. The pictures turned out perfect! We appreciate your keen eye and your patience in working with a larger group such as ours.  ~ Adam L., Los Angeles, CA


Mary captured our surprise engagement and the best moment will live on! She brought the emotions back through her photos and We cannot love them more. She was so helpful and we really appreciated her guidance. Our pictures will be treasured forever. We cannot recommend Photography by Paquette enough!! ~ Lauren + Collin, Chicago, IL

It was so hard to pick (my favorites)! I love them all so much! Thank you so much for all the amazing beautiful (senior) photos! ~ Lily W., Charlevoix, MI


As someone who grew up in northern Michigan, it seems like everyone in my community has had at least one session with Mary. She’s known as the go-to photographer in the region because her work is incredible. But for those of you who don’t know her, I’ll fill you in from first hand experience. My fiancé and I are high school sweethearts and have been together 10 years. We recently got engaged and wanted to find the perfect person to document this milestone, so of course we chose Mary. We had no experience with photo shoots, but from the minute we arrived for our engagement session, Mary made us extremely comfortable. We had so much fun! She directed us through poses that brought our love to life. I’ve had multiple people point out that the pictures are comparable to those found in a magazine. Truly magic. Thanks to her, I’ll never forget these special moments.
~ Whitney + Trent, Florida


Mary has done my family pictures and they turned out beautiful, so when we got engaged she was the first person I thought of. She did a fantastic job on our engagement photos! They are absolutely gorgeous. She is very easy to work with and was flexible with our busy schedule! She took the time to look over and understand the kinds of pictures we were looking for and made sure that we were happy with our shots before moving on. She made the setting very comfortable, making our pictures look natural and fun! We can't wait for Mary and Scott to shoot our wedding pictures in June!! Thank you so much! ~ Andrea + Dalton, West Virginia

Mary has done family and senior photos in the past for my future in-laws before. I would not have chosen any other photographer than Mary to capture some of the most precious times. Mary has also done a fabulous job with our engagement photos. Our personalities are written all over the photos. She has captured so much love and happiness. We had so much fun. We absolute cannot wait for Mary and Scott to photograph our special day. Thank you Mary! ~ Dominique + Kyle, Petoskey, MI

If you are up near the Northern area of Michigan, I highly recommend Photography by Paquette for any photography needs! I had my wedding this past weekend (7/18/20), despite this pandemic and all of the circumstances. We heard of Mary & Scott from a family members recommendation. To say the least, it was the best decision we made. They were always in touch with us the entire time leading up to the wedding, and so supportive. During the wedding, Mary & Scott were very professional with their work & extremely caring throughout. Definitely knew what they were doing, and it made the day flow that much easier. I can’t wait to see our photos from the wedding with the beautiful work that Mary & Scott had completed for us!
~ Kasey + Nick, Traverse City, Michigan


Thank you again, Mary, for your time today. I just adore you, how you are with the kids and your ability to see the perfect picture setting. We all had a lot of fun with you today!!! Love the mask and cows pics. 😂. Thanks again and look forward to seeing pictures, when you get there. Again, we aren’t in a hurry. You’re awesome, Mary!!! ~ Christa, Petoskey, MI

Mary, you are a special angel who is so kind and sincere. Thank you for the beautiful memories we will enjoy of that wonderful week in Petoskey. God bless always. ~ Marsha, Ohio


These photos are absolutely amazing - I cannot thank you enough for all you did to make our (wedding) day so special!!  As we were clicking through, it was so incredible to re-experience all the little details and relive the emotions of the day.  You captured it all just PERFECTLY and I am so incredibly thrilled.  THANK YOU!!! Thanks again, Mary and Scott- you guys are amazing!!!!  :D  ~ Susie + Greg, Salt Lake City, UT

Mary and Scott were an absolutely fantastic choice for our wedding photographers. They spent so much time planning with us to help make our day extra special. Our wedding was a destination wedding and could have been difficult at times to plan since we were out of town. Mary and Scott helped make the planning process as smooth as possible. They were knowledgeable about the area and we were able to get every type of shot and backdrop we wanted. I highly recommend their services! ~ Courtney + Matt, Indiana


Thank you so much Scott and Mary! You guys were amazing! The pictures turned out great and we can’t wait to see the rest! For everyone reading this, I highly recommend Photography by Paquette! They are very talented photographers and amazing at what they do! 5 stars is not enough to describe how amazing they are!  ~ Rachel + Mike, Addison, IL


Can't say enough about Mary and Scott! They photographed our daughters wedding in September and the photographs are stunning. I have received so many compliments on how gorgeous they are. My only problem is trying to decide which ones to order as they are all beautiful! Mary and Scott are true professionals. I have been to so many weddings where the photographers are in your face trying to take pictures of the bridal couple so that it ruins the ceremony. You did not even know they were there, but they still captured every moment. Thank you both!  ~ Carol, Petoskey, MI


Thank you for such an awesome experience!  I believe we have our order together--it was very hard to choose!! Thanks for making that so hard with such awesome photographs! ~ Melissa, Petoskey, MI


Mary and Scott did did a fantastic job capturing the beauty and romance of our wedding in Petoskey, MI. Mary took the time to get to know us which made us so much more comfortable with them doing our photographs. Their attention to detail and ability to understand our vision make them a must for wedding photography. Would highly recommend this awesome duo! ~ Lauren + Phil, Berkley, MI


I honestly can not even put into words how absolutely wonderful Mary and Scott are. They were my first and only choice for our wedding this past September. I actually called them to see what their availability was before I booked a venue! And I am so glad I did!!! Not only are their photos amazing but their professionalism is as well. They blended in with all our guest and most of the guest even mentioned never seeing the photographers all night. We also had a formal wedding and they were dressed to blend in and looked professional. Of my 1250 photos. There isn't one photo I could say I don't like. My Husband and I were so truly blessed to have both of them as a part of our day! We have memories for a lifetime thanks to all the beautiful moments they both captured!! I cannot thank them enough!! ~ Catherine + Joe, Mackinac Island, MI


Beautiful five star work!! 
We'd loved everything about Mary's work. The quality and the professionalism was at its best. She went above and beyond to make sure our senior felt comfortable and relaxed during her session. With so many great ideas and destinations our senior photo session was perfect! Thank you again Mary, we are very happy! ~ Kristina, Freeland, MI


We are so grateful to you for everything you did for us before, during, and after the wedding! Words cannot even express how much we love the photos you took.  I felt confident that you knew all those important "Mackinac" photos that we were hoping to capture and I was right! I think it is so neat that you were also married there! Despite the yucky weather, you were able to get amazing shots! Not to mention that you kept all of us on track to get things done a quick and timely manner so we didn't miss anything before you had to leave. We truly appreciate it! ~ Kassie + Jose, Florida


Mary was so wonderful working with my daughter. She made her feel so good about the herself and made her feel comfortable through the entire experience. You can tell she's a loving mother and a absolute professional in photography. ~ Lynne, Petoskey, MI


I love my (senior) pictures!!! Thanks so much!!!!! ~ Darby, Petoskey, MI


Hello Scott and Mary!!!  Holy cow, we just opened our custom USB and box and are blown away!!!  Wow!!  Absolutely LOVE it!!!!!!  Seriously thank you so much, we will treasure both forever!!!  Thank you!!!!!  Let me know if we can ever be a reference for you.
All the best, Steve + Stacey ~ wedding clients, Naperville, IL


Hey there!  We are just IN LOVE with the (wedding) photos!!  Thank you so much for such a beautiful job!  Just sent the link out today to friends and family.  Thanks so much for everything!! ~ Stacey, Naperville, IL


"I have had many, many photo shoots of my family and 3 (now grown) children over the past 25 years, never have I had such a wonderful experience nor have we received such high quality photos that completely reflect Mary's professionalism, experience and dedication to capturing the perfect moment. She went well above, and beyond, her duties and our expectations.... and my daughter's wedding photo's are the true testimony of the absolutely wonderful creativity and work Mary put into the photo shoot. We cannot begin to thank her enough and will forever cherish the portraits she created for us. The satin float mount photo's and the book were on display -- the guests were in awe of your beautiful work and how gorgeous they both looked. I very highly recommend Photography by Paquette!" ~ Kay, Fraser, MI


Mrs. Paquette thank you so much for taking my Senior pictures. You made me feel so comfortable and really listened to me about making my experience unique. I can't wait to see them! ~ Morgan, Petoskey, MI


Mary, thank you so much for another wonderful experience and portfolio of senior pictures! You are so talented and creative! We have three seniors done and just two more to go within the next four years. I can't wait to see what you do with them!  ~ Valorie, Petoskey, MI


"5 stars is not enough to express the incredible quality of our overall experience with Mary and Scott Paquette!  This past weekend, my husband and I got married and I wouldn't have considered using anyone else's services, but Photography by Paquette for our special day, because it's people like Mary and Scott who go above and beyond the obligations of the job, who capture more than just concepts or fulfilling the status quo of wedding moments.  The Paquette's are brilliant artists, to whom I will be forever grateful to, because they have gifted me, and my family, with the life long gift of a day's most precious moments preserved in impeccable images.  

Not only do the Paquettes treat their clients with respect, kindness, and understanding, they treat them like family and that is what I value most when I entrust someone with such a vital job.

My husband and I are now excited to start our live together, and we KNOW that we will be looking to Photography by Paquette in the future to take our family photos, baby pictures, and any other important life event, because they are truly the best!!" Kelly, Petoskey, MI


"Mary and Scott are absolutely fantastic!! They shot our engagement and wedding photos and every single person has said that they are amazing.  Mary is just so sweet and was like my second mom on my wedding day looking out for my best interests-made sure I looked okay and that everything was going according to the planned itinerary.  She takes the time to set up the shot so it is perfect and pays attention to detail.  I cannot rave about Photography by Paquette enough, we just love our photos." ~ Katie B., Ohio


"These are absolutely amazing Mrs. Paquette, you made me feel so comfortable getting my pictures taken and I couldn't thank you enough~" 

~KaLyn, Petoskey, MI


"I love them (my wedding photos)--they are amazing!  I can't wait to see the rest!" ~ Miranda, Almont, MI


"She was an amazing woman to work with!  Very easy going and helpful!  The pictures look amazing!  I can't wait to see the final touch!  Thank you so much Mary!" ~ Heather, Petoskey, MI


"Mary, I love the pictures!!! They are beautiful! Thank you so much! I was showing the pictures to a friend, and the one I chose that is black and white made her cry.  She said it just made her feel all of the years she has known (our daughter) and what a beautiful young woman she has become! She wondered why the black and white photo evoked that emotion from her--and I thought it was the combination of the black and white and her smile in that photo. Anyway, I love it too!" - Debbie, Harbor Springs, MI


"Wow Mary!! I just now finished looking through them (my wedding photos)...I can't believe how many there are! We truly appreciate all the hard work you put into them. I absolutely LOVE all of them!!!!"  Kassie - Lakeland, FL


"Just wanted to send my own huge Thank You for the beautiful canvas skiing portrait of (our daughter), the DVD of photos, and for her gorgeous senior pics!  We couldn't have asked for a better photographer or FRIEND!  You are always the first person we recommend!!  You are amazing and very generous and we love you!!" - Suzanne, Petoskey, MI


"Thank you so much for doing my pictures. I love them! I have also gotten so many compliments on them. So, thank you for doing such a marvelous job!" - Annie, Petoskey, MI


"Mrs. Paquette, you took stunning pictures of me that everyone compliments! Thanks again for all you have done!" - Nikki, Petoskey, MI


"Thank you so much for all you have done for me.  I love all of my senior pictures and especially the skiing picture.  It is a perfect way to look back on one of the greatest memories I have of high school!" Love, Claire, Petoskey, MI


"I just want to thank you so much for making it such a fun and memorable evening with your talent both as a photographer and as a caring person.  I think these seniors feel under a lot of pressure with everyone asking them where they're going to college, what they're going to do, and when they're going to get their braces off!  Laura was in a wonderful mood afterwards and had so much fun.  I thank you that you make it such an interactive and encouraging experience for the seniors, and make them feel happy about their photo shoot.  Thank you so much!" - Kathy M., Petoskey, MI


"We are delighted with our pictures.  On the day of our wedding you were both everything we hoped for... prompt, thoughtful, professional and very creative.  We want to thank you for the amazing pictures; we love them all.  We enjoyed having you as part of our wedding day.  You truly captured every moment of our wedding that was important to us.  Thank you for giving us memories that will last a lifetime!" Jessica & Wes H., Mackinaw City, MI


"In the past, I have always been disappointed whenever I commissioned work from someone.  This is the first time in my life that someone exceeded my expectations!  I love the portraits of my kids that you did.  I love it, love it, love it!!  Thank you so very much!" - Karen K., Troy, MI


"Thanks for taking my senior picture, they turned out amazing.  I can't tell you how many compliments I got on them.  You did a beautiful job and I thank you for everything." - Morgan O., Petoskey, MI


"Your professionalism was superb, your organization fabulous, the photography phenomenal! ...We are delighted to be involved with people who truly care." - Center Stage Dance Studio, Petoskey, MI


"Thank you for having faith in me.  Doing my senior pictures with you gave me a confidence in myself that I've never had.  Thank you for giving that to me.  You did such a great job on the pictures.  Thank you for not only being a photographer, but an inspiration." - Jessica H., Lake Orion, MI


"Thanks for a very positive experience." - Carol L., Petoskey, MI


"We would like to thank you for assisting us on all of the photography for our wedding and reception.  We are excited about how incredible the proofs turned out.  We appreciate all the work and professionalism that you exerted on our Wedding Day.  We were blessed to have beautiful weather and to have the best photographers to work with." - Jim & Jennifer C., Rochester, MI


"Thank you so much for everything.  I'm so glad you did my senior pictures." - Christa L., Jackson, MI


"Thanks for taking our wedding pictures; we couldn't have made a better choice!" - Ron + Mindy P., Clarkston, MI


"We could never thank you enough for the excellent portraits which helped us to adopt a child so quickly." - Denise C., Sterling Heights, MI


"Thank you so much for photographing our wedding.  The pictures turned out just beautiful!!  We are so grateful that you were able to do it for us.  We will cherish the photos always." - Lisa + Don F., Keego Harbor, MI