Courtney and Ellie’s Mommy & Me Session | Old Orchard Beach Family Photographer


What is better than taking your 5 year old daughter to the beach on a warm summer evening, and having the most fun together? I was so excited when Chelsea asked me to capture this fun evening she had planned!

Chelsea is a photographer from New York (check out her work here:!), and she contacted me this summer when she was planning a vacation here in Maine with her family! As a photographer, Chelsea had taken plenty of pictures of her daughter, Ellie, with her husband, but her walls were lacking pictures of just her and her daughter together. So she booked a session with me, and I met her one evening at Old Orchard Beach in Maine. Chelsea said she wanted to let Ellie decide what to do for the evening – Ellie had even helped pick out their outfits and chose a fun hairstyle for the day!

The first thing we did was jump on the carousel!

We then went to go hang out on the pier, where Ellie insisted on playing “I’m a little teapot” with her Mom (see below!)

When we finally got to the beach, Ellie suggested that they lay down in the sand, and I’m so glad she did! These pictures below are some of my favorites!

Chelsea and Ellie changed into some gorgeous dresses that I’m still dying over, and they did some twirling under the pier!

This ferris wheel at Old Orchard is what makes me fall in love with the beach every time I photograph there!

Ellie wanted to play in the water, and Chelsea didn’t even hesitate! They ran right in and looked so beautiful as the sun set behind them!

We finished the evening by getting some ice cream! Ellie wanted rainbow sprinkles (of course!), and they both had some more laughs and giggles before I headed home. What a perfect evening!

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