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Esther Pederson Photography

Hello and welcome to my little corner of the web. I am Esther, the award winning artist behind the lens of Esther Pederson Photography, located in beautiful Nome, Alaska. This is a place where I share little flashbacks in time, from both my personal and business life. So, go ahead and poke around to see all the treasures I’ve gathered over the years. Don’t forget to come back often as I try my best to keep my blog updated. Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful day!

Esther Pederson, portrait photographer
Nome, Alaska
907.304.9116
esther.pederson@gmail.com
© 2014 Esther Pederson Photography

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Benjamin…senior 2015 | Esther Pederson Photography

May 13th, 2015

I love repeat clients. It reassures me that the work that I produce makes others happy. I’ve known this family for a lot of years. First of all, the Dad of this family is the Pastor of our church here in Nome. Second of all, they are an amazing caring family. And third of all, I’ve photographed a couple of their other kids who have since graduated from high school and also their new Bed & Breakfast, Angel Camp by the Sea, which is a wonderful retreat by the Bering Sea. It’s fun to watch a family grow up, but at the same time, it’s bittersweet to see each one leave the nest to start their adult lives. This is Ben, he is the second to youngest of 8 siblings. EIGHT! And with the youngest one left in the nest I know the parents must be thinking, it’s getting way too quiet around here! I know they are proud of every single one of their children and Ben is no different. He has plans to attend college in Kentucky and study media communications. Best wishes Ben, as you get ready to spread your wings. I had a lot of fun with you and Mary, and thank you for trying just about everything I asked…you were a natural!
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Lacy…senior 2015 | Esther Pederson Photography

April 30th, 2015

What a ball of sunshine! Lacy is truly one of those people who make you smile, she is fun to be around and her happiness is contagious. I’m so proud for her, as she is approaching her graduation day. I know it’s always hard to finish strong when you have so many other things on your mind like summer, college, friends, prom, boys, 😉 scholarship applications, jobs, and just plain spring! And with our days getting longer and brighter it certainly is hard to stay on track with anything. But she is taking it strong to the end, and with senior photos finally out of the way she can breathe a little easier! It was a bright one, as our days in Nome have been full of sun and with snow still on the ground, the reflection is super killer on the eyes. We powered through and Lacy was amazing, beautiful and so easy to work with. She calls herself a tomboy, but I personally think she could be a model….she is ridiculous. So flawless and the camera just loves her face! I think I even told her I wanted to squish her and take her home…haha!! Thanks for brightening my day Lacy! Enjoy your last month of school- I hope you love your little sneak peak as much as I do!
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Rena…NBHS senior 2015 | Esther Pederson Photography

October 22nd, 2014

Rena was my final senior this season. What a great way to finish my fall too! I enjoyed my time with her and she couldn’t have made my job easier. She was so giggly and fun. She said she was nervous, but I didn’t see one ounce of that during our session or in the photos. What a natural beauty! The colors of the tundra completely complimented her outfits, skin and hair. And her smile just totally topped off the wow factor. I had to include one serious one though, because I think she totally nailed it. She looks like she’s straight out a magazine in that last one….I mean, WOW, it’s one of my favorites for sure! Thanks for your time and attention Rena!! I loved hanging out with you and the big sis! :)Blog1

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Alex…NBHS senior 2015 | Esther Pederson Photography

October 7th, 2014

Alex. Another all around great young guy I got to work with this fall! His Mama scheduled him early this summer and wanted to make sure we got them done. I just couldn’t believe she was scheduling Alex, because I was in disbelief that he was already a senior! Living in a small town has it’s benefits, one of them is getting to know students and athletes and watching them grow up. We’ve been watching Alex play basketball and wrestle for years now. And I just couldn’t believe he is already nearing the end of high school. Anyway, the best part of his session was his location choice. Beautiful Solomon! Distance shoots aren’t always possible but I love it when they work out because it gives the photos a whole different look from the normal. As if looking handsome wasn’t enough, he took time out of his weekend at camp to get these done. I mean, what guy would rather be at camp, hunting birds and being all rugged. :) Probably all guys right?! Well, even if it was an inconvenience, he surely didn’t show it. Thanks for the patience while waiting for this sneak peak to surface. I will be working on your gallery images this week! Enjoy…until then. Blog1

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Zulai…South High Senior 2015 | Esther Pederson Photography

September 25th, 2014

This is Zulai. Zulai flew in from Anchorage for the weekend to get her senior photos done. How cool is that? I feel honored and extremely giddy because not only is she beautiful, she’s also super cool with a great personality. We had a lot of fun riding in and around Nome in her Mom’s truck, super crammed full of clothes, accessories, boots, and my camera gear. We talked about her senior plans for this year, and also her future goals. My oh my, she has it ALL lined out in detail. :) Her family is super proud of her accomplishments so far and I know things will continue to look bright for her future. Have a great year, Zulai and good luck with basketball this year!! Thanks for choosing Esther Pederson Photography for capturing your senior year memories!Blog1

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Klay…senior 2015 | Esther Pederson Photography

September 16th, 2014

I love fall sessions. The colors and lighting are almost always perfect. Not to mention, fall means I get to work my favorite sessions….SENIORS! Klay made my job easy, he was both casual and so natural. I hardly had to coach him on posing, he was a dream! He’s sweet too…not much more to say. I even may have went a little far when I texted his Mom after the session saying I was in love with him. LOL….(in a total non-creepy, photographer way). 😉 Enjoy your senior year, Klay. Rock that basketball court this year…looking forward to those home games! Blog1

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baby Rylee | Esther Pederson Photography

August 29th, 2014

Last week I got to visit with this sweet newborn and his parents, Kevin and Angelina. Rylee is precious and such a good baby. Even past his 2 week mark (the initial 2 weeks after being born is ideal for photographing newborns), he was the perfect sleepy newborn, complete with baby smiles. I loved holding him and molding him to get those cute shots Mom and Dad always love. I hope he visits me again, I loved having him in front of my camera. blog1

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Adelaine…senior 2014 | Esther Pederson Photography

April 2nd, 2014

Well I don’t know about you but I wouldn’t be looking this fabulous and beautiful if I were put in front of a camera on a cold, windy and dreary Alaskan day. Come on, even I thought it was impossible, but boy was I wrong! Addy was amazing!! We were all cold but this girl was naturally flawless even in the conditions we were in. I am so impressed! And I am so happy we were able to pull this one off. I had so much fun with you and Kerry (too bad Senora wasn’t there…ahh, I can just imagine that photo in my head). Oh well, next time!! I’ve enjoyed watching you on both the volleyball and basketball courts throughout the years. Your athletic talents will be missed for sure. Enjoy these precious last weeks of school lady and congratulations on all of your accomplishments!Blog5

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Jake…senior 2014 | Esther Pederson Photography

March 31st, 2014

My first spring senior! It’s amazing how fast time flies, and now graduation is just right around the corner. What an exciting time for a lot of kids, and parents! Jake is my good friend Bonnie’s son. Her Sonny Boy! Already a senior and so handsome. What an awesome client to have. I enjoyed our time together and Jake couldn’t have made my job easier. So laid back and willing to try anything! These images turned out better than I had even hoped. Congratulations to the Piscoya/Stettenbenz family on raising such a well rounded young man. And most of all, congratulations Jake, I know there are many people who are proud of all your accomplishments! Best of wishes to you.Blog3

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Tundra Tee | Esther Pederson Photography

October 12th, 2013

A few weeks back I had the opportunity to shoot some commercial images for Alice, owner of Tundra Tee, for her new website she is planning. Everything worked out beautifully, the weather, the fall colors, and most importantly the models. Everyone did a wonderful job in front of the camera, I was impressed! They sure rocked their session like real models! What’s neat is that all of these people are Alice’s friends and are from her hometown of Koyuk, which is one of the villages outside of Nome. Having this representation and local connection in her business is what I call “Authentic!” Alice definitely knows where her heart belongs, and putting that together with her passion for her business is what makes her a true success. She is a sweet lady and a hard worker. I hope these images will help sell a lot of your designs Alice! I had fun taking them! Blog9

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