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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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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, πŸ˜‰ 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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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, πŸ˜‰ 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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‘We Breathe Again’

August 9th, 2012


My cousin, Marsh Chamberlain, has ventured on a journey, which he has put his heart and soul into. He is on a journey to film a documentary about suicide in Alaska. A very touching documentary which most Alaskans, unfortunately, have been affected by. I am proud of his journey, and his willingness and heart to help our people heal. Thank you Marsh for your dedication, hard work and persistence to finish this project. I am proud of our people for opening up to you as well. Please consider a donation today, by clicking on the ‘Kickstarter’ link at the bottom of this post.

β€œIn a landscape as dramatic as its stories, Alaska Native people face staggering suicide rates, yet remain determined to heal & thrive!

Historically Alaska Native peoples lived solely from the lands and waters of the far north; it is that relationship between land, water and people that has culturally defined the first peoples of Alaska. Today Alaska Natives face many challenges in a world dominated by differing values. Rapid lifestyle changes, forced assimilation, and historical traumas have led to severed connections to the land and waters; these struggles threaten the loss of traditional values that have sustained Alaska Native Peoples for millennium.”

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My cousin, Marsh Chamberlain, has ventured on a journey, which he has put his heart and soul into. He is on a journey to film a documentary about suicide in Alaska. A very touching documentary which most Alaskans, unfortunately, have been affected by. I am proud of his journey, and his willingness and heart to help our people heal. Thank you Marsh for your dedication, hard work and persistence to finish this project. I am proud of our people for opening up to you as well. Please consider a donation today, by clicking on the ‘Kickstarter’ link at the bottom of this post.

β€œIn a landscape as dramatic as its stories, Alaska Native people face staggering suicide rates, yet remain determined to heal & thrive!

Historically Alaska Native peoples lived solely from the lands and waters of the far north; it is that relationship between land, water and people that has culturally defined the first peoples of Alaska. Today Alaska Natives face many challenges in a world dominated by differing values. Rapid lifestyle changes, forced assimilation, and historical traumas have led to severed connections to the land and waters; these struggles threaten the loss of traditional values that have sustained Alaska Native Peoples for millennium.”

via Kickstarter.com

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please pardon my mess!

July 20th, 2012

Please pardon my dust while I update my blog. Things probably won’t look quite right for about a week or so, until I can figure this technology stuff out! Thanks for being patient. :)


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Please pardon my dust while I update my blog. Things probably won’t look quite right for about a week or so, until I can figure this technology stuff out! Thanks for being patient. :)

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summer | Esther Pederson Photography

June 4th, 2012

My favorite season is finally here. Life springs up wherever you look. Baby animals are being born, eggs are being laid and hatching, the tundra is slowing changing from brown to green, the ice has broken free from the rivers and ocean, and flowers are blooming. The sun shines almost 24 hours a day and it almost makes me forget how harsh, cold, and dark our winters are. This is why we live here. It truly is a special place, a beautiful and peaceful and wild place.


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My favorite season is finally here. Life springs up wherever you look. Baby animals are being born, eggs are being laid and hatching, the tundra is slowing changing from brown to green, the ice has broken free from the rivers and ocean, and flowers are blooming. The sun shines almost 24 hours a day and it almost makes me forget how harsh, cold, and dark our winters are. This is why we live here. It truly is a special place, a beautiful and peaceful and wild place.

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Caitlin…senior 2012 | Esther Pederson Photography

September 21st, 2011

I was stoked when Caitlin approached me about doing her senior photos. I knew even before we met up that she was going to rock her session. And she did just that. She is gorgeous, funny, and has a sweet bubbly personality. Her aunt, our chauffeur, had some awesome ideas for locations. Thanks Shari! Anyway, I think these images capture the true inner and outer beauty of another smart and strong young lady in our community. Good luck and enjoy your last year girl! It was so fun to work with you, obviously I didn’t want it to end! But I guess three hours of camera time will do, for now. :)


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I was stoked when Caitlin approached me about doing her senior photos. I knew even before we met up that she was going to rock her session. And she did just that. She is gorgeous, funny, and has a sweet bubbly personality. Her aunt, our chauffeur, had some awesome ideas for locations. Thanks Shari! Anyway, I think these images capture the true inner and outer beauty of another smart and strong young lady in our community. Good luck and enjoy your last year girl! It was so fun to work with you, obviously I didn’t want it to end! But I guess three hours of camera time will do, for now. :)

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my two loves | Esther Pederson Photography

November 21st, 2010

I took the kiddies out one last time before the snow fell. I didn’t get a whole lot as alls they wanted to do was run around the golden grass on this beautiful hillside close to town. But still its nice to look back on these and remember how beautiful the golden sunlight was and how cute my kids were at this point in time. They are growing way too fast, and they won’t listen to me when I tell them to stop growing either. Hmm….


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I took the kiddies out one last time before the snow fell. I didn’t get a whole lot as alls they wanted to do was run around the golden grass on this beautiful hillside close to town. But still its nice to look back on these and remember how beautiful the golden sunlight was and how cute my kids were at this point in time. They are growing way too fast, and they won’t listen to me when I tell them to stop growing either. Hmm….

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the circus | Esther Pederson Photography

October 25th, 2010

The circus came to Nome and it was great. Here’s just one from the show. These aerial ballerinas were amazing.


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The circus came to Nome and it was great. Here’s just one from the show. These aerial ballerinas were amazing.

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my new pretties | Esther Pederson Photography

September 28th, 2010

There is a lot of talent floating around this small town of Nome. The middle of nowhere, in Alaska, a town of 4,000 residents. Most people probably haven’t even heard of it. But for me it is special. Our town has a lot of character. We are a little rough and worn around the edges. But in the midst of all that, there are a lot of people who create beautiful and unique things. A lot of things. Paintings, quilts, metal sculptures, ivory carvings, jewelry, kuspuks, hats. The list goes on. It is quite unbelievable really. A lot of those people are my friends, and one in particular I’m highlighting today. Her name is Moriah and she makes the most beautiful earrings out of baleen and beads. They are simple and classic, yet modern and hip. I love them. They go with practically every outfit and when I wear them they make me happy. So thank you Moriah for putting a lot of love and care into this pair! Here they are, in their very first photo shoot! :)


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There is a lot of talent floating around this small town of Nome. The middle of nowhere, in Alaska, a town of 4,000 residents. Most people probably haven’t even heard of it. But for me it is special. Our town has a lot of character. We are a little rough and worn around the edges. But in the midst of all that, there are a lot of people who create beautiful and unique things. A lot of things. Paintings, quilts, metal sculptures, ivory carvings, jewelry, kuspuks, hats. The list goes on. It is quite unbelievable really. A lot of those people are my friends, and one in particular I’m highlighting today. Her name is Moriah and she makes the most beautiful earrings out of baleen and beads. They are simple and classic, yet modern and hip. I love them. They go with practically every outfit and when I wear them they make me happy. So thank you Moriah for putting a lot of love and care into this pair! Here they are, in their very first photo shoot! :)

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nothing better | Esther Pederson Photography

August 5th, 2010

simply said, there’s nothing better when you’re there. the beach.


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simply said, there’s nothing better when you’re there. the beach.