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Karen | Esther Pederson Photography

July 7th, 2011

Nome grown and beautiful. Meet Karen. She contacted me in hopes of getting some shots for her music album that is soon to be released. Woot Woot! These shots could make me a world renowned photographer! :) Anyway, we had a lot of fun together. So informal and just the way I like it. We chatted and joked. We laughed together about the days when she would skip school to hike up Anvil Mountain with her friends. We saw a squirrel who seemed awefully chatty and curious. We dreamed of golden sandy beaches and a hot hot sun. We also got some amazing shots in the process that I hope you love Karen. I was not joking when I kept yelling out “Your are beautiful!” “This is gorgeous!” Looking back at all the images just put a smile on my heart that I hope will resonate to yours. Enjoy and see you soon! Enjoy your Nome summer.


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Nome grown and beautiful. Meet Karen. She contacted me in hopes of getting some shots for her music album that is soon to be released. Woot Woot! These shots could make me a world renowned photographer! :) Anyway, we had a lot of fun together. So informal and just the way I like it. We chatted and joked. We laughed together about the days when she would skip school to hike up Anvil Mountain with her friends. We saw a squirrel who seemed awefully chatty and curious. We dreamed of golden sandy beaches and a hot hot sun. We also got some amazing shots in the process that I hope you love Karen. I was not joking when I kept yelling out “Your are beautiful!” “This is gorgeous!” Looking back at all the images just put a smile on my heart that I hope will resonate to yours. Enjoy and see you soon! Enjoy your Nome summer.

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hope | Esther Pederson Photography

May 22nd, 2011

My heart has been troubled the last few days. Broken hearted, yet hopeful and thankful for greater things to come. My Aunt, who was diagnosed with cancer a few months ago has now returned home to rest and be with her family. Growing up, she was like a second mom to me. Her kids are the same age as me, so I was always over there, sleeping over, eating, playing Nintendo, or enjoying her baked goods–pies, cinnamon rolls, or bread. That is also where I learned to make my first pot of coffee. Auntie Ida and Uncle Joe love their coffee, and it was so fun to be able to make it, serve them and watch them enjoy it; I was pretty proud of that. When I was five years old, my Dad (Auntie Ida’s brother) passed away. And growing up, she always made it a point to tell me how much he loved me or how proud he would be of us kids. She would tell me stories, show me pictures, and brag about how her older brother was the best hunter or provider. She never let us forget his memory. She truly loved me, and I felt it. Auntie Ida’s birthday is today. She is 59. And today I want to let her know how grateful I am to have her in my life, and how much I dearly love her. Thank you Auntie Ida for the impact you have had and will continue to have in my life. Thank you for loving me. When I saw these new buds and the evening light shining through them, it gave me the reassurance that I needed. God loves us and only wants the best for us. This photo signifies the hope that I have in Him. And I thank Him for that.


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My heart has been troubled the last few days. Broken hearted, yet hopeful and thankful for greater things to come. My Aunt, who was diagnosed with cancer a few months ago has now returned home to rest and be with her family. Growing up, she was like a second mom to me. Her kids are the same age as me, so I was always over there, sleeping over, eating, playing Nintendo, or enjoying her baked goods–pies, cinnamon rolls, or bread. That is also where I learned to make my first pot of coffee. Auntie Ida and Uncle Joe love their coffee, and it was so fun to be able to make it, serve them and watch them enjoy it; I was pretty proud of that. When I was five years old, my Dad (Auntie Ida’s brother) passed away. And growing up, she always made it a point to tell me how much he loved me or how proud he would be of us kids. She would tell me stories, show me pictures, and brag about how her older brother was the best hunter or provider. She never let us forget his memory. She truly loved me, and I felt it. Auntie Ida’s birthday is today. She is 59. And today I want to let her know how grateful I am to have her in my life, and how much I dearly love her. Thank you Auntie Ida for the impact you have had and will continue to have in my life. Thank you for loving me. When I saw these new buds and the evening light shining through them, it gave me the reassurance that I needed. God loves us and only wants the best for us. This photo signifies the hope that I have in Him. And I thank Him for that.

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new pretties | Esther Pederson Photography

April 6th, 2011

So I like to photograph things that don’t move. Things I can angle or position without feeling like I’ve just man handled someone. :) And these beauties were willing to model for me, so I thought I would take the opportunity to photograph my new glasses. It’s my first pair of “fun” glasses, and after my last pair broke, I told myself….I’m not going to pass up those fun ones this time! I usually want the fun pair, but settle for the regular classic ones instead. I’m sooooooooooo glad I got these. They are cute, sassy, and PINK! There’s nothing like a new pair of glasses to make a girl feel good.


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So I like to photograph things that don’t move. Things I can angle or position without feeling like I’ve just man handled someone. :) And these beauties were willing to model for me, so I thought I would take the opportunity to photograph my new glasses. It’s my first pair of “fun” glasses, and after my last pair broke, I told myself….I’m not going to pass up those fun ones this time! I usually want the fun pair, but settle for the regular classic ones instead. I’m sooooooooooo glad I got these. They are cute, sassy, and PINK! There’s nothing like a new pair of glasses to make a girl feel good.

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handmade goodness | Esther Pederson Photography

January 4th, 2011

I’ve been bit by the bug. The creative bug that is. (The main reason for my lack of blogging lately) Isn’t that what winter is for anyway? Unpacking all the goodies that are just waiting to be made? I’ve had a wonderful Christmas vacation, and I just don’t want it to end. I want to sit in my warm cozy home and keep making…..things…..ANYTHING. :) Dangerous, as a lack of physical activity along with yummy holiday food could mean disaster on my part. Anyway, my most recent addiction has been crochet. For Christmas, I made these sweet little owls for family and friends. They are the perfect addition to any Christmas tree as they put a smile on everyones face who received them this year. It was fun making and giving this year. I hope to continue the trend in 2011, and make more homemade, as that is always the best gift to give or receive.


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I’ve been bit by the bug. The creative bug that is. (The main reason for my lack of blogging lately) Isn’t that what winter is for anyway? Unpacking all the goodies that are just waiting to be made? I’ve had a wonderful Christmas vacation, and I just don’t want it to end. I want to sit in my warm cozy home and keep making…..things…..ANYTHING. :) Dangerous, as a lack of physical activity along with yummy holiday food could mean disaster on my part. Anyway, my most recent addiction has been crochet. For Christmas, I made these sweet little owls for family and friends. They are the perfect addition to any Christmas tree as they put a smile on everyones face who received them this year. It was fun making and giving this year. I hope to continue the trend in 2011, and make more homemade, as that is always the best gift to give or receive.

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happy mom’s day | Esther Pederson Photography

May 7th, 2010

To all my mommy friends and family out there, I want to wish you the best Mom’s Day. I hope you are all treated like queens for a day! :) Enjoy the weekend, and may you come back into the week feeling refreshed and loved. xo. To honor those hard working moms out there, Laura Winslow Photography is hosting a fabulous giveaway, so check it out. You won’t want to miss this one, but hurry it ends tomorrow.


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To all my mommy friends and family out there, I want to wish you the best Mom’s Day. I hope you are all treated like queens for a day! :) Enjoy the weekend, and may you come back into the week feeling refreshed and loved. xo. To honor those hard working moms out there, Laura Winslow Photography is hosting a fabulous giveaway, so check it out. You won’t want to miss this one, but hurry it ends tomorrow.

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auntie | Esther Pederson Photography

April 25th, 2010

My beautiful and loving Auntie Irene (my dad’s sister) passed away one week ago today. I have feelings of sadness that we will no longer see her on this earth, but I also have feelings of joy knowing she is in heaven rejoicing with our Lord. Knowing also that she has a new body and is young again, makes me smile. I can imagine her as her sister dreamt the night before she died, running and meeting her family that have also passed before us. Along with the angels, she has joined her parents, brothers (my dad) and sisters, husband, children, grand children and even great grand children. I know she was greeted with open arms, hugs and excitement. I looked up to my Auntie as a woman I would eventually want to be like, and I want to thank her for loving me and always being so happy to see me. She made me feel so special, even in her last days when she was getting so fragile and weak. “Quyana for coming!”, she would say. That means “thank you for coming”. Always grateful and thankful for everyone in her life. I love you Auntie. We will surely miss your laughter, your stories and your company.


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My beautiful and loving Auntie Irene (my dad’s sister) passed away one week ago today. I have feelings of sadness that we will no longer see her on this earth, but I also have feelings of joy knowing she is in heaven rejoicing with our Lord. Knowing also that she has a new body and is young again, makes me smile. I can imagine her as her sister dreamt the night before she died, running and meeting her family that have also passed before us. Along with the angels, she has joined her parents, brothers (my dad) and sisters, husband, children, grand children and even great grand children. I know she was greeted with open arms, hugs and excitement. I looked up to my Auntie as a woman I would eventually want to be like, and I want to thank her for loving me and always being so happy to see me. She made me feel so special, even in her last days when she was getting so fragile and weak. “Quyana for coming!”, she would say. That means “thank you for coming”. Always grateful and thankful for everyone in her life. I love you Auntie. We will surely miss your laughter, your stories and your company.

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self portrait challenge | Esther Pederson Photography

January 27th, 2010

I was handed a self portrait challenge by a photography forum I am part of.  Pretty much explains itself, especially the challenge part. :)  Seriously, it took probably 100 shots just to get 1 good one. First the metering was off, then the focus was off, then the dog’s tail was in the frame cutting across my face, then my 15 month old tried to grab the camera and take a photo.  You get the idea!  It was a great idea to do this because I needed to update my photo anyway.  But whew, good thing it only happens once every 6 months! Here I am thanks to my camera remote, 24-70mm 2.8, 5D Mark II and some precious natural light.


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I was handed a self portrait challenge by a photography forum I am part of.  Pretty much explains itself, especially the challenge part. :)  Seriously, it took probably 100 shots just to get 1 good one. First the metering was off, then the focus was off, then the dog’s tail was in the frame cutting across my face, then my 15 month old tried to grab the camera and take a photo.  You get the idea!  It was a great idea to do this because I needed to update my photo anyway.  But whew, good thing it only happens once every 6 months! Here I am thanks to my camera remote, 24-70mm 2.8, 5D Mark II and some precious natural light.

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32 pecans | Esther Pederson Photography

January 22nd, 2010

Birthday’s are always celebrated pretty big in our family. Everyone gets together to eat yummy food and play games (this year it was the Wii, instead of the traditional pin the tail on the walrus, reindeer, etc.) lol. Boy the times have changed! My brother turned 32 this year. His lovely wife made an awesome german chocolate cake that even my non-chocolate loving brother-in-law had a piece. Yes, it was that good! After some fun wii games, it was time to open presents. Nora (his wife) had an awesome idea of “pick one of three envelopes, and that’s what you’ll get.” I don’t know about everyone else, but I was on pins and needles. How to choose? What about the other envelopes? Was he not going to get the other 2 gifts? Ahhhhh, choose wisely Nate!! Anyway, I captured the moment he opened the first envelope. *Drumroll*………………………..A week long fishing trip with his cousin to Kodiak, Alaska!! I mean, could it get any better? For fun he opened the other 2 envelopes to see what he missed out on. Well, let me tell you, he didn’t miss out on anything, because Nora decided that he’ll probably just get everything anyway! LOL. The other two envelopes included a gift certificate for a 1 hour massage, and a range finder (hunting accessory). Amazing gifts in and of themselves, but let me ask you this. What if he picked the massage first and later found out that he missed out on the fishing trip? I’d like to see what his face would have looked like then. :) Love you Nathan. You are a special part of our lives and seeing you interact with your niece and nephews just makes me have a deep sense of pride that I am your sister. I know Dad would have been proud of you just like we all are here on earth! xoxo.I caught this moment after we got home from the party. Every night when I brush the kids’ teeth, we sing the Happy Birthday and God’s Blessings song to someone. Sienna got up on the sink and was brushing her teeth and sang the whole song to “Uncle”. It was really sweet.


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Birthday’s are always celebrated pretty big in our family. Everyone gets together to eat yummy food and play games (this year it was the Wii, instead of the traditional pin the tail on the walrus, reindeer, etc.) lol. Boy the times have changed! My brother turned 32 this year. His lovely wife made an awesome german chocolate cake that even my non-chocolate loving brother-in-law had a piece. Yes, it was that good! After some fun wii games, it was time to open presents. Nora (his wife) had an awesome idea of “pick one of three envelopes, and that’s what you’ll get.” I don’t know about everyone else, but I was on pins and needles. How to choose? What about the other envelopes? Was he not going to get the other 2 gifts? Ahhhhh, choose wisely Nate!! Anyway, I captured the moment he opened the first envelope. *Drumroll*………………………..A week long fishing trip with his cousin to Kodiak, Alaska!! I mean, could it get any better? For fun he opened the other 2 envelopes to see what he missed out on. Well, let me tell you, he didn’t miss out on anything, because Nora decided that he’ll probably just get everything anyway! LOL. The other two envelopes included a gift certificate for a 1 hour massage, and a range finder (hunting accessory). Amazing gifts in and of themselves, but let me ask you this. What if he picked the massage first and later found out that he missed out on the fishing trip? I’d like to see what his face would have looked like then. :) Love you Nathan. You are a special part of our lives and seeing you interact with your niece and nephews just makes me have a deep sense of pride that I am your sister. I know Dad would have been proud of you just like we all are here on earth! xoxo.I caught this moment after we got home from the party. Every night when I brush the kids’ teeth, we sing the Happy Birthday and God’s Blessings song to someone. Sienna got up on the sink and was brushing her teeth and sang the whole song to “Uncle”. It was really sweet.

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Camera Bling | Esther Pederson Photography

March 18th, 2009

Ever heard of it? Camera bling, that is. Well, I’ve got it! I just got my new camera strap today, and boy do I love it! It’s super comfortable, stylish, and even longer than the original strap so I can wear it on my hip instead of around my neck. Not to mention is has a quick release buckle in case I ever need to take it off in a hurry. I say it’s money ($38.75 to be exact) well spent. If you have a DSLR, and want one of these awesome straps for your camera, visit the PhatStraps shop on Etsy.com. They have tons of styles and I would recommend them 100%! Now I feel like the coolest mom on the block when I wear my camera with its new strap! =) They are so addicting, I might even have to get a couple more to change out with the seasons! Hmm, I’ll add that to my wish list along with the 3 lenses I soooo want! LOL.

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P.S. See the image of the birdhouse below? That photo took 1st place in the Photography division of the 2009 Iditarod Art Show!! Goes to show that you don’t have to go far to produce beautiful images..this was taken outside my house, at a bone chilling -10 degrees Fahrenheit!


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Ever heard of it? Camera bling, that is. Well, I’ve got it! I just got my new camera strap today, and boy do I love it! It’s super comfortable, stylish, and even longer than the original strap so I can wear it on my hip instead of around my neck. Not to mention is has a quick release buckle in case I ever need to take it off in a hurry. I say it’s money ($38.75 to be exact) well spent. If you have a DSLR, and want one of these awesome straps for your camera, visit the PhatStraps shop on Etsy.com. They have tons of styles and I would recommend them 100%! Now I feel like the coolest mom on the block when I wear my camera with its new strap! =) They are so addicting, I might even have to get a couple more to change out with the seasons! Hmm, I’ll add that to my wish list along with the 3 lenses I soooo want! LOL.

phat-strap

P.S. See the image of the birdhouse below? That photo took 1st place in the Photography division of the 2009 Iditarod Art Show!! Goes to show that you don’t have to go far to produce beautiful images..this was taken outside my house, at a bone chilling -10 degrees Fahrenheit!