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Rachel & James | Esther Pederson Photography

September 8th, 2013

In recognition of World Breastfeeding Week back in August, our local regional hospital (Norton Sound Regional Hospital) and organizer Libby Steimel held a raffle which included items for new or expecting moms. One of those prizes was a maternity shoot with me! As it turned out, the winner was my friend Rachel and husband James, who are expecting their first babe next month! Thrilled? YES! I was not only thrilled to be able to capture them on camera for my own sake, but also thrilled that such a deserving and excited mom won this special package.

The expecting months sometimes drag on for moms, especially the last agonizing ones, which are both exhausting, full of excitement and maybe a touch stressful, as you make sure you have every detail lined out before the big day. But once the baby arrives, it seems like you almost forget what things were like when baby was still in utero, as expected since all that energy is now focused on your new baby. To me, one of the times a woman is most beautiful is when carrying a child. Not only for the so called “glow”, but for all the changes that happen only in pregnancy, physically, emotionally and spiritually. It definitely is a special time, and to take this time to preserve the memories for couples is what I love to do. Rachel is one of those people who absolutely shines on camera. The camera loves her look, which is so timeless and elegant. I’m excited for you both, as you anticipate your son’s arrival. This is a time you will never forget or regret. Parenthood is something you can’t describe, but once you experience it, your life changes for the better. You will be great parents, as I have seen BOTH of you work in other children’s lives and outpour your love for them. Can you just imagine what the love will be like for your own flesh and blood? Ahhh, it’s overwhelming to think of it like that. :) Enjoy the preview guys, and again, congratulations! Blgo1

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In recognition of World Breastfeeding Week back in August, our local regional hospital (Norton Sound Regional Hospital) and organizer Libby Steimel held a raffle which included items for new or expecting moms. One of those prizes was a maternity shoot with me! As it turned out, the winner was my friend Rachel and husband James, who are expecting their first babe next month! Thrilled? YES! I was not only thrilled to be able to capture them on camera for my own sake, but also thrilled that such a deserving and excited mom won this special package.

The expecting months sometimes drag on for moms, especially the last agonizing ones, which are both exhausting, full of excitement and maybe a touch stressful, as you make sure you have every detail lined out before the big day. But once the baby arrives, it seems like you almost forget what things were like when baby was still in utero, as expected since all that energy is now focused on your new baby. To me, one of the times a woman is most beautiful is when carrying a child. Not only for the so called “glow”, but for all the changes that happen only in pregnancy, physically, emotionally and spiritually. It definitely is a special time, and to take this time to preserve the memories for couples is what I love to do. Rachel is one of those people who absolutely shines on camera. The camera loves her look, which is so timeless and elegant. I’m excited for you both, as you anticipate your son’s arrival. This is a time you will never forget or regret. Parenthood is something you can’t describe, but once you experience it, your life changes for the better. You will be great parents, as I have seen BOTH of you work in other children’s lives and outpour your love for them. Can you just imagine what the love will be like for your own flesh and blood? Ahhh, it’s overwhelming to think of it like that. :) Enjoy the preview guys, and again, congratulations! Blgo1

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David & Julie | Esther Pederson Photography

June 10th, 2013

I had a fun evening with these two. They had no idea they had model potential just waiting to be extracted! But sure enough, the photos came out lovely and I can’t stop smiling as I browse through them. David and Julie are a respected couple in our community who also have some major (and exciting) life changes coming up! After living in Nome for several years, they have decided to move back to Julie’s home state, closer to family, which only means one thing….they are expecting their first baby! I am so thrilled for them, and I know their baby is going to be so loved and dare I say spoiled?! :) I only hope wonderful things for them in the coming months as they transition into their new life. Thank you for being such amazing role models in our community, you will both be missed by many! Best wishes on your journey and please keep in touch. Blog3

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I had a fun evening with these two. They had no idea they had model potential just waiting to be extracted! But sure enough, the photos came out lovely and I can’t stop smiling as I browse through them. David and Julie are a respected couple in our community who also have some major (and exciting) life changes coming up! After living in Nome for several years, they have decided to move back to Julie’s home state, closer to family, which only means one thing….they are expecting their first baby! I am so thrilled for them, and I know their baby is going to be so loved and dare I say spoiled?! :) I only hope wonderful things for them in the coming months as they transition into their new life. Thank you for being such amazing role models in our community, you will both be missed by many! Best wishes on your journey and please keep in touch. Blog3

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Jessica & Jesse (and Jeter too!) | Esther Pederson Photography

July 23rd, 2012

What a beautiful couple! I loved this shoot for many reasons. I love maternity sessions, especially when Dad is involved and willing. The weather was amazing! And the couple brought along their fabulous dog- Jeter! While still young, he was very well behaved and seemed to enjoy the session as well. He was a typical 2 year old, running around while Mom and Dad got their photos done, and when it was his turn to be involved, he was more than willing to pose! haha. What a cutie. I also loved this session because both Jess and Jesse put a lot of effort into the shoot. They were comfortable in front of the camera, so natural and made my job very easy. This is definetely the case of “you get out what you put in”…they have a lot of amazing images to choose from. Their baby is already blessed to have such loving and fun parents. Not to mention gorgeous. I remember the excitement and anticipation when I was carrying my first child, and I feel honored to capture those same special moments for these two before their sweetie is born. Enjoy guys and thank you so much for being patient for this reveal! I hope it was worth the wait. xoxo


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What a beautiful couple! I loved this shoot for many reasons. I love maternity sessions, especially when Dad is involved and willing. The weather was amazing! And the couple brought along their fabulous dog- Jeter! While still young, he was very well behaved and seemed to enjoy the session as well. He was a typical 2 year old, running around while Mom and Dad got their photos done, and when it was his turn to be involved, he was more than willing to pose! haha. What a cutie. I also loved this session because both Jess and Jesse put a lot of effort into the shoot. They were comfortable in front of the camera, so natural and made my job very easy. This is definetely the case of “you get out what you put in”…they have a lot of amazing images to choose from. Their baby is already blessed to have such loving and fun parents. Not to mention gorgeous. I remember the excitement and anticipation when I was carrying my first child, and I feel honored to capture those same special moments for these two before their sweetie is born. Enjoy guys and thank you so much for being patient for this reveal! I hope it was worth the wait. xoxo

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Kellie & DeShawn | Esther Pederson Photography

August 24th, 2011

Well, as you may remember, maternity sessions rank as one of my most favorite sessions, right up there with the senior sessions. Moms-to-be just overflow with beauty and it’s true, they have that “glow” that no one else has. I especially love when Dad’s are involved in the session. It makes it so intimate and personal. Well, what else can I say–the photos will speak for themselves. I didn’t want the session to end, to say the least. It felt like two Hollywood celebrities hopped aboard their private jet and flew to Nome for the day to get their photos done. Seriously, these two are naturally beautiful people, and so in love too. Their new little one is already blessed with wonderful, loving, and gorgeous parents. Enjoy Kellie and DeShawn, you were amazing…I wish I could share them all here!


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Well, as you may remember, maternity sessions rank as one of my most favorite sessions, right up there with the senior sessions. Moms-to-be just overflow with beauty and it’s true, they have that “glow” that no one else has. I especially love when Dad’s are involved in the session. It makes it so intimate and personal. Well, what else can I say–the photos will speak for themselves. I didn’t want the session to end, to say the least. It felt like two Hollywood celebrities hopped aboard their private jet and flew to Nome for the day to get their photos done. Seriously, these two are naturally beautiful people, and so in love too. Their new little one is already blessed with wonderful, loving, and gorgeous parents. Enjoy Kellie and DeShawn, you were amazing…I wish I could share them all here!

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pitter patter | Esther Pederson Photography

February 14th, 2011

I was finishing up editing this session, and this one just jumped out at me. Sometimes I don’t feel the full impact or emotion of my work until I go through and look at the images days or weeks later. Sure, the actual sessions are always fun and exciting, but looking at the images later is where the real feeling comes in. Seeing images like this really make my day and make my heart go pitter patter. :) A mama in love with her unborn baby. Now that’s just awesome in my book. I hope you all feel the love this Valentines Day!


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I was finishing up editing this session, and this one just jumped out at me. Sometimes I don’t feel the full impact or emotion of my work until I go through and look at the images days or weeks later. Sure, the actual sessions are always fun and exciting, but looking at the images later is where the real feeling comes in. Seeing images like this really make my day and make my heart go pitter patter. :) A mama in love with her unborn baby. Now that’s just awesome in my book. I hope you all feel the love this Valentines Day!

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beautiful maternity….Asaaluk | Esther Pederson Photography

December 28th, 2010

I always get excited when a mom-to-be asks me to shoot some maternity photos for them. I think they are my favorite sessions. There is something about a pregnant woman that is so beautiful. Even if they don’t feel very photogenic, especially at the later stages of pregnancy, they still have a glow that just radiates. Asaaluk is every bit as gorgeous. She not only is beautiful outside, she is just as beautiful inside as well. She is a mom to a bouncy and outgoing three year old girl, who was my little helper (thank you AwaLuk!) during the session. I know she’ll be a great helper when her baby sister arrives too. Can’t wait to meet her! Enjoy you guys, and blessings as you welcome another little angel into the world. What a wonderful way to ring in the New Year!


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I always get excited when a mom-to-be asks me to shoot some maternity photos for them. I think they are my favorite sessions. There is something about a pregnant woman that is so beautiful. Even if they don’t feel very photogenic, especially at the later stages of pregnancy, they still have a glow that just radiates. Asaaluk is every bit as gorgeous. She not only is beautiful outside, she is just as beautiful inside as well. She is a mom to a bouncy and outgoing three year old girl, who was my little helper (thank you AwaLuk!) during the session. I know she’ll be a great helper when her baby sister arrives too. Can’t wait to meet her! Enjoy you guys, and blessings as you welcome another little angel into the world. What a wonderful way to ring in the New Year!

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margrit & jamie | Esther Pederson Photography

September 24th, 2010

Margrit & Jamie. I met up with this couple a few nights ago. I love maternity sessions, but because these two are newlyweds, it made it that much more special to see two people so freshly in love. Does that make sense? They were so fun and cute together. Their new little one growing inside is no doubt going to be the center of their universe once his/her grand entrance is made! (I can’t wait!) As I was shooting, I kept sneaking peaks at my LCD screen and gasping out loud. It made them laugh and smile, but seriously, I couldn’t have been happier with how the images turned out. I joked that their images were going to be hanging in my house as well as theirs. :) Here’s a few from our session Margrit and Jamie. Enjoy and bask in your beautifulness! xoxo

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Margrit & Jamie. I met up with this couple a few nights ago. I love maternity sessions, but because these two are newlyweds, it made it that much more special to see two people so freshly in love. Does that make sense? They were so fun and cute together. Their new little one growing inside is no doubt going to be the center of their universe once his/her grand entrance is made! (I can’t wait!) As I was shooting, I kept sneaking peaks at my LCD screen and gasping out loud. It made them laugh and smile, but seriously, I couldn’t have been happier with how the images turned out. I joked that their images were going to be hanging in my house as well as theirs. :) Here’s a few from our session Margrit and Jamie. Enjoy and bask in your beautifulness! xoxo

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gorgeous and glowing | Esther Pederson Photography

May 25th, 2010

I met up with this amazing couple yesterday for an evening maternity session. The weather was incredible and more than I could have hoped for. The mama to be was of course as gorgeous as could be. It made me miss having a baby bump of my own. <3 We ventured out and got some amazing shots that these soon to be parents can treasure long after their little one has flown from the nest. Of course we had to get the other two “kids” in on the action too. They don’t know what’s coming yet, but I’m sure they will be a great set of brothers to their new sister. Thanks Tara and Loren for a fabulous session and for being so open to my ideas. You will both be incredible parents and this little one is certainly blessed to have you as family. Can’t wait to meet her! xo.

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I met up with this amazing couple yesterday for an evening maternity session. The weather was incredible and more than I could have hoped for. The mama to be was of course as gorgeous as could be. It made me miss having a baby bump of my own. <3 We ventured out and got some amazing shots that these soon to be parents can treasure long after their little one has flown from the nest. Of course we had to get the other two “kids” in on the action too. They don’t know what’s coming yet, but I’m sure they will be a great set of brothers to their new sister. Thanks Tara and Loren for a fabulous session and for being so open to my ideas. You will both be incredible parents and this little one is certainly blessed to have you as family. Can’t wait to meet her! xo.