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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Allaryce’s pageant photos | Esther Pederson Photography

October 9th, 2013

This was a new request for me, pageant headshots (for Nationals, nonetheless)!  I was super excited when Allaryce’s mom contacted me to get some photos done for her upcoming pageant and photogenic competition that is being held in Florida next month!  We had planned on doing them all outdoors, but of course our lovely Nome weather interfered a bit with that idea so most of our shots were done indoors.  But as luck would have it, they had the perfect space in their home that had great light!  I couldn’t go home without at least trying to do a few outdoor shots, either, so despite the cold and wind we spent a few minutes around our neighborhood. As soon as we got out there, I was in photographer heaven!  The colors, the light, the model …pretty much everything but the cold and wind were perfect.  Allaryce was a true beauty queen and had a fun and positive attitude and smiles throughout her session with me.  I have no doubt you will do great in your upcoming competition girl!  Good luck and keep aspiring to do great things!Blog1

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This was a new request for me, pageant headshots (for Nationals, nonetheless)!  I was super excited when Allaryce’s mom contacted me to get some photos done for her upcoming pageant and photogenic competition that is being held in Florida next month!  We had planned on doing them all outdoors, but of course our lovely Nome weather interfered a bit with that idea so most of our shots were done indoors.  But as luck would have it, they had the perfect space in their home that had great light!  I couldn’t go home without at least trying to do a few outdoor shots, either, so despite the cold and wind we spent a few minutes around our neighborhood. As soon as we got out there, I was in photographer heaven!  The colors, the light, the model …pretty much everything but the cold and wind were perfect.  Allaryce was a true beauty queen and had a fun and positive attitude and smiles throughout her session with me.  I have no doubt you will do great in your upcoming competition girl!  Good luck and keep aspiring to do great things!Blog1

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Ariana…senior 2014 | Esther Pederson Photography

September 26th, 2013

Is there anything sweeter or more adorable and fun than a high school senior? Ok, maybe a puppy, but puppies don’t sit still and do what I tell them for a photo! :) hehe. Ari was TONS of fun, had an amazing style sense, and best of all, we got to shoot in a totally unique location at her request. This was a dream session complete with my own personal assistant and stylist, Dylan. Thank you Dylan for coming along! Like most of my seniors, Ari has built in talent and drive. After all, we took these photos about an hour after her volleyball meet was over! Ain’t no thang!! I couldn’t have asked for much more, it was a fun fun shoot. Good luck with the rest of your season Ari, and I am definitely looking forward to watching you on that basketball court!! Congrats on your senior year gal. Enjoy it! Blog1
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Is there anything sweeter or more adorable and fun than a high school senior? Ok, maybe a puppy, but puppies don’t sit still and do what I tell them for a photo! :) hehe. Ari was TONS of fun, had an amazing style sense, and best of all, we got to shoot in a totally unique location at her request. This was a dream session complete with my own personal assistant and stylist, Dylan. Thank you Dylan for coming along! Like most of my seniors, Ari has built in talent and drive. After all, we took these photos about an hour after her volleyball meet was over! Ain’t no thang!! I couldn’t have asked for much more, it was a fun fun shoot. Good luck with the rest of your season Ari, and I am definitely looking forward to watching you on that basketball court!! Congrats on your senior year gal. Enjoy it! Blog1
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Hannah…senior 2014 | Esther Pederson Photography

September 23rd, 2013

Hello, gorgeous! We had tons of fun on Hannah’s session. I was actually worried about the weather from the get go since we started off with sprinkles. BUT, it ended up being a nice evening with beautiful light. Annnd, as soon as we wrapped it up 3 hours later (literally, as soon as we closed the car doors), there was a huge downpour. It was crazy! We got to shoot at Hannah’s family’s camp just outside of Nome, which made it extra special. Surprise, Mom and Dad!! :) I told Hannah not to tell you but I’m sure the beans were spilled a while ago. LOL. I thought it would be a neat surprise since they had no idea. Anyway, everything worked out, and I am so happy and thrilled with Hannah’s images. First off, she’s beautiful, but not only that, she is one of those students who I know has proud parents! She is an excellent cross country runner, has a plan for her future, and to top it off, a great personality–funny gal! I am familiar with her family, I got to shoot her twin brother and sisters senior photos a couple years back. And I thought to myself, as she contacted me, a senior already??! How time flies!! Enjoy your preview Hannah, and yes, the gallery images are coming. Thank you so much for your continued patience! Good luck at Regionals this coming weekend (Rosa too-thanks for all your help on the session), I will be cheering loud and proud! Blog5

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Hello, gorgeous! We had tons of fun on Hannah’s session. I was actually worried about the weather from the get go since we started off with sprinkles. BUT, it ended up being a nice evening with beautiful light. Annnd, as soon as we wrapped it up 3 hours later (literally, as soon as we closed the car doors), there was a huge downpour. It was crazy! We got to shoot at Hannah’s family’s camp just outside of Nome, which made it extra special. Surprise, Mom and Dad!! :) I told Hannah not to tell you but I’m sure the beans were spilled a while ago. LOL. I thought it would be a neat surprise since they had no idea. Anyway, everything worked out, and I am so happy and thrilled with Hannah’s images. First off, she’s beautiful, but not only that, she is one of those students who I know has proud parents! She is an excellent cross country runner, has a plan for her future, and to top it off, a great personality–funny gal! I am familiar with her family, I got to shoot her twin brother and sisters senior photos a couple years back. And I thought to myself, as she contacted me, a senior already??! How time flies!! Enjoy your preview Hannah, and yes, the gallery images are coming. Thank you so much for your continued patience! Good luck at Regionals this coming weekend (Rosa too-thanks for all your help on the session), I will be cheering loud and proud! Blog5

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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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