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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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the Hobbs family | Esther Pederson Photography

August 30th, 2013

This session was planned early this spring, not by the Hobbs family, but by a good family friend of theirs, RuthAnn. Their family portraits were a gift from her. What an amazing present to such a loving and giving family! As usual, our unpredictable Nome weather played a factor in the timing of the photos, but once we finally got together it ended up being the perfect evening for photos. The light was soft and wonderful. I knew I would have fun on this session, but little did I know that my heart would completely melt by the end of our time together. The kids (and parents) did their part and more, resulting in beautiful photos they can all cherish for many years to come. Nate (Dad) is also a fellow photographer/videographer, so I had fun utilizing his skills with the reflector and composing the family. Whew, what a blessing- and I think that played a large part in the session going so smoothly. Anyway, what more can I say. This family was picture perfect. They are all such beautiful blessings to each other. Enjoy Hobbs and “Hobbits”! Thank you again for your graciousness towards me, and for all those wonderful hugs at the end! <3Blog1

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This session was planned early this spring, not by the Hobbs family, but by a good family friend of theirs, RuthAnn. Their family portraits were a gift from her. What an amazing present to such a loving and giving family! As usual, our unpredictable Nome weather played a factor in the timing of the photos, but once we finally got together it ended up being the perfect evening for photos. The light was soft and wonderful. I knew I would have fun on this session, but little did I know that my heart would completely melt by the end of our time together. The kids (and parents) did their part and more, resulting in beautiful photos they can all cherish for many years to come. Nate (Dad) is also a fellow photographer/videographer, so I had fun utilizing his skills with the reflector and composing the family. Whew, what a blessing- and I think that played a large part in the session going so smoothly. Anyway, what more can I say. This family was picture perfect. They are all such beautiful blessings to each other. Enjoy Hobbs and “Hobbits”! Thank you again for your graciousness towards me, and for all those wonderful hugs at the end! <3Blog1

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sisters | Esther Pederson Photography

July 23rd, 2013

Miss Kiyler and Miss Chanel. These sisters were a lot of fun. I was a little nervous at first because with kids this age, you just never know how the session will turn out. But this was both laid back and energetic–and just how I like it. With sessions like these, I sometimes worry if I captured any great images, only because most of the time the clients aren’t posed or in any way perfectly balanced (how my mind thinks a photo should be–everyone where they need to be). But in the end, these lifestyle portraits are what I really tend to enjoy looking at. They are always natural, playful, and yes, perfect, in their own way! I’m learning that I like this style more and more. It’s hard to let go of that control as a photographer, but when it happens, it can be and usually is a very special thing. I hope you love this preview too, Raenelle!! Most of all, I had fun hanging out with Miss Kiyler, as she was my little companion the whole time. She just melted my heart! What a tiny gal with a big personality. Chanel was so sweet, too. I couldn’t get over her beautiful little smile! You are blessed to have such wonderful girls, enjoy them while you still can! Blog1

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Miss Kiyler and Miss Chanel. These sisters were a lot of fun. I was a little nervous at first because with kids this age, you just never know how the session will turn out. But this was both laid back and energetic–and just how I like it. With sessions like these, I sometimes worry if I captured any great images, only because most of the time the clients aren’t posed or in any way perfectly balanced (how my mind thinks a photo should be–everyone where they need to be). But in the end, these lifestyle portraits are what I really tend to enjoy looking at. They are always natural, playful, and yes, perfect, in their own way! I’m learning that I like this style more and more. It’s hard to let go of that control as a photographer, but when it happens, it can be and usually is a very special thing. I hope you love this preview too, Raenelle!! Most of all, I had fun hanging out with Miss Kiyler, as she was my little companion the whole time. She just melted my heart! What a tiny gal with a big personality. Chanel was so sweet, too. I couldn’t get over her beautiful little smile! You are blessed to have such wonderful girls, enjoy them while you still can! Blog1

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Sweet Marcella | Esther Pederson Photography

June 19th, 2013

I love my clients, and I’m so happy when I get to shoot them more than once. This was my second time around with the Pitt family, the first time was when now big sister Miss Shylah was a newborn. Since then, they’ve added sweet Marcella to the family, and she couldn’t be any cuter! I still think Shylah had the best hair at this stage, but hey, who’s comparing! We took these right on Cella’s two week birthday. I see so many similarities between the two, when I look back at Shylah’s newborn photos. I’m glad to have been part of your family’s exciting arrivals and look forward to watching the girlies grow! Lets plan a family session next….on Nome’s beautiful tundra!
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I love my clients, and I’m so happy when I get to shoot them more than once. This was my second time around with the Pitt family, the first time was when now big sister Miss Shylah was a newborn. Since then, they’ve added sweet Marcella to the family, and she couldn’t be any cuter! I still think Shylah had the best hair at this stage, but hey, who’s comparing! We took these right on Cella’s two week birthday. I see so many similarities between the two, when I look back at Shylah’s newborn photos. I’m glad to have been part of your family’s exciting arrivals and look forward to watching the girlies grow! Lets plan a family session next….on Nome’s beautiful tundra!
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joni + robert | Esther Pederson Photography

June 29th, 2012

What an amazing session, it took me way too long to weed through the photos just to pick some for the blog. Man, what a joyful little boy, and such a sweet sweet Mom. Capturing these two together was just like watching them through a secret window into their life. Their laughter, their hugs, their joy. I will let the photos speak, enjoy Joni! I truly had a wonderful time with you both. Nome will miss you.


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What an amazing session, it took me way too long to weed through the photos just to pick some for the blog. Man, what a joyful little boy, and such a sweet sweet Mom. Capturing these two together was just like watching them through a secret window into their life. Their laughter, their hugs, their joy. I will let the photos speak, enjoy Joni! I truly had a wonderful time with you both. Nome will miss you.

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my son | Esther Pederson Photography

January 24th, 2012

It’s wonderful to have a son. Levi tells me everyday that he loves me, and thanks me for everything. He really does have a golden heart, and I am blessed to be his Mama. He’s 3, and not for long. I want to cherish these moments, they are fleeting fast. Here are a few things about Levi:

1. Loves basketball…..(I mean, really LOVES it. When we go to the pool, he hangs out at the hoop the whole time!)
2. Loves food, and can eat at any time of day.
3. Learned how to spell and write his name this year.
4. Loves to read books.
5. Wants a spiderman themed birthday on his next big day.
6. Will play the wii until he is dripping sweat, swording is his favorite.
7. Insists on holding my hand at night until he falls asleep.
8. Loves going to the bank with me, just to score a lollipop from the teller.
9. When asked “How are you?”, he replies, “I’m 3!”
10. Loves Council, camp, boating, and fishing.


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It’s wonderful to have a son. Levi tells me everyday that he loves me, and thanks me for everything. He really does have a golden heart, and I am blessed to be his Mama. He’s 3, and not for long. I want to cherish these moments, they are fleeting fast. Here are a few things about Levi:

1. Loves basketball…..(I mean, really LOVES it. When we go to the pool, he hangs out at the hoop the whole time!)
2. Loves food, and can eat at any time of day.
3. Learned how to spell and write his name this year.
4. Loves to read books.
5. Wants a spiderman themed birthday on his next big day.
6. Will play the wii until he is dripping sweat, swording is his favorite.
7. Insists on holding my hand at night until he falls asleep.
8. Loves going to the bank with me, just to score a lollipop from the teller.
9. When asked “How are you?”, he replies, “I’m 3!”
10. Loves Council, camp, boating, and fishing.

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the Saito family | Esther Pederson Photography

September 23rd, 2011

This town is funny sometimes. Well, maybe it’s just me, but I have “known” quite a few people before even meeting them in real life. Yes, the internet has become a big part of my world, and through facebook and other venues, I’ve interacted with a lot of people that eventually I get a chance to meet. It was like that with Jane and I. We messaged back and forth for quite some time and because of conflicting schedules and our crazy summer travel, we just never got a chance to meet…until now. It was a breath of fresh air to work with her family. They are cute (in a gorgeous sort of way), sweet, and down to earth. I clicked with them instantly, and their little boy, even tired and not much into the glamour shots, melted my heart! Thanks for being up for all my ideas guys, and for accidentally having the greatest ones too! :) Those candid moments really turned into special memories. Enjoy this preview and I’ll talk with you all soon.


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This town is funny sometimes. Well, maybe it’s just me, but I have “known” quite a few people before even meeting them in real life. Yes, the internet has become a big part of my world, and through facebook and other venues, I’ve interacted with a lot of people that eventually I get a chance to meet. It was like that with Jane and I. We messaged back and forth for quite some time and because of conflicting schedules and our crazy summer travel, we just never got a chance to meet…until now. It was a breath of fresh air to work with her family. They are cute (in a gorgeous sort of way), sweet, and down to earth. I clicked with them instantly, and their little boy, even tired and not much into the glamour shots, melted my heart! Thanks for being up for all my ideas guys, and for accidentally having the greatest ones too! :) Those candid moments really turned into special memories. Enjoy this preview and I’ll talk with you all soon.

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oh raz | Esther Pederson Photography

September 11th, 2011

We were in Anchorage for a week for a little vacation, shopping, visit with friends and family, the state fair, and other stuff. It was nice to be away for a while. But in the back of my mind, I had all my clients and their proofs that were waiting to be edited on my computer at home. Yes, work piled up when I was gone. But I’m back again, so I’m starting to get back into the groove of things. And just to stay sane from all that editing, I had to edit just a couple images (Yes, two…that’s all I allow myself right now!) for myself. The first morning we were there, we got to pick some of Auntie Tween’s raspberries from her backyard. Oh, so yummy! The kids had a blast. I did too, snapping photos and eating the fruits of their labor. :)


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We were in Anchorage for a week for a little vacation, shopping, visit with friends and family, the state fair, and other stuff. It was nice to be away for a while. But in the back of my mind, I had all my clients and their proofs that were waiting to be edited on my computer at home. Yes, work piled up when I was gone. But I’m back again, so I’m starting to get back into the groove of things. And just to stay sane from all that editing, I had to edit just a couple images (Yes, two…that’s all I allow myself right now!) for myself. The first morning we were there, we got to pick some of Auntie Tween’s raspberries from her backyard. Oh, so yummy! The kids had a blast. I did too, snapping photos and eating the fruits of their labor. :)

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fun and loving family | Esther Pederson Photography

August 12th, 2011

I was fortunate enough to have met up with this gorgeous and sweet family. They were passing through on their way back to Kodiak from a visit to Anne Marie’s hometown, Golovin. In between our very wet weather and wind, the sun came out and just like magic, we captured some amazing photos. I just love their family. So full of life, happiness and love. And so close-knit too. On top of all that, they sure knew how to pose themselves…I didn’t give much direction. Can my job get any easier than this? Beautiful and natural…enjoy Anne Marie and Brian!


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I was fortunate enough to have met up with this gorgeous and sweet family. They were passing through on their way back to Kodiak from a visit to Anne Marie’s hometown, Golovin. In between our very wet weather and wind, the sun came out and just like magic, we captured some amazing photos. I just love their family. So full of life, happiness and love. And so close-knit too. On top of all that, they sure knew how to pose themselves…I didn’t give much direction. Can my job get any easier than this? Beautiful and natural…enjoy Anne Marie and Brian!

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Dana + Andy | Esther Pederson Photography

August 4th, 2011

Dana received a gift certificate for a mom/son photo session from a friend. What a special way to honor a beautiful and hard working Mom. We had a great time together, just living in the moment and getting those lifestyle type memories captured. Andy wasn’t up for too much camera love, but I had fun chasing him around getting images that show who he really is, PURE BOY! :) I totally understand, as I have one of my own. He was in little boy heaven as we showed him the small planes at our local airfield. If he doesn’t become a pilot when he gets bigger, I’ll be surprised. And if he doesn’t ask his Mom everyday to visit that field again, I’ll be surprised at that too! HAHA, sorry Dana! He had fun is all I’m saying. We also enjoyed their family camp and got some special and amazing photos there too. You are one hot mom Dana….right people?? Thanks you two! Loving this preview, I hope you do too.


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Dana received a gift certificate for a mom/son photo session from a friend. What a special way to honor a beautiful and hard working Mom. We had a great time together, just living in the moment and getting those lifestyle type memories captured. Andy wasn’t up for too much camera love, but I had fun chasing him around getting images that show who he really is, PURE BOY! :) I totally understand, as I have one of my own. He was in little boy heaven as we showed him the small planes at our local airfield. If he doesn’t become a pilot when he gets bigger, I’ll be surprised. And if he doesn’t ask his Mom everyday to visit that field again, I’ll be surprised at that too! HAHA, sorry Dana! He had fun is all I’m saying. We also enjoyed their family camp and got some special and amazing photos there too. You are one hot mom Dana….right people?? Thanks you two! Loving this preview, I hope you do too.