I Am Esmé Cadiente,

a devoted traveler and student of the world, loving wife, learned scientist, artistic photographer, creative cook, and proud human of the little orange bullet—an adorable coyote-fox-dog (#travelingcoyote). I live in Santa Fe, NM with my husband and our pup where I work as a wedding and travel photographer. My husband and I travel as often as we can, sometimes months at a time—we go where our intuition takes us, where we can ski, surf, climb mountains, eat weird foods, visit friends, make friends, couchsurf, communicate in hand gestures, and learn something new. When I am not shooting weddings or traveling, I work as a forest ecologist in the field of land conservation, forest restoration and fire ecology.

I love adventures, people and love stories. In my travel and wedding photography I strive to capture stories as they happen, and in a style that is organic, raw, palpable, and vibrant.

Complete wedding coverage starts at $2300. Elopement and ceremony packages are available from $1750. Please inquire for pricing: esmecadientephotography@gmail.com

Use this site to view my wedding photography, contact me for your wedding, and to explore The Terra Project - a travel writing and photography project that empowers people to experience a shared connection to other special places, people and cultures in this world through trues stories and raw photography. 

Tracy Anderson
Photo credits from top to bottom:  Bri Cimino | Tracy Anderson | Isaac Cadiente

Photo credits from top to bottom:  Bri Cimino | Tracy Anderson | Isaac Cadiente

about my wedding photography

Getting married? let's start a conversation!

My photographic style reflects warmth, spontaneity, natural settings, interesting architectural backgrounds, natural light, and palpable emotion. I prefer to use my camera handheld in order to capture the fleeting moments that build to tell a story. My photography is more documentary than staged, but more fine-art than journalistic.

I capture the day as it feels in the moment – the laughter you share with your bridesmaids as you fumble with fake eyelashes, the look of joy in your mother's eyes as she buttons your dress, the clouds building over your ceremony, the sun setting behind the mountains as the dancing begins, the smear of cake on a child’s nose, the twinkle of candles in the moonlight, the happiness of the two of you...in love and married. I want you to be able to look back at your photos and relive the feeling of your wedding day. 

Complete wedding day coverage begins at $2300. Elopement packages and photographic prints are also available, please inquire for pricing. I am based in Santa Fe, NM and Durango, CO, but I frequently photograph weddings in Oregon, California and all over! My travel is included to most wedding destinations. Don't hesitate to contact me with any inquiries! 

Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.
— Ibn Battuta