Scott - Durango Wedding Photography

“We were pleasantly surprised and impressed by Esmé at every turn. We were initially interested in her work because we felt that her subjects’ personality came through in such creative and personal ways. Esmé’s photos showed creativity and attention to detail that captured small moments in engrossing, unpredictable ways.

We went with Esmé when she began a professional correspondence right away, and I knew by her thoughtful questions that she would personalize the experience for what we wanted. She was extremely professional the whole way through, and asked important questions that I wouldn’t have thought to consider. I felt confident about investing in Esmé as an important aspect of our wedding memories, as she was very clear about what our options were, and the different pricing options available.

After the big day, we were excited to see the pictures on the website that Esmé had provided beforehand. We were able to include the unique URL on thank you cards, so guests could access all the pictures and post/print/save for their own uses. All pictures were beautifully edited, vibrant, and reflected the positive feelings flowing that day.

THANK YOU, ESME for paying such loving attention to so many details, and really helping me to slow down and enjoy the moment. “

Gina and Max - Santa Fe, NM Wedding Photography

“When we saw Esme’s web page we were impressed by how she captured spontaneity and nature in beautiful outdoor settings. We not only loved her photos, but could see her passion for adventure/travel through her photography. That is the type of photography we love and wanted for our wedding.

Prior to the wedding, we met her at a coffee shop and discussed the details about our upcoming big day. Not only did she know the venue well, but she got married there! She understood our vision for our wedding day and was already planning things out.

When she arrived at the wedding she was able to capture memorable moments, from me sipping cold tequila with my bridesmaids in the dressing room, to all our favorite people doing the classic "La Marcha," to our pups walking down the aisle with us.

Her photos of our wedding are wonderful. When my husband and I look at them we remember the little things that are so easy to forget. We look at the photos and say, “how’d she get there?” and “how could she have gotten that from so many angles?” We are sure she was running around the whole time, but no one seemed to notice the lady with the camera sprinting from one side to the other snapping pictures.

We love the photos and are very glad we had Esme as our wedding photographer. Thank you so much!”

Lindsey - Santa Fe Wedding Photography

“Esmé is incredible! She was our photographer for both our engagement shoot and wedding, and created images that are displayed all over our home! Esmé is personable, timely and prompt with responses (and with your gorgeous photos!), and has that incredible ability to set you at ease despite the stress that can accompany both photo shoots and weddings. We have recommended her to numerous friends and family, and absolutely will contact her for future family photography sessions!”

Addy - Durango Wedding Photography

“Esme took beautiful photos for our wedding near Durango. After a few brief phone conversations and email exchanges, she had a great sense of what we wanted and she also brought many of her own creative touches that we hadn't thought about but loved. She understood my partner's feeling of being uncomfortable in front of the camera and found a way to make the experience painless and even fun. She was professional, unobtrusive, helpful, and warm. We highly recommend her.”

Annabelle and Tony - Santa Fe, New Mexico Wedding Photography

“Esme Cadiente is an amazing photographer. She was able to capture the dramatic New Mexico light and shadows that I had envisioned with our Santa Fe wedding. Even when the weather turned, Esme was able to use that to full advantage to capture many memorable photos. She made professionally bound books of our wedding weekend for us to share with our family members and loved ones. Now everyone is asking for her contact info. I would highly recommend Esme Cadiente to photograph any type of special event.”

Melissa and Kalon - California wedding photography

“Esme is a friend of my husband and we hoped early on that she would be able to photograph our wedding. I had only met her briefly but was looking forward to having her spend this special day with me. We weren't really doing things traditionally and weren't exactly prepared to get all of the photos we wanted. I was wrapped up in my own wedding day world (as I'm sure every bride is). Esme took it upon herself to get the pictures of our rings, my dress, the things that I said I didn't care about and in retrospect am so grateful that I have photos of. I was running late getting ready and Esme was so relaxed and calm, reminding me that 'nothing started without me.' She managed to round up our families and made sure that we got ALL of the photos that we wanted. I could not have imagined just how hard her job is! Our photos are stunning and Esme was the perfect companion to me on my big day. She has such a calming energy and really takes her job seriously. We LOVE our photos and we LOVE Esme even more. We could not have asked for a more perfect photographer for our wedding day!”.