“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. “
“My husband and I never had professional photos taken—not even at our wedding eleven years ago, so we chose to work with Esmé to change that. She is so fun, talented and easy to work with which made the whole shoot feel very natural.
Everyone who has seen our photos notes they "can tell we are love." She captured that just perfectly. I can't imagine anything better.”
“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!”
“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!”
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”.
"Like a lot of brides, I had a lot on my mind that day, and was really appreciative of how Esmé put me at ease with her calm and attentive presence. She blended into the group easily while she busily snapped interesting moments. As the wedding went on, it felt that she became an important part of the party, and we all enjoyed having her there. More than just capturing the moment, she added to it." - Carlin
"Esmé did a fantastic job on our family photo shoot. She was very professional and the quality of photography is top notch. Before the day of our shoot, Esme presented a few ideas, set up a time that worked with our schedule, and suggested a few outfits that we prepare. I would highly recommend Esme Cadiente Photography to all my friends and family!"
"We were initially drawn to Esmé's candid photo work of people and the outdoors - being able to capture a moment as it is without too much staging or interference. This was especially applicable for us since we were getting married outdoors and wanted to capture the scenery along with the day. We were thrilled with the outcome!"
"We had a great experience getting family photos taken by Esmé. She was very relaxed throughout the entire shoot, which put us all at ease. The session felt like a casual afternoon exploring outside, with photos being taken! She also had a lot of great ideas for setting us up in a relaxed and natural way - nothing felt forced or posed. I appreciated that Esmé allowed the kids to have fun with the photos and bring in some of their silliness as well."
"Esmé has a relaxed and casual approach to her photo shoots, but is organized with ideas and outdoor settings / backdrops so you're not wondering where to go or what to do next. She kept the session moving at a steady, natural pace, without feeling rushed or spending too long in one spot. Her photos reflect the ease she brings to the session!"
"Our cup runneth over! Esmé got so many great photos of the moments that we missed. Her documentation gave us eyes everywhere. If I could go back in time and choose a different photographer, I wouldn't. We already had the best."
"We had a great time working with Esmé for our pregnancy photos. The ideas she brought were fun and creative. She made it a priority to create a unique experience for us. I would highly recommend her for any of your photography needs. Her attention to detail and professionalism were awesome."
"Esmé supported my husband and I through the whole of our wedding. She met with us beforehand and helped guide us through thinking about what we wanted to express through our pictures. She had wonderful ideas. She was able to coordinate photographs with us, the bridal party, and family members efficiently. Esme even creatively arranged to get pictures during our bike parade, which are priceless shots!"
"Working with Esmé was fun and easy. I am camera shy but she made my bridal session relaxed and I felt comfortable to be myself."
"Working with Esme was such a pleasure! She made our photo shoot fun and comfortable, and she even helped wrangle our two dogs for some family pictures! Thanks for the wonderful pictures!"
"We were very comfortable working with Esmé and she blazed through many angles and positions with encouraging words along the way. I am totally amazed at the unique and artistic photos we received. For me, being 7 months pregnant, I tend to feel heavy and awkward in my own body, but Esmé made me feel relaxed and beautiful."