"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. These traits were important to me because I wanted to avoid feeling pressured to look“pretty” for pictures--I simply wanted to enjoy the day and have interesting moments captured from a third eye!
THANK YOU, ESME for paying such loving attention to so many details, and really helping me to slow down and enjoy the moment. We would highly recommend Esmé to others who are looking for far more than just the basic point-and-shoot photographer!" - Scott and Carlin, Durango, CO
"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."