Esmé Cadiente Photography is a natural wedding photographer located in the Santa Fe, New Mexico. Our photographic style reflects warmth, spontaneity, natural settings, interesting architectural backgrounds, natural light, and palpable emotion. In a style that is fine art and documentary, we capture the fleeting moments that build to tell your story – 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. We want you to be able to look back at your photos and relive the feeling of your wedding day.
Based in Santa Fe, NM we frequently photograph weddings in Santa Fe, Durango, Colorado, throughout New Mexico and the Southwest. We will also travel to your destination wedding. Shooting with a fine art, documentary style, we offer engagement shoots in addition to weddings. All images are delivered as high resolution, edited photo files and are yours to keep! Print products, such as albums, canvasas and high quality photographic prints, are also available. Esmé is the primary photographer. Second shooters are available for select wedding collections.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Esme Elisha Cadiente · Getting married on 07/10/2020
Creative and engrossing photos!
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.Sent on 01/30/2019
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. “
Esmé Cadiente Photography's reply:This is a review from Carlin and Scott's Durango, CO wedding in 2017. She originally left this review on my website: http://esmecadientephotography.com/testimonials/weddingphotographycarlin-durango-wedding-photography. Thanks Carlin for the kind words! It was a pleasure to work with you!
Gina & Max Avery · Married on 05/12/2018
“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.Sent on 02/01/2019
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!” Gina & Max
Sinead Means · Married on 09/15/2017
Capturing the Dramatic New Mexico Light and Shadows
Esmé 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, Esmé 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 Esmé Cadiente to photograph any type of special event.Sent on 02/01/2019
Esmé Cadiente Photography Price Rates
Santa Fe locals receive a 10% off discount when booking a Santa Fe wedding. You must book one of the four wedding collections offered or inquire with Esmé Cadiente Photography about tailored wedding collections.