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.
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5 Reviews for Esmé Cadiente Photography
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Margaret Hilton · Getting married on 10/17/2020
Highly Recommend Esmé!
Esmé took our engagement photos, and got them back to us in a week! They turned out amazing! She even brought me a fun, flowy dress to try out since I was so worried about what to wear. She tries to make you feel comfortable, and is easy to get along with. She responds quickly to questions and had helpful suggestions for attire and locations for photos. We have hired her for our wedding photos, too, and we are so excited for that!Sent on 10/29/2019
Esmé Cadiente Photography's reply:I had a lovely time with you and Brandon! I am excited to shoot your wedding next summer. Thanks for the review!
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.
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 & MaxSent on 02/01/2019
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