A strong friendship can develop into the greatest romance. Thamar Esperance and Joe Smith III met during law school. Joe worked in the admissions office, and he was always there whenever Thamar had questions or needed guidance. They soon became the best of friends, and after 4 ½ years of dating Joe was ready to propose. He got down on one knee and pledged his endless devotion to Thamar at a restaurant in front of her parents. This sweet couple is looking forward to having a vintage and romantic wedding, and they wanted their engagement session to have the same feel. Their photographer Salomon Sylvestre took the couple to Bear Mountain in New York to capture the most timeless backdrops and landscapes that helped make their e-session a vintage dream.
How They Met
I met Joe my first year of law school, when I went to visit the law school he was the tour guide. He was a third year law student and I was an incoming first year student. Joe was working in the admissions office and he was the first person I met from the law school. He was so caring and attentive that I would find myself going to him whenever I had a question about school or the new city I was living in. Pretty soon we became the best of friends.
After being inseparable for 4 1/2 years Joe decided that we should visit my parents in New York for dinner. We took the 2 hour drive and Joe asked my parents for my hand in marriage. Later that night at Ruth’s Chris restaurant Joe got down on one knee in the middle of the restaurant and asked me to be marry him. I was totally surprised and so glad to share such an amazing moment in my life with my parents.
The Engagement Session
Our engagement session had a vintage theme to go along with our vintage romance wedding theme. I carefully picked out vintage outfits, hair, and makeup. On the actual day of the engagement session our photographer suggested we go to Bear Mountain where we had the most gorgeous timeless backdrops and landscapes. Joe and I were ourselves and we hope that our love shines through our photos. I know that I will always treasure them and the vintage theme makes them classic and timeless.
Looking Forward to the Wedding
We are looking forward to having a great time with our friends and family while watching all of the pieces come together.
Watch Thamar and Joe’s love story below:
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Photography: Salomon Sylvestre