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Chalkboard Charm, Sweet Looks + Library Books: Engagement Session Love

by Emma Arendoski

We love every single thing about Kathy & Keller’s engagement session photographed by the lovely Michelle Gardella Photography. It took place on January 30th at a private boarding school in Connecticut where Keller works (and where the couple will be married!). The engagement shoot began at the library where the couple snuggled under blankets, strung a whimsical garland of library books and stole kisses behind the stacks. In the next location, the classroom chalkboard added tons of charm: Kathy blew heart kisses at Keller and they re-enacted their proposal. In the final location outside, the brick wall symbolized their solid bond as they held hands, red hearts, and each other in warm embraces. This is a memorable engagement shoot because it intimately portrays two people who are true soul mates. We can’t wait to see their wedding photos! Enjoy! ♥

library engagement shoot

via EmmalineBride.com

couple holding hands in library engagement shoot

engagement shoot library

holding comic relief book

Beau-coup Wedding Favors

library engagement shoot with blanket

kissing in the library

couple kissing behind books bw

library engagement shoot

library book engagement shoot

couple holding ampersand sign

engagement shoot

engagement shoot chalkboard

school themed engagement session

school theme engagement session

school theme engagement session in hallway

customized wine glasses

classroom engagement session

engagement session with heart

engagement session hands holding red heart

couple hugging engagement session


couple holding hands road

We’d like to give a special thanks to Michelle Gardella because without her unique vision and charming details this shoot would not be possible! Michelle Gardella is a preferred vendor in The Bridal Book at Emmaline Bride and you may view her listing here.


All images copyright Michelle Gardella Photography. All Rights Reserved.



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Lauren Elise February 3, 2011 - 12:31 pm

Love this engagement session! It’s definitely a favorite. The books and chalkboard add such great details…as well as their glasses!

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Diana February 2, 2011 - 11:09 pm

They are so adorable! I love the blanket photo! :)

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Lyndsay February 2, 2011 - 9:48 pm

So cute! I LOVE the chalkboard speech bubbles! What a great idea!

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Aleah + Nick Valley February 2, 2011 - 8:55 pm

Beyond sweet! I love that crocheted blanket {it reminds me of blankets my great-grandmother used to make}! The chalkboard shots are too cute! {A}

Jessie February 2, 2011 - 6:51 pm

what a fun couple & super fun session! thanks for sharing!

Amber W. February 2, 2011 - 5:21 pm

I’ve never seen chalkboards used in engagement pics like that before. Great idea and very unique :-)


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