A cheeky dog has marked his territory on a couple’s engagement photos - by photobombing the future groom out of the images.
Megan Determan and Chris Kluthe, from Minnesota, opted to mark the occasion with romantic shots in the autumnal streets of their hometown of St Paul.
But the other man in Megan’s life - six-year-old miniature dachshund Louie - had other ideas and took the opportunity to leap in front of the camera as the pair posed for snaps.
The hilarious results have gone viral, turning Louie into an internet star.
But healthcare trainer Megan admits that the photos have captured her faithful hound perfectly.
Megan said: ‘We actually got engaged in December last year but wanted to wait and have our engagement photos taken in the autumn.
‘Louie is quite a character but we had no idea that he would do anything quite like that. He was having a lot of fun in the leaves and managed to time his jump perfectly.
‘I thought it was pretty funny when I first saw it on the camera and we’ve just got the big photos - it captures Louie to a tee.
‘It’s been great to see so many people enjoying the photo - it’s hilarious.’
Megan, 30, has had Louie since he was a puppy - a year before she first met political campaign designer Chris, 31.
But the fun-loving mutt will not be attending when the pair tie the knot in December in St Paul.
Megan said: ‘Even though he is six, people still think he is a puppy because he is so energetic.
‘He really likes to put on a show so it was no surprise when he popped up in the photos.
‘Sadly, he’s not going to the wedding but I’m sure he’ll be there in spirit.
‘But the photo will have to be there and I’m sure it will be up in our living room very soon.’
Photographer Karin Berdal, who co-owns DnK Photography with partner Dan, insisted that the fun snaps are a first for her too.
Karin said: ‘This is a new one for us too and Louie is certainly unique.
‘We’re both big dog lovers ourselves and we really love it when people get their animals involved but this is definitely a first.’