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Lake Harriet Engagement from Carissa Christine Photography

all we needed was to see little Boo’s face and we were sold. no, not the little girl on monsters inc. the dog who played a sweet role in this lovely engagement session captured by carissa christine photography. this minnesota engagement session took place at lake harriet on this december. instead of common snow, it was a cold, drizzly, foggy morning which proved to photograph beautifully! it only made sense to sneak back to their apartment and grab the last member of their family, their sweet pup boo. we can already hear you “oohing” and “ahhing” over that furry face. 

photos: carissa christine photography

“Chris and I met in 2008, a big year for me.  That year, I made the trek from Iowa to Minnesota to start grad school at Northwestern Health Sciences University.  I left early to get settled in the big city, so I began looking for a job to hold me over till school would become my life.  I began working at a restaurant in Saint Louis Park and met Chris on my first day of training.  He insists that he saw me the day I interviewed, and was instantly smitten, but you will have to ask him about that.  He was very helpful and sweet, and loved to tell jokes just to make me laugh.  We started dating in May and have never looked back.
Over four years and many adventures, I’m reminded every day of how lucky I am to have met Chris.  He is not only the love of my life, but my best friend and my rock. Currently, we live together in a condo in the lovely Linden Hills community.  We decided to do our engagement pictures on our street and near Lake Harriet because we love spending time in our neighborhood and at the lake.  In our case, home is truly where the heart is.  Naturally, then,  we were also thrilled to be able to include our one-year-old puppy, Boo, in the pictures.”




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