Took a day trip up to Black Balsam in North Carolina for Ryan + Shannon’s engagement session. Getting to go on adventures with cuoples has been such a highlight of my 2016 year. Just an great chance to hang out and get to know each other over car rides and conversation, rather than just the couple hours of communicating behind the lens. Personalities come out more during the shoot, real laughter appears, real emotion is shown. Everything is just better.