My favorite thing about an engagement shoot is spending time with a couple and seeing how they interact. My second favorite is when I succeed in alleviating apprehension about being photographed. I met Amanda and Dave at Bears Den in Bluemont and Dave was quick to point out how much he disliked having his photo taken. After an hour shooting with me he was converted! A beautiful fall day was spent hiking, exploring and photographing. I am looking forward to their wedding in a couple of months.