Two weeks ago, I travelled up to the gorgeous Stancliffe Hall to shoot an engagement session with Gemma & Joel. They both live in Dubai & are getting married next summer - so we planned in the shoot whilst they were over on a short visit. The weather was truly freeeezing! We saw snow on the hills of Matlock as we drove up - and despite this, Gemma & Joel were amazing, and even took off coats/gloves/scarfs (I'm so mean!).. Styling the session was the one & only Michele Gledhill - who also provided some beautiful florals. With a 'Tuscan' theme and props including mini oil jars, bread, wine, bistro chairs, hanging ivy, lace, old Italian books - Michele really worked her magic to reflect some of Gemma & Joel's passions - vintage + travel. We started the shoot outdoors and then went inside to defrost. Here are some of my favourites: