It’s a bit nippy in January, in case you hadn’t noticed. However, this has its benefits, believe it or not – one advantage being that normally popular and crowded tourist venues (such as Hampton Court Palace) are unusually quiet and bereft of visitors. This means that you can spend time there without the hassle of being buffeted left, right and centre by enthusiastic crowds, and enjoy some quality time with some rather lovely people.

Which is exactly what happened on Saturday, when I met up with Rianne and Aaron for their engagement session. We spent an hour chatting, enjoying the beautifully historic (and quiet) surroundings, capturing some lovely photographs along the way. Here are some of the best photos from the session: