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Elza James

Our website is undergoing renovation but will soon be available again for purchasing photos:

We're Elizabeth + James, a wife and husband team. Blessed with our two baby boys Guy and Teddy Henry, we go wherever Jamie's rugby takes us next - currently Northamptonshire where he plays for Northampton Saints.

As a child, I grew up in Jersey surrounded by fields and farmland, and if I wasn't running through the long grasses I was on the beach with sand beneath my toes. I'd always dreamed of life with a rugged outdoorsy husband, making a home in the countryside and having little ones running at our feet. At Oxford University while studying Classics, on our very first day of term, I met the one - a persistent blond rugby player, with the heart of a teddy bear and enough tenacity to force my stubborn heart to yield. Roll forward the clock, and I count myself lucky every day to be married to the man of my dreams, Mummy to two blond blue eyed baby boys and happily nestled among wheat fields and farmsteads. Our days are filled with mornings of glue and glitter, baking, cooking and floury faces, while evenings are made for winding down: bath time and bubbles, reading books and playing games and family suppers cooked over fire.

Photography has been a big part of our journey. It began with capturing the special moments with our boys. Later, needing pictures of our products for our luxury children’s business, Pannacotta, and our food blog, Butter Wouldn’t Melt, we focused our photography some more, and we always strive to capture simplicity and beauty in every shot we take.

We don’t do any bespoke work, but we have made some of our photo library commercially available - it can be browsed here on 500px and will very soon be available to buy over on our website.


giggling babies (especially my own!)
my husband's arms wrapped round me
the little moments when time slows down
blowing dandelions
suppers with friends
the smell of bonfires on cold autumn air
hot chocolate and chai latte
cinnamon and vanilla
pumpkin carving
glittering candles
crackling fires in winter
christmas and skiing
morning frost and rising mist
fresh fruit from the orchard
baking all day long
drawing and painting
sewing and embroidery
hide and seek with my toddler
buying and making baby clothes
picking wild flowers
the sand between my toes
my home isle
Oxford where I met my husband
spring and summer days
tennis and surfing
a good book


my beautiful wife and baby boys
my wife's home island
Oxford, where I met and fell for her
cooking - especially with fire
woodland walks
summer nights on the beach
autumn and halloween
all our seasons and the changes they bring
seasonal cooking
good books
most sports - especially rugby!

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