The Oxford Wedding Blog Photographer and Curator

Well, what a year 2020 has been for us all.  Philippa James Photography HQ has seen weddings delayed, adjusted, postponed and in some cases cancelled.  I’ve managed to still photograph a handful of beautiful intimate weddings in Oxford, and I’ve also been spending much of my time developing my photography practice through exhibiting my personal project 100 WOMEN OF OXFORD at Tap Social Movement during Oxfordshire Art Weeks and at The North Wall Art Centre for Photo Oxford Festival 2020.  I had my very first piece of art commissioned by The Old Fire Station and I’ve applied for development funding for my next project (I’ve never applied for funding, so this has been a huge achievement in itself!)

Sadly I haven’t been able to run my photography workshops this year (which I’ve missed so much), but I did manage to curated an on-line exhibition from the students work, called ISOLATION, for Oxfordshire Art Weeks.  This was great fun and also got picked up by the BBC (hell yeah – see video here: ISOLATION ON-LINE EXHIBITION)  The workshops will be up and running again in January, safely on-line, until we can meet up again, which I’m super excited about, for more information take a peek here THE MOTHERHOOD.

Like many other photographers, I’ve also been getting creative and been busy documenting things other than art and weddings, such as small brand portraits, family photography, FaceTime newborn photography, and sadly funerals.  I’ve also had the time to invest in documenting my own family.  So below, I share with you what I see through my camera lens. Big big hugs, and here’s to new exciting plans for 2021.  Philippa James xxxx

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The cutest couple during their small intimate Oxford wedding

Family lifestyle session in London town

Portrait of Rachel Movitz - by Philippa James

Branding shoot for Rachel Movitz ceramics

Port Mahon landlord and landlady on their would-be wedding day

Woodstock Town Hall Wedding by Philippa James

A very small small covid wedding in Woodstock Town Hall

Portrait of author Jasmine Richards by Philippa James Photography

Portrait of author Jasmine Richards

Newborn shoot on Face Time with baby Lyra and mum

100 Women of Oxford day Philippa James

The launch of my first exhibition, 100 Women of Oxford at Tap Social on Women’s International Day 2020

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Me giving a speech at the launch (there were 500 people – agh!!) photo by Rachel Movitz

wedding shoot in the rain

Branding shoot for BelleVie Home Care

Branding shoot for Toastie Kids

Early morning family shoot

Oxford wedding

Oxford Weddings by Philippa James Photography

Small city wedding


Family shoot

Autumn Mini-Sessions

Brand photography for Super Sapiens

Oxford University Collage location photography

Oxford University by Philippa James

Small city wedding

The North Wall by Philippa James

Exhibition photography of Korky Paul’s illustrations at The North Wall

Black Lives Matter - Oxford

Black Lives Matter protest at South Park Oxford

Happiness in saying I do

Homeschooling with me being teacher!

Amy Meadows

Mini shoot on Amy Meadows would be wedding day

A little pre-wedding lovers shoot


My daughter Edith self isolating 


An intimate Oxford wedding at The Perch

Portrait of Blogger Cassie Jane from Maid In Oxford

Family mini-session at CS Lewis Nature Reserve


Baby J born sleeping

Cute wedding portraits – Oxfordshire

My daughter Betsy writing to Father Christmas

wedding at Gees restaurant by Philippa James Photography

Intimate Oxford Wedding at Gee’s Restaurant 

100 Women of Oxford at The North Wall

100 WOMEN OF OXFORD exhibition at 100 Women of Oxford Exhibition by Philippa James

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Camping with my crew in Oxfordshire

Rising Rituals Exhibition at Waste 2 Taste Cafe ArkT Centre by Philippa James

An project where I documented women in the morning.  Exhibited at Waste2Taste Cafe in Ark-T art centre

Rising Rituals photography project – 5.30am

Rising Rituals photography project – cup of tea

Rising Rituals – Morning Prey 

Art at the Old Fire Station - Oxford Together Stories

The Power that Each Individual Holds – commission by Art at the Old Fire Station – Read more: Oxford Together Stories


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