I’ve had the good fortune and pleasure of working with Paddy on a number of occasions. He is the consummate professional, his easy manner and client engagement skills are exemplary. As for his skill as a photographer in my opinion they’re legendary. He is an extremely gifted photographer, and a really nice guy. I highly recommend him and would use no one else.
Onu Igbokwe - Managing Director at Webonline Marketing Solutions
Paddy was great to work with. He was professional and helpful, giving us direction to help achieve the best photos. He made everyone feel relaxed and produced some fantastic shots for our website. We are all very pleased with our pictures. A great job.
Shona Perkins - Solicitor at FAHRI LLP
Fabulous photos and a wonderful experience. Paddy went above and beyond to ensure my comfort and a range of shots. I was spoilt for choice for the final prints. I dread being in front of the camera and it normally shows... Paddy turned the shoot into fun! He really captured me. Thank you Paddy!
Pattie Pantall - Programme and Project Management
Paddy is always my first choice when looking for a photographer to cover events. He understands our brand and exactly what we are looking for in terms of coverage. He delivers every time, with a super-fast turn around and quality images. Paddy’s relaxed and friendly manner makes him a real pleasure to work with.
Amanda Munroe - Media Relations Manager at Voyages-sncf UK Ltd
We have worked with Paddy on many events over recent years. His calm, professional manner and warm attention to our government stakeholders, along with clear interpretation of the brief always results in engaging images that deliver coverage.
UKinbound has worked with Paddy for many years. He is very customer focused, lovely to deal with and has produced some great images that we have used inour publications and on our website.
Antonia Stratford - Public Affairs and Communications Manager at UKinbound
Press and PR
I have represented Paddy for over 6 years and he has always delivered high end imagery to my clients with a professional manner and individual interpretation.
Peter Corbin - Managing Director at Fovea Communications
Paddy always shows enthusiasm to our briefs and executes with individuality and quality image making.
David Wilson - Executive Producer at Maverick
Paddy worked with me several times at The English National Ballet, including covering our performances at Latitude and Glastonbury festival. Paddy always managed to photograph the dancers performance with originality, while still managing to incorporate the specific nuances and precision of the art form.
Nicola Osmond-Evans - Senior PR Manager at The English National Ballet
Lifestyle and Fashion
I have worked with Paddy as a stylist on several shoots and he always makes my job a lot easier with his clear ideas and direction. Working with Paddy is effortless and the final product always great and spot on the brief. He is incredibly professional and makes everyone in the team feel valuable and comfortable from models and assistants to the tech team and also, the client.
Gabriella Lundgren - Fashion Blogger and Stylist
I recently did a photoshoot with Patrick to update my model portfolio. He was professional, creative, supportive and easy to work with. I was over the moon with the results. I now have some first class images which I will be using to further my career. I hope to work with him again.
A real professional service from Patrick Balls Photography and team; Patrick was our photographer for Jovilli AW19 Kids Fashion Shoot, and he was top class - a real pro. We're highlyy pleased with the results. He has a passion for good portrait photography and commercial photography.
Libby Schlesinger - Founder of Jovilli Kids Fashion
Music and Portraits
Paddy has been taking photographs of myself and Mike and the Mechanics for the last 10 years from album covers to live shots of the concerts for programmes and media/press use.
His strength is that he always has an original idea of what to do or what to try. That originality and his endless ideas is what makes his work always so good and interesting - which is why it always stand out. It's nice to always get a call from our management saying they have the photos back and they look great.
Mike Rutherford - Mike + the Mechanics and Genesis
Paddy has been working with Tony Smith Personal Management for 7 years, providing quality album covers, live imagery and press photography for our acts, including Phil Collins and Mike + the Mechanics.
We always enjoy collaborating with him and developing new and creative ideas.
Tony Smith Personal Management
Add Paddy's natural charm and sense of humour with immense creativity and an unbelievable eye for detail, and you have the whole photography package. Whether hand-held photo-reportage or slick studio shoot, he’s a perfect all-rounder and I would never hesitate to work with him. Thoroughly recommended…
Paula O’Brien - Founder, Jupiter 7 Graphics
Patrick took some images of Mark Watson which we used as the base for his tour posters and promo for his last tour in 2016/17. The images were the best of Mark that we've had for years. Patrick created a great working environment which meant Mark was totally relaxed (he is not normally that comfortable with photo shoots) and Patrick could get the best out of him. The resulting photographs were excellent - especially with some of the finishing that Patrick did afterwards - and we will definitely be asking him to photograph Mark again for the next tour! Highly recommend.
Lianne Coop - Mark Watson Management
Food and Drink
"Paddy is a talented and versatile photographer who has produced some excellent content for our pub and restaurant group, with a real eye for food, people and venue interior shots. Great communications along the way, fast turnaround and delivery, and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended!"
Ed Oliver - Digital Marketing Coordinator at Urban Pubs & Bars
As a busy PR consultant we are often briefed by clients at the 11th hour which makes organising photography very difficult at times, but with Paddy somehow he makes it happen. He delivers a great job, always turns it around quickly and efficiently, and makes a huge contribution to improving the aesthetics of the location, even when in truth, it’s not the very best! That’s what we call having the ‘eye.
Jackie Biggin - Jackie Biggin Media Ltd
We’ve used Paddy a number of times to photograph our developments for marketing purposes. Paddy is great to work with, delivers on time and most importantly, produces a high quality product. Why look elsewhere!
Paul Duddridge MRICS - The Cherwell Group
We as a company have been using Patrick Balls for over 5 years for all of our professional property imagery needs. We can always count on him to deliver consistently high quality photos with extremely prompt delivery.
The shoots Paddy has done for us include both catalogue images and promotional videos and in both areas, we have ben very pleased with the results. The catalogue work has been very consistent and shown our brand in the way we wanted. The video footage has been incredibly useful and has helped both in our marketing and branding initiatives as well as on our actual site to convert visitors into customers.