Blog - Jane Ball Photography

I love photographing people ...... even when I'm on holiday ! Here I will be posting not only images from my portrait shoots and commercial photography but also some images I've captured whilst people watching in other lands....

Articles will be added form time to time so please make sure you come back and visit often..... there may be something which encourages you to visit new places.....


15th October 2016

Jane & Vinny's Pre Wedding Shoot at Lytham St Anne's

December 2018

Jane & Vinny's Pre Wedding Shoot at Lytham St Annes

Jane and Vinny get married next month at the beautiful Eaves Hall near Clitheroe. They told me when we first met up for a chat to discuss their wedding that they were both very unsure about how to pose in front of the camera so when I suggested a pre wedding shoot they both jumped at the chance. They suggested Lytham St Annes on the Lancashire coast as their favourite place, so on a very windy but beautifully crisp Sunday we all met up ....even their little dog Martha came along..... show me more >>

Family Shoot at Dunham Massey

November 2018

Family Portrait Shoot at Dunham Massey

The very gorgeous National Trust Dunham Massey near Altrincham was the backdrop to one of the most colourful portrait shoots I've done in quite a while.

This beautiful family absolutely rocked it, all dressed in red tops, they looked amazing amongst the stunning autumn colours .... show me more >>

Sam & Alicia Engagement Shoot

July 2018

Sam & Alicia's Engagement Shoot at Lytham St Annes

Sam and Alicia get married in August 2019. They had returned from nine months travelling from Canada right down through North and Central America to end up at the end of the world at Ushuaia, Argentina where Sam proposed in December 2017 .The photograph here was inspired by their visit to the salt flats at Uyuni, Bolivia.See more of their fun filled shoot here >>

Beth's Maternity Shoot at Brockholes

August 2016

Bet's Maternity Shoot at Brockholes 

This gorgeous little family of three is soon to be four ... in a couple of weeks in fact.

I had the pleasure of doing  their maternity shoot at a favourite location of mine , Brockholes Nature Reserve back in August. We had amazing weather and I had the grandest little assistant in Oliver who is so looking forward to the new arrival. More can be seen from this wonderful, fun filled shoot here

The Sullivan & Whittaker Boys

Launching my newest package

"Let's Go Crazy" is all about the kids ....

absolutely no adults allowed at this hour long, fun packed mini shoot where the kids have free reign to do just what they like.

Book your shoot now ...... only £60

A Girl's Night In

A Girl's Night In

This lovely group of friends wanted me to capture their pre festive celebrations so I arranged to meet them at their house party. Things were in full swing when I arrived and the props were ready to ensure the atmosphere was portrayed in true fashion. We  had such a laugh and all the girls were thrilled at the resulting images .... more

Jon & Sam at Brockholes Nature Reserve

November 2017

Jonathan & Sam at Brockholes Nature Reserve

Jonathan and Sam get married next March and I thought it would be great to get some shots of them beforehand. Neither had a particularly special place so I suggested Brockholes as it's one of my favourite locations and I've used it many times. Conditions were damp, cool and windy but that didn't get in the way of these two beautiful people having fun... more

The Goatherd & The Argan Tree

On holiday in Morocco in March 2015 I had booked a trip to the pretty fishing town of Essaouira on the coast. Some time after leaving Marrakech we came upon this strange sight - a tree of goats ! The local goatherds encourage their goats up into the argan trees to eat the nuts. The kernels which the goats spit out are then collected and taken to the women's  co-operatives in the area to be processed by hand and made into beauty products including the famous argan oil.

This goatherd was encouraging us tourists to hold the young kid ...... for a fee of course !!

The Potter - Marrakech

I was fascinated by  the potters hands as he worked the clay to produce some lovely pots and tagines

Love by Lamplight - Venice

I love Venice ! The city is so romantic. I have been lucky enough to visit this beautiful part of Italy on three occasions and this image was taken on my last visit with my husband in 2012 on a trip to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. On a walk after dinner one evening we happened upon this scene.

Taken looking across the Giudecca canal, just as I lifted my camera to take the shot of the moon over the buildings on the far side this couple appeared ahead of me ...... I just had  to include them in the shot was too romantic not to !