When I was asked to photograph this beautiful young Ballerina Jess, her Mum told me she wanted something a little different from the standard dance portfolio photographs. She told me she wanted something that was artistic and unique, yet showed her individual style, beauty and strength. I chose this beach location to contrast the rugged rocks and rough sea with the graceful elegance of a dancer. It is not as easy as it looks to dance on a beach, especially on pointe! I think Jess did an amazing job, making it look easy. We even convinced her boyfriend Sid to help out and lift Jess for some photos. He did so well considering he is not even a dancer! I wish Jess the best of luck when she visits America later this year to expand her dance career. I can see that a bright and exciting future lays ahead of her.