The Ballet Sessions
Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things long after you have forgotten everything.
Ballet is art in itself. It is one of my favourite things to photograph. If you would like to record your ballerina in the most beautiful, graceful and above all artistic way then please do get in touch. I offer bespoke location shoots built around you. We will build your shoot together considering location, styling, outfits and post production. We will create pieces of artwork that you can be proud to hang on your wall or keep as family heirlooms to show what ‘grandma’ used to do back in the day!
Why shoot on location?
All our bespoke sessions are carried out on location. I encourage you to think about where you might like to shoot. It may be in the woods, at the beach, a beautiful house or venue you know. Shooting on location makes your images that bit more unique and personal to you. Alternatively we can bring the studio set up to you and shoot with a simple grey background focusing on the simplicity of you and your ballet poses. Do get in touch and we can start to make a plan.
£175 session fee includes:
- Pre shoot consultation to design your bespoke session (via phone/ email)
- 1 hour location shoot*
- 2 archive quality 10x8in prints and associated high res, print-ready digital files
- Post production and preparation of your images to create beautiful pieces of art
- Password protected online gallery from which to order your products
- You will be provided with a set of low resolution, thumbnail files of any images that you purchase as part of a product or print. Sized for use on social media or phones. (Those wanting to purchase printable digital files can look at our product list for digital packages)
- Option to purchase additional images from our range of beautiful products from loose prints to hand made albums, books, frames or digital files options.
*Travel within 20 miles of Exeter is included. Additional mileage is chargeable at £0.50/ mile.
Visit our Products page to find out more about our beautiful products and digital file options.
The Ballet Mini Sessions
We have been working away in the background to set up a mini session day later in 2020 where ballerinas from all dance schools can come and be photographed. This is a rare opportunity to create a few pieces of stunning artwork to help you remember the elegance of your child’s favourite hobby.
There will be a limited number of half hour slots available in one location on a set date. Slots will be available to all dancers from teeny tiny to grown ups! Ideal for anyone looking for a few pieces of beautiful artwork of themselves or their children.
We are working away at present to finalise a location and dates. In the meantime if you’d like to be contacted once we have confirmed dates and locations please leave your details here and we will be in touch as soon as we have finalised the plans.
Ballet School Shoots
Alongside our bespoke session we offer a studio set up for ballet schools looking to photograph their ballerinas. This maybe a one off annual event or a record of dancers dressed for a show. A beautifully simple and contemporary twist on the ‘white background’ portrait. Please do get in touch if your ballet school would like to consider offering this service.
Jess is such a fantastic photographer. You can tell how much passion she has for her job as soon as you meet her, and her beautiful portraits speak for themselves. Jess is such a warm person who instantly puts everyone at ease on a photo shoot. She really cares about her clients and manages to capture people’s spirits in her pictures. She has that rare gift of finding the beauty in the everyday moments. Jess always goes over and above to provide a quality service from start to finish and has given our family truly precious heirlooms that will be forever captured in a frame. I am eternally grateful to her for that and wholeheartedly recommend Perspectives Photography. Thank you Jess x – Helen
In a word, wow! Jess takes such amazing photos and is great at putting you at ease in front of the camera. She’s photographed our wedding and both of our children as babies as has produced some truly lovely photos we’ll cherish forever. Thanks Jess! – Ali
I highly recommend Perspectives Photography. The end product is beautiful and Jess is very talented at capturing special moments. She is a pleasure to work with and makes the shoot feel comfortable and natural without any awkward pressure. We have had three shoots with her and we’re very happy. – Triona
Jess is such a warm and kind person, usually I hate have my picture taken but she made me feel so comfortable, talking and taking pictures to keep me relaxed. I really love the pictures and will definitely be back for more. – Laura
I would like to say that some of the best shots you have taken of us have been when we are not looking straight into the camera. When we went on our 1st photo shoot with you we were worried it may have looked too staged, but you instantly made us feel relaxed, and allowed us to just carry on as normal. You have a very calm manner and fall back approach, with subtle guidance so as to not interfere, which could have been quite challenging with our inquisitive 2 year old! You took on-board what we were hoping to achieve during the shoot and we could not be happier with the results, – Sheelpa
“We had a shoot with Jess when our little girl was just 8 weeks old, as we wanted to capture the newborn phase. Jess put us completely at ease and made clear from the start that she was there to work around us and the demands of a new baby, which meant we were totally relaxed and not worried about needing to pause to feed/change etc.! We ended up with some truly beautiful, natural images of a really special time in our lives, which we often get out to reminisce and share with our little girl now she’s older.” – Donna
Beautiful images that tell a thousand stories. We welcomed Jess into our home to photograph our family with the arrival of our son.
Our session was so relaxed and chilled that even in my post natal haze I felt comfortable. The images she took are perfect in everyway, catching the gentleness of our family home. I cannot recommend Jess enough. Infact we are trying to arrange our next family shoot with her. Five stars!! – Emma
Jess has photographed such special occasions for us and the whole time it felt entirely natural. We didn’t have to look at the camera or pose she was just present documenting our life in a truly beautiful way. She has such insight to what works for the individual and the location and leads in a compassion and gentle manner. She works so well with pets and children which was perfect for us! Jess has such a gift and we are so grateful she let us use it for our treasured memories. – Eve
Jess has documented two weddings, a seventieth birthday and a couple of beach and woodland shoots for our family.
A session with Jess is one you will never forget. She brings such joy into your life with her bubbly personality and enthusiasm that you will feel totally at ease . In fact, it is easy to forget she is using a camera sometimes as you are having so much fun together, so the photographs are totally natural and show everyone at their best. I cannot recommend Jess highly enough . – Jean