Image of the week... you shall go to the ball

I was lucky enough to get a call from a fairy godmother at The Saturday Telegraph magazine asking if I would like to go the ball...but not any ball...Cinderella would grit her teeth with envy as this ball was to be hosted in Essex. A land where a mere £500 bills will just about suffice for the dress of your lifetime event.

'You can have as many weddings as you want, but you only get one prom,' 16-year-old Lucy wisely quotes

Once again my optimal sidekick Sally Williams is eager as a beaver, pen in hand...

This shoot did not in any way fall short of the high expectations I had. It was full on, great fun and full of characters. The students were all giggling with excitement, dressed to the nines and maturely in adoration for their tutors and supportive of their peers. It was bliss. My fantastic team mate Ossi was kickass on the ball; with pace and organization we soaked up the Essex sun...OAO x