THAME: Two pals are in the pink with charity photoshoot

Sophie Dedman as The Pink Ballerina in a photoshoot with photographer Kayleigh Victoria and make up artist Lorna Shepherd
Sophie Dedman as The Pink Ballerina in a photoshoot with photographer Kayleigh Victoria and make up artist Lorna Shepherd

Two friends scouted out a pole dancer to take part in their ballerina-inspired charity photoshoot to raise awareness of breast cancer.

Make up artist Lorna Shepherd, 29, and photographer pal Kayleigh Victoria, in her 20s, regularly work together on photoshoots but decided to do something special to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Sophie Dedman as The Pink Ballerina in a photoshoot with photographer Kayleigh Victoria and make up artist Lorna Shepherd

Sophie Dedman as The Pink Ballerina in a photoshoot with photographer Kayleigh Victoria and make up artist Lorna Shepherd

The pair were holding a professional photo shoot at a pole dancing class in Aylesbury when they spotted Sophie Dedman and thought she would fit into their plans for a ‘ballerina style’ photoshoot.

Lorna, who lives in Thame with husband Darren and sons Jaydon and Bailey, said: “Sophie was perfect because she has a tiny frame and a lot of the pole dancing moves are quite similar to those of a ballerina.

“We got her in a tutu and hair stylist Charlotte Wilkinson put her hair up in a bun so she looked the part. We’re really pleased with the photos.”

Now the girls are giving people a chance to win a stunning print if they donate to their Just Giving fundraising page.

Lorna said: “We feel that, although the cancer charities have specific times of year when they promote certain cancers, they should be raising awareness and funds all year round.

“For every pound you donate, your name is entered into the competition once.

“So if you give £1, that will be one entry and so on.”

The girls wanted to extend a special thanks to Steve Lockwood of Blackfrog Studios in Jefferson Way, Thame, after he allowed them to use his studio free of charge.

If you want to be in with a chance to win, donate at www.justgiving.com/LornaShepherd14.

The lucky winner will be chosen on December 19.