This may still hold the top spot of favorite shoots I've done. Ballerina: Beginning to End. The life of a ballerina often seems so glamorous, but there is so much work, tears, and pain involved. I'm drawn to this hidden side of ballet. The dancers who dare to stand in class with their hands on their hips...the long hours spent in a tutu just waiting for your short turn on the stage. You have to love it, but it's worth it.