A summer of activities including free photo shoots and an amazing competition to design your own cake and have it professionally made!
To celebrate the upcoming World Cup, we are looking for children (or parents) who share a name with a member of the 2018 England Squad for a free photo shoot plus 7"x5" print! To be eligible, it must be at least one year since your last session with us and this is also not valid with any existing vouchers/bookings. Just either comment on our Facebook Page post , send us a message or call us on 0116 2700995.
Eligible Names (must share either first or last name of one of the following) are:
Igor, the owner of ZigZag photography is running the London marathon again for the 8th time this year raising money for AgeUk Leicestershire and Rutland.
Here he is in 2011 after running his very first marathon with a finishing time of 5 hours and 20minutes.
Now many years may have passed but after finding his passion and competing in 7 London marathons, numerous local and half marathons and other sponsored runs, age has not slowed him down! He finished last year with a very impressive time of 3 hours and 12 minutes. Which put him at place 3418 overall. When you take into account that over 40000 people take part that’s pretty good going!
He’s raising money again for AgeUk Leicestershire and Rutland who do a great job of supporting older people in the local community. If you would like to sponsor igor, it would be a greatly appreciated and can be done here via his donation page
Also if you purchase one of our gift box vouchers on the website from now until the 25th April we will donate the full value to AgeUk Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leave a comment letting us know what time you think Igor will finish in this year
One of the questions we get asked the most is do you provide any props? The short answer is no. Read on to find out why.
ZigZag Photography are having another open day!
30th May 2018 11.30am-4.30pm
After our very successful open day last year, we are opening our doors again. This one promises to be bigger and better! We've got lots planned and it's all free. We are raising money again for AgeUk Leicestershire and Rutland so all donations are welcomed. Have a read to see what we have planned!
This mothers day, show your mum how much you appreciate all that she does through out the year by getting her something different from the standard flowers and chocolate this year.
For just £15 you can get an hour in the studio. We will take all sorts of images, some of all family members together, just mum and kids, just kids or anything else you are after. We do encourage you to think of any hobbies and interests you have whether individually or together and bring some things along that help show this off. For example, we've had families who like to bake together bring in their mixing bowls and spoons and families that like going for walks bring in wellies and leaves.
We will then create a fantastic show set to music that you get to come and view on a big screen and choose a framed 7"x5" portrait and a photo to go in a heart shaped keyring.
Your voucher will be presented in a gift box and delivery is free.
With only a month to go until Valentines day, it's time to think about what to buy your loved one.
Why not treat them to a couples photography session at ZigZag Photography Leicester? Not only will you get a lovely experience together in the studio but you will also get a framed 7"x5" image to remember the day plus a heart shaped photo keyring.
Your voucher will be presented in this lovely gift box.
(You are more than welcome to use this voucher for families etc too)
ZigZag Photography know the importance of a good professional photo.
If you look at the photo you are currently using to portray your image online, ask yourself, 'Would I turn up to an interview looking like this?' If the answer is no, then it is definitely time for an update.
With only 10 weeks until Christmas, we've got some great deals on our ZigZag Photography Christmas gift boxes when you come and see us at one of our exhibition stands in Leicester. Read about where we'll be and what we're offering here.
Here at ZigZag Photography, we have captured lots of family stories. We give everybody the option of bringing in personal items to really tell your individual family stories and make the images unique to you. We have had captured all sorts of milestones over the years and it's great when a family comes back to us to let us continue telling their story. This is Emily and she has 3 children. That means 3 bump shoots and 3 baby shoots! (and a couple more in between.)
ZigZag Photography have a whole range of ex display frames available at a discounted rate. And as an added bonus, if you've been to us in the past, you can have one of your images printed and framed at no additional cost! All frames and prices are below and are sold as seen and terms and conditions are below. If you are interested in any of them, please either call us on 0116 2700995 or send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org
For just £5, you can come into the studio for an hours photography session, our talented photographers will then spend several hours editing your images and creating the perfect show ready for you to come back and view on our cinematic viewing screen. Here you will get to choose your favourite image to be put into a 7"x5" blok with two keyrings as shown below.
Here at ZigZag Photography we do more than just studio photography and it's great when we have people like Janine that have used us for several different things. Janine first heard about us as we did her sons nursery photos, and this led to a family photography shoot in the studio and then a recommendation for her employer to use us. We've worked with lots of businesses - you can read about some of their testimonials here
Did you pop along to our very first, and obviously fantastic open day on Wednesday? Then you might be featured here on our blog!
Can we just say A MASSIVE THANK YOU to all of you, everyone made a great effort to dress up and come along and see what ZigZag is all about.
SPOT OUR 'LONDON MARATHON MAN' TO WIN £50 CASH!
Igor Burbela of ZigZag Photography is running the London Marathon for Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland and has donated £50 cash as a prize for anyone who spots him out and about during his pre-marathon training (see image). Igor is a top athlete and could be training almost anywhere within our city or county…he could be on Bradgate Park one day or running in your town or village the next!!
ZigZag Photography Leicester are having an open day!
If you're struggling to find ways of entertaining the kids in the Easter holidays then why not bring them down to ZigZag Photography's open day! You'll get a Free mini Photoshoot with free print for every child. And we're also giving out free goodie bags! They'll be facepainting, a colouring competion and more!
Children are encouranged to come dressed up and we have several different themed backgrounds to chose from!
View them here: www.zigzagphotography.co.uk/ziglets
No appointments are necessary and you can come for as little or as long as you wish.
We hope to see lots of new and familiar faces!
Who doesn't love a good cake smash? Anything with the word *smash* in it sounds exciting! Here at our ZigZag studio, the messier the better. For some of our recent cake smash photoshoots, there have been dogs, who are excellent little helpers when cleaning up! We're hear to tell you some advice about what to bring and expect if it's your first, second or even your 21st cake smash.
At ZigZag we love to introduce you to crazy, creative ideas that we know you’ll love as much as we do and it’s now time to reveal a very special collaboration we’ve been dying to unveil for weeks!
If you have little ones that love face painting, chances are you will have met Natasha of Hi5Faces, a local artist and straight up quirky human being who, for the last two years, has been working her way around Leicestershire painting tigers, butterflies, superheroes and more on the faces of happy children at places like Twycross Zoo, Curve Leicester and numerous county fairs. Her Facebook page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/hi5facepainting/
She's worth a follow purely based on her *things to do around Leicester* recommendations. If ever a job suited a person as much as face painting suits Natasha, she'll be winning awards soon enough. Her passion and creativity know no bounds and her business is about to skyrocket into something amazing. We know this because ZigZag Photography are officially a part of it!
We are proud to be the first professional studio in the area (as far as we know!) to offer a BUMP PAINTING EXPERIENCE in our lovely studios, featuring the amazing talents of this experience artist.
Natasha believes that face and body painting should feel more like an experience, rather than a quick novelty.
We all remember the summer fairs we had as kids, no child could resist the colourful animal patterns and pretty craft boxes full of potential wonder. Ahhk cool! A tiger! Spiderman?! Mum, mum pleeeeease! And she'd allow it because how often do you get to do something this quirky? Your eccentric design lasts for the rest of the afternoon and you and your family are fresh out of energy from the wonderful summer's day activities. Face paint comes off at bath time, or for some unfortunate souls, tea time. And that's it! All over.
But, what if this amount of creativity could be transferred? Not just to faces, but to the arm, and to the body!
For the two years that Hi5Faces has been active, Natasha has worked with many other professional face painters and companies like Curve Leicester,Toyota Derby and SamiTipi <--- this sounds amazing! A tipi party?!?! YEAH! So as well as kids' birthday parties and zoos, Natasha is a solid community driven gal, she has made wonderful connections everywhere at events and top notch locations showcasing her amazing artistic talents.
Here is Natasha at SamiTipi, what an awesome place to have an event! And below is even cooler! Images taken by Richard Murgatroyd Photography
Below, Natasha says, "This was at the Curve Leicester during the press launch of The Witches. It was a huge deal so they put on free face painting for the patrons! I created some special designs based on the costumes featured for the production!" Natasha worked with Livi Lollipop at this event, another amazing face painter/body art specialist within Leicester. "We painted before the play started and then again during the interval. I was at the Curve again for the LCFC parade in May. We had HUNDREDS of kids even before the bus drove past - it was mental! Hi5 Faces and Livi Lollipop ended up on TV!"
Some images below belong to Livi Lollipop and her website is found here.
What is the Hi5Faces x ZigZag Photography BUMP PAINTING EXPERIENCE?
Your bump gives you an excellent artistic licence to photograph every stage of your little one growing, but what if you had the chance to do something totally different? Pregnancy goes by in the blink of an eye, but Natasha's bump painting experiences will be with you forever.
Natasha says "Bump painting is almost like a pampering experience for the mum - it's a chance to do something creative either by yourself or with loved ones. Simply sit and and enjoy someone else making a fuss of your beautiful bump!
Each design is created in full collaboration with the mum-to-be and can range from ideas unique to the family or adapted from inspiration elsewhere." Natasha works with local suppliers and businesses to provide a variety of marvellous extras, such as professional photographers.... Like us! To capture the amazing results, or beauty treatments to make it all super special.
This is 100% safe and 200% fun, Natasha's main priority is mum and baby's safety and comfort, Hi5Faces uses top quality and professional paints which are dermatologically tested and meet all EU safety requirements. Natasha's also covered by Public Liability Insurance for your peace of mind.
ZigZagPhotography has had years of professional photography experience and the bump painting project has been brought to life by the super-enthusiastic and talented Sammy http://www.zigzagphotography.co.uk/our-team-2/ who said: “It’s been an awesome project to work on because it opens up some brand new opportunities for creative photography and some really striking visual effects. I’m excited to be part of such a unique experience, especially as the feedback we’ve had so far has been so positive, with one mum saying it was the first time she’d been made to feel beautiful during her pregnancy! So sweet!”
What's the point?
Bump painting is fun, an opportunity to create unique photos of you at a precious stage of your baby's development, and a way to get CREATIVE as mums can design their own art!
Designs can also incorporate other members of the family so it can become a great FAMILY PHOTO OPPORTUNITY! Or how about a baby shower where all of your closest friends can take part in one big cool design?
The length of time pregnancy art takes depends entirely on the complexity of the design, but allow at least ONE HOUR - some can take up to TWO OR THREE but this is decided at the point of choosing your design. You are free to move around and rest at any point during your session.
People will ask what's the point? We say why not! This is a wonderful experience for any mum-to-be who's after something a little out of the box.
For more Frequently Asked Questions about bump painting check out the Hi5Faces Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/hi5facepainting/notes
How much is the bump painting experience?
Was £110, NOW £55!! £25 non refundable deposit
This is what Hi5 Faces and ZigZag Photography provide for you for £55:
Design consultation - including ideas board to choose from if you don't have your own
Speciality paints and equipment
Fully equipped professional photography studio
2 - 3 hour painting, pampering and photo session (depending on the complexity of the design)
Comfort and assurance all the way through
Fun, beautiful props that complement your design
Complimentary viewing by ZigZag Photography to see the beautiful images taken
One framed 7 x 5 desk portrait and digital version for your personal use
And of course one experienced and amazing artist at your service
£55 is an introductory offer so if you would like to grab this amazing opportunity while it lasts, this is how you BOOK AN APPOINTMENT
Call either our ZigZag studio on 0116 270 0995 or email email@example.com for any queries and questions, or call Natasha on 07966 490099 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're happy to make an appointment, call ZigZag Photography and we will book a date that's best for you. Your details will be passed on to Natasha at Hi5 Faces (and no one else), where she can discuss ideas/props/story you'd like to tell with your bump. Payment of £25 non refundable deposit is taken over the phone when booking in with ZigZag; this secures your date and time with ZigZag and Hi5 Faces. Final payment of £30 is taken on the day you come in for your bump painting experience.
ZigZag Photography and Hi5 Faces are proud to be working with each other, we hope to help create beautiful memories for yourself and your family as well as make this a really enjoyable experience!
Check out Natasha's growing 5* reviews! Proof you're in good hands.
Still struggling to imagine it? Check out this video of our most recent bump paints! An extra special mega thank you to Megan and Katie, our awesome bump models for this video and Hi5Faces newest images! We really could not have accomplished this without you ladies and we both thank you for your patience and courage for everything!
This is Aurora Willow Brown. She came into the world, oooo, about two weeks ago and so far, her life has all been about sleeping, eating, looking cute and....! having theee most epic and awesome photoshoot on the planet!!
ZigZag's first birthday is coming up!! We all know the first birthday is the most important, that and the 100th - we fully expect a card from the future monarch when we hit that stage. There has been 365 (or is it 366?) days of hard work, determination and strong spirit from everyone here.