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The history Of ZigZag Photography

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The ZigZag Photography Story

It’s been nearly 4 years since we became an independent studio in Leicester and we often have people asking us why we took that leap. We were part of the Venture Photography (now Venture Studio’s) franchise for 15 years. Whilst we had lots of great times, met lots of great people and took many great photos, we wanted more creative control of our studio. Becoming independent has allowed us to diversify and make customer satisfaction our number one priority.

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Whilst we’ve got the same owner, same management and the same talented photographers as when we were Venture Photography Leicester, we now run our own production lab from the studio, allowing us to keep our costs down and pass these savings on to you. One of the most requested items on our price list, were package deals and we now have 5 of these available offering discounts of between 40% and 60%. We try our best to work with every individuals budget ensuring that there is something for everyone.

We now don’t need to insist on all members of the family being present at your shoot - whilst it’s nice for everyone to be included, we understand that this is not always feasible. We’re happy for everyone to come along and join in, or just the kids… or even just the dog.

Since becoming ZigZag Photography, we have had a huge increase of customers coming back to us to photograph new milestones in their family life. It’s great when we really get to know you and your family and love meeting your new additions. Here’s an example of someone who came to us for 3 bump shoots and 3 newborn shoots!

 
 
 

We’ve got 100% top rated reviews on Facebook which really show just how happy our clients are with their ZigZag experiences. Our photographers are great at really building up a rapport with our customers and making them feel at ease. Even the most reluctant of family members leave having had a great experience and everyone’s got great things to say about their photoshoot, our staff and their finished products. You can read more of our reviews here on our Facebook page.





Absolutely fantastic. We have been to several photographers for photo shoots and these guys are the best. Friendly, understanding and well priced, they produce fantastic pictures and work with you to fit your budget. I have found other photographers to either offer no prints at all or to be high end and not interested in your budget and circumstances. Highly recommend!

PS. I’d like to add that Sammy was amazing and did a fantastic job!

We’ve also had the opportunity to branch out and now photograph over 30 schools and nurseries in the area offering our custom themed backgrounds ensuring that your child’s photographs look different year on year. Our high quality, and fast turnaround ensures we are a hit with both the nursery staff and parents!

We also do corporate photography, both in the studio and on location.

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We offer free mini shoots through out the year at various events, sending out thousands of free photo keyrings every year, giving everyone the opportunity to have a professional photo if they wish and running competitions to win some great prizes! We’ve also started running our annual open day at the studio that’s free for all to attend. Everyone gets a professional mini photo shoot in the studio that’s printed in just 10 minutes. We also have entertainment, music, face painting, food, toddler classes, goodie bags, a raffle, competitions and more. And it’s all free! You can read about our last open day here.

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We did also had life before Venture Photography. We were still in the same location on Portland Road but it was called Clarendon Portrait Studio. We also started the Baby of Year Competitions that run in the Leicester Mercury newspaper and used to travel all around the UK to run the promotion at different cities.

We have a small team of dedicated staff, some of which have been here almost from the start! We try our best to give back to the community, often attending events for free and raising money for charity.

Over 30 years we have photographed thousands of people every year and look forward to photographing thousands more.

Buy your voucher here to come into the studio for your own session to experience it for yourself.

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ZigZag's Little Baker's, WINNERS

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ZigZag's Little Baker's, WINNERS

Holly was the very worthy winner of our Design a cake competition. She arrived full of excitement on her 7th birthday! She was so pleased to see her cake come to life and we got some scrumptious photos of her to remember, what we hope will be, a very memorable birthday indeed! Read on to see the final results

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World Cup 2018

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World Cup 2018

 
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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: 

Jack Butland

Jordan Pickford

Nick Pope

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Gary Cahill

Fabian Delph

Phil Jones

Harry Maguire

Danny Rose

John Stones

Kieran Trippier

Kyle Walker

Ashley Young

Dele Alli

Eric Dier

Jordan Henderson

Jesse Lingard

Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Harry Kane

Marcus Rashford

Raheem Sterling

Jamie Vardy

Danny Welbeck

 

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Marathon 2018

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Marathon 2018

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. 

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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. 

View our gift box vouchers here  

 

Leave a comment letting us know what time you think Igor will finish in this year  

 

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Family Fun Open Day 2018

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Family Fun Open Day 2018

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! 

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Treat your mum this mothers day

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. 

 

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Be our Valentine

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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) 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

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Good things come in small packages...

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. 

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Continuing your family story

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Continuing your family story

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.)

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Ex Display Frames For Sale

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Ex Display Frames For Sale

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 studio@zigzagphotography.co.uk

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100 5* Reviews!

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.

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ZigZag's open door open day!

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. 

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Family Fun Open Day!

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Family Fun Open Day!

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!

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Cake SMASHING!

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.

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