We recently ran a competition with the very talented Emma from Baby Bump& Mural Artist. The winner received their very own bump painting session followed by a professional bump photoshoot in the ZigZag Photography Leicester studio. Heather was the lucky winner who wanted Emma to do a beautiful blossom design for her.
Why did you come for a photoshoot at ZigZag Photography?
‘We decided to come to zigzag photography studio because they took our daughters first nursery pictures and we loved them so much we decided to get our family photoshoot done by them’
Have you ever had a professional photoshoot before?
“To be honest no we have always wanted one but after losing our son in 2017 we just kept putting it of. But we finally found the strength to get them done.”
Tell us about your family
‘Well I love my family so much. We haven been through a lot as a family but we come out stronger then ever. Don't get me wrong I'm not saying we are the perfect family but I wouldn't change anything about mine. They get me through my hardest and darkest times. They are always there for me when I'm sad and always know how to put a smile on my face. I truly adore my husband and my 3 beautiful babys.’
Did you bring in any personal items with you? Why did you choose these items?
‘We bought a monkey that I bought for my husband for fathers day in 2017 but after losing our son we took a picture of our son with the monkey and ever since that day our daughter stephenie doesn't go any where with out her monkey. So we like to think daryl soul is inside the monkey and is protecting her everywhere she goes’
Were you nervous before your photoshoot?
“A bit but the staff made us feel right at home”
What was your favourite part of your ZigZag experience?
“Just all of it. Couldn't imagine it being any other way”
How was your viewing experience?
‘Omg we absolutely love the viewing I was holding back the tears looking at the photos.’
What did you friends and family think to your final images?
‘They loved them so much.’
Do you have any other comments for us?
‘Just keep on doing a fab job and making everyone experience excellent.’
“What was your favourite part of your ZigZag experience?”
“The whole experience was great but coming back in for our viewing of the photos was amazing! ZigZag put together a show for you of all your images projected on to a big screen with music which is such a lovely way to see the images for the first time - Ronnie was fascinated by the lights and music too!”
WHY DID YOU COME FOR A PHOTOSHOOT AT ZIGZAG PHOTOGRAPHY?
“The service is fantastic! Everyone is always really friendly and smiling, that makes all the difference to any experience! They make the photoshoot fun and completely do it around your needs and requirements! We took our dogs for a shoot and they did the photos we requested! The photographers were lovely and made it all a lovely experience!”
The first few weeks in your newborns life, can often be a bit of a blur. It’s such an exciting time but it’s also a really big change. Your baby will grow so quickly that soon they won’t feel so tiny in your arms and will soon be much more awake and alert. Here at ZigZag Photography, we work to capture these early memories with beautiful images for you to cherish forever.
Our ZigZag Photography family fun open day has become a little bit of a tradition. With free photoshoots, entertainment and Goodie bags, there’s always a good turn out. We raised £521 for 20-20 Voice Cancer. Read more about the day here.
ZigZag Photography are having another open day!
17th April 2019 11.00am-4.00pm
OUR FAMILY FUN OPEN DAY IS BECOMING A BIT OF A TRADITION NOW. AFTER TWO PREVIOUS SUCCESSFUL OPEN DAYS, WE ARE OPENING OUR DOORS AGAIN. IT’S A GREAT CHANCE FOR YOU TO HAVE A LOOK AROUND AND FOR YOUR KIDS TO EXPERIENCE A MINI PHOTO SHOOT. WE'VE ALSO GOT LOADS OF EXTRA ACTIVITIES PLANNED. THIS YEAR WE ARE RAISING MONEY FOR 20-20 VOICE CANCER SO ALL DONATIONS ARE WELCOMED AND WE WILL ALSO BE SELLING RAFFLE TICKETS. HAVE A READ TO SEE WHAT WE HAVE PLANNED!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are doing our free mini Christmas Photo shoots at so many events around Leicester this year. Read on to find out where to find us
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
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 2001 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.