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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:

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.


Why Hi5Faces?

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!

This is how Natasha got the name Hi5! For obvious reasons, she needed to give the kids the highest of fives.

This is how Natasha got the name Hi5! For obvious reasons, she needed to give the kids the highest of fives.

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 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

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 for any queries and questions, or call Natasha on 07966 490099 or email her at

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!