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ZigZag photography


Welcome to ZigZag Photography where you enter the world of studio photography! 

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ZigZag photography


Welcome to ZigZag Photography where you enter the world of studio photography! 

You're in safe hands at ZigZag, We listen to our clients! We do our very best to cater for any particular needs or requirements and we absolutely love to hear your ideas and then reflect them in your images. 

We'll work with you to unleash your weird and wonderful, conservative and demure, wacky and zany personalities! Whatever your personality, we can showcase it for you! So don't be shy! The doors are open for you! See you soon! 

An introduction

Welcome to ZigZag Photography where you enter the world of studio photography! Offering you the opportunity to unfold your family's story, reveal your personalities, and divulge your wonderful hobbies! 

We can capture amazing images of you in the studio ranging from newborns, your baby's first steps right through to graduation, engagements, even post weddings (a few studio shots before you put away that gorgeous dress of yours?) We can do portfolios, head shots and corporate shoots. 

Whether there are 2 or 15 of you, our studio can accommodate large groups of people and of course - your beloved pets! We have yet to encounter a snake or tarantula, but doggies of all sizes, from Chihuahuas to St Bernard's, cats, rabbits, tortoises, birds and even goats have experienced the studio! 

We have 20 years experience here at Portland road, however we have gone through a few name changes in that time. We are looking forward to our new start and seeing you all here at ZigZag Photography! 

 

 

Styles of Photography


For some more information to help you get the most out of your ZigZag Photography session, to view our galleries or to purchase a voucher, please have a look through our different session types. 

Styles of Photography


For some more information to help you get the most out of your ZigZag Photography session, to view our galleries or to purchase a voucher, please have a look through our different session types. 

BUMP PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION

BUMP PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION

NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION

NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION

BABY PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION

BABY PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION

CHILDREN PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION

CHILDREN PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION

FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION

FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION

PET PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION

PET PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION

CAKE SMASH PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION

CAKE SMASH PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION

COUPLES PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION

COUPLES PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION

INDIVIDUALS PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION

INDIVIDUALS PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION

CORPORATE PHOTOGRAPHY

CORPORATE PHOTOGRAPHY

 
 
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Your Session


Your Session


Your Session

When you come for your session, we aim to capture your unique personalities. We ask you to bring along any personal items that will help us with this! This could be musical instruments, cooking utensils, dressing up outfits, toys, sports equipment, favourite books or clothes etc. If you are celebrating a special occasion, why not bring balloons, cake, graduation outfits, or even your wedding dress! We do have a changing room so please feel free to bring a change of clothes. Please avoid wearing anything white or too pale though - dark and brights work best! 

Please aim to get here about 10 minutes early so we can get you settled in. Here your photographer will have a chat with you about your likes and dislikes and what it is you are hoping to get out of the shoot. 

You will have about an hour in the studio where your photographer will take lots of shots! The aim here is to have fun! 

Please don't forget to bring your diary so that we can get you booked in for your viewing! 

 After your session

After your session, your photographer will spend time working on your show. Here we select the best shots, hide any blemishes and add our unique ZigZag touch to create your perfect show. 

When you come back to your viewing you will watch your show in our cinematic viewing room where your family story comes to life. 

We have a range of products to suit all tastes and packages to suit all budgets. One of our photographers will use their creative eye to advise you when selecting the images you desire.
 

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Meet the team


Meet the team


Igor Burbela

Managing Director

Igor has been running his own studios for about 30 years now! But his enthusiasm and passion for the business has never waned.

He loves running, swimming and cycling and his ambition is to compete in an Iron Man competition.


DELLA Ellis- Wood

STUDIO MANAGER

Della's business interests over the years have been varied. She started her career as a 100 operator and has not stopped talking since! She was a partner in a printing company and a director of a roofing company, before spending 22 years working in photography studios! 

Della has a very active personal life, she has two children, an adorable dog called Toby and hopes for Grandchildren soon! She also drinks coffee by the gallon! 

paula helps

production manager

Paula - Helps by name and helps by nature! 

Paula has worked in photography for 25 years! She is the one responsible for printing and making up all of your portraits. 

Paula is a great cook and we love it when she brings in her homemade cake! 

She has a son and a boxer dog called Milo.

Charlie Brown-Patel

Digital Marketing Manager

Charlie started with us 10 years ago as telesales but is now responsible for managing all of social media and website. You may talk to her on the phone but there's also a good chance she's the one texting or Facebooking you too. 

Charlie is our computer whizz who fixes all our technological problems. She has three kids (four if you include her  husband).

 
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Meet The Team


Meet The Team


natalie Harcourt

Senior photographer

Natalie graduated with first class honours from De Montfort University in 2013. 

She has been here at ZigZag for over 5 years working in the studio and has looked after many of our nurseries for that time. Which means she may have seen your child go from baby to nursery graduate!

Natalie is friendly, bubbly and great with children. 

We love it when people bring in personal items to their shoot - Natalie is a big fan of Disney so loves all things princess. 

Alex Carr

 

photographer

Alex has a massive passion for travelling and has volunteered in South Africa. After backpacking around Indonesia, she graduated in Fine Art with Photography from the University of Chester.

 She has moved back to Leicester where she lives with her family. Alex loves cooking, sport and animals – dogs and rabbits are her faves, she can’t wait to photograph yours!

She also has an orange car called Rusty!

Kerrie Crockford

photographer

Kerrie has a background in drama and loves anything creative. She loves dressing up, playing games and having loads of fun in the studio. She is known for her craziness as well as her love for animals. (Be careful she might steal your dog!)

 Kerrie also adores her Disney songs and characters that she plays Disney music constantly while she works. She is great with kids with her bubbly fun personality.

Black and White images are her favourite but loves to have splashes of colour to match with the fun.

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FAQ


Here are some of our most frequently asked questions regarding your ZigZag Photography photo shoot. 

FAQ


Here are some of our most frequently asked questions regarding your ZigZag Photography photo shoot. 

SESSION

Is there anywhere to park at the studio? 

The studio is located on a small residential street. We do have two red brick car park spaces directly outside of the studio. You will have to pull up over the drop kerb to park there. If they are occupied, you should be able to find a parking space along the street. 

How long will my session last?

We do ask that you try to arrive 5-10 minutes early and then your session will last about an hour. 

How many photos are taken?

Your photographer will make a show using the best of your images. This will usually be between 30 and 40 and your photographer will spend several hours perfecting these images ready for you to see in your viewing. 

How many people can attend my session?

We can comfortably fit up to 16 people in the studio at one time. 

Do you allow pets in the studio?

Yes pets are more than welcome to attend your session. Not only have we had cats and dogs, but we've also had more unusual ones, such as ferrets and iguanas. 

What should we wear and is there anywhere to change?

We do ask that you try to avoid wearing anything white or too pale as we do shoot in an all white studio. Dark and bright colours do work best and we do have a changing room so you can bring a change if you wish.

Do you offer hair and make up?

We do not offer hair and make up. We ask you to do this yourself as we like to capture your family as naturally as possible. 

Do you have any props we can use?

We do ask that you bring your own props to the studio. This is to ensure that your photos are personalised to your family and capture your individuality. This can be toys, musical instruments, hobbies, interests or absolutely anything you can think of. It's always a good idea to have a look online for any ideas and inspiration. 

I need to cancel my session

As your voucher only covers one session appointment, do ask for at least 5 days notice if you need to move your appointment. Any less than this and there is a £10 rebooking charge.

When do I see my photos?

Your photographer will book you in for your viewing appointment at the end of your session. This is usually within 7 days. 

Why is the value on my voucher different to what I paid for it?

We often have introductory offers which may mean that you have paid a lot less for your voucher than the value printed on it. These offers are only valid for one family per year. So if you were to come in again within the same year, you would then need to pay the full value for your session. 

What is your click to spin competition?

You may have had the option on our website to play our spin to win competition. With this you can claim a free family portrait experience and have the chance to win a photo portrait. You are only eligible for a free session if you haven't been to ZigZag Photography within the last year. If you have, not to worry, you can save your prize for a later date! By entering our competition you will also be signed up to join our newsletter. We will never pass your details on to any third parties. 

Do you do cake smash photo shoots?

We do offer cake smash photoshoots. We do ask that you bring in your own cake for these unless you book one of our all inclusive packages You can read more about our cake smash sessions here

What age would you recommend I bring in my newborn baby?

To get a true newborn photography shoot, we recommend that your baby is less than 21 days old. We can of course do baby sessions after this time but your baby will be more awake and alert. 

What is the difference between ZigZag and Ziglets photoshoots?

ZigZag photoshoots are our main photoshoots. With these you get a full hour in the studio, several hours of post production and then one hour in the viewing suite. These session produce pieces of art that are best suited to wall products. Our Ziglets sessions are mini themed photoshoots just for children between 1 and 8. All photography, editing and viewing is done within a one hour time slot. The lower print prices are reflected in this. Ziglets sessions are only ran on special occasions throughout the year. 

 

Viewing

How long will my viewing appointment be?

Your viewing appointment is usually up to 7 days after your photography session and will last about an hour. 

What different options will I have for purchasing extras?

If your voucher has an image included, you will get to select this in your viewing appointment. You will then have the option to purchase anything extra. We do have several different frame styles and sizes available and your viewing consultant will discuss all options with you. We also have all frame options displayed so that you know exactly what it is you are buying.

Do you have any packages available? 

We have several packages available that offer discounts of between 40% and 60%. These packages do change but we will give you a list of the current ones available after your photoshoot. 

Can I pay by credit card?

Yes we accept all major debit and credit cards for payment.

Do I have the option of spreading the cost?

You do have the option of spreading the cost of your purchase over 10 monthly interest free payments.

What if I change my mind after the viewing?

As we have our own printing lab, all orders are passed through to production quite quickly. If you do want to amend your order after viewing, please call us as soon as possible to discuss but once production has started, this may not be possible. 

When will my images be ready and will they be posted to me?

Your final products can take between 4 and 6 weeks to be ready. We will call you as soon as they are here though and you will need to collect them from the studio. This gives you the opportunity to check over them and make sure they are ok for you. 

Do you keep images on file?

There are no guarantees that we will keep your images after an order has been placed. This is because the images do take up a lot of space. If you have any questions regarding this, you can speak to your viewing consultant. 

Do you provide contact sheets?

We do not provide contact sheets of your images. You are welcome to bring any additional people to your viewing appointment if they would also like to view the images. 

Other

I have received an email from you and I'm not sure why. 

If we have contacted you,  you would have either had a voucher with us at some point, entered one of our competitions, had a free keyring at one of our exhibitions or joined our newsletter. If you aren't happy to receive further communication from us, please let us know and we can remove your details from our system. 

 

I have another question

Please contact the studio on 0116 2700995, or contact us here