Have you ever thought about organising a photography shoot with your family? It’s the perfect way to capture your big or little tribe in photo’s you will treasure forever. It can be hard to round up the troupes, but it is well worth it to receive a special package of family photos to last you a lifetime.

Central Geelong has everything you need for your family photography session. From the very important photographer to stunning backdrops, fun props and printing your favourite photos. Central Geelong is a one stop shop.

Photographers
First off, you need to book in a photographer to capture your wonderful family. Your photographer will guide you through the process and ensure your family has a great time while capturing your special moments.
Hanna and Zach are a team in life and at work. Located in McLarty place, Handzaround Video & Photography offer their services for weddings, maternity, babies, couples, commercial and family shoots. Their family photography sessions are suited to your family’s personalities and aims to tell your own unique story. All sessions are based on play (which makes them really fun!) and are also authentic and relaxed. Find out more at www.handzaroundvideophotography.com/family/

Established photographer, Andrew Mauderer Photography specialises in portraiture, weddings and commercial work. Located in Little Ryrie Street, their purpose-built modern warehouse studio is the ideal location to have your family portraits taken. However, if you have an off-site location in-mind, they can come to you to capture your special portrait. Andrew Mauderer Photography’s extensive experience is sure to leave you with family photos to treasure. Find out more at www.andrewmaudererstudios.com

Location, location
It’s all about location! Pick a stunning backdrop to match your family’s personality and help make your snaps pop. Central Geelong has a number of outdoor spaces that make for a perfect background to capture your loving family.

For gorgeous waterfront views and a variety of green open areas, the Geelong Waterfront maybe the location you are after. Time your shoot with sunset for colourful skies glistening over Corio Bay. You can also add some play to your photos by including the kids playing in one of the fun playgrounds along the waterfront.

If you are after a more urban feel, then perhaps Central Geelong’s quirky laneways will make the perfect backdrop. With exciting street art and industrial feel brick walls, the laneways will add a unique flavour to your family photos.

You can’t forget about Johnstone Park. Surrounded by the Geelong Gallery and the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, this lush green park is a beautiful backdrop. Capture these stunning cultural venues in the background or pose in front of the rotunda for lovely garden snaps.

Make it Fun
Help create fun and relaxed photos by adding some props to your shoot. Pick up some ice creams from Augustus Gelatery in Gheringhap Street or milkshakes from Toasty on Ryrie Street for cheeky photos of the kids.

Mainly $2 in Moorabool Street have a range of cost-effective items that would make great props. From costume pieces to outdoor games, you can quickly pick up a few things to add to the fun of your snaps.
While some people might disagree, shopping for new outfits to make sure your family are colour coordinated can be fun. Central Geelong is home to a range of retailers who can help make your family look their very best with little effort. Visit www.centralgeelong.com.au/shop to find a list of retailers.

Print
Pick your favourite photos and have them printed to display around your home. Get creative with your printing and consider creating wall art or a coffee table book out of your special photos.
The print shop at Geelong Camera House in Moorabool Street can help you with your standard prints right through to wall art for your home. Have your family photos printed into canvas wraps, metal or glass art, framed canvas’, framed prints, photo books, greeting cards and personalised items. Find out more at www.camerahouse.com.au 

Big W in Westfield Geelong offer services to create unique gifts and items using your cherished family photos. From stubby holders, desk calendars, mugs and drinkware, cushion covers, phone covers, bag tags and more, you can personalise heart felt gifts for all your loved ones. www.bigw.com.au

If you’re a budding photographer and decided to take on the role of photographer for your latest family shoot, then Analogue Academy in Cuzens Place can help you develop your film. Simply fill out the Mail-In Film Order form, post your film to PO Box 1538, Geelong and Analogue Academy’s Film Lab will do the rest. Find out more at www.analogueacademy.com.au 

Perhaps you prefer to have your photos transferred onto DVD. Accent DVD on Moorabool Street started over 25 years ago and they have been helping hundreds of family members to cherish and preserve their family history. www.accentdvd.com.au 

Make the most out of your next family photography session in Central Geelong.