Capturing memories in Central Geelong

Create fun and relaxed photos by adding props, like ice creams from Augustus Gelatery. (Supplied)

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

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


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 offers services for weddings, maternity, babies, couples, commercial and family shoots. Family photography sessions are tailored to your family and aims to tell your own unique story. All sessions are based on play (which makes them really fun!) and are authentic and relaxed. Find out more at

Established photographer, Andrew Mauderer Photography specialises in portraiture, weddings and commercial work. Located in Little Ryrie Street, the 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. Find out more at

Location, 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.

For gorgeous waterfront views and a variety of green open areas, the Geelong Waterfront may be the location you’re after. Time your shoot with sunset for colourful skies glistening over Corio Bay. Add some play to your photos by having the kids play in one of the playgrounds along the waterfront.

If you’re after a more urban feel, then consider Central Geelong’s quirky laneways. 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.

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 has a range of cost-effective items that would make great props – from costume pieces to outdoor games.

While some people might disagree, shopping for new outfits to make sure your family is colour co-ordinated can be fun. Central Geelong is home to a range of retailers who can help make your family look its very best. Visit to find a list of retailers.


The print shop at Geelong Camera House in Moorabool Street can help you with your standard prints right through to wall art. Have your family photos printed onto canvas wraps, metal or glass art, framed canvas, framed prints, photo books, greeting cards and personalised items. Find out more at

Big W in Westfield Geelong offers 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 gifts for all your loved ones.

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. More details at

Perhaps you prefer to have your photos transferred onto DVD. Accent DVD on Moorabool Street started more than 25 years ago and has been helping hundreds of family members to cherish and preserve their family history. See

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