hi there lovers,
Thanks for stopping by and thinking of having your engagement or couple session with us, how exciting!
HandZaround, meaning ‘Hanna and Zach around [the world]', was born of our love to travel; the desire to be inspired by people’s stories; the need to capture the fleeting moments of life, big or small.
We’re a husband & wife duo and you'll usually find us walking with our doggo through beaches and rainforests, playing with our nephews & nieces, sipping coffee or beer with our friends or travelling through a new country that we decided to explore.
Just like you, we're a couple and we always dream of going somewhere beautiful and having our adventure photographed instead of awkwardly asking strangers to snap a photo of us or trying to take selfies... We figured out we would love to be able to do that for others (just so you don't have to ask the strangers :) !
Would you like us to capture the adventures of you two?
We can’t tell you exactly what your session will be like, because each of our sessions is different and suited to your personalities.
The aim is to tell the unique story of you two.
What we can tell you though, is that all sessions are authentic & relaxed and we think of them as an adventure or an experience.
Whilst we will give you tips and prompts, we stay away from stiff posing and we focus on creating sincere moments.
Geelong Engagement & Couples Photography
For fun & adventure seekers.
For those valuing experiences over things.
For couples who appreciate life's little moments and want to treasure them forever.
We pay tribute to original candid photography - our images and videos are analogue-inspired. We don’t stay away from grain and love the occasional blur. Ritzy, glitzy, plush, grandiose, ideal - that’s not us. If you’re looking for something a bit off-centre, timeless, contemporary, honest, natural, heartfelt, joyful... we may be the perfect photographers for you!
Click on one of the journal posts to view our previous works:
Engagement & Couples
We know. Not a popular thing (yet!) to have your adventures captured on video.
Even though the video seems to be reserved for weddings only, we beg to differ!
And yes, we know - your phone records videos too. But we want to do something way
more special than a few seconds here and there snapped on your phone.
We want to capture your feelings happening in the moment.
The two of you watching the sunset or exploring a waterfall.
Dancing in slow motion. Cheering with a glass of wine.
Having uninterrupted fun. Together.
If this way of bottling up the special moments speaks to you,
let us know and we'll add a video option to your session.
READ MORE IN THE FAQs AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE OR GET IN TOUCH TO LEARN MORE
Pricing & Packages
Couples or Engagament Session
- up to 90 min session for you two
- all professionally edited full resolution digital images
- an 8x12" matted art paper print
or $50 towards any of our collections
Special moments captured during your session on film and edited into a couple minutes long video to a soundtrack.
Perfect for those surprise engagements!
More information on the video can be found in the FAQ below.
Limited time offer - $350
What are the prices of your packages and what's your availability?
Our engagement and couples photography packages start at $500 - scroll up and you'll be able to see different packages we offer.
The session is $500 but we say 'start at' because if you need us to travel somewhere over 100km from Geelong, we'll charge you a travel fee of $1 per km.
We're usually available for Engagement and Couples Sessions during the week (early mornings or late afternoons because right after sunrise or right before sunset are the best times of the day to create stunning photographs), and occasionally on the weekends.
To chat more about your session or book your date, please get in touch via the form at the bottom of this page or email us with more information about your preferred date on email@example.com.
Feel free to tell us more about what you're hoping to take out of your session and what you're looking forward to the most, and ask us as many questions as you wish :)
What's the session like?
Your session will be relaxed, authentic, heartfelt and fun.
We’ll focus on capturing the connection that you have with each other and our aim will be to tell the story of the unique relationship you two have.
None of the two sessions are the same - we get directed by your personalities and go with the flow.
Are you both loud & spontaneous? We'll run, scream and jump for big bear hugs!
Are you a couple of quiet introverts who enjoy taking it all in at their own pace?
We'll give you time to chat with each other and direct you with the prompts within your comfort zone.
We think of the sessions with us as an adventure or an experience.
Usually, you would meet us in a stunning location that we can explore together.
We photograph you two simply hanging out with each other and adventuring around the cliffs, beaches, rainforests, mountains or [enter your dream location] :)
We'll usually capture one 'posed' portrait to start off with but other than that, everything is about having a good time with each other, exploring the surroundings and spending time together without your smartphones.
We might even sneak in a cheeky wine glass or two to celebrate your engagement or simply the fact that you are together.
The look of your photographs will depend on the time of the day, location and the colours of what you're wearing, but whether we have a beautiful sunset or moody and cloudy skies, we’re confident that you will love your photographs.
Because there are two of us, Hanna photographs and Zach captures other angles, assists or films if you choose the video add-on.
Our aim is to come up with natural images that will be timeless and that you will love in the years to come.
How long does the session go for?
Engagament or Couples Session lasts for about 60-90 minutes depending on what location we'll be exploring together.
We like to keep it relaxed and we never hurry. We don’t have a set schedule, we simply follow the rhythm of the two of you, the sun and we're guided by everyone’s mood.
Where do the sessions take place?
There are no rules really!
We are based in Geelong and do most of our sessions around Greater Geelong, Bellarine Peninsula, Surf Coast, Great Ocean Road and Golden Plains.
Occasionally we venture out to Melbourne.
First 100km is complimentary, after that we charge a travel fee of $1 per km.
We have an extensive list of wonderful locations such as beaches, rainforests, wildlife reserves, nature reserves and parks in those areas and we would be more than happy to work out a location that will best suit you.
We like to be guided by your interests and personalities, as well as the time of the day you choose, when it comes to finding a perfect location for your session.
We had also photographed couples on private properties, such as farms or in their beach houses - we really are open to your ideas :)
What time of the day is best for the session?
Engagement or couples sessions with us happen either early in the morning or late in the afternoon/evening.
The times change as the seasons change.
During daylight savings, morning sessions start around 6:30-7:30am and afternoon sessions start around 6:30-7:30pm.
Outside of daylight savings, morning sessions start around 7:30am-8:30am and afternoon sessions start around 4:30-5:30pm.
The light that we get at those times of the day makes all the difference in the look of your photographs, and whilst we can create stunning photographs at any time of the day, photographing you in the early morning or in the late afternoon will take it all to an absolutely next level :)
Do you travel? What's your travel costs?
We definitely do and we love it!
Let us know where you'd like us to come and we'll let you know how much extra it will be - we always try to keep our travel cost as minimal as possible.
First 100km of travel from Geelong is covered as a courtesy. For over 100km from Geelong, we charge $1 per km.
Metro Melbourne may incur additional fees because of parking/tolls.
Do we get all the photos?
Yes - you will receive all the photos minus eyes closed or blinking ones, technically not up to our standard ones or ones showing someone in an unflattering way.
There is no minimum or maximum but on average we deliver 75-300 photographs from a session.
Are our digital files watermarked?
Nah, that was a 2010 thing haha!
In your online gallery you will be able to download both - low resolution files and full resolution files.
Low resolution is perfect for sharing online due to its smaller file size.
Full resolution files are perfect for archiving and printing.
Do we receive raw, unedited files or raw video footage?
We don’t provide you with raw images or footage. You probably wouldn’t be able to view them due to the format they’re created in and if you were to see them, they would appear grey and 'lifeless' :)
Editing is a vital part of our style and providing you with unedited images or footage would be the same as a baker providing you with raw ingredients for you to create a do-it-yourself wedding cake.
Do you do both, photography and videography?
Great news - yes!
We can do both at the same time. And since we've worked with each other for years, things go smoothly when we work together.
During your sessions Hanna will be your photographer and Zach will capture other angles and assist.
If you're booking us for photography & video, Zach will be your videographer - but you won't even notice. He'll have a camera that looks just like the photo camera and is really non-intrusive.
What exactly are the videos that you offer as an add-on to the sessions?
To be honest we're still working this one out and testing what's the best way to go about it, hence the low price for the video add-on.
At the moment the footage we capture during sessions lives as a collection of shots edited to a soundtrack but we're working a way to make it even more meaningful by adding your voiceovers. We're still developing this idea and we'll update the website as soon as we work things out :)
How about music or the soundtrack for the videos? Is it included?
It’s totally included and it's so important to us!
We pay a membership that gives us access to a wonderful website with thousands of amazing and properly licensed soundtracks.
We never use popular songs or songs of famous artists that we are unable to license but our music library (musicbed.com) features a lot of extremely talented & up-and-coming artists and bands.
Can we add videography at a later date if initially we had only booked you for photography?
If you change your mind and wish to add videography before your session, just let us know (just don't leave it till last minute because we need to make sure we bring the right equipment with us :).
What's the booking process like?
If you like the style of our works and our philosophy, and if you feel like we're a good fit & you're happy with one of our packages, get in touch - we'll send you more information and answer any questions you may have.
Our availability is limited throughout the year and we only have a selected number of dates available, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
We require a non-refundable deposit of 25% to secure your date.
Once you're ready to book:
1) We will prepare a contract and an invoice.
2) You can review it and either e-sign it or suggest changes.
3) We countersign it.
4) We receive your deposit.
5) You receive our digital Styling Tips on what to wear for your session.
6) You fill in our Session Questionnaire which will help us know all the what/who/when/where and so that we can find a perfect location for you.
7) You can contact us anytime to chat about anything that comes to your mind.
8) We photograph/film you two and we deliver your memories via your own personalised online gallery, once they're all edited for you!
What's the images & videos delivery time?
All the videos or photographs included in your package will be delivered to you within a timeline specified in your contract.
This usually is 2 to 8 weeks depending on the month your session is happening in.
How do we buy prints, heirlooms & product collections?
Your online personalised gallery will not only act as a place where you can download your files from, but it will also act as an online shop where you can view and order personalised products. It’s pretty much like any other online shop that you’ve ever used, but with your own photographs!
If you prefer, you can also email us and we'll be happy to help you move around the online shop or prepare a custom order for you.
Do you price match other photographers or filmmakers?
We are not able to match another package or company because our works and their works don’t match each other. We love quite a few other photographers and filmmakers in the region and worldwide but they all have different styles, suitable for different people and different wedding vibes. Everyone’s unique and we take the utmost pride in our work and use our skills and creativity, that we have developed over years of hard work, to capture moments that are supposed to turn into your dearest memories that you will hold on to forever.
Do you hold Public Liability Insurance?
Absolutely. We hold full $20m in Public Liability.
Will you customise print & product packages for us?
Yes, we’re happy to do it!
Have a look through our shop first and just let us know what are the ideal keepsakes from your session and we’ll come up with different options.
When placing a big order, we always try to save you as much as possible by bundling the deliveries and making discounts whenever possible.
Should we buy prints or albums from you or just print them ourselves?
We're big geeks when it comes to prints, frames and albums.
We're so fussy and personally have been looking for the best of the best products out there.
We love when our photographs start their new life on print and that's why each of our packages includes some sort of 'physical' keepsake :)
The prints and albums we offer are printed on the highest quality art or fine art paper which means they won’t decompose or discolour with age.
More than that, the style of our editing goes beautifully with the paper we choose to print your images on.
This means that we cannot stand the thought of printing the photographs we've created for you at Kmart or Target, soz! Haha! We promise you will see the difference! If you print them ar Kmart, just don't tell us haha!
Also, our screens are colour calibrated to the style of our editing, so the results in print are the closest they can be to what's seen on the screen.
This means there will be no disappointment with the photograph being too orange, or too green or with the image having less or more contrast than what it originally actually does.
And the cropping... this may sometimes be confusing if you’re trying to squeeze a 4x6" image into a 5x7" print and it may result in cropping important parts of the photograph - whenever you place an order with us, we always check your chosen crops and either adjust them for you so the image looks its best, or suggest an alternative when adjusting is not possible.
We also know the struggle of visualising the frame sizes and looks on your walls. It's so hard! That's why we're more than happy to create mock-ups of frames, sizes and compositions, be it one or five, using your own photos (yep, that's right - you can grab your smartphone and snap a photo of your wall or room and we'll prepare a visualisation for you so you can be sure you're ordering what you imagined!).
Do you offer any discounts?
Tell your friend about us and receive a 5% discount on the photo album & all other products, if they book any photo session with us, or a 10% discount if they book a wedding package with us.
Simply remind us about it via email and tell us who's your friend :)
Can we pay in a few installments?
We require 25% upfront to secure your session but in terms of the rest of the payment you can tell us what's your ideal scenario (number of installments and how you'd like them spread out) and we will do our best to accommodate your request :)
Get in touch and tell us about your perfect session!
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Please note that we're on a break until 11th of January 2021 so we may take a bit longer to reply than usual. Happy holidays!
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