june? already?

I don’t know about you, but when I woke up this morning and realised that June had arrived, I could hardly believe it. I still feel like 2010 has only just begun … surely it’s not possible that we’re almost halfway through the year already?!

(Then I remembered that 1 June is 2 days before 3 June, and 3 June is my birthday. And I felt better ;))

Sadly, the year hasn’t quite gone to plan so far; I’m still struggling to keep up with the demands of OFD, and in recent times I’ve started to accept the reality of depression’s role in this struggle. Happily, I’m getting help (with both the work and the illness) and everything is still moving forward, so there’s nothing to worry about! It’s nice to be on the cusp of dealing with the issues that have been holding me back, and meanwhile, my love of photography is only growing stronger 🙂

In other ways, 2010 has already been awesome. Josiah is now closing in on his 1st birthday and is the happiest little crawler and climber we’ve ever met … Michelle is coping really well with the huge demands of being a mum … Steph has been getting ever-more awesome at post production … our photography course is humming along nicely … I was lucky enough to meet, photograph and be inspired by Dainere … we’ve made a whole heap of new friends and taken thousands of photos that we love … there’s not a lot to complain about, really!

I won’t say much more, except that I’m taking each day one at a time, trying to get better at looking after myself, my family and my clients, and that I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to steadily increase my blog posts along the way.

I’ll leave you with a photo of Josiah. More to come from our 1-week break in the Gold Coast soon 🙂

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5 June 2010 - 9.35am

Daphne - he looks like a happy little karate kid 🙂 what a cutie!

3 June 2010 - 7.29pm

Samantha - I have been quietly stalking your photos for a long long time. ;o)
You have an amazing gift!!! And I always look forward to seeing what photos you are posting next. They are just fantastic! I look forward to one day doing a course or getting you to take photos!!

I just want to say, is to stay strong and you will get through this. Have had gone through deep depression myself, I can tell you that through the darkness of it all, there is a light and happiness. 🙂

Just be patient, and surround yourself with your support network and things that make you happy. I wish you all be best, and feel free to pop me an email if I can help at all :o)

1 June 2010 - 7.15pm

Ashleigh - Oh he is adorable. And keep going strong Luke – you have an amazing talent!!

1 June 2010 - 7.12pm

Jessica - your a great man luke! and we are lucky to have you as a friend!!
and i love this photo, its one of my favs 🙂

1 June 2010 - 4.59pm

Siobhan - He’s a little mini yogi! To be that flexible again…Also loving the rug.

I am really getting a LOY out of the photography course. See you tonight.

1 June 2010 - 3.56pm

johanna - What a happy little cutie pie! sorry to hear of your struggles luke, I understand what you are going through, have missed your
posts.

1 June 2010 - 3.17pm

Kristin - CUTE!

safe … [photo of the day]

Michelle + Josiah = Mother’s Day #1.

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30 May 2010 - 5.49pm

Kelly Be A Fun Mum - A very special photo.

10 May 2010 - 1.44pm

Sarah - Awwww.. how cute is that!!

10 May 2010 - 12.26pm

Denise - Beautiful!!

10 May 2010 - 7.50am

steph - perfect mothers’ day iconography 🙂
and – how long did you have to wait until he got down and you could ‘tag’ him? :p

9 May 2010 - 10.39pm

deevar - a special photo.

jessica and daniel … [engagement]

Sooner or later, all of the silly little jobs that fill up my days will be delegated to other people.

Meanwhile, I should probably stop promising more frequent blog posts. 😳

Anyway, allow me introduce the soon-to-be-married Jess and Dan. They had their engagement session at Civic Park (where Dan proposed). It was full of win. And laughter!

Feel free to leave some love in the comments 🙂

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2 June 2010 - 10.43pm

lynnise - What an adorable couple. I can’t wait to see the wedding pics.

7 May 2010 - 7.28am

Denise - These are all fantastic Luke, the couple should be very happy.

6 May 2010 - 11.57pm

Angela Michelle - You rock! Your photos are always fabulous but I love the posing in this session and the fountain shots are so fun.

6 May 2010 - 10.57pm

deevar - great shots. Jess will make a beautiful bride. Looking forward to seeing the wedding pics.

6 May 2010 - 4.33pm

kerryn - These shots are fun and personality plus! I love them