it’s a girl!

He checked twice, just to be sure.

He also told us there was a 6% chance he was wrong. But then he said he was very confident it was a girl.

So, as far as we’re concerned, this is the first photo of our baby daughter! Can’t wait to meet her in 20-ish weeks … we love her already 🙂

No name yet, and we’re not going to announce a name until she’s born, but whoever gets closest to the name we choose (first and second names) will get a nice prize 😉

28 April 2011 - 7.20pm

megan anderson - i’m sure you are totally in love with her already xo she looks absolutely beautiful to me… Jessie Grace

john and catherine … [wedding sneak peek]

A few of my favourite portraits from John and Catherine’s wedding.

Enjoy 🙂

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18 April 2011 - 6.16pm

Melissa Laidler - Really love the fourth photo. I think it really captures the emotion, trust and relief after how much thinking these two have undoubtedly done. Wonderful photos Luke, and here’s hoping John and Catherine are having a wonderful time learning how to be married to each other.

18 April 2011 - 6.12pm

Shell - The last photo in the collection here …

I wouldn’t have put it past either of them to sneak a hand across and turn the water on the other!

Lovely photos by the way Luke!

term 2 photography course: early registrations now open!

I’m sorry it’s been a quiet couple of months on the blog. More on what’s been going on in a future post 😉

Meanwhile, I’m pleased to announce that registrations are now open for our next course! This time we’ll be running it on Tuesday nights, starting from 3 May.

If you love taking photos, own a DSLR and want to learn pretty much everything I know about photography, you should sign up! It’s an 8-week course with 2 field trips, and if you register by 15 April, it only costs $550. That covers 8 x 3-hour workshops, a photo walk (week 4), a live portrait session (week 7), permanent membership on our online forum, and light refreshments.

Click here for more details, or to register online! Places are strictly limited to 10, so don’t leave it until the last minute. Payment plans are available, too.

Finally, here are my photos from our March field trip. Some are a bit random/abstract, but you might like a few of them! I’ll figure out how to share some student photos with you via Facebook over the next week or so 🙂

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3 April 2011 - 9.40am

Aaron - Make that nine spots left! See you may 3rd!

two new family members

I’ve been itching to tell you this for a few weeks now, but Michelle wouldn’t let me. She dislikes immediate disclosure almost as much as I dislike secrets 😉

Anyway, as you might have guessed, we’re expecting again! Michelle is about 10 weeks pregnant and not enjoying morning sickness a whole lot, but whenever the nausea passes, we’re both super-excited about it 🙂 Our new bundle of joy will arrive around 10 September, if all goes to plan. Can’t wait!

That said, happy as we are to be making this announcement, we’re very mindful of our friends who want to be pregnant and aren’t 🙁 There’s nothing we can say to make our news easier to hear, but know we’re thinking of you and praying that your turn will come soon.

Now, there’s a chance we’re expecting twins, but that’s not why I alluded to two new family members 😉 After last year’s failed attempt to add Radar to our family, today we found a more suitable companion for Bella (or so we hope). Her name is Holly, she’s a 6.5-year-old beagle, and she’s beautiful! Thanks to the RSPCA for entrusting us with her 🙂 (I recommend their Adoptapet iPhone app, by the way. Or, if you can’t adopt a pet anytime soon, please consider donating!)

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20 March 2011 - 6.00pm

Simon Food Favourites - very cute dogs. was nice to meet you at Gemma and Anthony’s wedding day. looking forward to seeing the photos in due course 🙂

17 February 2011 - 11.11am

Samantha - Congratulations Luke & Michelle, so happy for you both! 🙂

15 February 2011 - 9.28am

Denise Perentin - Congratulations on the wonderful news and I love the pooch.

14 February 2011 - 9.51pm

Bernadette - Congratualtions! Wonderful news on all fronts! welcome to holly!

14 February 2011 - 8.51pm

Heidi - CONGRATS to the three of you! So happy to hear there will be more little Armsies running around 🙂

And what a lovely girl Holly looks to be – hope she settles in quickly.

14 February 2011 - 7.46pm

Alex Krause - Wow – congrats! That is fantastic news 🙂 What fabulous parents you make.

josh and meg … [engagement]

This hil.AR.ious couple are getting married tomorrow!

We did their engagement session at Shelly Beach, near Manly. It started raining soon after we arrived, and didn’t stop. We had fun anyway. Enjoy, and check back soon for their wedding photos! 🙂

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12 February 2011 - 9.20am

Steve - Awesome photos luke!! Looking good guys, am praying that today is awesome and that God really blesses your marriage!

11 February 2011 - 2.35pm

skye - looking fine-diddly-dine guys! – see you tommorow 🙂