Emily Burke: New and Born

After hearing last weeks devastating news about photographer and friend Jill Thomas losing her daughter Penny, I was unsure what to post today.  It's just impossible to go back to "business as usual" after hearing such news. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with Jill and her family.  But in a statement made by Jill last week on her Facebook page, she ask that we "let Penny change your lives. hold close to your little ones and remember all this life comes down to is our testimony in our savior and our family.” I've been giving that statement a lot of thought over the past few days, and have taking some extra time to sit and be thankful for my children, and my family.

And that is why I'm choosing to run these beautiful photos by New York City photographer Emily Burke today.  Because there is nothing like a newborn baby to remind us what a miracle life is.

Thank you Emily for sharing such lovely images.

-Sandra Coan

About Emily: based in New York, New York  / website / contact / facebook

Scroll down to the end for Cat’s take.

From Cat:

These photos are so refreshing and beautiful! I second Sandra's words: they're the perfect images to remind us of the beauty of the creation of family and of life.

- Cat Thrasher