A Redlands Maternity Session: Burke Family

“Sister. She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. Some days, she’s the reason you wish you were an only child.”    ― Barbara Alpert

I have often heard it said that the greatest gift a parent can give their child is a sibling. As the oldest of 8 I can attest to this. A sibling knows you like no other and is a constant companion, even if occasionally they made you wish you were an only child. On a bright summer Southern California day we gathered to celebrate the creation of sisters in the Burke family. We gathered to document the last few days of this family of three before they became four. For this precious girl the time was spent soaking up the time, attention and cuddles of her parents. Beauty and magic was made by all.