Porcha and Dallas are the real deal. I mean it.
I met Porcha and Dallas in 2017 when I hosted a teenage girl event at my former junior high. I asked for them to come in and answer questions about what it means to have a healthy dating relationship. Well, the girls fired questions at them about dating, marriage, friendships, athletics.. And they took it like total champs. I gave them a gift certificate for my photography for them to use however they wanted and didn't hear anything back for a while..
Fast forward to Spring 2018 and Porcha sends me a Facebook message saying she is pregnant and was wondering if she could still use the certificate. Of course, I said yes and then said she could let me know when she wanted a shoot when it came a little closer. I said the usual, "Don't hesitate to ask any motherhood questions" line which I have said to others before (fully meaning they can ask me ANYTHING. I am an open book) and she said yes! So, we got together for coffee at my house while my little guy napped and talked all things motherhood. It was such a special meeting for me and we became pretty fast friends from there.
Motherhood is a difficult road but it is best done with a community of encouragers at your side. I am so thankful for those who were there to answer my questions and calm my doubts, I can only recommend you find your people to be there for you too.
Also, the maternity shoot was a blast! We had the best time shooting down at Terwillegar Dog Park in South Edmonton last fall and it was again, a very special experience for me. These two have a very deep, beautiful relationship and only speak incredibly highly of the other person. I have absolutely no doubts that their little man, James, is going to have the best family to grow up in. What a lucky little dude!