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Mona & John's Sunrise Adventure

Updated: Sep 22, 2022

This particular maternity shoot meant a lot to me for many reasons.

First off, the parents-to-be are super good friends of mine. Mona and I meant a decade ago in Vegas, at approximately 6am … I will leave it at that :) and the minute I met John, I knew he was going to be good for her and you know, be able to party until 6 am with her.

Secondly, I was shooting in Tunisia, the country I was born and raised in, and my momma was assisting me and seeing me shoot live for the first time.

And thirdly, I LOOOOVE maternity sessions. There is just something so special and so sweet when two parents are getting ready to welcome a little miracle in their life, regardless if it’s baby number 1 or 2 or 3 or … you get the point. Or maybe I am just saying that because I was baby number 3.

Mona and John were troopers and also woke up for sunrise … Yes, I know, sunrise again, and she was pregnant, but it was the only way to beat the crowds in a popular destination like Sidi Bou Said without a bunch of strangers staring at you while I made them “make out.” Just kidding, I won’t make you, but you know, you might get all the feels from holding each other and hugging each other.

PS: they had a girl, baby Eva, and somehow these two still manage to party pretty late!

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