I'm Sherida!

I rekindled my love for photography in 2016 after the birth of my youngest child, shot my first birth in early 2017, & have documented over 10 births since that time. I'm passionately & purposefully dedicated to capturing beautiful & emotive images for diverse families in the Maryland, DC, & Northern Virginia areas... and beyond. My vision is to provide families with memories & keepsakes of their unscripted lives as it unfolds.

Part of who I am has a lot to do with why I connect so well with the genre of candid, documentary-style photography. I'm mellow, sentimental, easy-going, introverted, & my photography eye is naturally drawn to the attentive, physical interactions, & connections of families! Do you know what my ideal job would entail? All things pregnancy, birth, & photography! This isn't a fad for me. I believe was innately gifted for this work & choose to do it with my entire soul. My passion is driven by the fact this time in your life is fleeting and I want to create this forever memo.

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Baltimore, DC, Silver Spring, VA Joli Adore Photography | Birth Fresh 48 Newborn Documentary Photographer Videographer
Baltimore, DC, Silver Spring, VA Joli Adore Photography | Birth Fresh 48 Newborn Documentary Photographer Videographer

Outside Of Photography...


  • I'm a former teen mom with 3 widely spaced and beautiful children!
  • I have a background as a certified medical assistant & phlebotomist. I once wanted to be a labor & delivery nurse, but that ship sank when I failed microbiology...twice! *face palm* I can laugh about it now, but I was a hot mess in the moment.
  • If I'm invited into your home, you better believe my shoes are coming off at the door - it's just a habit.
  • Give me all the inspirational and motivational podcasts...and some good ol' 90's throwback jams.
  • I think working on your birthday should be banned. It's YOUR day to celebrate YOU!
  • Road trips, beaches, mountain views, & cabin getaways are my favorite pastime.
  • I have a seriously unhealthy addiction to chips. Send help!!
  • Vegan food is life...that is all, lol!



“Life isn't perfect, but the bonds we share with those we love are the imperfectly perfect balance of beautiful chaos, authentic, & uninhibited realness - the driving force to my creativity.”


Centrally located to Baltimore, Annapolis, and Washington DC - near Fort Meade, Odenton, Severn, Severna Park, Arnold, Pasadena, Glen Burnie, Laurel, Columbia, Davidsonville, Crofton, Howard County, Silver Spring, Bowie, Upper Marlboro, Rockville, Gaithersburg, and Northern Virginia areas.