Currently Accepting Home Births In The DMV Area
Your birth team will undoubtedly be there to offer unwavering emotional & physical support. As an incentive, your birth photographer focuses on the amazing details & remarkable moments you'll want to remember forever.
Nothing compares to the day you meet your new baby; and when it's all over, you'll see yourself in a way that'll give you a feeling of absolute power! Come discover why expectant moms around the Baltimore, Annapolis, Maryland, DC, and Northern VA are choosing JAP to document their birth story.
Committed To Excellence
As a member of the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers, it's my duty to uphold the code of ethics put in place. When you decide to work with me, please know that I do my job with a great level of professionalism, honesty, integrity, and present myself with the utmost respect within your birth space and to the medical professionals that care for you.
Who Am I?
I'm Sherida, a former healthcare worker, and passionate birth photographer & videographer. I rekindled my love for photography in 2016 after the birth of my youngest child, and went on to photograph my first professional birth in early 2017. I'm not a fan of hopping on bandwagons or doing things because it's popular. Photography is my passion and gift to the world. As one of only a few black birth photographers in the industry, my vision is to celebrate diversity & inclusion in my photographs, while providing birth center, hospital, & home birth families with keepsakes that capture the legacy of your unscripted lives as it unfolds.
It's All About You!
While you're giving birth to your baby, I'm giving birth to your memories - the legacy photos of your family that you'll keep forever. I became a birth photographer so families, like yours, can focus on each other and leave me to create the dreamy, mind-blowing, entrancing photos and video that bring your family full circle. My goal is to unobtrusively and respectfully document your birth(day) in a way that allows you to stay in the moment; and afterwards process the missing pieces of the day in a way that takes you right back there all over again.
- I'm a former certified medical assistant & phlebotomist (phlebotomy cert is still current). I also aspired to be a labor & delivery nurse, but that ship sank when I was severely humbled by my nemesis, microbiology.
- Shoes have no place in my life. None!
- Give me all the inspirational & motivational podcast and some good ol' 90's throwback music.
- I think working on your birthday should be outlawed!
- Road trips, beaches, mountain views, & cabin getaways are my favorite pastime.
- I have a seriously unhealthy addiction to chips. Send help!!
- Plant based food is life!
My Tiny Tribe
I'm a former teen mom to a small tribe of 3 widely spaced & uniquely gifted children that keep me young at heart.
I'm just like you! I wish my children would stay little & let me hold their hand in public forever. I hold tight to the moments that I realize may change in a year.
I recognize firsthand how important this time in your life is and how quickly it passes. I make it a priority to deliver the results that I know you'll appreciate long after baby has outgrow your lap.
Hospital birth, birth center, and home birth and documentary fresh 48 and newborn photographer and videographer centrally located to Baltimore, Annapolis, and Washington DC - near Fort Meade, Gambrills, Odenton, Severn, Severna Park, Arnold, Pasadena, Glen Burnie, Laurel, Columbia, Davidsonville, Crofton, Howard County, Ellicott City, Silver Spring, Bowie, Upper Marlboro, Rockville, Gaithersburg, and Arlington, Fairfax, and Alexandria in Virginia.