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.

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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 & photographed my first professional birth in early 2017. 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, like yours, with keepsakes that capture​ the legacy of​ your unscripted lives as it unfolds.​ ​

Why I Do This!

I'm not a fan of bandwagon-hopping or doing things because it's popular. This is my passion and gift to the world. While you birth your baby, I'm giving birth to your memories. I'm a birth photographer so families like yours can focus on having a positive birth experience and leave me to create the dreamy, mind-blowing, entrancing images that bring your family full circle.

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My Reasons


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.

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Beyond Photography...

  • 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!

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


Hospital birth, birth center, and homebirth 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.


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