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.

Now Accepting Late 2020 & Spring 2021 Home & Birth Center Births


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.

Joli Adore Photography Baltimore DC Virginia Home Birth Photographer

Hi, I'm Sherida...

a former healthcare worker, and passionate birth photographer & videographer, who's recently added published photographer to my resume in 2020. Rekindling my love for photography in 2016 after the birth of my youngest child was probably the best thing I could have ever done for myself. I was blessed to photograph my first birth in early 2017. I'm driven by candid and authentic emotions. From that moment until this, I'll continue providing birth center, hospital, and home birth families the keepsakes that capture​ the legacy of​ their unscripted life as it unfolds.​ ​

"As one of only a few black birth photographers that solely focus their creativity on births; my vision is to ​celebrate diversity & inclusion not only in the industry, but in the birth space, as well."

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, memory-inducing 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.

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Beyond Photography...

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  • 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!
  • I like to think of myself as a semi-crunchy natural parent. A little traditional, a little 'give me all of the herbs, essential oils, + organic things!'
  • Inspirational & motivational podcasts and some good ol' 90's throwback jams.
  • 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!!
  • Currently living that dairy-free, plant-based 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.

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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. Pennsylvania.