I am an Award-Winning and Published Professional Birth Photographer equipped to handle not only the technical aspects of photography but also comprehend the foundational stages of labor and birth, in addition to safely and respectfully navigating any birth space, including the operating room.


As a self-taught artist, I'm inspired to created visuals from real-life events that allow others the freedom to be themselves.


Words to describe my work? Intensely EMOTIVE, AUTHENTIC, and RELEVANT.

My presence in your birth space? INCONSPICUOUS, SERENE, and CONSIOUS.

Committed To Excellence

As a member of the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers (IAPBP), 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



award winning black birth photographer - woman in an gray nursing bra holding a baby wearing a hat

"Baby Got Back Fuzz"


2022 International Association of Professional Birth Photographers Competition

2022 iapbp birth competition winner - laboring woman wearing a sports bra sitting on birthing ball surrounded by family

"A Queen And Her Village"


2022 International Association of Professional Birth Photographers Competition


Creative Eye Mag
The Storyteller mag
everyday birth mag
everyday birth mag
Everyday Birth Magazine 2022 - Emotional black father holding brand new baby wrapped in a blanket
Black father holding a newborn wearing a hat while standing in baby nursery next to a crib
published black birth photographer | joli adore photography
black newborn photographer in Maryland, DC, Virginia
Black birth photographer Joli Adore Photography

FUN FACTS About me!

  • I'm a former certified medical assistant & phlebotomist (currently certified). Once upon a time, I aspired to be an L&D nurse.
  • Shoes have no place in my life.
  • I think of myself as a semi-crunchy, natural parent. A little traditional, a whole lotta "give me all of the herbs, essential oils, + organic things!"
  • Inspirational & motivational Podcasts, Talk Radio, and some good ol' 90's throwback jams, please!
  • I think working on your birthday should be outlawed!
  • Road trips, beaches, mountain views, and a cabin in the woods are my favorite pastimes.
  • Chips and fries are my guilty pleasure.
  • Currently living that plant-based life!