Meet Your Photographer

My name is Jussara (JOO-SE-ruh) and I am an in-home newborn and maternity photographer based in central Maryland, who enjoys documenting little ones first days on Earth while putting my artistic spin on it. I'm a wife and a mom. My family is my inspiration and my rock. I am an incurable optimist by nature. I believe in God and in being true to myself.


I had a fascination with photography growing up, and I developed a passion for child photography and got started much like every other mom who does photography: taking pictures of my own baby. To me, newborn photography is a specialized art that requires the proper training, safety techniques and extreme patience to provide the professional results that clients ooh and ahhh over. Sleepy and super squishy poseable babies are the product of proper prep from the photographer and the client. I want my clients to book me for the passion that I have for newborns, my skillset and trust in me as a professional.

I established Sugarloaf Photography in the summer of 2011 and I am eternally grateful that this path has opened up for me. I am so thankful to have been invited into so many families to capture memories that they will have for a lifetime. As a mom, I know that our babies grow up too quickly, and moments pass too fast, so it gives me great joy to spend time with my clients, documenting these precious moments for them to hold onto forever.

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"Just when you think you know love, something little comes along to remind you just how big it really is"