Laura Shimili Mears Photography

Photography with a difference

My work focuses on capturing the special moments in your life, expecting a baby, seeing your children grow or celebrating your family together.

I aim to make a difference through my work and for every booking with me, I donate £20 to charity. I support 3 charities, SOS Children Village International who provide a caring home to children without care, A Cup of Uji who offer a drink of porridge to underprivileged children in Kenya and Help Them Grow that we have set up with 5 Albanian mums to send second hand toys and books to Albanian state nurseries. 

Having lived in a number of places before, Tirana my home town, Paris where I went to university and now London in the last ten years, I know how important it is to create special memories and hold on to them.

When I am not working, you will see me with my 2 boys, catching up with friends, probably rushing somewhere and quite a lot outdoors. I love running events and I am planning a number this year to raise funds. The current event is a Photography Party at the Wheatsheaf, in Tooting Bec on 20th February, 6-8pm. You can read more about it and the story behind in my blog.

Should you book me?

Yes absolutely. Call or text me on 07934788100 or email at photography@shimilimears.com.

I work from my home studio in Tooting Bec, I can also come to your home or outdoors in South West London. For more information on my photography training go to my Contact page.

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I commissioned Laura to take some professional photos of my family and friends at a recent drinks party over the festive break and I am absolutely thrilled with the results – stunning and beautifully lit pictures of family and friends groups that really capture the spirit and fun of the evening.

Social event photography , Brigitte Halliday, Indelible Creatives

I had the pleasure of working with Laura a few weeks back and apart from the beautiful photographs she took of me I was very impressed with her flexibility, kindness and hospitality. A true professional of her field. Many thanks Laura! I hope to be working with you very soon.

Headshot session in my studio, South West, London, LARA KHALAF ELITE LEADERSHIP COACH & CUSTOMER

Amazing newborn photos of the baby with the parents. Laura was clearly experience in handling babies and managed to calm my baby down and placed him gently into various appropriate poses. The studio was warm, homely and welcoming. I’d be recommending the grandparents here for a shoot later as a gift.

Newborn photo shoot, Tooting Bec , A family in Balham

We recently had a family photoshoot with Laura and are very happy with the resulting photographs. Laura kindly came along to our home for the gallery viewing to save us the trip with our little one, which was very kind. We would recommend Laura’s services.

Family photo shoot, Tooting Bec , A family in Wimbledon

Laura Shimili Mears is extremely professional and her photographs are brilliant – we are so happy with her work. Her friendly personality put me at ease straight away when I did my maternity shoot in Clapham Common. We had a great time and I always look forward to our next session. We bought the bump to baby package; it is so great to have these beautiful photos to show how our baby has changed over the year.

Bump to baby bundle , A family in Clapham

We had our family photo shooting with her and everything went really smooth and nice. The photos were great and the kids really liked her. I highly recommend Laura as a photographer!!

Family shoot in Streatham Common

For those of you looking for a photographer around London, I would highly recommend Laura as professional and very friendly.

Portrait session on location, Clapham Junction, Juna Margariti Interior Design

I met Laura through fcb and I had some emergency photos to get done, she was very reliable, friendly, flexible and professional. Even though was raining and I need it some photos taken on park she was amazing to go extra miles to make my vision happen. Thank you Laura for amazing photos and for your effort you put in.

Portrait session on location, in Wandsworth Common , Magical Coaching

We are delighted with our photos from Laura! There are a few special ones which will create happy memories forever! Laura was very passionate about getting the perfect photo and made the whole family feel relaxed so the photo shoot was an enjoyable experience for all! I fully recommend using Laura to capture those unique family moments! Thank you Laura! The McCarthys.

Family session at customer home, Wandsworth, London

My Gallery

  • Newborn photo shoot, Tooting Bec
  • Maternity photo shoot, Tooting

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