Newborn portrait

Newborn portraits in the home

Baby Portraits

Family Outdoors

Family in the Lavender

Modern Contemporary Portraits

Personal Branding

Commercial Photography


Family Outdoor in the park

Children Outdoors

Newborn & Family in the home

Spring Outdoors

In your Home Family Photography

Family Photography in the Studio

Family Outdoor

Summer Outdoor


To discuss your session, call me on 07934788100, email or fill in the enquiry form below.



Hi I am Laura, I am a family, business and product photographer based in London, WELCOME! I am on a mission to make you love being photographed! 

I know that it can be daunting to be in front of a camera; I take pride in helping you relax and enjoy the experience, including providing tips on how to get ready and full guidance on the day.  

I specialise in family and newborn photography, and I have a wealth of experience in this area, photographing babies and families in London since 2017, after training with many renowned photographers. 

I help families capture memories which last a lifetime with photography celebrating the wonder of creating life. My shots are beautiful and vibrant, with a natural, relaxed and calm approach. I focus on the love and connection in your family to ensure the day goes off without a hitch; by the end of the day, you receive stunning photos to last a lifetime.

I am currently taking bookings for 2022 for families, babies, headshots, personal branding, 40 over 40 Campaign and Wonderful Women. If you would like to book a photoshoot with me, do get in touch now.  



We couldn't have wished for a nice and more professional photographer

We felt at ease and very relaxed. With some of Laura’s props we have achieved absolutly stunning photos and i will cherish them forever. Now looking at my bump pictures and soon family of 3 pictures on our living room wall makes us feel very grateful for the time and effort Laura has put to our beautiful photos.

Newborn Photography in your home

Family and Newborn Photographs can take place in your home while adhering to any current social distancing rules. You can book a photoshoot today in complete confidence that every effort will be made to ensure the shoot proceeds safely.

Newborn babies usually feel most comfortable in their own environment, and when the baby is happy, we tend to find the parents are too.

However, I also offer newborn and maternity newborn photography in my home studio which is a homely environment and also very comfortable for both babies and parents.

I am now taking newborn photoshoot bookings.

Newborn photography, London Photographer

Outdoor Family Photography

Outdoor family photoshoots can take place in local parks in South West London or in Central London. I can advise which location works best for your family’s needs and the children’s ages.

Shoots in Central London can be great fun, especially those taken at iconic London landmarks or parks.

I am currently taking bookings for Spring Family Photoshoots.

Upon booking, I will send you my fantastic style notes so you can prepare without getting stressed out about the photoshoot. These notes include tips on: what to wear, what to bring with you & how to get the kids ready.

Book a Family Photoshoot, London Photographer

40 People Over 40 Campaign 

I am inviting 40 women and men in their 40s, 50s & beyond to collectively change the narrative about age and to celebrate who we are  today!

We will create beautiful portraits that are assets and lifelong memories. What is included?

– Professional make-up

– Guided and styled photoshoot

– An invite for you and a friend, to an exhibition style event 

– A feature in the magasine

– A portrait of your choice professionally edited, printed and matted.

40 over 40 project, London photographer





Headshot & Business

Professional headshot & Business Photography for businesses ready to take their brand to the next level

Professional Headshot photography can help you establish a professional image which builds trust with potential clients and employers. I offer professional LinkedIn headshots and professional headshots in London, as well as various other commercial photography services. See more in Headshots & Businesses.

Great photographs take time, attention to detail and creative flair, and I am generous in the time I spend with you. I always go above and beyond to deliver your brief and beyond. 


Laura did a wonderful job taking pictures of our team!

She was on time had all the equipment and instructed us well! The end result was great! High quality pictures and a huge selection. If you would like to deal with a true professional Laura is your person.”


How would you like to be photographed? Who would you like to be photographed with?

When was the last time you were photographed?

The style of photographs you like is very important to me and informs how your photos will look.

To view the work I create, please take a look at my portfolio.

For upcoming events, personal projects and a glimpse behind the curtain, come and connect with me on my social platforms: Facebook and Instagram.


I would love to give you an idea of how my services work, from the moment you pick up the phone or drop me a message, to the shoot day and what happens after.

Please see how a session with me works.

I love Mediterranean food, french crepes (galettes) and a glass of proseco in a summer’s evening. We go on holidays to the South of Albania, my home country every year for a month, soaking in the sun and the salty waters of the Ionian Sea.

Through my work I also support a number of charities with fundraising events I run regularly where I offer photography in exchange of contributions.

Laura Shimili Mears



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Spring 2022 Family Photoshoot, London photographer

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Publications and Awards

I was so happy to have one of my photos published on Vogue Italia Online in May 2020. I took this photo in a poppy field in Guilford; such a beautiful place! There have been a few more added to my Vogue portfolio this year, photos taken in Wales and in Seven Sisters Cliffs. 

Vogue Italia Online Portfolio

I was also delighted to win two Bronze Awards from the Portrait Masters International Awards, an assesment of high professional standards in November 2021.

The winning images are from a photoshoot with a client from my 40 over 40 campaing. As a busy mum and professional, it was a special experience to be able to take these portratis that celebrate her for who she is today. 

Laura Shimili Mears Photography Portrait Masters

Some recent client reviews

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