London Portrait Photographer

Are memories important to you? The special moments that are created in an instant and will not ever be the same?

Have you ever considered recording your own story? Just for you, to celebrate who you are today?

Do you feel your current headshots do you justice? Do they reflect how hard you have worked to get to where you are today? 

Hi, I am Laura, a portrait photographer based in Southwest London, specialising in business headshots, personal portraits and family photography.

Whether it’s a professional headshot to add an edge to your business profile or a family photoshoot to capture your cherished memories, I want to help you record your story!

Locations for your photoshoot in London

No matter what type of photoshoot you’re after, I can offer my photography services in various locations across London:

In the studio
your session can take place in my home studio in Tooting Bec or at a number of hand picked rented studios I collaborate with.

Offices and business locations
add depth to your business photography with photoshoots in and around your business location, or if you are looking for headshots for the whole team, I can set up my mobile studio in your preferred location.

Outdoors and in local parks
I have a list of preferred outdoor locations in Southwest London for families, and a highly curated list of business locations for professionals and executives. We can get creative with the location of your session, British weather permitting.

"Laura made me feel comfortable and confident"

Laura Shimili is an amazing photographer. The session was fun and such a great experience. Totally recommended! 

Headshot photographer, London

40 Over 40 People Campaign

I am very excited about my ongoing campaign with women and men in their 40s, 50s & beyond. We are creating beautiful portraits with a story and a purpose.

Find out more about my 40 over 40 photoshoot and how you can get involved.

Contemporary Portraits London photographer

Personal Brand & Headshots

Trust me, the first thing I hear people say is “I am not photogenic” or “I don’t like having my photos taken”. I get that, and I totally feel the same when I am on the other side of the camera—there’s something about letting go and not being in control.

With my creative approach during the booking process and the photoshoot, and using the tips and tricks I have developed over the years, I will make sure you feel relaxed and confident during your photoshoot.

Whether it is for an individual professional headshot, updating staff photos for your business, or group shots of the entire team, I can help you design and capture the corporate photography that you need.

Lavender Family photoshoot, London photographer

The Magic of a Family Photoshoot

The memories we create and the little moments we record are the stories of our lives. They have value and purpose.

If you’re looking to capture the magic of your pregnancy, celebrate the arrival of your newborn, or create a family portrait that lets your bond shine through, I have experience with all kinds of family photoshoots and can help you create a beautiful gallery of images that you can cherish forever.


To book your photoshoot with me, there is a £150 upfront session fee. This covers the day of the shoot and secures your preferred date and time in advance. Also included is an 8x10inch print of your favourite image from your shoot.

Should you wish to purchase more pictures from your gallery of images, collections of your photos will be available to purchase separately. These range from £350 to ££600 for the different collections.  

The current leading times for week-day appointments is 2-3 weeks and for weekend appointments, 1-2 months. 

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






Some of the companies I have worked with include Dragon Argent, Bellevue Law, Aura Homes Architecture, Samuel Estates, La Retraite Catholic School, Premiere Lodge Nursery, Rigo Digital Marketing Agency, Jolt London, Indelible Creative, Neighbourhood Watch, Cycle Culture, Cute Solutions. I have also worked with senior executives, entrepreneurs, founders, academics and company directors. 

Clapham Mums Discount

I am partnered with Clapham Mums, an online magazine designed for parents and carers that has up to date information on events and activities in Battersea and Clapham. Members of Clapham Mums receive a 10% discount with partnered businesses, and I will happily apply a 10% discount for Clapham Mums cardholders.

How it works

Get in touch with me by phone 07934788100, email or by filling in the enquiry form below.

We will schedule a call ahead of your photoshoot to discuss all the details and your requirements. During the call we can also pencil in a preferred time, date, and location for your shoot, which will be reserved once you have paid the session fee.

I have helpful hints and notes that I can send you ahead of the day to help you feel fully prepared for your photography session.

After the day of the shoot, I will create and share with you a gallery of images that were captured on the day, and you can choose your favourite photographs from there.

Publications and Awards

Photovogue photographer

I have had a few photos added to my Vogue portfolio. 

Portrait Masters Awards

I have received three Bronze Awards from the Portrait Masters International Awards, an assesment of high professional standards in 2021 & 2022.

Client Reviews

Client testimonial, Laura Shimili Mears Photography
Client testimonial, Laura Shimili Mears Photography
Client testimonial, Laura Shimili Mears Photography
Client testimonial, Laura Shimili Mears Photography
Client testimonial, Laura Shimili Mears Photography
Client testimonial, Laura Shimili Mears Photography
Client testimonial, Laura Shimili Mears Photography
Client testimonial, Laura Shimili Mears Photography

About me

After a successful career of 14 years in communications and marketing, I retrained professionally as a portrait photographer. I grew up in Albania, studied in Paris and now live and work in London. I have the most amazing husband and two beautiful boys and we are planning to have a cat.

I love Mediterranean food, French crepes (galettes) and a glass of prosecco on a summer’s evening. My family and I love to spend a month during the summer holidays in the South of Albania, where we get to connect with the Albanian side of the family. Soaking in the sun and the salty waters of the Ionian Sea.

Through my work I also support several charities with fundraising events, offering photography services in exchange for charitable donations, namely I organise “Headshots for Charity” regularly.

Laura Shimili Mears

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