Laura Shimili Mears Photography

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 for many years to come. My work focuses on capturing the special moments in your life, whether it is expecting a baby, seeing your children grow from a newborn to a toddler, or celebrating your family together. When I am not working, you will see me going out with my 2 boys, catching up friends and family, reading WhatsApp messages, doing pilates and bootcamp, listening to music, scrolling through old photos of my boys & feeling emotional, planning our next holiday, cooking, reading a book. Please take a look at my gallery below and do get in touch to check availability or for more information. You can go to contact or email me directly at photography@shimilimears.com. I work from my home studio in Tooting Bec,  at your home or outdoors in South West London. I am insured and a member of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP). I have trained with some amazing photographers in Children and Outdoor Photography, Studio and Portrait Lighting, Newborn and do regular mentoring sessions with an award winning photographer in Wandsworth.

Laura Shimili Mears
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My Gallery

Kind words 

I found Laura through mum’s group on Facebook. I am highly appreciative of prompt response from Laura for my bump photoshoot query as I was some days away from giving birth. She put fair amount of time and effort which shows her passion for what she does. We love the final edited images. I have gone for the whole package as suggested by Laura. I highly recommend her.

Maternity and Newborn session, Clapham, London

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 meet 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

I had maternity photoshoot with Laura. Such a lovely lady who made me feel comfortable. Thank you so much

Maternity session on location, Battersea Park, London

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.


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
  • Family photoshoot, Wandsworth, London
  • Twins newborn photoshoot, Wandsworth, London
  • Christmas Family Photo Shoot in Tooting
  • Twins newborn photoshoot, Wandsworth, London
  • Newborn photoshoot, Northcote Road, London
  • Maternity photoshoot, Battersea Park, London
  • Family photoshoot, South London

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