London Portrait Photographer

Welcome, I am Laura, portrait photographer in South West London. I have been photographying professionals, entrepreneurs, founders and teams since 2017.

I am inspired everyday by people’s lives and love to be a part of it, the one with the camera in hand. 

I love to work with women and men over the age of 40. Check out my 40 over 40 campaign open to women and men who are ready to step into their power. 

Stunning images, outstanding service and results that will transform the way you see yourself or make you discover something new,  are some of the things you can expect from working with me.

Whether it is for Headshots for Professionals and Personal Branding for Entrepreneurs I can help plan and make the whole process smooth sailing.

Capturing the seasons otudoors with families, brings all the natural elements into our lives, autumn, spring, lavender the options are many.

I love being able to produce high quality images that are internationally awarded for each and every one of my clients. 

Locations for your photoshoot in London

I offer photography services in a flexible way and in different locations across London:

In the studio – in Tooting Bec or at a number of hand picked rented studios I collaborate with.

Offices and business locations – in and around your business location, or headshots for the whole team, in my mobile studio in your preferred location.

Outdoors and in local parks – I have a highly curated list of preferred outdoor locations in London. 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! ” Veronica Pujadas.


There is more information on the pricing page or I can send a price list by email.





My interest in photography started when I was a student in Paris and has been with me through the working and becoming a mum stages.

In the last 5 years and after spending 14 years in a successful career in communications and marketing, I decided to spend more time taking photographs and of other people. 

I trained with amazing potographers and have been working with passionate individuals since then to create images they love, enjoy and can use in their work, career and business. 

I regularly organise “Headshots for Charity” as a way to raise funds for charities. 

To be in the know about competitions, mini sessions and events, join my newsletter community and grad £50 to put towards your portrait experience. 

Laura Shimili Mears

Portfolio & Awards

To see more of my work take a look on the Portfolio page below. 

I am very happy to have work published on Vogue Italia online. And also to be awarded three Bronze Awards from the Portrait Masters International Awards, an assesment of high professional standards in 2021 & 2022.

Client Reviews

Take a look at some of the client reviews via the link below. Also check out my Google Business page for more details and what clients say about me. 


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