Are you ready to record your story in simple and beautiful photographs with the people you care the most about?

Hi I am Laura, I am a portrait photographer based in London, England, WELCOME!

I would love to record your story, with those that you love. That can be with your family, your children, your friends, your colleagues or it can be just you!

When was the last time you were photographed professionally? 

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

All the people I photograph, are normal people like you and me. I believe we can all be on the cover of magazines. 

Are you ready to be on the front cover of your story? 

Discover the experiences

 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.




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.

40 People Over 40 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. What is included?

– Hair & make-up, and a guided photoshoot

– An exhibition style event to celebrate upon completion of the campaign

– A feature in the magasine of the campaign

– A portrait of your choice professionally edited, printed and presented in a keep-sake beautiful box.

40 over 40 project, London photographer

Outdoor Family Photography

Outdoor family photoshoots are now in full swing and are taking place in local parks in South West London or in Central London.  

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

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

Newborn Photography in your home

Family and Newborn Photographs can take place in the comfort of your own home. 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, arents 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.

Newborn photography, London Photographer





Headshot & Business

Professional headshot & Business Photography for businesses that are thriving

Professional Headshot photography can help established and growing businesses. I offer professional LinkedIn headshots and professional headshots in London. 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. 


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?

How would you like to desing your photoshoot session?

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

What to expect?

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



Fossil Hunting in Lyme Regis, our top tips

Fossil Hunting in Lyme Regis, our top tips

During the February half term we went to Lyme Regis, fossil hunting in the footsteps of Mary Anning. My youngest son, had learned about Mary Anning in school, a victorian palaeontologist who lived in Lyme Regis. Lyme Regis is part of what is called the Jurassic Coast,...

What makes a great headshot, grab the guide

What makes a great headshot, grab the guide

Top tips when looking for a Headshot PhotographerTop tips when looking for a headshot photographerReally good head shots. Super professional and enjoyable service. Laura is fantastic!Laura did a wonderful job taking pictures of our team! She was on time had all the...

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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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
Portrait Masters Awards
Lady Wimbledon Address Book
Photovogue photographer
Clapham Mums Online