Hi I am Laura, welcome to my site! I help families with beautiful and vibrant family and baby photography in London. My style is natural and relaxed and I focus on the love and connection in your family. 

I am currently taking bookings for family photographs outdoors. If you’d like to book a session for your family do get in touch. I am adhering to  the advice provided by the UK government, NHS and World Health Organisation and observing social distancing measures. 

Family and Newborn Photographs in South West London, in your home

Family and Newborn Photographs in your home, are family photography sessions that take place in your garden. This is to adhere to social distancing rules.

These are 30 minutes long and start from £150 for the session, a gallery and 3 digital images and one print in 8×10. It is possible to upgrade to 10 digital images and 5 prints for an additional £100 or a full photography session of an hour for an additional £200 including 20 digitals and 10 prints.

Published in Vogue Italia Online

I was so happy to have one of my photos published on Vogue Italia Online in May this year. It is a photo I took in the poppy fields, outside Tooting, such a beautiful place!

Vogue Italia, Laura Shimili Mears Photography





Headshot & Business

I also offer Headshot & Business Photography for individuals & companies ready to invest in their brand. 


The style of photographs you like is very important to me. To view my work please take a look at my portfolio. To view more of events and personal projects and behind the scenes, come and connect with me on my social platforms, Facebook and Instagram @lauraphotographylondon.


I would love to give you an idea of how it works from the moment you make contact, to the shoot day and what happens after. Please see how a photoshoto with me works.


So glad you are here! I am Laura, a portrait and product photographer in London, Tooting Bec. I am on a mission, to make you love being photographed!

It can be daunting to be in front of a camera! I help you relax and enjoy the experience.

I have a wealth of experience, photographing babies and families in London, since 2017 after training with many great photographers.

Professional Headshot photographs can help you establish a professional & trustworthy image with potential clients and employers. I offer Professional Linkedin Headshots & Professional Headshots as well as other types of commercial photography, see more under “Headshots & Businesses”.

Great photographs take time, attention to detail and creative flair and I am generous in the time I spend with you.

To discuss your session call me on 07934788100 or email photography@shimilimears.com . 


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 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



Back to school photographs, Tooting South West London

Back to school photographs, Tooting South West London

Is your little one starting a new school year ? Are they starting nursery, or moving to secondary school? The start of the new school year is a great opportunity to capture how much your children have changed and grown. This year I will be taking "Back to school"...

Family photoshoot outdoors, Tooting Photographer

Family photoshoot outdoors, Tooting Photographer

I had the pleasure of photographing this lovely family in July at a location where I had not been before, in Peckham Rye. As I was advertising the new types of family photography that are available at the moment due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, I received this...

Some recent client reviews

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Randi Weaver
Randi Weaver
12:14 16 Sep 20
A 5-star experience from start to finish. Laura provided me with some stunning professional headshots taken very... creatively in an outdoor setting. They capture perfectly the image I want to project in business. Highly recommended.read more
16:19 03 Aug 20
Overall, a lovely friendly professional experience, resulting in some great photos which I can use for my business. ... Thank youread more
Laura Neuveglise
Laura Neuveglise
05:06 16 Jul 20
Laura shot my product images in her home with her beautiful children as models. She was prepared, we had previously had... a phone call about what I wanted and she went to great lengths to ensure she shot many many pictures in the time we had. She sent through the images for me to choose and the final shots in record time. I couldn’t be happier. Highly recommend!read more
Lorela Dem
Lorela Dem
10:17 15 Jul 20
Me, my husband and my mum together had a wonderful maternity photoshoot with Laura. She was lovely and professional.... The photos were beautiful and the whole experience was fun. It is very good value for money. I have already recommended her to my family and friends. 😊read more
Freya Curran
Freya Curran
09:16 22 Jun 20
Laura came to take some doorstep photos for us during lockdown to mark our daughter's first birthday. Laura was very... professional, patient and friendly and put us all at ease. She also got some lovely shots which we are really pleased with. We'd highly recommend Laura.read more
Kayne Poole
Kayne Poole
08:47 19 Jun 20
Laura came to our garden during lockdown to photograph us as a family with our newborn baby and I cannot think of... anyone better for the job! She was so patient (two tantruming toddlers also in tow!) and full of fun and energy that got all of us in the mood for photographs with brilliant results. She conjured up genius ways of keeping our 2 and 3 year olds entertained whilst also getting some lovely baby pictures and even miraculously managed pictures of the five of us all together! Cannot thank her enough for her patience and enthusiasm and for allowing us to capture our family with its latest member in such a special way during these strange times.read more
Matthew Dowell
Matthew Dowell
19:17 28 Apr 20
We are delighted with the newborn baby pictures that Laura took for us and have had many comments on them. Laura came... to our house to do the shoot and was very patient with our other two children as well as making them at ease for family pictures which turned out great. We would highly recommend her!read more
KellyAnn Schiavo
KellyAnn Schiavo
09:24 16 Apr 20
Laura is wonderful & welcomed me into her home at the last minute to do the shoot. She had lots of ideas and offered... different styles and looks to what I had in mind. The end result was a good mix of relaxed and super professional shots for my website and social media. Can't recommend Laura highly enough.read more
renuka ravichandran
renuka ravichandran
12:31 08 Apr 20
I had some business headshots done with Laura and I'm so pleased with the results. She made me feel very comfortable... and had great suggestions in terms of styles photos, which I was not sure about. The selection process is also easy and efficient. I'm really happy with the outcome and I'll definitely be back. Thank you!read more
Maria Benaki
Maria Benaki
20:31 18 Mar 20
Super pleased with Laura and her service! We had our newborn photos taken by Laura at her home studio, which was really... nice and calming, also lots of props to photoshoot the little ones! Laura was easy to work with, very friendly from the beginning to the end, professional, confident with babies and clearly has experience working with them. I would definitely recommend her in taking your family photos!read more
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