I would love to tell you more…
… but first tell me more about you.
The bit about me
I was born and raised in Albania, Tirana and have spent most of my adult life in different countries. France where I lived for 7 years and went to Uni and London where I have lived with my husband for the last 11 years. We have 2 boys, Edward 8 and Elliot 5 and we would love a dog.
I love cycling, yoga, meeting for coffee and spending time with family and friends.
We spend our summer holidays in the South of Albania, which is very close to Corfu and is stunning, I invite you to visit!
I started taking photographs as a student in Paris, and continued through the different phases of my life, graduation, working life, becoming a mum.
Making the jump from a passion to a job, happened naturally 3 years ago when I decided to take a different direction from policy & marketing, my previous careers.
The bit about my and training
I have trained in studio photography, children & outdoors photography, newborns, headshots and also running a business. I am insured and a member of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP). I am also a partner with Clapham Mums online magazine designed for mums, dads and carers with the most up to date information on events & activities in Battersea and Clapham.
Other parts of my work
One part of my business is about companies and individuals looking to update imagery for their website, social media and marketing materials, more in Headshots and Businesses.
I organise regular networking events in Tooting Bec, for small businesses in the area that want to connect, make new contacts and learn together. If you’d like to attend drop me an email, we meet every last Wednesday of the month. More details on my Facebook page “Small business network”.
I also run fundraising events for the charities I support and last year I raised £1000 through “Headshots for charity” events organised in Tooting Bec, more in Charities.
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FROM THE BLOG
There is still time to order Photography Gift Vouchers for your loved one. The vouchers covers all budgets and can pay for the full value of a photography session with me, or part value or for print orders. The value of the vouchers starts from £50 to £350 and they...
Before lockdown 2. I had published dates for my Christmas mini sessions. And of course with the new measures that all went out of the window and I moved the bookings I already had for those sessions forward. The new date I have for Christmas mini sessions is now 13th...
I am delighted to be launching the Christmas Doorstep Photographs for the coming festive season. I will be doing these special sessions in December and they will be available in Tooting and South West London, during the week and with some very limited availability at...
We had a fantastic time with Laura taking photos of our family on Tooting Common. She was very good at providing direction and built a rapport with both my small children. We were definitely happy with the end results and the photos that we selected from the shoot made brilliant gifts for our family.
Laura Shimili Mears is extremely professional and her photographs are brilliant – we are so happy with her work.