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.
ART ENABLES US TO FIND OURSELVES AND LOSE OURSELVES AT THE SAME TIME
FROM THE BLOG
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"...
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...
This is the very first draft of this blog which I am going to edit further to include suggestions and ideas I am receiving from other parents. I want to add as many suggestions about "Places to go in and around Tooting for parents with children". Where have you been...
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.