MEET

THE ARTIST

A VERY WARM

WELCOME

Welcome, I am so happy you are here!

I am Laura, I was born and raised in Albania, Tirana and have spent most of my adult life in other places. 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. 

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 2 years ago when I decided to take a different direction from policy & marketing, my previous careers.

I trained in studio photography, children & outdoors photography, newborns and also the business side.

I love events and connecting people and organise regular “Headshots for charity” events to raise funds. More on that in “Charities“. 

We spend our summer holidays every year in the South of Albania, which is very close to Corfu and is stunning, I invite you to visit!  

 

ALWAYS

LOOKING FOR LOVE

FINDING

THE LIGHT

LOVING

OLD AND NEW

In the last two years I have been very lucky to work with families, pregnant mums and tiny babies and have had great feedback for my work.

I also work with individuals looking to update their photographs for their website or Linkedin and with businesses wanting to showcase their work (more in Headshots and Businesses).

Having lived in different countries and the experience of motherhood have helped me truly understand the value and importance of great photography, of capturing those fleeting moments which otherwise would get lost and make them solid and whole in photographs.

ART ENABLES US TO FIND OURSELVES AND LOSE OURSELVES AT THE SAME TIME

THOMAS MERTON

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LATEST THOUGHTS

Autumn family shoots, Tooting photographer now booking

Autumn family shoots, Tooting photographer now booking

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AMAZING

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.

SO WONDERFUL

Laura Shimili Mears is extremely professional and her photographs are brilliant – we are so happy with her work.