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 training
I have trained in studio photography, children & outdoors photography, newborns, headshots and also running a business. I am fully insured as a professional photographer.
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 over the last 2 years I have raised £3500 through “Headshots for charity” events organised in Tooting Bec and also Doorstep Photographys during the pandemic, more in Raising Funds for God Causes.
ART ENABLES US TO FIND OURSELVES AND LOSE OURSELVES AT THE SAME TIME
FROM THE BLOG
This is a tongue in cheek remembrance of the Doorstep Photographs Project I did last year at the start of the pandemic. It has been a hard year, grieving those that we lost, celebrating the little moments & appreciating what keeps us all connected, LOVE!...
Style notes & Ready for the Shoot in no time Lavender Family Sessions explained I am so excited about the possibility of shooting outdoors with families again. The Lavender season is also appproaching and this year I wil be doing Lavender Family Photoshoots from...
Celebrate the special moments Father's Day is approaching and how amazing would it be, to give beautiful prints of your children as a gift? I know from experience that mums will be wanting to get organised well in advance to surprise their loved...
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.