Family Photographer in London

Family photography and photoshoots

Would you like to record beautiful memories with the people you love the most?

I can help. I am an experienced family and portrait photographer based in Southwest London.

I offer family photoshoots in various locations across London. I have a home studio in Tooting Bec and am also able to offer photoshoots in your favourite outdoor location in London.

Capturing precious family memories is invaluable and I encourage families to enjoy the moment and connect with each other during their photoshoot.

As well as family photography, I also offer newborn and pregnancy photoshoots.

To enquire about my availability for booking a family photoshoot in London, you can call me on 07934788100 or email me directly at photography@shimilimears.com, or alternatively, you can complete the form at the end of this page.

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How it works?

I love capturing the magic of family time together and allowing that connection to shine through in the photography I create.

I can be flexible with how and where your photoshoot takes place so that you and your family can relax and enjoy the photography session.

If you aren’t comfortable posing for photographs in a studio, we can schedule an outdoor photoshoot where we can go for a walk, play with sticks, climb trees, or play hide and seek. The resulting photographs will truly capture your family, in the most natural way when you are together, surrounded by love.

My clients often tell me after their shoot how happy they are with the results. They are often especially pleased with how I interact with their children and keep them engaged during the whole shoot.


Laura made the whole family feel relaxed

“We are delighted with our photos from Laura! There are a few special ones which will create happy memories forever! Thank you, Laura!” The McCarthys


To book your family photoshoot with me, there is a £150 upfront session fee. The session fee covers the day of the shoot and secures your preferred date and time for it in advance. Also included in the session fee is an 8x10inch print of your favourite image from your shoot.

Should you wish to purchase more images from your family’s photoshoot, your photos will be available in collections that can be purchased in addition to the session fee.

Clapham mums discount

I am partnered with Clapham Mums, an online magazine designed for parents and carers that has up-to-date information on events and activities in Battersea and Clapham. Members of Clapham Mums receive a 10% discount with partnered businesses, and I will happily apply a 10% discount for Clapham Mums cardholders.

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Let’s discuss your shoot

Before you book your session, we will schedule a call to discuss all the details of your family photoshoot, from the style and look you are going for, the location you want your photos taken in and how to prepare for the day of the shoot.

From there we will also book a date for your photography session and I will provide you with my style notes ahead of your shoot. The notes contain tips on how to prepare for the photoshoot, including what to bring, what to wear and how to get the kids ready.

How to choose your favourite family photos from the shoot

Once you’ve had your family photoshoot, I will create a gallery of the images that have been taken on the day and share them with you so that you can choose your 8×10 print and the collections that you’d like to purchase (which are in addition to the session fee).

Additional photo collections

Should you wish to create a beautiful collection of family photos that you can cherish forever, I offer a range of collections and products including digital images, matted prints, albums, and wall art products.

The prices of the collections are in addition to the session fee.

The collections range from £350 to £700 and include digital images, matted prints, and album options. Wall art products are available from £240.

A full price list is available ahead of your photoshoot. Request it now and it can be delivered directly to your inbox.

Typically, I find clients choose to invest between £500 – £1200 for their photoshoot, images, and products.

London photoshoot locations

As a London based photographer, I offer family photoshoots in various locations.

Outdoors in local parks
we will discuss at the pre-booking stage the best outdoor location for your family. It can be a local park or somewhere further afield like the lavender Mayfield farm.

A landmark in London
these are not only for tourists. Many families living in London and moving out want to document the time they’ve spent there—and I can help with that! We can discuss your favourite London location and make sure it’s right for your children and what they like to do.

It’s possible to use a mixture of different locations as part of your shoot, but we may need to allow more time for the session.

Why work with me

After a successful career in communications and marketing, I retrained professionally as a portrait and product photographer and love working with families to capture beautiful moments together.

I am specifically trained in studio photography, children and outdoor photography, and newborn photography. 

I am fully insured and a member of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP).

Family photoshoot, doorstep and outdoors, Tooting Photographer
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Autumn Family Photoshoot, Tooting photographer
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The kids really liked Laura

“We had our family photoshoot with Laura and everything went really smoothly and nicely. The photos were great, and the kids really liked her. I highly recommend Laura as a photographer!!”

Ready to make an enquiry?

If you’re ready to book a photoshoot, great! Then please fill in the form below with all the details of your enquiry.

If you’re not ready yet, please scroll down for more information and some commonly asked questions from previous customers.




We had the pleasure to have a family photo session with Laura. She is a caring and reliable professional and was very patient with our kids.

Melissa C, London 


Frequently asked questions

See below for answers to some frequently asked questions.

Have I left something out? Please do get in touch and I’ll be happy to answer any other questions you may have.

How to reserve a family photography session?

Get in touch via my contact form to schedule an initial phone call ahead of your shoot, from there we will pencil in a date and a time that is suitable for your session. 

To reserve the booking, I ask for a session fee of £150 upfront. Payment can be made via bank transfer, which I will send you the details of once we have confirmed a date and a time that suits you.

Where does the family photoshoot take place?

For family photoshoots in the studio, the session can take place in my home studio in Tooting Bec.

For a family photoshoot outdoors, we will discuss at the pre-booking stage the best outdoor location for your family. It can be a local park, somewhere further afield or a landmark in London.

For a family photoshoot in your home, we can discuss the details together, which room to use and how you can prepare.

It is possible to do a combination of outdoors and in your home starting with a phtoshoot in your home first and we would need to allow for more time.

What can you bring with you for the family photoshoot?

I recommend that you have your children’s favourite items, such as their favourite soft toy, musical instrument, or books, with you for the shoot as this will help your kids feel more comfortable during the session and make the photographs even more unique and memorable for your family.

How do we choose the final images?

Following the family photoshoot, I will make a gallery available where you can view and choose the photographs and the collections you’d like to purchase.

What is the cost for a family photoshoot?

Typically clients spend between £500-£850 depending on the collection they choose.

If you would like to receive a price list, drop me an email and I will send that across to you.

In the press

To document a moment in history and to bring joy to families in my local area, I took Doorstep Photographs during the month of May as a fundraiser for St George’s Hospital.

See the project on their website

Doorstep portraits by Local Photographer for St George’s

The project has been a great blessing duing the lockdown and it has been amazing meeting so many local families and capturing unique memories for them.

The project was captured in an article by the South West Londoner together with another local photographer taking photographs of families in South West London staying at home.

South West Londoner article.

South West London stays at home for St George’s 

Professional photographer

I am a trained photographer in studio photography, children & outdoors photography and newborns.

I am fully 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. Members of Clapham Mums receive a 10% discount with partnered businesses. So if you have their card let me know and I will happily take off 10%.