About your Memory Gate Photographers
Portraiture is the passion that is at the heart of everything we do. It’s doesn’t matter if we’re photographing a week old baby in the studio or family portrait comprised of four generations on location. We hope to capture not only the expressions but the affection, animation, excitement, warmth and devotion.
Photography can be just a simple as pressing a button but we see it a lot more than that. We care deeply about the images we create for our families which is why we put as much care and attention into every image we take, edit and present for your family.
We have photographed hundreds of babies, toddlers and families in the South London and Surrey area since 2009 and in 2013 we designed and built a studio with you in mind. We pride ourselves on high quality imagery delivered at an affordable price.
Capturing people’s lives is a big responsibility and one we cherish and creating something that people will treasure forever is the best job in the world.
Everyday we meet new characters and capturing those personalities is a challenge we relish.
We love what we do and we think you will too.
Your Photographers
Memory Gate Photography is managed and run by it’s owners and experienced portrait photographers Michael Shilling and Marcin Mieczkowski.
Both photographers are active and qualified members of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers and The Master Photographer’s Association.
Michael Shilling Profile 2017

Michael Shilling

Marcin Mieczkowski Photographer Retoucher Digital Artist

Marcin Mieczkowski

What we do
The objective of all of our portrait sessions is to create a beautiful, sensitive imagery that retains a sense of fun and shows the relationship and personalities of each person in the portrait.
A bit of History
Formed in January 2009 Memory Gate Photography is managed and run by it’s Directors and experienced portrait photographers Michael Shilling and Marcin Mieczkowski. Both owners have worked in the professional photography industry for most of our working lives and we pride ourselves on capturing hundreds of families’ milestone moments over the years.
In Autumn of 2013 Memory Gate opened their first portrait studio at award winning play centre Eddie Catz Wimbledon. Designing and building a studio space from the ground up allowed Memory Gate to create something that would fit they way they work and allow then to take even better portraits of families and babies.
In the Summer of 2017 Memory Gate opened their brand new studio just off the Purley Way Croydon. This unique and exciting space continues to establish Memory Gate as one of London’s top baby photography businesses.
The Studio
Opened in 2017 and the base for our operations. The studio was designed for everything from Family portraits to newborn baby photography. Along with the studio space we have a dedicated viewing lounge and gallery.