Deadline to Apply for Fall 2017 High School Internship Program

THIS FRIDAY at midnight is the deadline to apply for our Fall 2017 High School Internship Program!!! 


Positions include Videography, Social Media Marketing, Customer Relations, Product Research & Development, etc. Not all areas for internships are offered during every internship cycle. Applicants must be attending a Fort Wayne high school for their senior year. Check with your high school for your specific school’s internship/co-op rules and regulations.

For more information about the program and to submit your application, click here!


Meet Our Fall 2017 Interns, Claire & Sharon

For nearly 10 years, we have been committed to providing opportunities for the next generation to get plugged into the Fort Wayne artist community.  We are proud to offer internships to Fort Wayne high school seniors in the areas of photography, graphic design, social media marketing, videography, set design, and more.

This fall, we have two amazing senior women — Claire and Sharon.

Claire Hegge is a senior at Concordia Lutheran High School and she LOVES photography!  Claire is highly motivated to pursue her art and is mad skilled at conceptual photography.

Photo credit: Sharon Kim

“I’m not exactly sure where the interest began, I just use to play around with a little pink digital camera that was gifted to me around the age of 12. When I quite literally used that camera to its death, I was then upgraded to my very first Nikon. It was the best gift I’ve ever received. I really enjoy shooting portraits in general and my main passion is conceptual portrait photography. My biggest inspiration is Kirsty Mitchell, and her amazing series Wonderland. My biggest dream is to be able to sell and display my art work across the country and maybe even the world. I would love to create a book full of my work and with things such as behind the scenes as well, similar to Kirsty’s Wonderland book. I’m beyond thrilled to be working with Shadowlands this semester! I hope to learn and grow so much as a photographer and person.”

Sharon Kim is a senior from Blackhawk Christian. She is interested in photography itself as well as editing and marketing. This is her first internship experience and she’s eager to learn more about her dream job and to experience what it’s like.

Photo Credit: Claire Hegge

“I am the daughter of two missionaries, Edward and Hia Kim. I was born in Los Angeles, CA. When I was about two years old, I moved to Fort Wayne, IN. This when I learned my first two languages, Korean and English. Two years later, my father packed everything up and we all moved to Nez Ziona, a little bit north of Tel Aviv, Israel, and so by the time I turned five years old, I had fluently learned three languages. When I was little, my mom loved taking pictures of the pretty, exotic flowers they had in Israel. I was fascinated with the old little point and shoot camera that she had owned at that time. And living in Israel, a poor yet rich cultured country, I guess ever since then, I’ve been wanting to become a photographer who can bring help to those people’s poor, yet rich lives. But at the end of my third grade year, my family had gotten kicked out of Israel because of governmental issues, so we moved to Canada, where we’ve lived for two years, then afterwards we moved back to Fort Wayne, IN, where we have lived ever since.”

If you (or a #ClassOf2018 high school junior that you know) is interested in interning with Shadowlands Photography in the fall of 2017, please complete our online application at

P.S.  We only hire interns who wear glasses.

P.P.S.  Just kidding.

Introducing Our 2012 High School Interns!

        I am so excited to introduce our new high school interns!  We have two this year and guess what, by some funny twist of fate–they are both named Samantha.  (And, my cockapoo’s name is Sammy too btw, LOL–I guess I have some mysteriously divine need for multiple Sams in my life right now.)  : )

        Sam (pictured above, on right) is currently a senior at Concordia Lutheran High School. She is not really sure what the plans after high school are for her yet. What she hopes to gain from working as an intern at Shadowlands Photography  is some clarity on what she wants to do with her life (no pressure on me though, right?!?). She is looking forward to seeing what I do in my everyday life with my photography and business. She has been thinking about making a career in photography herself and would like to see if it’s something she could do. She would also like to learn more about photography and the business behind it, because it is something that she loves. She is looking forward to seeing what God has in store for her!

       Sammy is currently a senior at Carroll High School involved in year-round swimming, Interact Club, and Graphic Design Club. After graduation, Sammy intends to major in graphic communications. She is excited to learn how Shadowlands works both in front and behind the camera, including the marketing strategies and image editing involved in a successful business.

       Today was their first day and already we are talking about launching a whole new Web site, Shadowlands on Twitter, and some other VERY exciting new things that I will share as soon as the time is right!  : )  May God bless our year together and may be all grow from the experience!  You girls are WONDERFUL and I’m so happy to have you be part of the Shadowlands journey this year.