Midwest Models

Many great models get started at smaller agencies that often wind up placing them with larger agencies in the major markets. So don’t let the fact that you’re starting out in the Midwest scare you away from your dream career.

Get started today by booking a modeling portfolio session with us in 2018. Call 260-307-2876 or email info@ShadowlandsPhotography.com.




Fall Family Mini Session Event

Once a year (just in time for the holidays), we offer mini-sessions for immediate families.  We are excited to announce our 2017 Fall Family Mini Session Event date:

Saturday, October 14


Each mini session includes:

20 minutes of photography at one location in Fort Wayne (location details provided upon inquiry/booking…we do not make this information public).

Pre-registration and pre-payment required. SIGN UP FOR YOUR DESIRED APPOINTMENT TIME USING THE TICKET LINK at https://calendly.com/shadowlandsphotography/fallfamilyminis/10-14-2017

Completing the form on the registration link reserves your spot (session fee of $95 must be received within 72 hours or we will release your appointment time for someone else to be able to claim). ALL APPOINTMENTS SELL OUT EVERY YEAR SO ACT QUICKLY!

For more information, email us at info@ShadowlandsPhotography.com or call 260-307-2876.  Or, scan the QR code below with your mobile device to see our event page on Facebook!


Basic Session

Get ‘er done. 🙂  If that’s your goal, we can help. Our most basic high school graduation portrait session includes:

  • 1 location
  • 45 minute session
  • 1-3 outfits
  • Submission of your favorite image to your high school yearbook

Only what you need…nothing more.  Book now!

Essence Session

We’ve all heard the nightmare stories of someone getting a “deal” on senior pictures and then the images (and the experience) was a trainwreck.  Don’t take the risk.  Avoid the headaches and check all of the necessary boxes right off the bat:

  • Multiple locations
  • 2 hour session
  • 4-8 outfit changes
  • Professional hair & makeup
  • Submission of your favorite image to your high school yearbook

You get what you pay for. So, for those of you who want to get your senior pictures done GREAT and have a worry-free experience (um…who wouldn’t want that?!?), the Essence Session will be an answer to prayer (for both both mom AND senior).  Book now!


Beach Photo Session

We go above and beyond to create experiences for our high school senior portrait clients that they will NEVER FORGET! So, we are very proud to introduce our brand new Beach Life Session! No one else in the Midwest offers anything quite like this:

  • 3 hour beach session (available as either a day trip within Indiana or as a 3 day round trip flight experience to/from Florida)
  • Professional hair & makeup done on site


Book now!

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!

Tools Behind the Click‬© Photography Workshop

Our Owner & Photographer Lesa Van Meter has a passion for sharing her love of photography and for empowering other artists to further craft their skills. So, Lesa designed ‪Tools Behind the Click‬© ‪- a group photography workshop‬.

If you have fancy camera but aren’t sure how to utilize anything but the automatic modes, this is the PERFECT workshop for you! And YES, she can handle DSLR, Canon, Nikon, 35mm, etc. Lesa is not a one trick pony.

This laid-back workshop is a super fun way for you and other fellow photography lovers (4-8 attendees required) to get hands-on, real-life photography lessons. Forget frustrating YouTube tutorials – enjoy time with a professional photographer instead – you will be SO glad you did! This specific workshop is offered a few different dates in 2017.


Our APRIL ‪Tools Behind the Click‬© workshop is being offered in a one day event on the afternoon of Sunday, April 23 from 1-3pm.

Gain a stronger and more confident command of your digital camera by learning fundamental photography techniques including Camera Modes, Exposure, DOF, Composition, Equipment, Lighting, and more.

This is a “walking” photography workshop – we will take time to explore downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana with our cameras. Participants MUST be prepared (walking shoes, water bottle, etc.) and physically able to climb steps and walk across varying terrain.

Photography hobbyists ages 17+ (with skill levels ranging from beginner to intermediate) are welcome to attend.


Attendees must bring a camera (either digital OR film – Lesa is highly skilled in both mediums!) to each day of the workshop. It is worth noting that if you do not yet own a DSLR camera but plan to purchase one, this workshop can help you learn more about the amazing possibilities and power that DSLRs give (over digital point-and-shoot cameras).

If you are a professional photographer (or are wanting to start your own photography business), this workshop is not designed for you – it is designed for people who do photography for fun and pleasure (NOT for income). Lesa DOES offer one-on-one mentoring for those types of needs!!! Contact us for details.