Shadowlands Photography is based in Fort Wayne, Indiana and features the work of Photographer Lesa D. Van Meter. Lesa offers a fun & artistic approach to wedding, engagement, high school senior, family, child, newborn and maternity portrait photography. Lesa is available in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and throughout the United States for destination events.

Lesa's love and aim is traveling to and finding unique locations to create emotional, vibrant, colorful, beautiful, candid, timeless and dramatic images which capture the essence. The magic comes to life with a creative fusion of high-fashion, unrehearsed photojournalism and classic posed portraiture.I specialize in portraiture which captures the essence.

I am a PPA (Professional Photographers of America) Member and photograph in Fort Wayne, Indiana and beyond for destination events. I participate in Family Portrait Month and donate fees from every family portrait to Operation Smile, which treats children around the world who suffer with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities. I am also a volunteer Professional Photographer for Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (NILMDTS) which provides free, intimate portraits for families grieving the loss of a baby. Those gentle moments captured in the hospital are an important part of the healing process because they reaffirm the family by fully acknowledging the Spirit and life of their baby. I also have done total body medical photography (dermatological) to assist patients and doctors in early melanoma detection. In addition, I offer my photography pro bono to Healthier Moms & Babies (a small non-profit in Fort Wayne).

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Wedding photography
  • Portrait photography
  • Senior pictures
  • Newborn photography
  • Maternity portraits
  • Engagement pictures
  • Dance studio photos

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • Professional Photographers of America

Serviced Areas

  • Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Chicago, Detroit, Jasper

Payment Options

  • Discover, Personal Checks, MasterCard, VISA

Contact Details

  Website
  Person Lesa D. Van Meter
  City Fort Wayne, IN
  Zip Code 46895
  Address PO Box 5545
  Phone Number (260) 307-2876

Business Representative

Lesa D. Van Meter

Owner/Photographer

From Our Website

We provide professional photography for high school seniors, the fashion industry, businesses, events and families. In addition, we have a robust high school internship program during the school year as well as offer photography education for individuals as well as groups. Shadowlands is available worldwide, but based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. We exist to provide exceptional and compelling portrait photography. But this isn't ultimately about us. This is about YOU. This is about telling YOUR story, sharing YOUR journey and humbly expressing YOUR life.


There is a myth in the midwest that you have to travel to LA or NYC to get amazing modeling, fashion & acting photos. Don't believe it! At Shadowlands Photography - in the heart of the midwest - in Fort Wayne, Indiana, we offer professional photography sessions, high-end retouching & comp cards. We are available for both domestic and international projects. Lesa has photographed male and female model talent of all ages for modeling in print, editorial, runway, tradeshow and promotional modeling.


We work together to capture the essence of your personality, to celebrate your senior year and to launch you into the future. The results are images that you will love for a lifetime. At Shadowlands Photography, we believe in the power of imagery to impact the world for good. The high school seniors I photograph adore their images for decades to come and they walk away with a self-confidence-boosting experience which positively impacts their future. All prints, products and digital files are purchased separately.


We are experts at conceptualization, direction and execution of the creative production of photo shoots for print, collateral pieces and web. We will meet your image goals and objectives on time and within budget. Our photographer Lesa has over 20 years of experience as a professional, independent, full-time photographer. We work alongside you to help you capture and communicate the message of your brand in a highly professional way. Depending upon your needs, you may want to book us once per month to continuously acquire fresh, professional imagery and content on a regular basis, or you might opt to work with us annually for an entire week.


Whatever your family vibe and style is, we will craft an experience that you will cherish. And, as a full service boutique studio, after your session we will work with you to create custom artwork for your home from your portrait session images. We want to help you adorn your the walls of your home with YOUR family, YOUR culture, the loves of YOUR life. As professionals with over 20 years of experience, we know how to help you get off of the modern-world-digital-file-struggle-bus by getting your gorgeous images into PRINT instead of ignored on your hard drive.


We provide professional event photography - capturing the essence of live events, the way you want to remember them. Shadowlands is available worldwide, but based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. We exist to provide exceptional and compelling photography. With experience and passion, we are dedicated to capturing gorgeous moments. So, we ask questions, we listen, and we work with you to create powerful images. We work alongside you to help you capture and communicate the envisioned message of your event in a highly professional way.