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  • A note from the artists

    Having your portraits taken should be an enjoyable, fun and relaxed experience. Its much more than just getting dressed up and cheesing at the crazy photo nerds behind the camera. Its an opportunity to show that you are proud of who you are and the person you've become. Our hearts won't beat forever, but in that instant when a beautiful portrait is created you have the chance to showcase yourself to the world. It's your moment to let everyone know that you existed and that you were beautiful and unique. Your portrait is a statement that tells the world exactly who you are, without saying anything at all.

    We are two photo nerds who met while sharing the same passion for photography. (Alika took Adams picture- it was love at first sight). We spent our first few years of business in Sioux Falls, SD before making the decision to move to Southern Minnesota to pursue our photography dreams.

    Thank you in advance for the chance to collaborate with you and create unforgettable memories. We are going to have so much fun!

    Adam & Alika
    Despres Photography

2016 High School Senior Model Search


Adam and Alika of Despes Photography are looking for outgoing Class of 2016 High School Senior Representatives with FUN positive attitudes and enthusiasm for success. Not only do you get a FREE Session ($150 value) and the opportunity to earn portrait credits towards your order, you will also be provided personalized materials to promote Despres Photography with your images plastered all over them. Applying is easy, just fill out the online application form by April 6th, 2015 and hit send! (Limited Availability – 1 per school)

Here’s how the High School Representative Program works:

If you are selected, you will be invited personally by Adam & Alika to our FREE Senior Rep photo shoot and consultation. This is an on-location session and an opportunity to meet and mingle with all the 2016 reps. We’ll make some friends, do some modeling, have a ton of fun, and get excited for your senior year. Anyone is encouraged to apply.

What do you have to do?
– Be a Class of 2016 Senior.
– Fill out the Senior Rep Application.
– Have a sense of PERSONAL STYLE.
– Agree to represent Despres Photography to the best of your ability in a positive promotional way.
– Sign a model release by you and your parent/legal guardian.
– All Senior reps slots require an upfront $300 Print/Product Deposit which goes completely towards your final order.

What you get:
– A FREE 2 Hour Indoor/Outdoor Photo Session – a $150 value.
– A FREE Promotional Rep Session with all the reps.
– $25 Referral Credit for Every senior you Refer- Plus your friends get $25 toward theirs.
– Featured blog post introducing you and showing off your images.
– Personalized digital rep cards and promotional materials to hand out.
– Tagged Facebook images so friends and family can “Like” and comment on them.
– Your images will be used for online and in print advertising for Despres Photography.

Application Deadline: APRIL 6TH, 2015!

Apply Here:”

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When it’s time to capture memories of the little ones, check us out!

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Hand mom or dad a cell phone or camera and they instantly become photographers. However, there are times when professional photographs of the children are in order. Taking pictures of kids requires a special photographer with often times, a whole lot of patience. When it’s time to capture memories of the little ones, check us out!

– Despres Photography

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Simplicity Mini Session Sneak Peeks

We had a wonderful time on Friday & Sunday doing mini sessions at our home studio in Franklin. It was the usual mix of beautiful children, sweet parents, sore knees (ours) and a few temper tantrums (not mine). We are still going through all the images but we wanted to share these really sweet shots of this gorgeous participants.

This was a great first Mini Session for us and we can’t wait to plan some more in the future!


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Instagram and Pinterest for Small Business with Alika Faythe Hartmann: SMB Redwood Area – March 6, 2015

I’m excited for Social Media Breakfast this FRIDAY in Redwood Falls! Come join Me Alika Faythe Hartmann of Despres Photography where I will be speaking about Visual Social Media for Small Business! And come hungry – Pamela Rosenau from MVTV Wireless – Broadband Internet will be providing breakfast! Register at the link below! See you there?!

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“Join us for Social Media Breakfast Redwood Area on Friday, March 6th, 2015 with Alika Faythe Hartmann of Despres Photo! The SMB starts at 8:00 a.m. at the Redwood Falls Public Library (NEW LOCATION).

Alika Fayth of Despres PhotographyInstagram and Pinterest for Small Business: How to Leverage Photo-Driven Social Platforms for Your Business

When it comes to social media, we are living in the Photo Economy. Photos are everywhere in social media and two emerging social media platforms – Instagram and Pinterest are hotter then ever. But how can you leverage these two platforms in a way that makes sense for your business? Join us for our March SMB with Alika Faythe Hartmann, Owner and Photographer of Despres Photography. Alika uses visual social media sites like Instagram & Pinterest to market her photography business and is a passionate, enthusiastic, energetic, about social media. Alika is a photographer and small business owner living in Franklin, Mn with her partner & son. She posts about life- being a young business owner, mother, designer, adventurer, thrifter and those wacky Pinterest projects.”- Social Media Breakfast

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