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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

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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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?!

Alika Faythe- Pinterest and Instgram Jpgs

“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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One of mour recent sessions was an on location newborn session with an adorable little baby boy & his sisters. It is often fun for us to shoot newborn sessions outside of our home studio space because it allows us to be more creative with lighting, posing, etc. It is also nice to get some shots of the kids in their grandmas home as well. Here are a few of our favorites from our session:


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These mini sessions 15 minutes each, cost $150 and include the following:
10-15 fully edited images.
5 images of your choice from your gallery via digital download.
20% off additional print/product orders.

Additional Options:

$250- 10 High Res Digital Files

$350- 15 High Res Digital Files

Here’s the skinny for booking: There will only be 7 sessions each day available for this event, so please reserve your spot early. All sessions are available on a first come, first serve basis so please contact me as soon as possible to reserve your spot!

Please e-mail us at or call us at 507.697.1123 to book your time slot. This simplicity session is toddler-sized and best suited for children around 7 years old and younger (as long as the child can sit up on their own).

FINE PRINT DETAILS: Please read before booking.

All session fees ($150) is due upon booking to hold your spot and is non-refundable!! Sessions will be considered booked upon receipt of the fee. We accept cash or check for your convenience.
*It is imperative that you arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled start time so that we will be ready to go when your session starts. Details on exactly where to park and meet will be provided after your booking.

*Sessions will move quickly, so please ensure that kids are ‘prepped’ and fed prior to shoot as much as possible. Don’t forget goldfish/gummy bears/your happy treat that can often make a grumpy face happy again.
Don’t miss out on this one time seasonal event!! Who knows when an opportunity like this will come up again!
Ready to book? Book Below!

Here are some images from our Mini Session with Eva:

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