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  • A little note from the artists

    Alika & Adam

    Your portrait session should be a carefree, fun experience that brings out the best in you, resulting in photographs that are unique, timeless, and personal. We believe portraits are more than simple snapshots – they are the essence of what makes you unique and special. We both have a true passion for photography, and want our work to reflect that love.

    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.

Nick Cook – 2015 Senior

This was an especially fun session. Nick and I went a little over the 2 hour mark our session advertises. Lets just say we had a couple inside jokes going by the end of our 3 hour portrait trek. Laughs and creativity were flowing. We had perfect overcast so maybe I got a little carried away. It was totally worth it, his parents were thrilled when they saw the genuine smiles we captured. – Adam Despres


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Hello Deer <3 Alika Faythe- Photos by Adam Despres

So… I have a Deer obsession, literally I have a folder on Pinterest called “Deer Inspiration” and I will buy ANYTHING with a deer on it. I have always dreamed of having my photos taken with a deer- but I rarely ever plan a photo session for myself.

Well the stars all alined today and someone had a connection for me to make my dreams come true. With a small window of opportunity to do the shoot- I couldn’t say no.

I can finally check off of my “Bucket List” photo session with a deer.

I have to give a huge thanks to Adam Despres for capturing these images for me last minute. You knew this was a dream of mine. I appreciate your time and talent!


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Harper- 4 Year Session- Alika Faythe

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Kendra- RVHS- 2014 Senior

3 weeks before graduation Kendra and her mother called to squeeze in a last minute senior session. So happy that we got her in. This girl has such a beautiful smile and heart. It was a an to go explore the Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway and photograph her senior photos. Congrats Kendra!


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Mommy’s Wedding Dress – Briella- Alika Faythe- Southern Minnesota Photographer

A Mother’s simple wish- to have her daughter wear her weddings dress for portraits. The photos and the concept say it all. Pure love <3 Adam and I photographed Geri & Cory's Wedding last August. It was an honor to be able to shoot Briella's portraits in her mothers dress.- Alika Faythe

In Mommy's Wedding Dress

Geri- First Sight

Briella (Daughter) April 2014 / Geri (Mommy) August 2013

Mommy's wedding free

Briella (Daughter) April 2014 / Geri (Mommy) August 2013

If anyone is interested in a “Mommy’s Wedding Dress” Session- please contact us, we could love to set up your very own session.

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