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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.

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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Central/ Southwest Minnesota Model Search – Alika Faythe – Despres Photo


MODEL SEARCH: I am looking for local Minnesota (REDWOOD FALLS, NEW ULM, MARSHALL, WILLMAR) models for photo shoots and other campaigns that I am working on.

Benefits: Build your modeling portfolio, work with local businesses & business owners, be featured in advertising.

Ages: 16- 45. Female. Outgoing, Stylish, Confident and Fun.

Please email me at with:
Recent Photo:

If you know someone who would be just what I am looking for please share this post with them.

Thanks everyone… Let the model search begin.
<3 Alika Faythe xoxo

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Spring Mini Sessions- Despres Photo- Franklin, Mn


Friday April 25th – Monday April 28th
10:00 am- 4:00 pm

Express Yourself! Custom Mini Sessions will will be held at Despres Photography in Franklin, Minnesota. Be creative with your props and outfits. Princesses, Super Heroes, something your children love and enjoy! One to Three Children | Age: One year old and up | One Outfit | Limited Availability.

When was the last time you had your children’s photos taken?
This is a great opportunity for you to meet us and experience what it’s like to be photographed by Despres Photography.

Package #1: $150
1 Child
10 Minute Session
5 Digital Images
– Print Release

Package #2: $250
1-2 Children
15 Minute Session
10 Digital Images
– Print Release

Package #1: $350
1-3 Children
20 Minute Session
15 Digital Images
– Print Release

A retainer of $150 is required at time of booking to hold your spot.

Ask about a full family session, which gives you the freedom to choose your session date, personal wardrobe consult and styling, the flexibility of longer session, and a variety of both posed and candid images. Newborns, Seniors & Couples are also available.

Schedule your mini session today. Spots will fill fast!

This online booking system is the only way to book your mini session—email and phone bookings will not be accepted for this event.

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Harper- Frozen Inspired Photo Shoot- Despres Photo- Franklin, Mn

It was our first major snow fall in a few weeks. A whopping 9.00 inches fell here in Franklin, Minnesota overnight. While the snow fell we made a call to Shelby, a great and loyal client/friend of ours. We jumped into action to make a “Frozen” inspired photo shoot happen. Shelby had a beautiful limited edition “Elsa” inspired dress that she purchased from The Disney Store.

We have been photographing Harper since birth. Ever since Frozen came out she has been obsessed. I can’t even begin to tell you how many snap chats I have seen her signing “Let It Go”. You can imagine her excitement when she found out she was going to get her own Frozen inspired session. It was a cold morning… but I can tell you this little girl will remember this moment forever.

Take a peek…

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