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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

River Valley Arms & Ammo – Family & Business Shoot

River Valley Arms & Ammo is a family-owned firearms, ammunition, accessories and training store located in Morton, Minnesota.

If you haven’t visited RVAA in Morton- you have to visit. I was so excited to photograph this family owned business- I will only be posting a few in store photos because… you need to go discover this place!!!

Go like their Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/RiverValleyArmsandAmmo?ref=br_tf

Family Shoot:
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Business Shoot:
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Baby Boy Briggs – Newborn Session

Mr. Briggs (how cool is his name) says sleep is very highly overrated and he’s got way too much to do to take time out for a nap! This big guy made me work extra hard but when you’re this adorable, you can get away with it. Briggs spent most of his session wanting to keep an eye on what was going on around him. There’s two things that Briggs is very sure of that he loves most right now….snuggling up against his sweet mama and being tightly wrapped up. He wasn’t too sure about this modeling thing just yet, haha! After spending quite a bit of time fighting off sleep, he finally gave in for a short nap and allowed me to capture some of the most very precious pictures of him. As long as Briggs stayed tightly swaddled up, he was a very happy baby boy! I just love that even at such a teeny tiny age, these little ones have such distinct personalities and know exactly what they like and maybe not quite like just yet. What wonderful memories they’ll forever have to remember Briggs’ personality at this fleeting age.

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River Valley Woman- December Issue- Sneak Peek

I had the honor of photographing the kind and beautiful Amber Melby for the December Issue of River Valley Woman.

Taken by Alika Faythe Hartmann
River Valley Woman
Be. Do. Connect.

To view the entire magazine visit RVW website to find a location near you or check out the RVW digital version: http://www.rivervalleywoman.com/

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Emma’s 2015 Senior Session

Emma’s session was crazy amazing! This girl has style so of course I was in love with all of her outfits and accessories—but beyond that was her laugh and her giggle and her smile! She’s a girl with a BIG heart and lots of zest for everything she does and her energy is seriously contagious. We loved her bubbly personality and it really came through in her images.

Hair and Makeup by Lacey Mae

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