Daphne Hargrove Photography | A photograph is an instant of truth. It’s a bit of magic really- capturing the little things, forever, so that you can always return to the special feeling of that moment. I hope you enjoy the photos on the following pages as much as I have enjoyed being privy to those moments...
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A photo is worth a thousand words.

I’d love to help capture your story with uniquely beautiful photographs of your own…

REVIEWS
  •   I have nothing but good things to say.. Daphne is very professional since day 1, knows what she's doing, made us feel so comfortable, so easy to talk to and the final results came out AMAZING!! Even with my 2 year old not cooperating, she was able to capture beautiful shots of our family. I would definitely book a shoot with her again in the future.

    thumb Ira S.
    8/14/2018

      I was looking on Yelp for a photographer to take some family vacation pics and 40th bday  pics less than a week before I left for vacation to Honolulu and found Daphne. I could tell right away from her portfolio that she is incredibly talented and she did not disappoint. She was incredibly fast to respond, genuinely friendly and the ultimate professional. She was on time to the shoot, she's very experienced in her work and is great at giving direction on how to pose, where to stand, etc. without being overbearing. She gets all kinds of great angles - laying on the ground, standing above you, or far behind you to get the perfect shot. She made the shoot fun to the point where this photo shoot was one of the highlights of my vacation. In addition to a great experience at the shoot itself, she delivered the pictures earlier than I expected them, which was a nice surprise. The photos are AMAZING - print worthy, social media worthy, and hang-up-on-your-wall worthy. I would definitely recommend Daphne if you happen to be in Oahu for any occasion where you need a photographer. I would work with her again in a heartbeat. Thanks, Daphne!

    thumb Erica W.
    4/27/2017

      For my 100th Yelp review, there is no other business I'd rather give 5 stars to than Daphne Hargrove Photography.

    I was introduced to Daphne nearly a year ago. She was referred to me by a friend who had just hired her to shoot engagement photos - my friend and his fiancee were absolutely thrilled with the pictures she took, so I gave her a call and the rest is history...

    Daphne is an artist, through and through. A former dancer with the New York City Ballet, Daphne looks at the world in a completely different way than most people...and the result of this unique perspective comes through beautifully in her photography. She captures intimate moments with such incredible precision and authenticity. Take a look through the client galleries on her website -- you'll see what I mean. Daphne takes engagement photos, pregnancy/new baby photos, and, her specialty...boudoir photos!

    The best part about working with Daphne is her personality. I hate having a camera pointed in my direction, but Daphne immediately put me at ease. So much so, that I almost forgot there was a camera in the room at all! The shoot went by so quickly because we were having SO much fun...she is an absolute dream! Oh, and don't worry about what side is your "best side" because Daphne is a MASTER of shooting the most flattering angles. When I saw the proofs of my shoot, I could hardly believe I was looking at myself! Daphne made me look pretty darn amazing, if I do say so...

    Daphne's prices are very competitive, especially when you consider how much effort she puts into retouching the photos after the shoot. She'll also create customized photo books, cards and calendars with your photos.

    Seriously, give her a call to discuss your project...you will absolutely LOVE her and her work!

    thumb Nicole R.
    1/18/2011

      Thank you Daphne for an amazing photo shoot! Your pictures are amazing and you made me feel beautiful in a time when it's easy to feel undesirable. I love the photos and can't thank you enough!!!!!!!!!! You're the best!!!

    thumb Rayna F.
    12/14/2015
  •   My family came out to visit Hawaii for Thanksgiving break and we had Daphne come and take our photos on the beach on North Shore. She was amazing with my 4 year old brother, and got some amazing shots of the whole family. Her style is very bright and fresh and I absolutely love the way they turned out. She was very skilled at giving us directions, and got plenty of natural looking and candid shots. I highly recommended her!

    thumb Julia M.
    11/27/2018

      I was a bit hesitant to get newborn photos.  First, I had a not so great experience with a photographer for my first child--one who charged a fortune for posed studio shots and made me drive out to her studio to see the pictures on her computer before i could order.  Yuck. Second, did i really want professional photos of me looking sleep deprived and puffy? Third, did i really want someone to come over to my house 5 days after giving birth? Thankfully, I did it anyway and now my house is plastered in Daphne Hargrove photographs.

    Daphne is so warm and friendly, I felt like she was part of the family. She did a great job of getting my toddler to feel like he was just as special as my newborn and she captured the most amazing moments and smiles.  Best of all, the photos aren't of us in some fake poses with a white background--they're photos of our family having fun in our house. Real and beautiful.

    thumb naomi p.
    2/09/2012

      Daphne is AWESOME and we had an AMAZING time with her on a family beach shoot on our recent trip to Oahu. As a person, she is fun, sweet, friendly, full of positive energy, and gives off such a great vibe. As a photographer, she is incredibly talented, professional, reliable, and an absolute pleasure to work with.

    I emailed Daphne after deciding we liked her work based on her portfolio. She was very quick to respond and great at communication. Her prices are very competitive and fair, and she will go that extra mile to make sure you are completely happy with your photos. We had so much fun during our photo shoot that my family is still talking about how great our photo session was. Her turn around time for delivering our edited photos was very quick, and we were all just blown away by how amazing the photos came out. Truly surpassed our expectations.

    Thank you, Daphne, for such a great experience and capturing such amazing memories of our trip! We look forward to working with you again on our next trip.

    thumb Woo K.
    12/10/2018

      Daphne is AWESOME! I did a maternity boudoir and outdoor photoshoot with her last week and was feeling self conscious about my body since I recently had a skin outbreak and I also felt huge. I definitely didn't feel sexy but Daphne made all my worries disappear as soon as I met her. She made me feel so comfortable, sexy, and I had so much fun doing the photoshoot. I received a link for my gallery with all my photos (all edited) within FOUR days of the photoshoot (this was over 100 photos!). I LOVED how my pictures turned out and would highly recommend her. She's so easy to work with and is very talented. Thanks Daphne!!!

    thumb Wendy N.
    6/13/2016
  •   Thank you Daphne for the amazing experience of doing a boudoir shoot. Needless to say, for the average human is a bit nerve racking to expose yourself but Daphne made the experience fun and completely memorable. A boudoir shoot has always been on my bucket list and so I started my research on finding the best boudoir photographer on Oahu, Daphne Hargrove. I reached out to Daphne and within a few hours I received a response. Yay!!
    Daphne even suggested a friend to do my hair and makeup which was a huge relief since I had no idea who to go to for hair and makeup. The day of the shoot, I was a bit nervous but Daphne really put me at ease and it was a blast. We did an indoor and beach shoot and both settings were beautiful. Her indoor studio was clean and spacious and the outdoor shoot was breathtaking.
    The most difficult part of the whole process was narrowing down photos to my favorite to compile into a book. The turn around time from actual shoot to receiving the completed book was much quicker than I expected. I initially told Daphne I needed the book before the first weekend in December as I would be traveling for 2 weeks and I received the book the week before Thanksgiving. Let me break it down, boudoir shoot the beginning of November and final product within 3 weeks!!
    Ladies, I highly recommend stepping out of your comfort zone and doing something that celebrates who you are as a woman. Thanks to Daphne, this was such a liberating and memorable  experience.

    thumb Jade A.
    12/16/2015

      My wife and I hired Daphne to do our engagement photos on Kailua Beach and we were blown away by how incredible the shots were. We sent them out to all our family and friends and people loved them so much, many of them asked us for Daphne's info. We even used a few of the shots in our wedding invitation, thank you notes, and a book... and again, everyone told us they truly loved the pictures.

    Simply talking about the quality of Daphne's photos doesn't even begin to explain why you will love working with her. She is one of the nicest, most caring people you'll ever meet, and your happiness *genuinely* matters to her. When she smiles (and she's always smiling), you'll smile... and your photos will be amazing as a result. She'll help you and your family feel at ease and you'll see that she will do everything she can to make sure you are thrilled with the results.

    As a photographer myself, I can tell you that Daphne is a true artist both with the camera and in post-production. She spends a lot of time fine-touching your photographs to make them unique, beautiful, and perfect for framing. Many professional photographers simply add a couple pre-canned filters... but not Daphne. She goes through everything by hand and you can tell with the results that she is really driven her immense creativity and passion for photography.

    I guarantee that you will be thrilled that you hired Daphne to capture your special moments, portfolio, family portraits, etc. After you work with her, you'll be writing a 5-star review just like me... I promise.

    thumb Evan R.
    6/19/2011

      Daphne was amazing to work with.  She was very accommodating with what kind of shoot we wanted.  She was easy to work with and very personable.  Her shots were professionally done and her prices were very reasonable.  She was able to capture images of my wife in her maternity shoot that we will cherish forever!  Her turnaround time was surprisingly fast as well - all of our photos were available just one week after the shoot!  I highly recommend Daphne Hargrove as a photographer.  Thank you Daphne!

    thumb Alexander M.
    10/07/2017

      I wanted to do something really special for my boyfriend for our first Valentines... And with lots of research, I decided to do some boudoir pics and go with Daphne.  
    I'll tell yah, I have no regrets. So glad I made that decision. Daphne is awesome and amazing! Initially we had problems finding a time that works for both of us, but Daphne is very diligent in responding to my emails quickly. She made me feel comfortable and at ease even before the photo shoot. She explains the different options and her recommendations on what to wear/ bring for the photo shoot.
    I opted to do both indoor and outdoor pics (might as well, why not) and Wow, I had so much fun!  Her Waikiki studio felt like "home"... Quaint and comfy.. I was a bit nervous at first, but Daphne immediately eased my nerves.... She explained the different poses and made me feel so beautiful and sexy.  The beach photo shoot was such a blast too. It was a gorgeous afternoon for a shoot. I again felt a bit nervous with all the people at the beach but Daphne has a way of boosting your confidence and making it a fun, once in a lifetime experience .  
    I was happy and pleased at the final product. My pictures came out amazing. My boyfriend absolutely loved it and still talks about it months later!  I shared some of the pictures with my close friends and my mom.. My friends are now wanting to do a photo shoot too..
    I highly recommend Daphne .. Her fun, bubbly personality, and professionalism made my experience a great memorable one I will always cherish...

    thumb Dee D.
    4/12/2016