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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REVIEWS
  •   I wish I could review Daphne's work itself, but unfortunately I have not been able to do a session with her. I have contacted her 3 times, received responses twice- the first was about 6 weeks after my email (apparently she was on vacation). The second I waited for about 2 weeks before hearing back. The third (I responded immediately after her 2nd response) I am still waiting on (going on another 2 weeks now).  

    My only tip is to try to get a hold of her in some way other than email. It makes me wonder how long the turn around time is to actually GET your photos. I will never know, though. I'll be going with someone more accessible and with better customer service.

    thumb Tasheena Z.
    2/06/2015

      We were coming to Oahu for a family vacation.  We wanted to get our family holiday photo done on our trip.  We searched online and viewed at least a 1/2 dozen photographers website portfolios.  Daphne's stood out, her family photos seemed to capture the personality (perceived, of course, since we didn't know any of the people) of her subjects.  My wife reached out via email and she promptly responded.  They spoke via phone and she felt immediately comfortable with Daphne in her phone call.  She was flexible and accommodating In the scheduling (she did a 7:30 AM start time for us!).  We had wanted an outdoor beach shoot with some specific shots at tree grove at the beach.  She had great energy and warmth in her shoot with us.  She made it fun for our kids (and us) and had some unique shoot ideas.  We received the photos about a week later and had a great variety to choose from.  If not for the sunlight being too bright on a few of the shots (hey, it's Hawaii, that's what we came for... the sunshine!), we were really happy.  All-in-all, she was professional, reliable and family-friendly.  If you want a family photo shoot on Oahu, I would highly recommend Daphne.

    thumb Shawn O.
    10/30/2016

      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

      Wow!! I was so lucky to find Daphne on yelp, right off the bat we hit it off. She knew what I wanted and then followed through with the most beautiful photo shoot ever. I have never done this before, so she helped me with my poses, she knew the best angles, the best light, The best backdrop, I am for ever grateful to have met her and to have worked with such a lovely, professional woman. I will recommend her to everyone I know. I can't speak highly enough of her, book her and you will never regret it!!

    thumb Belinda D.
    9/08/2018
  •   I'll keep it brief, b/c the other reviews have already hit upon everything.  Daphne is AMAZING.  Her photography skills are unparalleled.  She shot my maternity pics (with my hubby and 2 year old son) and my son's birthday party.  For my maternity pics, she was able to make me feel beautiful, even though I looked like a torpedo (I swear a stranger at Costco laughed at how large and bullet shaped I was because he couldn't tell I was pregnant from the back).  And, she got my son to cooperate during the pics, who was feeling very grumpy that day.  It's key that she has a son also, so she knows how to work with toddlers.  Her energy and enthusiasm are infectious.

    Now, if I had just met Daphne before I had my 2 sons, then maybe I'd consider the boudoir photoshoot....but not now!  But, if ever there was someone who could convince me that I will still a hot mama and make me feel comfortable doing the shoot, it would be Daphne.

    thumb rupa k.
    7/21/2012

      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

      Daphne is absolutely incredible! She was so flexible with scheduling...I probably rescheduled 8 times over the last year and she was patient enough to help me. The idea of doing boudoir photos made me a little nervous, but she made the day soooo much fun! She is great at guiding you in how to pose, where to look, etc., while making you feel completely at ease. And when I saw the pictures, I couldn't believe it. As women we tend to be critical of ourselves and how we look, but wow....Daphne made even my overly critical self feel good 🙂 The end result was insane, and I am so impressed.

    Thank you Daphne for a very memorable day and for making me feel beautiful. I am amazed at how talented you are, and can tell that you love what you do. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!!!! Can't wait to do another shoot with you! 🙂

    thumb Kait F.
    10/30/2012

      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
  •   Daphne is incredible! I would recommend her for any of your photography needs on Oahu. From the start, she was very kind, our email communication was prompt, and she was very flexible with scheduling.

    Booking a boudoir photo shoot, I was looking for someone professional and classy and Daphne was absolutely both! She made me feel so comfortable and confident shooting on the beach (even with a few other beachgoers hanging around)!  She made all the poses feel natural and fun - never forced or awkward!

    Photo turnaround was just about 1 week and she delivers all photos via a secure online gallery as well as through Dropbox!

    Can't wait to work with her again in the future 🙂

    thumb Bri D.
    7/23/2018

      Absolutley the BEST photographer on Oahu

    Daphne has such an incredible personality that makes her so wonderful and easy to work with. Perfect. Creative. Lovely. Fun and everything in between! I couldn't be happier with the photos she took and I know my husband is going to LOVE his christmas present. I will never be able to doubt my looks again Thanks to her. And I will never go to another photographer for as long as we live on Oahu!

    thumb Sharlene K.
    12/13/2012

      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

      Contacted Daphne via her website for a photo session for my two kids and all within 2 weeks, we booked, did the photoshoot and had a link to ALL our photos (over 200 shots) edited! I couldn't believe it! So professional and easy to communicate with! And to top it all off, and most importantly, her photos were AMAZING!  

    Daphne responded to my inquiry within 24 hours and was always quick to respond to my subsequent emails regarding questions and pricing. Her pricing is very straightforward and there are no hidden fees like other photographers who charge extra for the proofs or have a limited amount of photos you can have. The package we chose was all inclusive of the session fee and ALL the photos she took, including her editing time! We were limited to an hour but if it takes more than an hour, it's just an added fee (which she is upfront about) for the extra time. It was VERY reasonable compared to other photographers.

    In our one hour session, we did an outdoor location, with 3 outfit changes for both my kids, and she took pictures of them individually and together and a few of our family at the end. Daphne has so much energy and she kept up with my two kids and did some really fun poses with them! She was perfectly directive but was also open to my kids' ideas for taking photos while jumping, doing cartwheels, handstands, and ballet moves! Daphne herself is a highly skilled ballerina so she could really relate to my kids and all their crazy ideas for poses! She also has a young son which explains her high energy and her amazing ability to make kids feel comfortable. My kids had SO MUCH FUN doing the photoshoot!

    When we got the link to the photos, (about a week after the photoshoot) they surpassed my expectations! I couldn't believe how many great shots she got!  It only were the composition of the photos great, the thing I loved most is that she really captured my kids' personalities :). I could tell by the photos that as the session progressed, the more and more my kids looked natural, happy and their inner beauty and energy really started to show! That's all thanks to Daphne who drew that out of them!

    I can't say enough wonderful things about Daphne. I have a few friends who also absolutely love her and have her take their family photos year after year. If you are looking for a high quality, professional and very reasonable photographer, look no further!

    thumb Shandis C.
    10/02/2017