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

REVIEWS
  •   Daphne was absolutely AMAZING! I wish I could rate higher than just 5 stars. I was pretty nervous leading up to the shoot I did, but once I met Daphne and we were going up the elevator to her studio, any nervousness I felt washed away. She immediately made me feel sooo comfortable, which I feel is so important. There wasn't a single moment where I felt embarrassed or worried about my body - she made me feel confident throughout. I would totally do a shoot with her again.

    If you're looking for an awesome photographer, stop where you are and go with Daphne!

    thumb Maile C.
    2/06/2019

      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

      We love taking professional pictures of our family and especially so now with the addition of our baby girl! When looking for a new photographer for Olivia's newborn pictures, I turned to yelp and found Daphne! she had a 5 star rating and after viewing her portfolio on her website I decided to email her! What I found intially impressive was her immediate response! I'm a planner, I like things organized and I like being able to instantly mark things off my To-Do list and because she was so quick to respond via email I was able to do so. Olivia's newborn session - check

    Most photographers that we have worked with, they have a creative eye but some lack energy and personality. Daphne has it all. She was able to make my husband, 4 year old, newborn and myself feel comfortable and relaxed. She knew exactly what she wanted us to do, how to have us pose to get the best picture and lighting.

    Now the waiting part..... what!?! it took less than a week to get our pictures!!!  I've had to wait 2-4 weeks in other cases!!!! She even offered to deliver the pictures to my house because she was shooting in my area!!!! very sweet and way beyond expected! The pictures are absolutely amazing (aside from being partial because it is my family!) Daphne simply captured what we wanted!!!

    Simply said, Daphne was a absolute professional and a dream to work with! I can't wait to see the pictures she took of my daughters 4th birthday! Yes, thats right, we hired her AGAIN to shoot Chloe's 4th party!!!

    Thanks Daphne, can't wait to book our next session!!

    thumb Kat W.
    3/04/2012

      Where do I begin? Daphne was a joy to work with from start to finish. I wanted to do something special for my husband and had a few friends do boudoir photos and figured it was a great surprise idea. I looked online and yelp and found a few photographers but I liked her style the best.

    Initial contact was through a phone call at around 7pm (I figured I'd leave a message) but I was instead met with a cheerful conversation with Daphne. Within 10 minutes I had an email detailing her options and pricing! This made this experience more easy for me. We were able to book for two weeks from the day.

    Each time we spoke her responses were professional and prompt. She provided recommendations for hair and makeup and listed contact information and directions for all of them. Which basically meant I didn't have much work to do on my own.

    The shoot was so fun and actually carefree, she was so bubbly and nice that my nervousness went away and I was able to relax. She estimated a week but was able to finish them 3 days later. The photos turned out amazing just as she said they would!

    thumb Charlene R.
    5/25/2017
  •   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

      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

      We planned a trip to Honolulu as our babymoon/last trip before our baby arrives so we thought it'd be a great opportunity to do a maternity family photoshoot while we were out there. As someone who Yelps everything, I did alot of research and came across Daphne. From the first email she was extremely responsive,  informative and friendly. After looking at her other work, my husband and I knew we wanted to work with her. It was very easy to schedule a time and date with her as well as paying Daphne. Daphne is flexible and willing to work with what suits you best. Up until we met Daphne, she was always in contact and willing to answer any questions - very professional.  On the day Daphne was extremely friendly and energetic, offering alot of help and guidance on what looked best and how to get the best shots. She was great to work with and willing to do almost anything to capture the perfect shots. We had a lot of fun doing the shoot. Daphne uploaded the photos and allowed us to view them less than 3 days after the shoot and boy were we blown away by the photos! We ended up purchasing all the photos as there simply were too many to choose from. We already know we will do another shoot with Daphne the next time we go back to Honolulu with our baby girl. We highly recommend Daphne,  you won't be disappointed!

    thumb Sam N.
    4/06/2017

      Daphne is such a sweet heart and takes absolutely gorgeous pictures!  I was beyond happy with my photos and I highly recommend her to anyone who interested in getting professional photos taken. Thank you Daphne for an awesome experience I'll never forget. 🙂

    thumb Sean B.
    12/20/2016
  •   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

      Daphne is amazing! She shot our maternity photos in Kakaako and at indoor maternity at her studio, and I am sooo happy with the photos. She really made the experience fun and enjoyable and coached us along the way so I never felt awkward/forced. She has an artistic eye and is able to think of beautiful photos/ideas instantly. Thank you so so much for such a great experience.

    thumb Courtnee N.
    9/18/2017

      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

      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