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Bottom line, working with Daphne is amazing! She is professional, personable, and creative. I love the photos she has taken for me and I will without a doubt hire her again in the future!
I have never been one who enjoys having my picture taken and typically I don't like the photos that I am in. Working with Daphne changed my mind on this. She is so wonderful and easy to work with, I never felt uncomfortable during our photo shoot...in fact at times I even forgot my picture was being taken. Daphne is amazing at making you feel comfortable and relaxed.
Best of all is that the photos are absolutely amazing. The composition is incredible and I can finally say I LOVE looking at photos with me in them. Daphne is truly talented. I would recommend her to anyone looking to capture special moments in life. The biggest problem you will have is deciding which of the beautiful photos you should frame!
I was eight months pregnant and completely on the fence about doing a maternity shoot. Many had told me I'd regret it if I didn't, and when Daphne made herself available for shoots over the holidays while traveling to the city I live I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to just go for it. I had worked with Daphne as a ballerina more than a decade ago, and I knew that her open, creative, and supportive mentality would be what I needed to feel comfortable. Beforehand I sent her handfuls of images from other maternity shoots that I'd seen and loved -- I knew I wanted something a little different and more casual than what I was used to seeing. She was so receptive and also gave me great direction throughout. The photos turned out relaxed and beautiful and what was unexpected was how her keen eye not only captured this special time for my husband and I but other meaningful pieces of our lives as well -- Our dogs, our home, a special Christmas tree ornament, etc. All so special. I now know what people meant when they said I would have regretted not doing this!
Had my daughter and best friend visit the beautiful island of Hawaii Honolulu and wanted some pictures done. I came across Daphne website and called her. The best decision ever !! She deliver the most gorgeous pictures I could ever imagine. Read my mind 100%!! When looking at the pictures I felt like I was looking at a magazine ad for vacationing. The scenery was simply gorgeous!! Thank you Daphne for capturing these AMAZING PICTURES!!
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.
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.
Daphne was SO sweet and up beat! She was so enthusiastic and helpful during the shoot. She's so easy and fun to be around and you can definitely tell in the pictures. She captured the true me, and made me feel so beautiful all while having fun! I would 100000% recommend daphne and I hope to be able to be in front of her camera again Thank you so much Daphne!!
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 🙂
We booked Daphne to photograph our toddler boy knowing it was going to be a challenging job since he never ever sits still. Daphne had a beautiful location for us, knows exactly how to work with young children, was very accommodating to various requests before, during and after the photo shoot. In less than a week we got 100+ beautiful photos. We're very happy with how everything turned out and we'd definitely call her again in the future.
Thank you, Daphne!
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.
What can I say about Daphne that everyone hasn't hit already. She is absolutely spectacular! I was extremely nervous when doing the boudoir shoot because I completely stepped out of my comfort zone. I have aways been into the whole modeling thing but when it came to that type, I was nervous! Daphne made me feel like a million bucks and better yet we had soooo much fun doing it. I had a huge time crunch as well, because I decided to do this as an anniversary gift last minute. She got me in ASAP and edited my photos quickly so I had something to show the man. I couldn't believe how good she is at photography. She is now my families photographer!
Daphne is an excellent photographer! She knows how to take your ideas/visions, and has an eye of capturing the perfect moments. If you are looking for a photographer who creative, caring, talented, and efficient... then I highly recommend Daphne to capture your special moments that create memories.
A joyful, talented, and professional photographer!
"Daphne is an amazing photographer who truly loves what she does and it shows! She will make you feel comfortable and insure you have a great time and love your photos. Daphne was very responsive to ideas and I got my pictures back very quickly. I would highly recommend her for any type of photography you may be interested in---she is very gifted and a joy to work with!"
Captured Beautiful Moments Without Us Even Knowing!
"My favorite part of our photo shoot with Daphne was her ability to capture the candid moments that make a great photo. With three children in tow, it's always difficult to get everyone to smile at the camera at the same time. So, Daphne took advantage of our silly moments when we didnt' even know we were being photographed, and these candid moments were my favorites. If you're looking for a professional, friendly photographer who will photograph the essence of the moment, she's your gal!"
Amazing, Personalized Photography!
"Gorgeous family photographs. Daphne is amazing! Our family photo shoot was fun and easy. She managed to capture the true spirit of my very active 6 year old. There are so many amazing photos to choose from, I don't know how I'll choose one for our Christmas card. She made everything easy from start to finish, from scheduling the shoot to delivering our photos. We will definitely be using her in the future."
Absolutely amazing and talented
"Anyone can take a photo. Daphne captures the moment in an artistic and angelic view. She captures every moment and when you look back it tells a story. She is absolutely amazing and talented. At first I was looking forward to getting our Maternity Photos done but after working with Daphne within 5 minutes we could not be happier with the experience and the results! Not only was she professional and prepared for a list of different shots and ideas, but also she has a true talent of capturing the moment and letting her subject's soul shine through each photo. We were blown away at how beautiful and real we appeared in our photos. We were so impressed with Daphne's skill that we asked her to take our son's first pictures. Thanks to Daphne, we now have a trove of timeless memories that we will be able to share with my child and cherish for a lifetime. Highly recommended!!"
Best photographer I have ever worked with!!
"This is our 5th year getting our family photos done by Daphne, and our kids were the CRAZIEST this year...and the pictures are still beautiful and amazing!! Daphne has the ability to bring out the most captivating smiles and heart stopping serious poses. She is so patient and also knows how to motivate the kids. She can roll with the kids and turn their antics into amazing poses! I am sure to have Daphne do our family photos for years to come!!"
Exceeded Expectations and helped me book jobs!!!
"I was referred by a friend and had not seen any of Daphne's work prior, but needed help in putting together my first series of head shots & style pics for a modeling & talent agency. Daphne was awesome and made me feel at ease and comfortable from the very start. Instinctive and open to my suggestions she worked efficiently and with positive energy. The photos turned out awesomely and were applauded by the Director of the Model Agency. I ended up booking 3 TV commercials in my first year based on these portfolio photos!"
Her amazing photography skills made me a 3 time repeat customer!!
"I have used Daphnes's services multiple times for personal, family, and business. Several years ago, I hired Daphne to do my boudoir photos. I wanted to create a book of sexy images as a Valentines Day gift to my husband. The photo session was so fun. Daphne instantly put me at ease and made me feel comfortable and beautiful! The images she took were truly stunning! So of course, when I wanted to capture moments to remember of my ohana, there was no other choice for photographer. I have 3 kids and my youngest was less than 2 years old and always a moving target. Daphne was so great working with all of them. She moments she caught on camera are magical! Our family photos are beautiful and I am so grateful to have them to look back on. Recently, I used Daphne for a professional photo shoot for my jewelry business. She took stunning product shots for my website! I am beyond impressed at her talent. She put my models at ease and made each photo look so natural. It was such a fun day working with her. She has an amazing eye for capturing beauty and was able to style my jewelry and models to get the perfect shot. I cannot say enough how talented, friendly, and professional this photographer is!!!"
Highly recommended! Very professional, prompt, and talented!
"We booked Daphne for a maternity shoot and she was full of great creative ideas and made us feel extremely comfortable. This was a recipe for a great shoot and photos that we will cherish forever. She has a great eye for composition so we had tons of great proofs to choose from. We were so satisfied that we booked her again for a shoot after our baby was born. And, again, she was incredibly professional but also personable, making the whole experience enjoyable, from shoot to final printed photos. Additionally, she really makes you feel like she appreciates your business. I could not be more satisfied with her services."
Amazing Pictures with Aloha!
"My wife and I were lucky enough to have Daphne capture some of the most important moments of our lives and wish there were five more stars to select. She is fun and easy to work with, is extremely sensitive to the needs of the subjects she shoots (she took the greatest care to be aware of the needs of our newborn daughter during the shoot), is on time for everything (including an incredible turnaround time for delivery of the pictures), and has an artistic style and eye that most photographers spend an entire career trying to perfect. She also has a sense of aloha that far too many photographers on island seem to either not have or leave at home. And did I mention affordability? Hands down the best value we've ever had with a photographer - especially for the high quality product that we now have. She took three sessions for us: 1. Maternity shots just a week before our daughter was born. 2. Newborn pictures of our daughter. 3. Family pictures of us, our daughter and our dog (focusing more on our dog). Note: our dog has since passed and we feel honored that Daphne was able to capture our family together with him. For all three sessions, Daphne was INCREDIBLE and the final product still has us so happy that we often sit down and browse through the memories as if they were yesterday. Our friends and families rave over her work and we will continue to have her capture special occasions for our family as the years go by. Hands down the best in town!"
Modern and Fresh photography for all occasions
"Daphne Hargrove Photography takes moments in time and turns them into magical memories. Professional, stylish, creative and fun!!! No matter what the occasion, big or small Daphne Hargrove gives it everything she's got to bring out the best with every click of her camera. Our family shoot will forever stay in our hearts, thank you Daphne!"
Fun and Fantastic Pictures
"I have to admit that this is my first review; I'm an avid reader of reviews, but don't take the time to actually write a review. However, my photo shoots with Daphne have been so outstanding that I feel compelled to share my experience with others. She's amazing. I was introduced to Daphne through a friend, and was immediately impressed with the creative, expressive, and professional quality of her photos. I've already used her for four different photo shoots in the past 2 years - an early maternity, a late maternity, at the hospital when baby was born, and at home when baby was 5 days old. And trust me; if she can make me look this good right after I've given birth, then she's a true magician. I prefer Daphne over any other photographer I've worked with because she's fun, flexible, respectful, artistic, very professional, and quick - I'm still in awe at how many fantastic pictures she gets in so little time. How does she do it? I had one photo shoot where I was running late, and made it to the beach for a sunset shoot right as the sun was setting. In less than 20 minutes, she shot some incredible photos from all different angles on a packed beach...and yet the photos made it look like we were the only ones there, and we had over a 100 outstanding pictures to choose from. The other thing I like about Daphne is her quick response and turn around with the photos. She's returned all final photos in less than a week. I've had to wait 6 weeks to several months for other photographers. I've always felt comfortable and at ease during the photo shoots because of Daphne's easy-going and enthusiastic nature. It's so much fun doing a photo shoot with her! She has a keen eye for design in structured poses, and yet is also able to capture spontaneous, unplanned moments in a photojournalist style. It's like getting the best of both worlds in a photographer. So, I enthusiastically give Daphne 5 stars. I hope to use her as our family photographer for life!"
Outstanding, Creative Photographer
I'm a Realtor and have worked with many photographers and have seen good photos and REALLY bad photos, and any one who has worked with Daphne knows that she is an outstanding creative photographer who really goes the extra mile! I have done four photo sessions with her so far- one maternity session, one newborn session, one for my business Christmas cards which featured my family and two dogs, and one for boudoir, and each time she made me feel more than comfortable and her shots were AMAZING! She and her work are top notch in my book!
The Very Best!
Daphne is the real deal. We used her for a family shoot and were happy beyond our expectations. She is a very talented photographer who does high quality professional work.
"What a wonderful experience. Contacted Dapane Hargrove photography while on vacation last week when our daughter wanted her senior pictures taken. We called Dapane and she was there the next day. She wss able to capture the beauty of my daughter as well as the island. We received access to the pictures before we left 2 days later. She processed and edited so quickly. Dapane is extremely professional And knows how to get the pictures the way you want. I would highly recommend her and wish her continued success. Thank you very much."
"I wanted to create the perfect Father's Day gift for my husband, so I decided to hire Daphne. I made the right choice! Daphne is not only talented but she was patient with me, she listened to my needs and made me feel extremely comfortable. My husband was thrilled with his boudoir album. I will definitely hire Daphne again for all my photography needs."
"Oh. My. Gosh. Crazy hot! ...were the first thoughts that came to mind when when I saw my boudoir photos. Daphne is an amazing and talented photographer who knows all the right (and most flattering!) angles to shoot as well as the perfect poses. I felt completely confident that she would make me look my best. My friends would describe me as "very picky" but I absolutely LOVED all my photos. The more I look at them the more I love them. This was the first time I've ever had professional photos taken aside from my wedding and I was a little nervous. Daphne's professional yet relaxed manner and enthusiasm for her art made me feel comfortable right away. Book her!"
"Daphne did a boudoir shoot for my 40th birthday as a gift for myself and for my husband's upcoming birthday. At first I was hesitant because as a woman I'm sure you can relate when I say it's never a perfect time to do one of these shoots because there's always more weight to lose, more sit ups for tighter abs, more squats for a better rear etc...I finally said just do it because I'll never be perfect. When I met Daphne, she made me feel comfortable immediately. Sweetest person and kept it light and fun. I've always had ideas on how I would like some of these photos to turn out but always too embarrassed to actually express myself to the photographer. Figured, there's only so much a camera can do to make a person look any better or sexier than they are. I just wanted something sexy and sensual to give my hubby as a birthday gift. Daphne, I think read my mind....she knew exactly what she was doing. When I saw these pictures.....OMG!!! I was in tears! I couldn't believe that was me!!!! I looked the best I've ever seen myself!! She is amazing!!! I'm soooo happy I did it, because it's priceless!! Just do it!!! You'll be so grateful you did. Thank you so much Daphne!! That was a dream photo shoot for me."
"I don't usually like getting my picture taken, but while visiting a friend on O'ahu, she suggested I get some fun and sexy photos taken by Daphne. I couldn't be happier with the results. Daphne was very professional and made me feel like the most beautiful woman on the beach. She knows just the right angles to hide unflattering body parts. She made it possible for me to relax in what would typically be a very uncomfortable situation for me. I am forever grateful that I have these images of myself feeling and looking beautiful in the most beautiful location."
What a great experience!
"Daphne was fantastic to work with. Instead of a compilation of a bunch of fantastic photos, she took the time to help me create a photo album that had special meaning for my fiancé and me. Daphne's professionalism and exuberant personality made me feel at ease during the shoot. From before the shoot to the final proof, she listened to my ideas and was instrumental in making my vision become a reality. I do not consider myself photogenic, yet the photos turned out truly amazing and my fiancé absolutely loves the album. The album and case are of a stylish and durable quality. My fiancé absolutely loved the photos so much that he wants to order other photos from the shoot. In addition, we decided to hire Daphne to do a couples photo shoot in the near future. This was money well spent and I highly recommend Daphne for any of your photography needs."
So much fun!
"I heard about Daphne through a mutual friend and I thought " Why Not?' . Daphne was so great! We talk a little bit of what I had in mind and why I wanted to take the pictures. I needed this. I just wanted to feel feminine and alluring and sexy in private setting. Done. Daphne talked me through everything and I had the best time! Daphne makes you feel so comfortable while she's shooting. She a the perfect mix of fun and professional. And I am so PLEASED with pictures!! I highly recommend her."