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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.
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!!
Our family and just did a shoot with Daphne in Hawaii. 8 adults and 4 kids. We are 100% completely satisfied with every part of this process. Easy communication before we arrived. Clear instructions and help in planning. Accommodating to some unique challenges we had. Daphne picked the perfect resort to us to get the best shots. When we finally met up with Daphne in person we couldn't of been more impressed with her. She was great with our 4 little kids, she took requests from us but also gave us great instruction. She took group shots, family shots, candid shots. She did it all. From start to finish, she was a joy to be around and work with! Great person!
To top it off, she got us our pictures (and there were a lot), edited and ready to go very quickly. We were blown away by the shots Daphne captured. Memories we will have forever.
Overall i would recommend Daphne to anyone. She's the best! THANKS DAPHNE!
This review is in regards to a family photo shoot shot on 8/18.
Daphne is an absolute doll to work with. I was looking for something special when I booked my vacation to Hawaii so I surprised my wife with a family photo shoot. I had researched for a photographer on yelp that could accommodate a photo shoot with my 2 year old son and she delivered. Her response time is quick. From the day I got a quote to even a week after the shoot she always replied promptly to my messages.
About the shoot:
We had agreed on Kahala as the location for our shoot. She had recommended and with her years of experience I obliged. The day went off without a hitch and my toddler absolutely loved her. Daphne was able to get him to smile through out the entirety of the shoot. The session seemed to breeze through and we even had an outfit change for our son. It was very lively and there was no dull moments.
About the pictures:
Daphne hosts the pictures online but you can get a package with the physical copies. My family absolutely loved the quality of the images. We took about 200 photos so we had a lot to choose from.
Daphne is for sure a 5 star professional photographer in the Honolulu area. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and use her services again next time I'm in the area.
Daphne was excellent to work with for our maternity photos. The location she suggested was gorgeous, her personality warm and her photos are stunning. In addition, she was able to deliver our photos to us within the week! This was wonderful of her especially since I waited until I was 38 weeks along to do my photos. I'd highly recommend her to anyone looking to have maternity photos done.
Daphne is fantastic! I felt comfortable and sexy and had a great time! Was nervous because it was my first boudoir shoot, but she was great! Results were perfect and exactly what I wanted. She communicated to work with my schedule! I'd recommend to anyone for any kind of photos!
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!!!
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.
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.
My girlfriend and I were vacationing in Oahu earlier this month and I wanted to capture a very special moment on film and needed a photographer. Enter Daphne Hargrove. Daphne exceeded my expectations. She was very personable and accommodating and even went out of her way to help me pick the perfect location to "get down on one knee." Her photos were flawless. Thank you Daphne greatly for helping us out and capturing that very special moment with me and my newly engaged fiancée and making it picture perfect!
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.
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."