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
  •   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

      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

      Review after Maternity photoshoot session : Daphne is amazing! I contacted her a month prior to coming to Oahu for a babymoon. From the first email she was prompt to respond, professional, and engaging which put me at ease. She understood my vision and was game to try a shoot in Haleiwa which is not one of her usual locations. She's easy going and makes you feel comfortable in front of a camera while strangers look on. She was great at making my boyfriend laugh for hopefully some good shots.  She has a great eye for perfect locations and I'm so excited to see what she has created! I'll definitely be contacting her for a family session once baby girl makes her appearance. I may also need to book a boudoir session after I loose the baby weight.

    thumb gwen o.
    1/12/2018

      We just had very joyful moments with the photographer this month. She is friendly and hard working. Our photos look stunning. All my friends wowed when they saw my photos on my facebook.
    Thanks for making great photos of us!
    Tran

    thumb Jane D.
    10/20/2016
  •   My husband and I wanted photographs of our 3 month old baby after she had learned to smile and after reading reviews of Daphne, we decided to go with her.  We could not be happier with how the photos turned out!  Daphne did an extraordinary job in capturing precious moments with our baby and our family and turned each photo into a stunning work of art.  We are so happy that she was able to capture so many precious moments that we will treasure for a lifetime.

    thumb Kristin K.
    7/28/2016

      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

      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!

    thumb Jill P.
    2/01/2016

      I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Daphne made me feel so comfortable right away when I arrived for my boudoir photoshoot. She is amazingly talented at what she does. Daphne is enthusiastic, encouraging, and makes it so much fun. She knew exactly how to pose me and was so patient and worked with me till we got it right. The end results were just stunning, my future husband is going to lose his mind! If you have any reservations about taking boudoir photos, just stop right there and pick Daphne!!!

    thumb Meghann H.
    12/12/2017
  •   After looking through Daphne's portfolio of pictures online, I contacted her immediately. She actually called me the next day and talked to me over the phone about the packages. She was warm, friendly and personable and I knew this was going to be a great experience. AND WAS I EVER RIGHT. Daphne has SO MUCH TALENT with her camera! She made me look like I belonged next to the Victoria Secret Angels. I recommend her to anyone looking to do something special for their significant other, and I will definitely book with her for any of my professional photography needs while I'm on Oahu.
    Thank you for being such a rockstar, Daphne!

    thumb Sierra K.
    5/21/2017

      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

      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!

    thumb Alanna H.
    6/26/2011

      Daphne photographed the birth of our second child born on Nov 7, 2016. Maverick came at 3:22 am. I had contacted Daphne months before, before I had picked an OB or even knew which hospital I would deliver at I knew I wanted Daphne. It was incredibly special to have such intimate pictures. Despite poor lighting and a small crowded room they were perfect and the turn around time was fast. Every time I see them I cry. Thank you for capturing one of the most important moments of our lives.

    thumb Sara S.
    11/12/2016