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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A photo is worth a thousand words.

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

REVIEWS
  •   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

      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

      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

      Absolutely incredible! Daphne brought my vision to life and SO MUCH MORE! I've been fighting to reclaim my sensuality after breast cancer treatment, which took my breasts and hair. The vision was "topless goddess" in a lush Hawaiian landscape. Daphne understood completely and found the most ideal, breathtaking location! She made me (and my friends) feel like the most beautiful creatures alive. Everything about the experience was magical and transformative - and that's before I even received the pictures! They are stunning. I've used them to own my worth and my beauty, and to inspire other breast cancer survivors on their journey. Daphne is more than a photographer, she is divine 🙂 I feel so blessed to have found her (here on Yelp), and will definitely be working with her again. Women - do this for yourself! You're worth it!

    thumb Alissa H.
    3/09/2019
  •   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

      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

      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.

    thumb Evan R.
    6/19/2011

      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
  •   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

      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

      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

      I was looking on Yelp for a photographer to take some family vacation pics and 40th bday  pics less than a week before I left for vacation to Honolulu and found Daphne. I could tell right away from her portfolio that she is incredibly talented and she did not disappoint. She was incredibly fast to respond, genuinely friendly and the ultimate professional. She was on time to the shoot, she's very experienced in her work and is great at giving direction on how to pose, where to stand, etc. without being overbearing. She gets all kinds of great angles - laying on the ground, standing above you, or far behind you to get the perfect shot. She made the shoot fun to the point where this photo shoot was one of the highlights of my vacation. In addition to a great experience at the shoot itself, she delivered the pictures earlier than I expected them, which was a nice surprise. The photos are AMAZING - print worthy, social media worthy, and hang-up-on-your-wall worthy. I would definitely recommend Daphne if you happen to be in Oahu for any occasion where you need a photographer. I would work with her again in a heartbeat. Thanks, Daphne!

    thumb Erica W.
    4/27/2017