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
  •   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 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

      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!

    thumb Hilary H.
    12/23/2013

      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
  •   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

      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 wanted to do something really special for my boyfriend for our first Valentines... And with lots of research, I decided to do some boudoir pics and go with Daphne.  
    I'll tell yah, I have no regrets. So glad I made that decision. Daphne is awesome and amazing! Initially we had problems finding a time that works for both of us, but Daphne is very diligent in responding to my emails quickly. She made me feel comfortable and at ease even before the photo shoot. She explains the different options and her recommendations on what to wear/ bring for the photo shoot.
    I opted to do both indoor and outdoor pics (might as well, why not) and Wow, I had so much fun!  Her Waikiki studio felt like "home"... Quaint and comfy.. I was a bit nervous at first, but Daphne immediately eased my nerves.... She explained the different poses and made me feel so beautiful and sexy.  The beach photo shoot was such a blast too. It was a gorgeous afternoon for a shoot. I again felt a bit nervous with all the people at the beach but Daphne has a way of boosting your confidence and making it a fun, once in a lifetime experience .  
    I was happy and pleased at the final product. My pictures came out amazing. My boyfriend absolutely loved it and still talks about it months later!  I shared some of the pictures with my close friends and my mom.. My friends are now wanting to do a photo shoot too..
    I highly recommend Daphne .. Her fun, bubbly personality, and professionalism made my experience a great memorable one I will always cherish...

    thumb Dee D.
    4/12/2016

      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 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

      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

      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

      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