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 planned a trip to Honolulu as our babymoon/last trip before our baby arrives so we thought it'd be a great opportunity to do a maternity family photoshoot while we were out there. As someone who Yelps everything, I did alot of research and came across Daphne. From the first email she was extremely responsive,  informative and friendly. After looking at her other work, my husband and I knew we wanted to work with her. It was very easy to schedule a time and date with her as well as paying Daphne. Daphne is flexible and willing to work with what suits you best. Up until we met Daphne, she was always in contact and willing to answer any questions - very professional.  On the day Daphne was extremely friendly and energetic, offering alot of help and guidance on what looked best and how to get the best shots. She was great to work with and willing to do almost anything to capture the perfect shots. We had a lot of fun doing the shoot. Daphne uploaded the photos and allowed us to view them less than 3 days after the shoot and boy were we blown away by the photos! We ended up purchasing all the photos as there simply were too many to choose from. We already know we will do another shoot with Daphne the next time we go back to Honolulu with our baby girl. We highly recommend Daphne,  you won't be disappointed!

    thumb Sam N.
    4/06/2017

      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

      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 a brilliant photographer! Daphne brings so much energy to any shoot making you feel amazing not to mention the fact you will have a fabulous time working with her. Accommodating, professional, and a gifted photographer this lady knows all of your best angles and can capture any theme you are looking for. Furthermore, her prices are ideal, her communication is brilliant and you will love all of the photos!

    thumb Stephanie M.
    9/08/2018
  •   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!

    thumb Lara O.
    2/06/2017

      In A word, Amazing! Daphne has a beautiful personality, a trained eye for photography, and the patience of a Saint. She captures every moment so naturally and perfect. She is officially my go to photographer when we're in Hawaii. With all Boys it's very difficult to get them to take family pictures, but she Daphne made it fun and enjoyable. There truly are no words to express how happy we are with her artistic eye, capturing our family vacation.

    thumb Lori A.
    8/16/2018

      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 was great to work with!  Very pleasant, had great ideas, and our pics turned out awesome - even with a crazy toddler!

    thumb Bryan W.
    3/23/2018
  •   Thank you Daphne for the amazing experience of doing a boudoir shoot. Needless to say, for the average human is a bit nerve racking to expose yourself but Daphne made the experience fun and completely memorable. A boudoir shoot has always been on my bucket list and so I started my research on finding the best boudoir photographer on Oahu, Daphne Hargrove. I reached out to Daphne and within a few hours I received a response. Yay!!
    Daphne even suggested a friend to do my hair and makeup which was a huge relief since I had no idea who to go to for hair and makeup. The day of the shoot, I was a bit nervous but Daphne really put me at ease and it was a blast. We did an indoor and beach shoot and both settings were beautiful. Her indoor studio was clean and spacious and the outdoor shoot was breathtaking.
    The most difficult part of the whole process was narrowing down photos to my favorite to compile into a book. The turn around time from actual shoot to receiving the completed book was much quicker than I expected. I initially told Daphne I needed the book before the first weekend in December as I would be traveling for 2 weeks and I received the book the week before Thanksgiving. Let me break it down, boudoir shoot the beginning of November and final product within 3 weeks!!
    Ladies, I highly recommend stepping out of your comfort zone and doing something that celebrates who you are as a woman. Thanks to Daphne, this was such a liberating and memorable  experience.

    thumb Jade A.
    12/16/2015

      If u are looking for a photographer who is super professional and makes u feel like ur best friend, go to Daphne!!! I felt so comfortable with her and my photos literally came out as I had hoped for! My husband loved um!

    thumb Lily G.
    2/03/2018

      If you want to have amazing newborn and family pictures done, look no further! This was our family's first time doing professional photography. Have to admit I was a little reluctant at first, as 8-10 days after baby is born seems so soon and Mom is still in sleep deprecation mode! However, you definitely want to have them done when baby is still so little (as they truly do grow so fast!) and sleepy.
    Daphne was so professional and made all of us feel at ease! My little one even pee-ed on her and she handled it like a champ-comes
    with the territory as she said! 🙂
    Also, my toddler is very adverse to photographs and does not like standing still or smiling for the camera. She worked her magic and somehow got pictures with him smiling!
    She was so quick with the turnaround on the pictures too as she knew we wanted them for Christmas. We just got them yesterday and they are gorgeous!! She is a real pro and very talented!!Would highly recommend her and definitely plan to use her again if we do another photo session!!

    thumb Courtney G.
    12/23/2017

      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