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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.
Daphne is AMAZING!! She is so great to work with. She makes you feel so comfortable. Her photos are amazing. They came out great and she delivered them so quickly!! I definitely would recommend her for anyone looking for a great photographer at an afforable price with exceptional client services. =)
I've wanted to do a boudoir photo shoot for a long time. I finally built up the courage, and the photos came out amazing!! Daphne made me super at ease and made me feel so comfortable in my own skin! I highly recommend her!
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.
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.
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!
I'll keep it brief, b/c the other reviews have already hit upon everything. Daphne is AMAZING. Her photography skills are unparalleled. She shot my maternity pics (with my hubby and 2 year old son) and my son's birthday party. For my maternity pics, she was able to make me feel beautiful, even though I looked like a torpedo (I swear a stranger at Costco laughed at how large and bullet shaped I was because he couldn't tell I was pregnant from the back). And, she got my son to cooperate during the pics, who was feeling very grumpy that day. It's key that she has a son also, so she knows how to work with toddlers. Her energy and enthusiasm are infectious.
Now, if I had just met Daphne before I had my 2 sons, then maybe I'd consider the boudoir photoshoot....but not now! But, if ever there was someone who could convince me that I will still a hot mama and make me feel comfortable doing the shoot, it would be Daphne.
Daphne did my daughters senior pictures over spring break. They far exceeded our expectations, they are amazing! Daphne was professional and delivered the fully edited photos in about a week.
She included a few pictures of the rest of us and although we where not prepared... makeup and hair not fixed for photos, but somehow she made us all look great! She was very creative and makes you feel at ease. You cant go wrong if you choose Daphne Hargrove photography, we highly recommend!!!
My photoshoot was awesome, I got all my pictures a week later and Daphne also made a picture book for me! She was very quick to get me all my pictures and the quality was excellent!
My wife and I decided to finally have some professionally done photos taken and found Daphne through a mutual friend. My wife looked through her photos on Instagram and decided to reach out. We met her at the Halona Blowhole for our photographs. She was incredibly courteous and professional and ensured we were having a good time while she was snapping photos. We just received our preview photos back after a week(incredibly quick) and they look amazing!! Would recommend to any one of my friends looking for a photographer.
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."