Photo World Hawaii Inc

★★★★★
  • 1551 S Beretania St # B

    Honolulu, HI 96826

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  • 808-955-5300

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Delano did an excellent job on my brother's memorial service picture. It was more than we could ask for. Delano knew our situation and gave us a special deal, too. He made my mom very very very happy. The word "Thank you" was not

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Delano did an excellent job on my brother's memorial service picture. It was more than we could ask for. Delano knew our situation and gave us a special deal, too. He made my mom very very very happy. The word "Thank you" was not

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Sandy was there for me as I prepared for my father's funeral. He took an old abused negative and worked his magic which resulted in an outstanding color print! He also took a poorly cropped photo and gave it proportion. His endeavors did

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Sandy was there for me as I prepared for my father's funeral. He took an old abused negative and worked his magic which resulted in an outstanding color print! He also took a poorly cropped photo and gave it proportion. His endeavors did

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Been using Photo World for years. Sandy has captured the growth of my kids, he's done their first photos to graduation announcements. He's very patient and very accommodating with our crazy schedule! Every family should have a photographer

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Been using Photo World for years. Sandy has captured the growth of my kids, he's done their first photos to graduation announcements. He's very patient and very accommodating with our crazy schedule! Every family should have a photographer

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I took some old photos to Photo World for restoration and was thrilled with the way they came out. Got my pictures back quick and Delano is very knowledgeable! Best customer service!!

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I took some old photos to Photo World for restoration and was thrilled with the way they came out. Got my pictures back quick and Delano is very knowledgeable! Best customer service!!

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I have used Photo World for several years. I've been very impressed with the quality of the pictures I've had printed there. I recommend them for having good prices and good customer service.

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I have used Photo World for several years. I've been very impressed with the quality of the pictures I've had printed there. I recommend them for having good prices and good customer service.

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We came to Oahu for our family vacation and stayed at the Hyatt in Waikiki. We wanted to do a photo shoot on the beach as a souvenir gift for us to remember our first trip as a family. We contacted many photographers through a Yelp search

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We came to Oahu for our family vacation and stayed at the Hyatt in Waikiki. We wanted to do a photo shoot on the beach as a souvenir gift for us to remember our first trip as a family. We contacted many photographers through a Yelp search

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Delano Holley of Photo World did a spectacular job on restoring some very old family photo's of my grandfather and his brothers and he worked a absolute miracle on a the only existing picture of my great grandfather he is truly a magician

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Delano Holley of Photo World did a spectacular job on restoring some very old family photo's of my grandfather and his brothers and he worked a absolute miracle on a the only existing picture of my great grandfather he is truly a magician

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I was given the name of Delano Holley for restoration of some of my old photographs. Some photos were of myself as a child others of my grandmother and her family. I was very impressed with the quality of the restoration. And also the time

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I was given the name of Delano Holley for restoration of some of my old photographs. Some photos were of myself as a child others of my grandmother and her family. I was very impressed with the quality of the restoration. And also the time

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I came to Photoworld as a recommendation from a family member when I was in search for a photographer when I first started working in the hotel industry. I introduced several guests to Mr. Delano Holley. Many of the guests were very happy

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I came to Photoworld as a recommendation from a family member when I was in search for a photographer when I first started working in the hotel industry. I introduced several guests to Mr. Delano Holley. Many of the guests were very happy

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I came across Photoworld Hawaii when I needed to do my Senior Portraits back in 2007. I wanted to take photos on location as well as on the beach for my Senior Portraits. Delano was very helpful and captured beautiful pictures. He did

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I came across Photoworld Hawaii when I needed to do my Senior Portraits back in 2007. I wanted to take photos on location as well as on the beach for my Senior Portraits. Delano was very helpful and captured beautiful pictures. He did

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I live in San Francisco, my mother passed away in Honolulu. My relatives and I needed a picture of her for the funeral. My family searched around and all they found was a copy of her Hawaii Driver's License. Photoworld was recommended

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I live in San Francisco, my mother passed away in Honolulu. My relatives and I needed a picture of her for the funeral. My family searched around and all they found was a copy of her Hawaii Driver's License. Photoworld was recommended

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6 months ago I came across Delano as a referral from a co-worker. I needed a picture of my great grandmother restored. The picture was old, falling apart, and was loosing its color.\r
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I brought the photo to Delano hoping for the

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6 months ago I came across Delano as a referral from a co-worker. I needed a picture of my great grandmother restored. The picture was old, falling apart, and was loosing its color.\r
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I brought the photo to Delano hoping for the

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I was introduced to Photoworld Hawaii where I met Delano to do a business shoot for my company. He took excellent pictures of me. He was friendly, did not rush me, and was very quick to send all of my pictures to my email.\r
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I was very

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I was introduced to Photoworld Hawaii where I met Delano to do a business shoot for my company. He took excellent pictures of me. He was friendly, did not rush me, and was very quick to send all of my pictures to my email.\r
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I have been doing business with Photoworld Hawaii for over 24 Years. They have been very consistent with the highest quality photography and photo restoration services. They are now taking pictures of my children who have grown up and they

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I have been doing business with Photoworld Hawaii for over 24 Years. They have been very consistent with the highest quality photography and photo restoration services. They are now taking pictures of my children who have grown up and they

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Just a quick mahalo for being our flexible, fun wedding photographer. Your patient guidance of our group as you set up shots was much appreciated. I??m so grateful for the beautiful photos and was amazed that you emailed them to us just a few hours after our wedding. I look forward to seeing the magic you worked on final edited prints. You are truly a great professional photographer.

Mahalo, Connie

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Just a quick mahalo for being our flexible, fun wedding photographer. Your patient guidance of our group as you set up shots was much appreciated. I??m so grateful for the beautiful photos and was amazed that you emailed them to us just a few hours after our wedding. I look forward to seeing the magic you worked on final edited prints. You are truly a great professional photographer.

Mahalo, Connie

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the magical wizardry you preform on old pictures is beyond the realm of ordinary imagination! I was positively amazed by it. Keep up the good work, be seeing you soon.
Carol F.(Craig's sister)

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the magical wizardry you preform on old pictures is beyond the realm of ordinary imagination! I was positively amazed by it. Keep up the good work, be seeing you soon.
Carol F.(Craig's sister)

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What PRO you are, you have done such a wonderful job !
I am very happy with my professional picture and I am so glad Amy Wong reconmend you. You set a high stander for anyone in this business and not only that, I learned a lot from you: not just to be good but be great.

Thank you again,

Vera W. B.

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What PRO you are, you have done such a wonderful job !
I am very happy with my professional picture and I am so glad Amy Wong reconmend you. You set a high stander for anyone in this business and not only that, I learned a lot from you: not just to be good but be great.

Thank you again,

Vera W. B.

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My family and I are so grateful for the fantastic job you did restoring my brother's portrait. Your work is amazing and it's obvious that you put your heart into your craft. You have a very good soul, you take the time to know your customers and treat each one with compassion and respect. You also show dignity and grace when handling your customer's most cherished photos. Thank you so much Mr. Holley, not only for your talent and professionalism, but also for treating me not only like a customer, but a friend.

With great appreciation,

Connie L.

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My family and I are so grateful for the fantastic job you did restoring my brother's portrait. Your work is amazing and it's obvious that you put your heart into your craft. You have a very good soul, you take the time to know your customers and treat each one with compassion and respect. You also show dignity and grace when handling your customer's most cherished photos. Thank you so much Mr. Holley, not only for your talent and professionalism, but also for treating me not only like a customer, but a friend.

With great appreciation,

Connie L.

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It gives me great pleasure to present my perspective on Mr. Delano Holley as a person and professional. I have known Mr. Holley primarily through his role as a professional portrait
photographer, during which time, as his client, I was able to experience not only his skill as a highly proficient photographer, but his quality as an individual, during which time his warmth and uncompromising integrity as a person sensitive and responsive to the needs, concerns, aspirations, and nuances of those with whom he interacts was clearly evident.

As we are all aware, a professional must operate efficiently and with technical accuracy to maintain a viable business operation. However, portrait photography is also an art with intuitive, often unquantifiable demands which must also be satisfied within the framework of more explicit requirements. Mr. Holley demonstrates this with his exceptional ability to draw into the outward appearance of his subjects the positive internal qualities they have to offer. I have not only experienced this in his work with me, but have observed this as well in the work he has done with othersubjects, many of whom I know personally.Of particular significance to me is his ability to perceive and draw out qualities which may not be immediately perceivable to the casual observer. Asa a result, I am convinced that when one sits for a portrait with Mr. Holley, that person receives the benefit not only of the specific time spent in a photo session, but of the decades of experience and training, fueled by a keen perceptiveness, that built the skills brought to bear on that session.

It has often been said that it is difficult to separate a person from his work. Whether or not this is universally true, it appears true with Mr. Holley. He captures a client's qualities by sharing who he is. His obvious approachability, integrity, and compassion are readily evident in his manner, diplomacy, and straightforward style of communication. That he is no different in more personal, social situations, then is no surprise.

In summary, Mr. Holley is an outstanding professional whose professional stature is merely a reflection of his excellence and trustworthiness as an individual. While it would be a privilege for anyone to be a beneficiary of this photographic skill or presence as a friend, it is all the more indicative of his exceptional nature that this is an opportunity that he readily extends to nearly anyone seeking it.

Sincerely,
Lowell C.

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It gives me great pleasure to present my perspective on Mr. Delano Holley as a person and professional. I have known Mr. Holley primarily through his role as a professional portrait
photographer, during which time, as his client, I was able to experience not only his skill as a highly proficient photographer, but his quality as an individual, during which time his warmth and uncompromising integrity as a person sensitive and responsive to the needs, concerns, aspirations, and nuances of those with whom he interacts was clearly evident.

As we are all aware, a professional must operate efficiently and with technical accuracy to maintain a viable business operation. However, portrait photography is also an art with intuitive, often unquantifiable demands which must also be satisfied within the framework of more explicit requirements. Mr. Holley demonstrates this with his exceptional ability to draw into the outward appearance of his subjects the positive internal qualities they have to offer. I have not only experienced this in his work with me, but have observed this as well in the work he has done with othersubjects, many of whom I know personally.Of particular significance to me is his ability to perceive and draw out qualities which may not be immediately perceivable to the casual observer. Asa a result, I am convinced that when one sits for a portrait with Mr. Holley, that person receives the benefit not only of the specific time spent in a photo session, but of the decades of experience and training, fueled by a keen perceptiveness, that built the skills brought to bear on that session.

It has often been said that it is difficult to separate a person from his work. Whether or not this is universally true, it appears true with Mr. Holley. He captures a client's qualities by sharing who he is. His obvious approachability, integrity, and compassion are readily evident in his manner, diplomacy, and straightforward style of communication. That he is no different in more personal, social situations, then is no surprise.

In summary, Mr. Holley is an outstanding professional whose professional stature is merely a reflection of his excellence and trustworthiness as an individual. While it would be a privilege for anyone to be a beneficiary of this photographic skill or presence as a friend, it is all the more indicative of his exceptional nature that this is an opportunity that he readily extends to nearly anyone seeking it.

Sincerely,
Lowell C.

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Had I done my research first and seen the two earlier reviews, I would never have done business with this company. I was fooled by the slick website but should have raised my suspicions as there were no testimonials from any happy customers. Why? Because there aren't any happy customers of this miserably incompetent business. I brought in an original photo from the 1940s because I wanted some copies made. He said it would take about a week and made big promises about touching up and "cleaning up" the photo to justify the high price he charged. After hearing nothing for nearly four weeks, I finally dropped by and got nothing but a vague promise to call me when my order was ready. The next day I had second thoughts when I came across the bad reviews and court cases and unsatisfactory business rating. After leaving him a message that I wanted my original back, only then did he get around to my order. Needless to say, the results were terrible like the other two reviewers. The copies were dark and dingy on a matte finish while the original was a much brighter glossy finish. After being three weeks late, he rushed the job at the last minute and produced total junk. How incompetent can you be to mess up a black and white order? This wasn't even a color order. He was so cheap he only enclosed a total of one cardboard frame for the seven copies I ordered. In one word: RIPOFF!

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Had I done my research first and seen the two earlier reviews, I would never have done business with this company. I was fooled by the slick website but should have raised my suspicions as there were no testimonials from any happy customers. Why? Because there aren't any happy customers of this miserably incompetent business. I brought in an original photo from the 1940s because I wanted some copies made. He said it would take about a week and made big promises about touching up and "cleaning up" the photo to justify the high price he charged. After hearing nothing for nearly four weeks, I finally dropped by and got nothing but a vague promise to call me when my order was ready. The next day I had second thoughts when I came across the bad reviews and court cases and unsatisfactory business rating. After leaving him a message that I wanted my original back, only then did he get around to my order. Needless to say, the results were terrible like the other two reviewers. The copies were dark and dingy on a matte finish while the original was a much brighter glossy finish. After being three weeks late, he rushed the job at the last minute and produced total junk. How incompetent can you be to mess up a black and white order? This wasn't even a color order. He was so cheap he only enclosed a total of one cardboard frame for the seven copies I ordered. In one word: RIPOFF!

Pros: there weren't any

Cons: Price charged is absolutely not worth the terrible quality of the end product and good luck getting your money back

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I provided a slightly damaged photo to be redone. The colors on the reprint they gave me after one week were significantly off. He agreed and said he would redo in 1-2 days. Long story short, he then lost the original and lied to me weekly for over 3 months, making up different excuses each time about why he could not produce either the original or a reprint. I also gave him a large photo to have broken glass repaired, asking for preservation, non-glare glass. After a month of more excuses he finally provided that photo with plain glass installed. DO NOT BELIEVE ANYTHING THIS MAN SAYS! Lastly, if you do decide to do business with him, MAKE SURE YOU GET AN INVOICE INITIALLY. He promised to print me an invoice and give it to me when I came back for my photo, and still after over 3 months, no photo, no invoice, and he continues to lie to the credit card company which I filed a dispute with.

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I provided a slightly damaged photo to be redone. The colors on the reprint they gave me after one week were significantly off. He agreed and said he would redo in 1-2 days. Long story short, he then lost the original and lied to me weekly for over 3 months, making up different excuses each time about why he could not produce either the original or a reprint. I also gave him a large photo to have broken glass repaired, asking for preservation, non-glare glass. After a month of more excuses he finally provided that photo with plain glass installed. DO NOT BELIEVE ANYTHING THIS MAN SAYS! Lastly, if you do decide to do business with him, MAKE SURE YOU GET AN INVOICE INITIALLY. He promised to print me an invoice and give it to me when I came back for my photo, and still after over 3 months, no photo, no invoice, and he continues to lie to the credit card company which I filed a dispute with.

Pros: None

Cons: Poor photos, unorganized, untruthful.

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(Please see my full review on Local Yahoo)

In a nutshell...

HORRIBLE picture quality, the pictures on his website look nothing like previews... I cannot say what we "received" because, three months later, Delano (owner/photographer) still hasn't delivered them yet. Most photographers want to hang onto the originals so they can sell you prints, we paid up for the photo CD for this reason, yet, he absolutely will not give it to us and has ignored repeated emails and phone calls. As of now, he stole our money because we haven't received a single thing from the shoot.

About the shoot, we shot in a public park. We booked him for the afternoon to shoot 50 people. He dropped a bomb on us (right before the shoot) that he over-booked himself, giving us 30 minutes!! He was racing through us, half-a$$ing the shots (a 'professional' couldn't possibly be this bad), yelling at the family to not shoot any of their own photos... in the public park, lol. He was so panicked that he wouldn't make his next shoot - as if it was our fault!! We had him for the afternoon. He later had the nerve to scold me (when I called about our CD), saying the family was being a "pain," because they weren't moving fast enough for him, as he was rushing.

I could somehow rationalize it all if the photos were great. I'm telling you, amateur hour doesn't accurately describe it, I'm shocked his thumb wasn't in the photos, they were literally that bad. I wish I had the photos to show everyone how poor they truly were. I'm glad we took our own photos, to at least have something to show for us all coming out.

My mother-in-law booked the shoot not knowing anything about him, there were no negative reviews about him. So hopefully this can serve as a warning - AVOID AT ALL COSTS. You'll pay for horrible photos that you will never get. This guy is totally a "wannabe," a random guy with a decent camera passing himself off as a "professional photographer."

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★☆☆☆☆

(Please see my full review on Local Yahoo)

In a nutshell...

HORRIBLE picture quality, the pictures on his website look nothing like previews... I cannot say what we "received" because, three months later, Delano (owner/photographer) still hasn't delivered them yet. Most photographers want to hang onto the originals so they can sell you prints, we paid up for the photo CD for this reason, yet, he absolutely will not give it to us and has ignored repeated emails and phone calls. As of now, he stole our money because we haven't received a single thing from the shoot.

About the shoot, we shot in a public park. We booked him for the afternoon to shoot 50 people. He dropped a bomb on us (right before the shoot) that he over-booked himself, giving us 30 minutes!! He was racing through us, half-a$$ing the shots (a 'professional' couldn't possibly be this bad), yelling at the family to not shoot any of their own photos... in the public park, lol. He was so panicked that he wouldn't make his next shoot - as if it was our fault!! We had him for the afternoon. He later had the nerve to scold me (when I called about our CD), saying the family was being a "pain," because they weren't moving fast enough for him, as he was rushing.

I could somehow rationalize it all if the photos were great. I'm telling you, amateur hour doesn't accurately describe it, I'm shocked his thumb wasn't in the photos, they were literally that bad. I wish I had the photos to show everyone how poor they truly were. I'm glad we took our own photos, to at least have something to show for us all coming out.

My mother-in-law booked the shoot not knowing anything about him, there were no negative reviews about him. So hopefully this can serve as a warning - AVOID AT ALL COSTS. You'll pay for horrible photos that you will never get. This guy is totally a "wannabe," a random guy with a decent camera passing himself off as a "professional photographer."

Pros: "Pro" and this guy shouldn't be in the same sentence

Cons: Bad photos, haven't received product after we paid in full, rushed the shoot

 

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