In 1981, after opening a photography studio on Boston’s fashionable Newbury Street, Daphne began a partnership with Diane Dalpe. Diane’s credentials include an MBA, a Real Estate broker’s license and years of corporate experience in Research and Development and Mergers and Acquisitions. When the two met, Diane was on the verge of leaving her lucrative corporate job to pursue her own entrepreneurial ambitions by opening a travel agency. When the seller of the travel agency withdrew the sale, Daphne, asked Diane if she would like to join her in expanding her photography business by adding a gallery.
SYNERGISM PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY was born. It featured famous photographers including Josef Karsh and Ansel Adams. The gallery’s monthly exhibits drew hundreds of art enthusiasts. A year later Daphne and Diane branched out and purchased a B&B/photography studio in Ogunquit, Maine. That is where Daphne’s all time favorite session took place, with comedian/actor Paul Lynde.
Clients arrived from all over to take time to relax at this seaside resort and have their photos taken. Daphne’s daughter Kimberlie and Diane’s sister Cynthia put in many hours of loving help and support, from the kitchen to the studio to making beds.
Daphne and Diane have appeared on the Good Day Show, People Are Talking, Evening Magazine, CNN, Fox, Good Morning America and other ABC, CBS and NBC programs. Also they have appeared on Discovery Channel and A&E. They have been featured in numerous articles in newspapers and magazines and have been guests on Radio, They have hosted a New Age Cable Program “Living Unlimited” for over 13 years.