Time for a change…

I’ve always had a sense of style (well, some may disagree). I am married to the most stylish person I know. My wife misses nothing when it comes to style. My mother constantly reminds me that I come from a long line of well dressed men and she always made sure I looked good as a child. That said, it’s time for a make-over for me. I’ve always considered my self a gentleman. Now it’s time to dress like one. Everyday. Fashion is reflective of one’s personality. I love to see well dressed people, but I don’ t always take the time to ensure I am detailed in my attire. Well, all that is about to change. This may be a bit late for me in some minds, but that’s okay. This is something I’m doing for me and for the legacy of all the well dressed men in my family.A new age

A sweet day with Honey Gun

Alternative, bluesy, rock, all these describe but a portion of the musical style and genius of Eric (Fly Boy Wonder), Aaron ( The Smooth Grunge Piper), Manny (Tin Man), Paul (Bass Level), and Byrd (Old Dude-Drummer Boy), who make up the Local Pensacola Alternative Band, “Honey Gun” (BTW, I made up  those nick-names, without their permission).  These guys are well on their way to stardom. They even have their own tour bus! I was thrilled when they asked me to shoot images for their new webpage. Me and my trusty side-kick, my baby boy, Torrey (well, he’s 18, but he’s my baby dude!) packed up and headed to the City of Five Flags to spend an afternoon capturing images around this fabulous town with five of the coolest dudes anyone could meet.

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Honey Gun is an up and coming alternative band in the Greater Pensacola, Florida area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“It’s been a journey, but I can’t wait until we can get to the point where music is all we do”, says Aaron, lead singer for Honey Gun. They are not far from that, receiving tremendous accolades from their expansive fan base in the city of Pensacola.

Being true artists, they knew exactly what they wanted from this session. It also didn’t hurt that I’d worked with them before, on their first photo-shoot. They definitely love their city and their fans! It was important that we took photos in locations that the fan-base would recognize so we went to some of the more recognizable locations in downtown P’Cola, where the “Hipsters play”.

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Keep and eye and an ear on this group. I’m glad to know them, before they walk the red carpet to receive some prestigious awards! Success is absolutely a part of their future!

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These tracks provide a wonderful back drop for vintage photos

Torrey (Baby Dude) working the "rig" as a train passes by.

Torrey (Baby Dude) working the “rig” as a train passes by.

Welcome!!

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Welcome to my blog! I must say, after much resistance, I’ve finally  decided that this is a great addition to the Danny Dillard Photography brand! First, Big SHOUT OUT to JR customization for helping with the “New Look”! Loving it!!

Blogging is new for me and I hope to become better and better at it  as time goes on. In the meantime, please excuse my mistakes as I make the journey through the blogosphere.

For those who don’t know me, I’m Danny. I’m a Lifestyle, Wedding, Portrait and Event photographer in N.W. Florida. I have a beautiful wife, (who I’m sure will appear on this blog many times), three fantastic children, who range in age from 18 to 25, and four grand-children,  who live int the great North-Western, USA. I spent 20 years serving this nation in the United States Air Force, and I am now a proud military retiree!

I began my photography journey at the age of 10 years old, when my Uncle Dale took photos of me, a baseball card, and one of my sneakers, and developed a multiple exposure of the three images. I was hooked! I knew that was something I wanted to do!  A few years later my mother purchased a camera for me. Off I went! It was a Vivitar 110 film camera. Later I purchased a Canon rangefinder, then eventually I began using SLRs. I built a darkroom in a closet in my bedroom and spent many, many, many hours there honing my skills! I come from a long line of artist: my mother, father, uncles, aunts, and sons.  Our family is very much into the arts,  on every platform. From acting to music, sketching, to producing full length films and music videos, they cover it all.

As you can see, I have a TREMENDOUS PASSION for photography! I have a business partner in my wedding photography venture, Sharondipity Photography. Check out her work! She’s a fabulous artist! www.sharondipityphotography.com  Sharon is also a Getty Artist. Our styles are very similar insomuch, that, at times, we have a difficulty distinguishing which photos were shot by who!

Please enjoy this blog. Visit often and if you’re ever in the Fort Walton Beach / Destin, Florida area,  look me up!