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Tim Dardis


  • Married: 44+ years

  • Children: 2 beautiful, now grown daughters

  • Grandchildren: 6 from 5 to 25 years of age

  • Pets: Many over the years but currently one spoiled Norwich Terrier

  • Location: Central Florida 

  • 2024 is my  50th anniversary as a professional photographer 

  • (Watch for anniversary specials! Help me celebrate by booking your session!)

For those of you that really want to know more.. scroll down below the photos.

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My name is Tim Dardis and I have been looking through a viewfinder for a very long time.  (The other side of the camera scares the daylights out of me!)  After a few years mentorship with an accomplished and acclaimed  civilian & military photographer, I went pro in 1974 upon graduating from the United States Naval Schools of Photography. (I am happy to share some "sea stories" if you are really interested!)  I have been honing my craft ever since. I have been lucky enough to make photographs in almost every genre you can imagine, in many parts of the world. I have exposed and hand processed tens of thousands of film frames, printed many thousands of B&W and color prints the old fashioned way... in the "soup" and climbed upon the giant learning curve of pro-digital photography in 2001 with the purchase of Nikon's first ("affordable" - like approx. $5k.) professional digital camera. (D1x)

I have recently upgraded ALL my equipment from camera and lighting to drone and computer. I love being "State of the Art".

I became a professional photographer in 1974. I was first licensed as a REALTOR in 1981 (then in 2 states). I, however, no longer hold an active real estate license. I believe my history makes me uniquely qualified to ensure you get the very best photographic services available. In short, I have the experience to know what you want and what is needed to help sell a house. You can feel comfortable as I represent you in front of your clients. (No need to hold my hand... unless, of course,  you WANT to!)

There is a lifetime in between those exposures, prints and real estate closings that I'd be happy to share with you if you want to email me directly, I would love to hear from you.

I have been married over 44 years (to the same woman!)   I have two adult daughters, 6 grandchildren, 4 chickens and a bratty little dog that runs the entire family.

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