Leighton DaCosta, Photographer

Leighton DaCosta, Photographer

Creating an Artistic Approach to Commercial, Portraits, and Wedding Photography.
— Leighton DaCosta, Photographer
Photography not only allows me to discover my subjects, but allows me to continuously rediscover myself
— Leighton DaCosta, Photographer
I love creating and telling the stories of the lives and personalities of my subjects. More than just clients, they often become friends, even if for that fraction of second that goes “Click”

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Leighton DaCosta-
Story Teller. Photographer.

Hello, I'm Leighton and I help people around the world tell their story. Let me introduce myself. 

  • Happiest moment: USS Wisconsin

  • Next vacation spot: Sand Dunes

  • Favorite late night snack: Chocolate

  • Future goal within photography: Author

  • Favorite place to eat: MOJO’s

  • Photographer most inspired by: Annie Leibovitz

  • Number 1 lesson learned in photography: Preparation

  • Favorite moment in Photography: Aruba

  • Favorite Band: Bob Marley and the Wailers

  • Favorite time of the day: Blue Hour

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, my family moved to Brooklyn, NY for a better life. Eventually that led to us relocating to Orlando, Fl, where I consider my hometown away from home. I joined the World’s Finest Navy and embraced all of the experiences that came it. Different countries, lifelong friends, and even flying a plane or two.

After 3 tours in the Navy, 4 years in Afghani dust, and 43 states, I now reside in the Tampa Bay area. 

If you want to know more about me, follow my blog. Better yet, I want to find out more about YOU. So let's talk!


I am a proud past/present member of the following organizations which promote, encourage, and educate photographers in providing higher quality and a better service experience.

PPA - Professional Photographers of America
WPPI - Wedding & Portrait Photographers International
PPGF - Professional Photographers Guild of Florida
JPPG - Jacksonville Professional Photographers Guild (Formerly PPSNF - Professional Photographers Society of North Florida)