When Your Photography Goes to the Dogs!

The Four Amigos! That's a funny title for one of my blogs don't you think? Most of my clients and friends know  I normally do beauty, fashion, wedding, and portrait photography.  So wasn't it a surprise for them to see me setting up my photo booth at BARK in the Historical Five Points district in the Riverside area located in Jacksonville, Florida for First Fridays last Friday night.

Studio Setup

I had so much fun at this session. I think I will do it again at the end for October as well. I'm not a big pet shooter, because there are some GREAT pet photographers in Jacksonville, and contrary to popular belief, its more than just "a few clicks." Pet photography requires patience and skill...and patience.

Bussa and Reese

The holiday season is fast approaching and now is the time to start considering those family photos with your best friend(s) by your side. If you would like more information on family photos or pet photography, please do not hesitate in contacting me.

A little about BARK. They are a full service pet boutique with a great personal touch. Jamee is the owner and she does a great job providing for her customers.  Bark sells only grain free foods, which are essential for pet health and nutrition.  Their "Barkery" features homemade and fresh treats from cookies to cakes.  Skylar is the featured groomer at Bark, and is rated as one of the best in Jacksonville.  Bark even hosts "dog parties" for your dog and several of his or hers closest 'four-legged' friends!

BARK is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-6pm

Bark's Address is:

1021 Park Street Suite A Jacksonville, Florida 32204


Leighton DaCosta

Hello, I'm Leighton and I help people around the world tell their story. Let me introduce myself. Whether it's for online dating, or a professional profile, it always seems that the "About Me" section is always the hardest to write. Not because you have nothing to say about yourself, but because you want to be sincere, genuine, interesting, and brief all at the same time. I have never been a fan of writing about me in the third person, like: "Leighton DaCosta, was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and moved to Brooklyn, NY at an early age when his parents wanted to form a new life for themselves and their children. In the third grade, the family moved to Orlando, Fl, where Leighton considers his home town. After spending 3 tours in the Navy, he settled in Jacksonville, and now Miramar, Florida, where he now calls home. Today, still wanted by many, he does work as a fashion and wedding photographer. If you have a wedding(or photo shoot)... if no one else can help... and if you can find him... maybe you can hire... ok.. this is not The A- Team." But you see what I mean? What do you know about me? How can we connect? Did you know that my FAVORITE food is Pizza and Sushi? Or that my favorite color is Purple? When I go to the wine bars, I usually order Mimosas, because even the cheapest champagne tastes great with some good ole OJ. When I travel, I like staying in nice hotels. Not because of the name, (even though I AM partial to Hyatt) but because of the bathrooms. One of my favorite hotels is the Viking in Newport, Rhode Island. Small rooms, but AWESOME bathrooms. I LOVE TO EAT, and eating as much as I have, has led me to be about 100 pounds more than I was in High School... Yeah there is some muscle there, but if it was all muscle, I'm sorry folks, I wouldn't be taking photos, I would be retiring from the NFL. If you want to see some of my favorite dishes, follow me on Instagram. Because of that, I find myself now in the gym more than ever. Trying to stay fit and alive... I workout, so I can EAT! Well that's enough for now, 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!