Engagement Confidential

The walkaway

This past Saturday, September 25th, I had the pleasure of traveling to Savannah, GA to conduct an engagement photo session with Ebony and Vernon.  Earlier that week, Ebony had contacted me through my site, because of some photos she saw from a previous session with Savannah wedding photographer, Latoya Roberson on Facebook


Chopper Shot

The session started at the Savannah International Airport General Aviation ramp where we were afforded the use of two helicopters, courtesy of Coastal Helicopter, LLC.  Coastal Helicopter conducts services from tours to rotary wing pilot training.  Steve was our point of contact and was VERY helpful in making this shoot happen.  Steve even gave Vernon some pointers in flying a helicopter.

Vernon in flight


Vern and Eb

ready to roll

From the airstrip to the sand strip the session continued...

love on the beach

uninvited guests

During the beach portion of the session, we ran into an uninvited guest, who happened to be the proprietor of the Tybee Inn on 17th street in Tybee Island.  The 17th Street Inn was so hospitable that they allowed us to take some of the following shots.

AT the inn

At the Inn

Ring Shot

We went from the Inn back down to the beach, and happened to pass by the place of Vernon and Ebony's first kiss. How cool is that! How many people get to do an engagement session where they first kissed, or first met?

First Kiss

To end the day we went by the beach, and left our happy couple dreaming of their future wedding day! Thank you Vernon and Ebony for allowing us to be a part of this wonderful time!

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!