Free Mini-Portrait Sessions for Deployed Military Families

Today hopes to prove a busy day.  We are doing free mini portrait sessions for the families of deployed military members.  This is a food drive for the food bank of First Coast No More Homeless Pets, and the USO of the Greater Jacksonville Area.  Scan Design Contemporary Furniture has been so gracious in sponsoring floor space for us to have a feeling of "home" as we take these photos.  While SmugMug Users Group of Jacksonville (JAXSMUG) has offered web space for these families to be able to download images for free. Some of Jacksonville photographers, Norman Al, Heather Blackwell, James Burney, James Hunter, Lori Robinson, and Ben Wilson, to name a few, have partnered with  myself, to make this event happen.

If you are, or know of a military family, have them come down to Scan Design on the corner of Baymeadows and Philips Highway between 11am and 3pm, with a dependent ID, a non-perishable or pet food, and be ready to smile!  While this event is intended to be for the families of the deployed, those families whose sponsor is available are welcome to participate as well.  We just ask for the sponsor to be in uniform.

Scan Design is located at 8206 Philips Hwy # 17, Jacksonville, FL 32256-1245.  While we are there today, we can be reached in store at (904) 731-7877.

Hope to see you guys there.

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!