Happy Valentine's Day

First Valentine's Day together 2005

First Valentine's Day together 2005

I just wanted to say Happy Valentine's to everyone one out there. This is a special time of year that we set aside to tell those around us that they are special to us. Just like many other holidays involving love, the celebration of the day does not mean that we don't love those close to us on the other days, it just means that its nice to have a reminder to let them know that we love them. 

Many folks will take this time to propose as well, and to those, congrats! 

Our First Valentine's Day together 2005

Our First Valentine's Day together 2005

I know the photos on this post may not look the "best" but these mean so much to me. This was the first Valentine's together spent with my wife, 9 years ago. We spent an awesome weekend in the cabins in Williamsburg, Virginia. I share these with you, because to me, THIS is what photography is about. Remembering moments in our lives forever.

It's great to have crystal clear shots with perfect lighting, but it is more important to have the SHOT period. The best camera is the one you have with you. I hope we take more time to live life and capture the memories. 

I would love to know what is your best Valentine's day memory? 


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!