Leighton DaCosta Photographer

Phee Visits Charleston! | Leighton DaCosta, Charleston Lifestyle Photographer

Phee Visits Charleston! | Leighton DaCosta, Charleston Lifestyle Photographer

…After a little small talk, and learning about her love for fashion and that she designed her own outfits, I gave her one of my cards and suggested that if she ever had an extended stay in Charleston, that she should give me a call.

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Model Monday: Aiden | Leighton DaCosta, Charleston Men's Portrait Photographer

Model Monday: Aiden | Leighton DaCosta, Charleston Men's Portrait Photographer

Model: Aiden
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Photographer: Leighton DaCosta
Lighting Assistant: Quintin Carson (www.Q88Photography.com)

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Happy Mother's Day | Leighton DaCosta, Charleston Portrait Photographer

Happy Mother's Day | Leighton DaCosta, Charleston Portrait Photographer

You know, one of the things that we lose sight of with modern technology is how many pictures and memories we keep in our digital devices. Mobile phones, tablets, computers, data bases, and other locations. But a few weeks ago, when my uncle asked me if I had any photos of my mom so that he could show someone at a reunion, I realized that all of the images I had of my mother were only in prints.

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Back To Business Basics Workshop Recap & 3 quick lessons | Leighton DaCosta, Charleston Photography Instructor

Back To Business Basics Workshop Recap & 3 quick lessons | Leighton DaCosta, Charleston Photography Instructor

“in my quest to help photographers solve these problems, we learned that we have to do more than just take “pretty pictures” for clients but solve their core problems, wants, desires, and needs while always striving to provide additional value.” ~Leighton DaCosta, Photographer

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The Nikonos Project: Day 1 | Leighton DaCosta, Charleston Photographer

The Nikonos Project: Day 1 | Leighton DaCosta, Charleston Photographer

The one thing I know about shooting with new equipment is to always do a test roll first, just so that you can have a baseline, or to learn things that you wouldn't see unless you were shooting. The worst time to find out something is wrong is when you're on a shoot for a paying client. 

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843 Collective Beauty Shoot | Leighton DaCosta, Charleston Hair & Beauty Photographer

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Models: Miranda Phillips, Alexa Walter

H/MUA: Laura Fraizer, Justine Green

Photographer: Leighton DaCosta

Photographer's Assistant: Tonya Brisson

Stylist: 843 Beauty Collective

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