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Engagement Confidential

The walkaway

The Broker and the Asset. Ebony and Vernon's Engagement session

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

Aiming High!

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

Vernon in flight


In the Pilot's seat!

Vern and Eb

Ebony and Vernon

ready to roll

on a Mission

From the airstrip to the sand strip the session continued…

love on the beach

Ebony and Vernon on the beach

Ebony and Vernon at Tybee...

uninvited guests

sometimes not all shoots go smoothly...

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

Ebony and Vernon

At the Inn

Ebony and Vernon

Ring Shot

Ebony and Vernon

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

The place of their 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!

Waiting to pop the cork!


About Leighton DaCosta, Photographer

International Wedding, Portrait, and Fashion photographer based in Miramar, Florida. Also a Pilot and a LEAN technician.

5 comments on “Engagement Confidential

  1. Isaac D. Parker
    September 27, 2010

    Very impressive! I enjoy the irony that 3 good friends of mine are great photographers. I must admit however; your work is beginning to be a cut(or shoot) above the rest.

  2. Tara
    September 27, 2010

    Beautiful work Leighton. Congrats to the couple!

    PS…. OK!!!! Lets plan to do my shoot for my 45th birthday in January!!

  3. Trina
    September 28, 2010

    OMG….Vernon I love the concept. That’s some really nice work. U go boy!!! and again, congrats to you both. U make a nice looking couple.

  4. Max
    October 22, 2010


    Love, Love, Love the session with Ebony and Vernon! It was very exciting to view the setting was awesome! I wish this would go viral like the other ATL photogs work. Keep up the good work! I have just found a new photog to follow.

    Congratualtions to the couple as well. This looked like a magazine spread.

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