LeightonD, Photographer

LeightonD's Photographic life.

Asada Belly Dance’s 3 Reasons Why All Belly Dancers Need a Great Photo Shoot

Like most starving artists, when I started dancing professionally as Asada Belly Dance I didn’t have much money to spend on a premium photo shoot package.  I cut a lot … Continue reading

January 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

America’s Next Top Model Curvy Winner, Whitney Thompson Stars in The Ad Campaign For Panache Lingerie

Originally posted on the CITIZENS of FASHION:
She is the first curvy model to win “America’s Next Top Model” and her uniqueness has been rewarded with a campaign for Panache…

October 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Behind the Scenes with LeightonD and Blake

Behind the scenes of a fabulous end of summer shoot with Leighton DaCosta, International Fashion and Wedding Photographer (@LeightonD). Assisted by Jacksonville photographers Nicolas Fletcher (@Driven_24) and James Burney (@JaakabPhoto) … Continue reading

October 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

The May Orlando Meet and Greet (OMG)

Just before Memorial Day this year, Jesse Walker, Orlando Photographer and his crew put on another great meetup in Orlando, Florida. This time at the HUGE Studio One, right there … Continue reading

July 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fit to be Bow tied.

It’s nine fifteen and you are already 3 rounds into a heavyweight title bout with the alarm clock’s snooze button, when suddenly you realize, “Oh crap! I’m late!” You jump … Continue reading

January 20, 2013 · 4 Comments

Model Monday: Merry Christmas

Hello to all in the beauty and fashion world. Most Decembers go by slowly, with wind, cold, snow, and many fashion outlets planning their Spring campaigns; compounded with the Thanksgiving … Continue reading

December 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Model Monday: On Location, Aruba

  Hey guys and gals, just wrapped up a week of some intensive shooting and work with a several models and the work of a couple of designers. I want … Continue reading

December 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Model Monday: Making Tacos?

I know some of you must be asking yourself, “What does making tacos have to do with modeling or photography?” Well, let me tell you a short story. I guy … Continue reading

November 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Model Monday:Frustration and Rejection

Frustration and Rejection. Two words and events that happen in not just a model’s but almost everyone’s career. Is it necessary? How do we deal with it? How can we … Continue reading

November 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Model Monday: The Pressure to Perform

One of the things that I see affect most new models and photographers is a strong case of nerves or stage fright. Often, this can be for many reasons, but … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · Leave a comment