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Frequently Asked Questions & Raves

How should I get ready for my photo session?

During our initial consultation, we'll discuss what you'll need to do to prepare.  Every client has a different vision of how they want to look in their images, so your instructions will be customized for you alone.  Mostly they will focus on wardrobe, personal grooming and relaxation.  This will be your day to enjoy!

Should I lose another 10 pounds before I schedule a photo session?

Absolutely not!  Remember, you are already beautiful.  I will work with you to accentuate your best assets and minimize anything you're not fond of.  It's all a matter of getting you into the right pose and adjusting the light and shadows to compliment the gorgeous woman you already are.  As a woman myself, I know how other women feel and will help you to look your best in every image.



When should I book my photo session?

If you are planning to use your portfolio as a gift, perhaps for your significant "other", you'll want to leave time for planning the session, taking the photos and the time it takes to order your final products.  Give yourself 6 to 8 weeks.  Otherwise, contact me directly and we can talk about how to meet the time frame you are working with.  

Photo sessions are typically conducted on Thursday, Friday or Saturday starting at 10 AM.  Those are the most frequently requested days, but from I can often make adjustments on the calendar to accommodate clients who prefer a different schedule.  Just ask!

How should I dress for my photo session?

 Everyone's goals are different.  If you want a casual look, I suggest things like over sized sweaters or jackets, "his" dress shirt, or a favorite team's sports jersey.   For a sexier look some clients prefer to wear lingerie, stockings or fancy bras or corsets.  You can also just wear your "birthday suit" and we can strategically arrange sheets and blankets to compliment your shape.  We typically have time for up to three outfits, or two outfits and your "birthday suit", but we can arrange for more time if you want to add additional wardrobe selections.  

Your photo session is all about you.  We can dial it back to more of a glamour photo session, show less skin or skimpy outfits, and focus on your upper body if you prefer.  We can also pump it up to a more adventurous photo session with less outfit and more skin.  The most private parts will always be left to the imagination of the viewer, and I reserve the right to limit where I point my camera.  Either way, you will be photographed to show the elegant, gorgeous woman inside you.  


Where would my photo session take place?

My home studio on the west side of Austin offers several session sets and a changing room where your hair & makeup service will take place.  This location is completely private, and only the hair & makeup woman and I will be present.  For longer sessions, I may add a woman assistant, but you won't have to worry about anyone walking in off the street or showing up uninvited.  I can photograph you with tons of natural light or studio lighting, depending on what we're going for.  


How much do you charge and what is included?

On average, clients invest between $800 and $4000 on their portfolio.  Most clients order an album or a box of mounted or matted prints and one or more framed prints.  At your consultation you will get to see the complete price list.  There are also some discounts for larger quantities and occasional specials.

I strongly recommend the optional hair & makeup service.  Great eyelashes and a matte finish to your makeup photograph best and my experts know exactly how to give you a camera ready look.  Basic retouching is always included and you can be sure I'll "nip & tuck" any stray pieces and parts to ensure a cohesive portfolio.  

You can order from an a-la-carte menu of albums or heirloom boxes with mounted prints in a variety of sizes and with a various numbers of images.  Most include 10, 15, 20 or even 30 images.  Wall portraits, table top or desk displays are available in framed prints, canvas or print wraps, acrylic, metal or wood prints and more.  Choose individual images or a collection in your consultation or ordering session. 


Who can attend my photo session with me?

Most clients plan to gift their significant "other" with their images, and that person can sometimes prevent the client from fully expressing their sensual side.  The intimate size of the studio makes it difficult to have another person present.  If you must have a girl friend present, we can schedule photo session time to accommodate both of you so you can each support each other through the process and you both get a fabulous portfolio.  Men or significant "others" are not allowed and no one under 18 years of age is permitted in the studio during a photo or ordering session.










Where will my images be shown?

Adding your images to my portfolio would be an honor!  However, your images will NOT be posted on any web site, blog, social media or any other public forum without you express, written consent.  Your contract will have a place for you to mark what you will allow me to show, if anything.  Some clients want everything held private and others want to show all (or some) their images to the world.  You get to decide, and I will honor your preference.


Do you do any other types of photography?

Many clients also need head shots for their business or web site.  Some want something special for their social media (Facebook, Linked In, Instagram and so on).  I'm happy to create head shots for you for those purposes.  Depending on availability, I'm happy to discuss any other photography needs you have for personal or commercial use.  If it's too far out of my expertise, I am happy to recommend someone in my network of photographers who will work with you.

Please e-mail me at [email protected] if you have any other questions, or schedule a consultation on my calendar:



Leonardo_V_180630_1710_08-Edit 3Leonardo_V_180630_1710_08-Edit 3Vicki Leonardo 512-293-9265 When I left my session, I felt like a million bucks!  I rediscovered myself in the boudoir images Vicki created for me, and re-awakened confidence in myself.  This was the best thing I've done for myself in a long time.

- Nicky M.


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I was super hesitant to do a boudoir shoot but knew this was something I had to do to expand my comfort zone. Well I couldn't have chosen a better photographer to put me at ease. From assisting with outfit selection to coaching on poses, I was in excellent hands. I never had to do a pose I was uncomfortable in and yet I felt sexy just the same. Final product was lovely!
- Michelle H.

Professional, Quality Pictures. I recommend
Vicki at DaVinci Images for all your photo needs. Fantastic!         - Elizabeth E.

Leonardo_Victoria_191102_1040_10-EditLeonardo_Victoria_191102_1040_10-Edit I couldn't imagine having my photos done with anyone else, Vicki with DaVinci Images made this a once in a lifetime experience. From the second I got there I was made to feel not only very comfortable but like a pampered princess. I was nervous about taking boudoir photos, as most women are, but the nervousness fled within minutes and a calming confidence swept over me thanks to Vicki. She put me right at ease. She provides a wide range of poses, clothes, looks and backdrops so you can get the feel you're looking for. You never feel like you don't know what to do because she guides you through each pose, which I loved! When we were done with the shoot and reviewed the photos I was in awe! I saw myself in a completely new confident and sexy light! I appreciate Vicki and the work we did together. I would recommend her to anyone looking for some classy & sexy photos for themselves or their significant other!

- Alexandra L.



When I left my session, I felt like a million bucks!

Nicky, M.



Vicki is both a sweet, wonderful person as well as an incredibly talented photographer! The first thing everyone needs to know is that you do NOT have to have a perfect body or be in tip top physical shape to get a boudoir shoot. DO IT FOR YOURSELF! When I did my session, I was WAY out of my comfort zone... the clothes, the makeup, false eyelashes... everything! Surprisingly, it didn't take long for me to get into the groove once we started and I actually ended up enjoying myself!

When I first saw my pictures, I had a total disconnect between what I saw and how I felt. The pictures were gorgeous and I somehow didn't believe what I saw. Aside from getting a set of truly amazing photos, I ended up giving myself the gift of self-love. I got to see beauty in myself that I didn't realize was there.

I recommend that all women get a boudoir photo session and you are in excellent hands with Vicki Leonardo! Giving yourself this gift is money better spent than spending a day at the spa!

- Noelle B.