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testimonials

Vicky Leon
photography melbourne

 

Thanks Vicky for capturing such a special time in our lives, the arrival of Charlie. You put us all at ease and made us feel very special and made the shoot a really enjoyable experience for the camera shy. The end results were fantastic and even more so that you were able to turn them round so quickly to allow Mum to take some home with her to Scotland. We look forward to working with you again to capture future memories. - Karen McLean

     

 

To celebrate my 80th birthday, we had Vicky do a photo shoot of our family on our property. There were 17 of us and Vicky’s photography skills made the occasion the best I have experienced and a fun time for all. The variety of groupings such as sons with wives and family, grandchildren and whole family photos, were quite exceptional. We printed a few to display in our lounge room and we also have the photos as a slide-show on our computer. This way we can watch and enjoy them when the computer is not in use. I do recommend Vicky for wonderful photos and great memories for families to keep. - John Spalding

    

 

 

After receiving one of Vicky's business cards by a friend I immediately set up a photo shoot eager to take some professional photos of my nearly 3 year old and 10 week old daughters. Being sleep deprived I was truly grateful for how little I needed to do! Vicky took some wonderful shots of which my friends and family are continually asking for the photographers name and contact details. Thank you Vicky for making the whole process so easy and I will definitely be back for another shoot as the girls grow. - Rebecca Musca

 

 

We are 'in love' with the photos of our little family that Vicky so beautifully captured this autumn. One of our children was being a little uncooperative but Vicky showed us that the most natural and stunning photos can be made of children just being children.  This testimonial must also include praise for the printer recommended by Vicky (www.photocolor.com). They were brilliant with helping us choose the right photos for their appropriate enlargements. Also, having them all on disc allowed us to produce what we wanted as well as keep the grandparents happy. Thank you Vicky for allowing us to always remember our children exactly as they were when they were so little. Extremely grateful - Narelle Vogels    

 

 

We were after some beautiful shots to capture 12 week old Darcy and which complimented the different ages of our children. We combined our photo shoot with a celebration of my sister's 40th Birthday and got some lovely shots of my sister and I with our parents as well. Vicky is a warm person who showed a genuine passion for her work. We love the selection of photos we now have, which include family group shots and the natural and fun photos that we were after. Thanks Vicky. - Bronwyn Wood

    

 

 

I would like to take this opportunity to tell everyone what a fabulous photographer Vicky is. Our experience exceeded every expectation we ever had. Vicky made us feel comfortable, in a professional but relaxed way. Our images are the best our family have ever had done. Looking through our photos there are many different shots that are unique and sooo special to us, I can't imagine anyone else capturing shots like these. It may sound a bit silly but I was really impressed at how Vicky conducted our shoot. She got down in the wet grass and it didn't matter that she got dirty. Vicky, Thank-you once again for our awesome experience, we will definitely be back. - Courtney Duckworth

 

 

 

Our daughter's 12th birthday was made so special by Vicky! It was a wonderful way to celebrate Kena's 12th birthday by having a professional photo shot.... and professional it was from start to finish! We were all made to feel relaxed and most importantly we all had fun!!! which shines through in each photo Vicky took :) Love them all! thank you Vicky x - The Welch Family

 

 

 

 

 

I cannot thank you enough for all the gorgeous photos you’ve taken of our family over the past few years – they are truly priceless to us.  And the photo shoots are always such fun, you have such talent for making everyone so comfortable. - Kelly Anquetil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is our second time getting photos of Rhiannon done by Vicky and once again, they capture her personality perfectly. The smiles, frowns, laughs and cries all make beautiful photos and would highly recommend Vicky Leon to anyone! - Fiona Freedman

 

 

 

 

 

We are delighted with the photos that Vicky took of us and our 2 year old daughter. I was worried that she was grumpy during the shoot and we would not get great shots. However I was thrilled when I saw the photos. Vicky had managed to capture our daughter in all her poses and really deliver fabulous images that we will treasure forever. Vicky is a true professional. From the booking and the photo shoot through to the delivery of the photos she kept us informed and made us relax and enjoy the whole experience. I would not hesitate to recommend Vicky to others. Thank you! - Sophie Davidson

    

 

 

We were so happy Vicky was available to do our second shoot since we have added to our family.  We wanted to mark our son's 6 month birthday like we did with our daughter and we are absolutely thrilled with our photos!  We can't wait till our children are a little older so Vicky can capture precious moments again. Thank you so much Vicky, you're a treasure! - Sarah Read

 

    

 

We've had Vicky take photos of our little family a few times now and have been impressed with her work every single time!  The best thing about her work is that the photos are so natural and show our children and family in their true spirit and essence.  We're not after posed photos like you get with so many other photographers!  Vicky has captured the most amazing shots of our family, including some beautiful breastfeeding photos; that we will treasure forever!  I have enjoyed all our photo shoots with Vicky (this is coming from someone who usually hates having photos taken!).  She puts us all at ease straight away and is absolutely wonderful with the kids.  Thank you Vicky for our beautiful memories. - Narelle Key

    

 

This is the second photo shoot we've had with Vicky Leon and certainly wont be the last, I keep saying to her you can never retire. I would recommend her to anyone. So confident am I with Vicky that I bought a voucher for my best friend once she had her baby. The photos are so natural and she has captured the true essence of our children and the interaction they show with one another and as a family. We love our photos and constantly have comments from friends and family. A photo shoot with Vicky is a must and money well spent, I cannot give her enough praise, she is a master in her field. - Kate Wood

    

 

 

Wow...what a wonderful person and photographer Vicky is! We had 9 adults & 2 children in our shoot...and everyone commented on how comfortable they felt with Vicky. The photos turned out wonderful... Vicky even managed to capture some wonderful "crying" shots of my nephew which were brilliant! I will surely be recommending Vicky to anyone looking for a family photographer. And to receive the photos so soon after the shoot was fantastic, we all couldn't wait to see them and she did not disappoint! Thank you so much Vicky for wonderful photos that we will all treasure forever xxx - Jessica Wadden

    

 

 

 

We have used Vicky twice and have had wonderful photos both times. I was showing them to a friend who said she had to stop looking at them. They were so beautiful they were making her cry! Thanks for capturing our moments and turning them into memories we can look at. - Carolyn Kemp

    

 

 

 

 

Thank you Vicky for being so fantastic with our special three-generation photo shoot. Your professionalism and flexibility helped us to have some special moments captured over a small timeframe where all of us were in the same country! The photos are outstanding and the actual shoot was fun for adults and kids. Thank you! - Denise Ho

    

 

 

 

 

Thank you Vicky for your wonderful photos of our family. Vicky has captured the true essence of our 14 months baby girl. The photos are very natural and this is what we want. All of our family loved the photos. If we choose to have another shoot in the future, we will choose to book Vicky again. - Qinqin Ma

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve had my son photographed in the past by other photography agencies and the experience was cold, low energy and failed to capture the life and spirit of my precious baby. Our day Vicky was totally opposite. As a mother she made us feel comfortable, relaxed and made sure the day was about our family. This all translated into beautiful shots that truly captured our enjoyment on that day. Thanks so much Vicky - not only for beautiful pictures but a wonderful experience. We will definitely be coming back again soon. - Loann Nguyen

    

 

 

 

We just adore the photos Vicky took of our new family and proudly share them with our family and friends. Our shoot with Vicky was a very enjoyable and relaxed time. We look forward to Vicky capturing more special moments of our family as it grows. - Rob & Desi Aurelio

 

   

 

 

We called Vicky on the recommendation of a friend who has children of similar age and had photos with Vicky on a few previous occasions. The experience with Vicky was fantastic. On the advice of Vicky we chose an outdoor shoot which was ideal for us with an active toddler and a young baby. It was so relaxed that our two and a half year old was free to play with her dad (her favourite thing) and Vicky captured some really special moments. The photos are absolutely beautiful and I wish we could frame them all. I would happily recommend Vicky to anyone and will be using her again in the future. - Jennifer Howse

 

 

   

 

The kids were un-cooperative at times, but Vicky made us feel comfortable and relaxed during the shoot. The pictures turned out amazing!! She has a wonderful gift, she captured some gorgeous moments with my kids. I will be using her services again soon. Thank you. - Meta Mihailidis

 

  

 

 

 

Our experience with Vicky was fantastic. She managed to get some fantastic photos, even though our 2 year old was more interested in playing with his trains. Vicky was great. She was very friendly and fantastic with our boys. I would highly recommend Vicky to anyone. - Kylie Board

 

 

 

     

Thank you Vicky for the beautiful photos of our family especially our 2 boys. We love the natural looks of our photo style. Apart from the images you captured, we are also so impressed with your efficiency in producing the photos and the whole process of phone / email communication. There has been no wondering and guessing games which we had with another photographer! The staff at Photo Color (the lab you recommend) are also very professional and easy to deal with. We had no problem having our favourite photos displayed and framed professionally and it looks great on the wall! Thank you and we would not hesitate to recommend you to our family and friends! - Paulina Kou

     

 

 

I decided to use Vicky's photographic service on the recommendation of a friend who had a million positive things to say about her family's experience, and of course, the most beautiful photos to go with it. Our experience was beyond amazing, a truly fun filled morning, which even with two young children was completely stress free. Initially, my husband and I were a little anxious as to how our very active toddler would behave on a photo shoot. But the wonderful thing about Vicky's style is that our children were given the freedom to play, to truly be themselves. This in turn produced brilliant photographs, really capturing their individual personalities and spirits. I can't thank Vicky enough for the precious images of my family that i will treasure forever. I have had endless compliments on the 'naturalness' and beauty of the photos, and genuinely recommend her to anyone who seeks truly beautiful photographs of their family, and an enjoyable time creating them. - Irene Kyriopoulos

    

 

We have used Vicky's services for the second time now to capture our children, 16 months and 3 years old. Both times Vicky was fantastic and the images were beyond our wildest imagination. The images captured the true spirit and range of emotions our children expressed. Both shoots were natural with no posing or props required, capturing the children as they go about their daily childhood adventures.  Equally amazing to the quality and range of images is the service offered by Vicky. Extremely professional and friendly, but also amazingly prompt service with our CD arriving within 5 days of the shoot. I would not hesitate in recommending Vicky's services as we are return customers, and would not even contemplate using any other photographer in the future. - Thompson Family

 

    

We booked Vicky for a large family shoot, covering three generations of our family. At all stages, Vicky was flexible, accommodating and made us feel that nothing was too much trouble. It was not easy coordinating so many people, yet Vicky was always patient and courteous.  We are thrilled with the photos, purchasing many more than we intended because of the high quality (and very reasonable prices). Even those of us who think that we never take a good photo were pleased with the results. If you live in Melbourne and are looking for a great photographer, you can't go wrong with Vicky! - Fiona Bryant

   

 

 

 

Vicky is just wonderful at what she does, we had a lovely park scene with my beautiful son Logan and my father. The shoot was relaxed and it was so easy for her get the amazing pictures that she did. I will be coming back again when my next child is born. Thanks again Vicky :) - Elain

    

 

 

 

Both my husband and myself couldn't have been happier with the photos we received from Vicky. The session we had in the park was also fantastic. We felt immediately at ease with Vicky and were amazed by the number and quality of the photos.  Vicky really does capture the character of everyone she photographs - she managed to capture all the different expressions our daughter makes and we will always treasure the pictures.  We look forward to another session with her soon. - Rebecca Reynolds

 

   

 

Vicky captured the essence of our daughter - every expression and gesture that defines her growing personality. She effortlessly puts at ease both children and adults and thus captures the special bonds between them and for us the obvious joy that our daughter brings. Her photos provide a permanent record of this lovely age presented in a creative and flattering fashion. I am uncharacteristically proud to show these photos and are looking forward to our next session with Vicky. - Alison Wray   

 

 

 

Thankyou so much Vicky for the gorgeous photos.  They are divine and really capture the essence and nature of our happy little girl. Despite our baby becoming a bit tired towards the end of the shoot, you had an amazing ability to get the best shots.  You really knew how to tap into the personality of our little family and each of us as individuals.  We will always be able to look at these images and remember this lovely time in our lives.  We would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone looking for wonderful, timeless images.  You are truly a gifted photographer and beautiful person. - Kellie      

 

 

 

 

Vicky, thank you so much for our amazing photographs. We were thrilled not only with the quality, quantity and variety of timeless photographs but amazed that we also enjoyed the experience and are looking forward to doing it again!! We would recommend you anytime to anyone! - Lisa Bradley

 

   

 

Vicky, I would like to truly thank you for the amazing service that you provide. I felt that choosing a photographer for my son was quite daunting, however you were re-assuring right from the initial phone conversation. Going to the park was ideal as it allowed Dean the freedom to play, whilst you captured some very precious moments, both with us interacting as a family and of Dean individually. The photos of Dean were so natural and captured his many different expressions, and in essence, his true personality. The CD we received -within a week! - allowed us to print the photos with great flexibility and at a very reasonable price. Vicky, we absolutely love your photos and will cherish them forever. Thankyou for taking such pride in your work, and I would sincerely recommend you to others who are wanting to take photos of their children. - Zaf Efthimiou

    

 

I think the fact that we purchased another 47 photos (on top of the 50 in the package) showed that we were very happy with our family photos! Even though our daughter cried through most of the session, Vicky still managed to capture her happy face when it appeared. I am so thrilled that all our photos were gorgeous (even the crying ones). Even though the shoot was casual, we have a terrific combination of natural action shots and more formal, portrait ones to enlarge for relatives. Vicky's service was also fantastic and being able to see the photos so soon after the session was great. I've had studio photos before and based on price, service and quality, I will definitely be recommending Vicky to others. Thanks again. - Laura Bunn

 

 

My past experience of photographers is that they want what you don’t want. I can truly say that Vicky is not like this at all and goes to great lengths to make sure that both you and her connect and get the photos you are after. We were very apprehensive on a cold , nearly rainy day, that we would get the shots we wanted but in a painless hour or so we were able to get so many shots that we thought just perfect and captured both us as a family and also our son Davin's various moods and temperament perfectly. The other great thing is the service and communication, we had our proof photo’s electronically the next day and the CD within 3 days of choosing our extra’s. The hardest decision you will have to make is not choosing every photo as a keeper. - Michael and Chantelle Kneale-Little

 

   

I  just wanted to thank you Vicky for your fantastic efforts. I don't know how you did it! With a group the size of ours and the three separate families to boot, you were amazing. And how you ever got all those photos of my little ones is amazing as well. (My daughter is very much the irritable starlet!) The turnaround from shoot to proofs was extraordinary - to think we could have our photos ready to take to the printer within a week! Anyway, EVERY parent/family needs to know about you. - Dani Gurrie     

 

 

 

Vicky we can't thankyou enough for the amazing photo's you took of our family. Between my toddler who wouldn't co-operate and my baby who cried the entire session we still got the most wonderful photos and you managed to capture the individual personalities of each of the children. I was also impressed by the way you interacted with my children and included their special toy buddies in the photos. Thankyou, the photos are priceless. - Karen Sandford

 

    

My husband and I have been singing Vicky's praises ever since our photo shoot just before Christmas. We desperately wanted to capture our memories as a new family after the birth of our baby girl and also have family portraits done while our interstate relatives were visiting. Vicky was wonderful helping me to organise the affair, keeping communications open and helping us plan exactly how we wanted our family to be photographed. On the day she was very professional and friendly and put us all at ease straight away. The photographs she captured that day have been my pride and joy ever since! Even though Hannah slept through most of the shoot, I was amazed at how many beautiful shots she got of our darling in the brief moments she was awake. Our friends and family loved the photos we sent and my husband and I were thoroughly delighted with the warm, natural and personal portraits that preserve a very special time in our lives. Thank you, Vicky for creating such a wonderful keepsake for us, we look forward to more of your beautiful work in the future as our family grows! - Rachel Wallace

 

 

  

"Vicky made both my son and I feel completely at ease during the photo shoot. She was very professional, at the same time creating a relaxed atmosphere. I was so pleased to see the results on the CD and it was great to have them all in both black and white and colour so I could decide which I preferred to print. I have sent lots of photos to relatives and friends, who have all commented on how beautiful the shots are. Thank you, Vicky. I am thrilled with the photos you took and am pleased to have such a lovely record of this time in my son's life." - Rebecca Andrew

    

 

 

"I couldn’t have been happier after my experience with Vicky Leon. She came into our house and was completely open to suggestion and made my family feel at ease and comfortable. She was fantastic with my 11 month old son, and improvised when he was not feeling camera-ready. The turnaround was speedy, and the end result was amazing. The photos captured everyone in the family at their best – these are truly the best photos of my son and my family to date. I have told all my friends to hurry up and book her before she gets booked out!" - Rachelle Unreich 

 

 

 

    

I am in the magazine industry and have worked with many photographers and Vicky is up there with the true professionals, both in her execution of a photo shoot, and the end result, the photos themselves. Being a mum herself, she understands the temperaments of young children, and was able to easily coax them into spontaneous and informal poses. She also used varying techniques to make me, a more self-conscious grown-up, feel at ease in front of the camera. Her use of natural light gave the photos a lovely ambience and the fact that all her images were burnt to a CD made it more economical than buying prints direct from the photographer. - Simone Casey      

 

 

 

Even though I am exposed to photographic images on a daily basis in my role as a senior marketing / retail consultant for Kodak Australia, I was delighted with the photos Vicky Leon took of my two children. The photos were creative but simple; capturing my children’s personality perfectly. I love that Vicky focuses on the child and their face and does not use many props to detract from them. I love too that the photos are given on a CD instead of charging for prints. This gives me the freedom to use all the images any way I wish, without having to pay large amounts of money for just a few photos. Your children are only young for a short time, so I’m a big supporter of capturing this time in photographs. I’d recommend Vicky Leon to anyone. - Vivian Vrahos      

 

 

 

 

The whole experience of working with Vicky was fabulous. She made my son Jacob and I feel very comfortable and made the session relaxing and fun. The photo's are timeless and are great for giving to our friends and family. The best part was that I didn't have to wait for ever or pay a fortune for them. Jacob is my first born, and I will definitely be back for the other kids. Thanks Vicky. - Dina de Rose

      

 

 

 

Our photos were simply extraordinary – there was honestly not one that we didn’t like (even the ones of me, and that is rare I can tell you!). Vicky has a magical energy about her and my son responded so well to her and this is really captured in her exquisite photos, her pictures tell the story of his true essence. Her professional but relaxed manner made it so easy to be photographed. To be honest, I have an extreme ‘fear’ of the camera, and have very few photos of myself and my children – which really is a shame as childhood is so fleeting. However Vicky made me feel so at ease, as she subtly snapped away – and the fact that she is also a mother of a small child meant that she had a full appreciation of the very short time that children will cooperate before ‘losing it’. She worked so quickly – it was all so painless, and the outcome was so wonderful. We are now going to ask Vicky back to take photos of the whole family – and I’m actually looking forward to it! Thank you Vicky, we couldn’t be more delighted. - Louise Saxon    

 

 

Vicky certainly has an eye for capturing the beautiful innocence which exudes in young children.  As my two were interacting with each other and those around them, there was no posing involved, so the photos reflected a natural flavour which is very appealing to me. Vicky's relaxed attitude ensured that my 2 1/2 year old little girl was comfortable around the camera and my 6 month old son beamed continually! Needless to say, I would highly recommend Vicky to friends, family and acquaintances to provide memorable, high quality photographs. - Peggy Couper-Woods

 

 

      

I cannot praise Vicky enough for her professionalism and her absolute creativity.  She came to our place and created this warm, relaxed and fun atmosphere for the family, so much so that my girls (almost) forgot that they were being photographed.

I absolutely love our pictures and proudly show them off whenever I can. Vicky managed to capture the true essence of my family and my girls, more so than a staged family portrait ever would. I have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone, and will definitely be booking in again for another family shoot. Thankyou! - Tracy Rankins   

 

 

 

My husband and I aren't fond of having our photos taken but we wanted to mark our daughters 6 month birthday and Vicky captured this moment beautifully. She made us feel comfortable during the photo shoot which in turn produced the most beautiful photos of our daughter that we will treasure forever. I would like to thank Vicky once again for helping us celebrate our daughters half birthday milestone through her photography. We certainly wont hesitate using Vicky again when we expand our family. -

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