I attended the San Francisco bridal expo a few months ago and was pleased to discover I won a boudoir photoshoot from CYS. It includes av$250 shoot and $100 towards a photo package. They're in Washington but travel all over.
I was super excited to book, until today when I called. Within 30 seconds, the girl was trying to charge me $50 for it being "so last minute." I had to explain that I wasn't hoping to shoot TODAY, but for late February, when my certificate expired. Then I was told that there is a $100 charge to hold the reservation and basically to ensure I would show up. It would be applied to any photo package I choose AFTER the shoot is completed. And no, they will not tell you what their packages include and how much they cost. They probably just want to put you on the spot while you're in your sweet nothing's.
On another wedding forum, I saw that women had used CYS and ended up spending close to $1000 even after the $350 "prize." That doesn't seem cool to me. I just wanted to share in case any of you won this as well. Oh by the way, while I was on hold I heard another customer service rep informing a bride that she had just won the $350 bridal expo prize, so now I'm wondering just how many people won this to begin with!