Frequently Asked Questions
How much is the portrait session?
For a limited time, we are offering our Couples Portrait Package for $399 and our Solo Package for $299. Regular price is $499 and $399 respectively. Your portrait package includes:
45 Minute Session
Online Proof Gallery of All Images
Online Store to purchase prints, wall canvas, and more
6 High Resolution Retouched Digital Images
Additional edited images available for $25 each
*Makeup, shoes and Men's Suit Not Included
What is the deposit for?
Deposits are non-refundable, as they are used to secure your session time and date. We do not book any other sessions during your secured time. All sales are final once edited portraits are delivered electronically to the client. Your deposit also goes towards the total cost of your portrait session.
Where will the photoshoot take place?
Our photoshoot site is located near Kirby Dr. in Houston, TX. You will receive an email with the the physical address, parking instructions and more details immediately after booking your portrait session. At this time, we only shoot at our location and do not accept requests to shoot off-site.
Can I choose a location of my preference for the photoshoot?
At this time, we only offer our services at our designated location on Kirby Dr.
How often are the dresses cleaned?
Each dress is dry cleaned after each single use.
How soon will I receive my digital portrait files?
Edited images will be received within 14 days of selecting your 6 images from our proofing gallery. Edited images will be delivered via email and must be downloaded to a computer within 30 days.
Do I have to pay for parking?
Yes. Covered paid parking is available.
Will a makeup artist be provided before/during my session?
No. You are welcome to apply your own makeup, hire your own makeup artist, or contact one of our preferred vendors to schedule a session (booking is not handled by CFDP). *To ensure the best outcome of your portraits, please consider having your nails, hair and makeup professionally done. Houston's weather can be unforgiving, especially during the warmer months.*
Are accessories provided?
Yes. We have an accessory inventory that is sanitized after each single use. You are more than welcome to wear your own jewelry and accessories. Just know that we have some available for you during your session.
Am I able to purchase additional digital portraits?
Yes. You may purchase additional edited images for an additional $25 per image.
How long will my portrait session last?
Each session is approximately 45 minutes. That includes your time to change into your dress and accessories, and the actual photoshoot.
Do you provide gentlemen with a wardrobe?
No. Men are encouraged to come dressed in a suit or tux. No attire or wardrobe will be provided. This is all about the dress. 😉
What should I wear to the photoshoot?
Ladies: Please come dressed comfortably in something that is easy to get out of, for example, a maxi dress.
Gentlemen: a nice suit or tux of your color choice; dress shoes recommended
What should I not wear to the photoshoot?
Please refrain from wearing body oil, perfumes or any other products that can stain our dresses. Clear deodorant is recommended.
How should I wear my hair?
We encourage you to opt for an "up and away" hairstyle. Resist the temptation to wear your hair down, as we shoot on a location where it can be windy. Tie it in a gorgeous updo and show off your beautiful face and neckline.
What type of undergarments should I wear under the dress?
Our dresses have a high split and a deep neckline. We ask that you wear "tiny" underwear that will not be visible in your portraits (see example garments below). Please be sure to bring your backless bra or breast tape of your preference.
What type of shoe should I wear with the dress?
Our dresses have a lot of volume-- that's what makes them so grand in the pictures! We recommend wearing a high heel. While we want you to keep safety and comfort at the forefront of your mind, we encourage you to refrain from flats, wedges and other shoes you would not wear with a formal gown. (see example shoes below)