As we celebrate your son’s “being prepared” for years, I am honored that you have selected Nickens Photography as your photographer for your son’s Eagle Court of Honor. I appreciate your trust, and meet it with a guarantee: I’ll be prepared.
On this page you’ll find out what you should expect from me, and what I ask of you. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me at NickensPhotography@gmail.com.
Your $55 sitting fee includes as many poses with as many family members as you like. (Please inform me for groups larger than eight people at least 48 hours in advance.)
I provide an 8x10 for the George Nelson Allen Honor Wall free of charge.
Please have a check for $55 the night of the ceremony; alternatively, mail the check ahead of time to me at
3418 South Parkwood Dr.
Houston, TX 77021
Timing the Night-Of
During the ceremony, I will take candid photos.
Starting immediately after the ceremony, portraits will start in the Sanctuary.
Please be on the lookout for me or my assistant in the reception as we try to locate you for your family portrait. The family portrait, including multiple poses, shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes—I appreciate your understanding in pausing your conversations when I ask you to come take photos.
Standard Lustre Print
Get the color depth of glossy and the non-reflective surface of matte in one print; each 100% archival print is color corrected and checked for quality by hand.
Prints may also be mounted on sturdy masonite board, providing a solid frame-less, matte-less presentation.
Watercolor Giclée Print
Giclée Prints are made with high-quality archival inks on fine art papers using a high-resolution large format inkjet printer. The premium inks produce images with smooth tones and rich colors, making these prints ideal for extraordinary presentations.
Watercolor Giclée Prints are on a heavy, 310g paper with a subtle texture. This acid-free paper is 100% cotton fiber and is finished with a water-based protective spray.
Framed Canvas Print
Almost the same as the Watercolor Giclée Print, except prints are made on museum-quality canvas material. Canvases may be wrapped, stretched, or foamboarded. (Click Here for a site that describes the differences.)
My most contemporary print offering, these beautiful metallic prints with smooth satin laminate are neatly wrapped around sturdy, 3/16" board and are ready-to-hang; a mounting block on the rear of the print creates a 'float' effect when placed on your wall. (Click Here for a website with further details and available sizes.)
Photoshop Retouching Services
All images are quickly edited for composition and are color-corrected when printed. However, some clients prefer heavier retouching services to eliminate acne, reduce glasses glare, smooth out crow's-feet, and other minor imperfections.
Each retouching project is unique and requires a special quote; however, the general guideline is $15 for most "level-1" corrections and $45 per hour for full-on digital artwork.
Example PricingSize Lustre Print Mounted Lustre* Giclée Watercolor ThinWraps
Canvas StretchedCanvas Board 5x7 $10 - $45 - - - 8x10 $15 $70 $55 $120 $100 $100 12x18 $30 $122 - $180 $145 $140 16x20 $46 $138 $105 $205 $165 $160 8 Wallets $12 - - - - - - Many other sizes, including square sizes, are available online. Larger sizes available, even if not listed online; email Clay for a quote.
*Not available through online order tool; Email Clay to order these options.
Low-Resolution digital files are available for purchase online. This file size is appropriate for web uses such as Facebook or MySpace.
I happily license higher resolution files; please email me with what you have in mind and I'll work up a no-obligation quote.
The small print:The sitting fee does not include the rights to any images. I encourage friends and family to take photos during and after the ceremony. However, during our formal posing sessions everyone but me should put their cameras away! I may ask individuals to refrain from flash photography at any time. My prices are based on the assumption that I will be the only professional photographer, and that I will have an opportunity for after-event print sales. Therefore, by hiring Nickens Photography (NP) you agree to enter into an exclusive services contract with NP.
Any professional photographers who interfere with my work will be asked to leave. Breach of this contract may cause my withholding services or goods.