This is the time of year that we love! We are super busy creating all your beautiful products for the holidays. When placing your holiday orders, don’t forget the extras like ornaments, desk calendars, jewelry, mugs and all the other specialty items we offer. These small gifts may be just the thing that sways customers to use you again in the future. Treat your studio as well…check out our specials page for some December flash sales you might take advantage of.
We hope that you will be able to enjoy some down time with family and friends this holiday season! We will be enjoying a little rest as well, as the lab is closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. We want to take this opportunity to let you know how much we appreciate all of you and the blessings of your continued relationship with our lab. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!
Announcing four new foil card designs that have been added to our holiday foil card collection for 2017. Foil cards continue to be extremely popular and our new foil designs will add a special touch to your personalized cards this holiday season! Be sure to check out all of our foil card design options featuring vertical, horizontal, and designer shapes.
holiday greetings ornaments
Announcing our new Holiday Greetings Ornament Collection! This is a fun collection of ornaments to add to your holiday offering this season. This collection features seven festive holiday greeting designs with horizontal, vertical, round, and square image orientations. Just choose your design and drag and drop your image in hhstudio to order. Printed on both sides, these are perfect for tree ornaments and gift ideas.
PPA copyright bill
The PPA is currently working on copyright legislation that will benefit photographers and designers. While PPA is doing their work, they now need our help to move this legislation forward.
PPA is working in Washington to pass a law that would create a simple small claims process whereby a photographer would now have some teeth behind getting with someone who has used their image(s) inappropriately to come to the table to work with the photographer or designer.
While this bill has bipartisan support, this effort is at risk in Washington because unrelated riders are being added to it so it has potential to stall out.
If we miss this 6 month window, it will likely not come up again for many years.
Our representatives will be less likely to bog this bill down with riders if we show overwhelming support for this core bill.
What can you do? These steps will take you 2 minutes!
With Christmas quickly approaching, we want to let you know our products will continue to be produced and shipped in our normal service times throughout the holiday season. However, it is important to mark the “Need for Christmas” box in hhstudio. This alerts us to choose the correct shipping service to ensure your order will arrive on time. If this box is not checked, your order will ship with regular default shipping set up in your account, which might delay the order for Christmas.
If you submit orders for these products after the posted cutoff dates, you will need to request upgraded chargeable shipping through customer service to assure delivery for Christmas.
December 12, 2017: Lenticular prints (not available for upgraded shipping)
December 15, 2017: Leather wrap albums
December 18, 2017: All Gallery Lay Flat, Economy, Guest Book Albums, as well as Photographic Pano Books
December 18, 2017: Image block wraps and framed prints
December 19, 2017: Banners and wall clings
If you are using our design/print/bind service for albums, the following dates apply for design approval:
December 4, 2017: Design form and images must be submitted if you are ordering any type of Album or Photographic Pano Book.
December 14, 2017: Designs must be approved if you are ordering a Gallery Lay Flat, Leather Wrap or Guest Book Album, as well as Photographic Pano Books.
how to cancel orders
You will find a new “cancel this order” link in the confirmation email for your orders. Click the link to quickly and easily cancel.
If your order has not already been started in our production department, we will cancel it and you will receive a screen confirmation immediately. You will also receive an email confirming the cancellation.
If the order has already been started and we are unable to cancel it, your screen will message “I’m sorry, your order could not be automatically cancelled. Please contact customer service for any additional assistance.” In this case, the order was not able to be successfully cancelled because some part of the order had been started.
We have more than doubled our lineup of Sports Photo Balls! We introduced 6 new styles and two new sample sets. Visit our site to see all of the options!
This beautiful, high visual impact gifting opportunity must be experienced to truly be appreciated. They make great gifts for coaches, sponsors and trophies for sports and commemorative championship and corporate gifts. Sports Photo Balls are also great products to pass around at a league presentation to help you get the contract. Create your own design using our Photoshop guides and order online today.
A number of our school photography customers have asked us to help them deliver ID cards and admin CDs faster to schools while maintaining the ability to offer different backgrounds to parents. Utilizing our green knock-out technology we built a few years ago, we’ve now expanded it to be capable of knocking out images photographed on a blue screen background.
We have a couple of class dates set for next year and hope to add a few more! If you are looking to grow your business, be sure to consider these boot camps!
School Boot Camp
June 18-22, 2018 @ H&H Color Lab in Kansas City MO
Spend one week with us in total school emersion. This flexible boot camp allows you to attend the entire week or just a few days!
June 18-20, 2018
Schools 101 is a beginning level workshop designed for photographers entering the school business or who have less than five school contracts. This class will equip you with knowledge of the school business so you are able to go out and ask for the business and prepare your studio for your fall school season. Through lecture and hands on training including a live school shoot, you will leave with a plan and due dates to help keep you on track for a smooth fall season!
June 21-22 2018
This class will focus on what you need to know to take your business to the next level. Detailed topics that will help you scale your business include: sales training, yearbooks, on line sales, green screen, composites and flyer design.
Sports Boot Camp
July 23-25, 2018 @ H&H Color Lab in Kansas City MO
H&H’s Sports Boot camp will focus on the basics of youth sports photography. This beginning level workshop is designed for photographers who are interested in getting in to the volume sports business or photographers desiring to grow their current T&I sports business. This class will teach you how to ask for the business, prepare for and execute a successful picture day along with best practices for workflow once you get back to the studio. Through lecture and hands on training, including a live league shoot (new this year), you will leave with confidence knowing how to conduct a successful picture day and ability to grow your sports business!
We pride ourselves in providing our customers not only with excellent products, but with great educational resources as well. Our blog features articles about equipment, lighting, advice from other professionals and all kinds of great photography tips. This is just one of the many ways that we provide our customers with the tools they need to succeed as professional photographers.
Meet Bruce and Josh Hudson
Meet Bruce and Josh Hudson of Hudson’s Portrait Design in the Seattle, WA area. Bruce and Josh have over 45 years of combined experience in portrait photography, marketing and education. In this twenty-minute video, they share their unique view on changes in our industry and what they have done to stay successful. They will challenge your current mindset and inspire you to think outside the box!
Join us at the H&H Learning Lounge @ Imaging USA 2018
Stop by one of our small group sessions to learn how H&H’s innovative products and systems can help add revenue to your bottom line! Whether you are a portrait wedding, volume school or sports photographer, we have a solution for you!
For each session there will be a short presentation followed by Q&A.