Connection Newsletter – June 2017

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june 2017

Customer Service Team
No matter what types of photography your studio offers, our customer service team is here to help and guide you through workflow, ordering software, order questions, and much more! Now is a great time to reach out and contact our team as you prepare for your fall season.


Gallery Lay-flat Albums

Albums 30% off

Framed Prints

Framed Prints 25% off


july pick 4 summer specials

This year, we picked four of our most popular specials; one per week in July

  • Week 1 – 30% off all Wraps
    (includes new framed wraps, gallery wraps, image blocks and slim wraps)
  • Week 2 – 30% off Metals (includes all metal prints up to 30×40)
  • Week 3 – 30% off all Albums
  • Week 4 – 2 for 1 Prints

august specials

  • Sample Kit Sale – 30% off Card Sample Kits, 30% off Jewelry Sample Kits, 30% off Album Cover Sample Kits, 30% off Frame Sample Kits
  • Wallet Special
  • 30% off all Books

new products

deep matte paper

now available

We are excited to add Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Deep Matte Paper as a new paper selection for your professional prints! Its beautiful and unique matte surface provides a creamy smooth surface and elegant color reproduction with subtlety and warmth.


  • Accurate Color Reproduction – Rich color reproduction range with high color saturation, ideally suited for weddings and portraiture
  • Pure Whites – Clear, more distinct print images and sharper text quality
  • Lustreless Surface – Creates unique, impressive images
  • Perfect for skin tones and black and white images
  • Excellent Image Stability – Highest level of silver halide image stability
  • Archival value of 100 years in home display and 200 years in dark storage
Framed Gallery Wraps

framed gallery wraps

now available!

Our new framed gallery wrap adds a new dimension to our popular inkjet canvas gallery wraps. The deep set wood frame surrounds your work of art and provides a beautiful, finished and ready-to hang product for your customer. This is a great way to create new value and an “add-on” sale in your portrait business!
  • Image is wrapped around a 1 1/2-inch stretcher frame
  • Gallery depth frame allows 1/4 inch spacing between wrap and frame
  • 5 color finishes: smooth black, wood-grain black, espresso, hickory and white
  • Includes enclosed black paper backing, bumpers and saw-tooth hanger (below 24″ wide) or wire hanger (24″ wide or above); complete and ready-to-hang

left image by Bruce Hudson, right image by Karen Goforth

Emma Necklace

emma necklace

antique pewter pendant and chain

Showcase your professional photography and make your images pop with our new Emma Necklace! This necklace features a simple, large 1 1/4″ square pendant in antique pewter. The 20-inch antique pewter small textured necklace chain features a large textured cable chain insert section, with a pearl bead and heart charm as well. A black rosary bead chain is also available at no extra charge as an alternate to the antique pewter chain.
New Imprinting Features

new imprinting features

new improved ordering

You are going to love our new imprinting features for albums and photographic pano books! We have not only improved our imprinting ordering process but have also added new font sizes and imprint locations! With our new imprint options YOU now choose the font style, size and location. Increase your sales by offering additional options to your clients.

schools & sports

new challenger pro sports templates!

Our new Challenger Pro templates give new life to your sports photography. Choose from one of 7 icons, or opt for no icon. Background colors can be customized to match any team color. Bordered prints, buttons, round magnets, memory mates, and trader magnets are all available!
Challenger Pro Templates

hhschools studio bridge

our newest software feature

Studio Bridge Video
We have built a bridge from hhschools to hhstudio!
Sometimes studios wish to offer higher-end products in volume photography that don’t fit well in the volume production process, packaging and delivery systems. So we have built a bridge!
hhschools studio bridge is a unique feature that allows you to manage your workflow in hhschools and then quickly and easily launch selected images into hhstudio software to order portrait/wedding division products. While this isn’t intended for use with something you sell hundreds of, it allows you to offer your volume clients higher-end products such as gallery wraps, framed prints or jewelry. Orders in hhstudio will ship separately.
To use our “bridge” download the latest version of hhschools.

new sports photo balls

kick off spring!

Say Thank You – Order these sports photo balls as gifts for coaches and sponsors. Sell as unique trophies and commemorative keepsakes – perfect for sports teams, schools, and championship events. Stand out and get the contract – pass these photo balls around at your next league sales presentation and get the contract! Use our quick and easy Photoshop guides.
Sports Photo Balls


Sports Boot Camp

sports boot camp

Early Bird Special Extended– $249 until June 30, 2017

Make the play – make something happen – make a positive cash flow with your sports photography business…Make the time to attend this Sports Boot Camp! Sports business experts and industry leaders Jeff Gump and Leigh LaForest will teach you the basics of youth sports photography. Through hands-on training and lectures you will learn:

  • How to ask for the team and individual business
  • How to prepare and execute a successful picture day
  • Workflow best practices
  • Networking with other sports photographers
  • Lighting and posing

July 18-20 at H&H Color Lab, in Kansas City MO
Price includes:

  • Lunch for 2 days
  • A ticket to the KC Royals game
  • Tailgating
  • Dinner
  • Door prizes
  • Playbook
Sign Up Now!

schools 101

Schools 101 is a beginning level workshop designed for photographers entering the school business or who have less than five school contracts. This class is full now but you can CLICK HERE to be added to the waiting list.

  • Date: June 27-29, 2017
  • Cost: $395
  • Location: H&H Color Lab, Kansas City, MO
More Information
Wedding Bootcamp

wedding bootcamp

with Scott Robert Lim & William Innes

  • June 13-15, 2017 – Portland, Oregon
  • August 18-20 2017 – Los Angeles, California
  • For $50 off, use coupon code HH50

Do you want to earn an extra $20-$40K with wedding photography as a side business or perhaps you feel stuck at a price level and desire to make much more with your weddings? The Wedding Boot Camp Workshop is designed for the photographer who wants to make more money with weddings. Learn secrets and techniques that will elevate your wedding photography and business to new levels of success from international and acclaimed wedding photographers Scott Robert Lim and William Innes. They are not afraid to tell all and share how they have earned millions with wedding photography and will divulge the keys to their success with a powerful, three day, hands on, intensive wedding boot camp. Participants will have the opportunity to photograph models and create portfolio material. This workshop is limited to just a few photographers who are committed and willing to learn from these two seasoned, energetic and upbeat speakers. Also in Portland, OR will be inviting Andrew Funderburg- an expert on print sales as our special speaker who will show you how easy it is to up-sell and earn huge profits with prints. Don’t delay and sign up now!

Visit the Wedding Photography Boot Camp website for info and registration!

Click here to view the video

Register Today!

employee highlight

Bentley Skeie

The “Digital Guy”

Meet Bentley Skeie –although almost everyone has! This month we honor Bentley Skeie. After a twenty-year relationship with Bentley as our lab’s premier, one-and-only “Digital Guy,” it has come time for us to say goodbye, as he joins his father in their family business in Texas.

blog posts

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.
Incorporating Workflow for Sales
Meet Steve Winslow and Sophie Lane


N-Vu Sign Up

H&H on the road

Please click here for a full listing of events we will be participating in. We will make every effort to keep this calendar updated, including additional speaker information as we finalize details. Hope to see you at the shows!
SYNC Sports

SYNC sports

June 11-13, 2017
Spooky Nook Complex, Manheim, Pennsylvania

You can sit on the bench or get in the game! SYNC Sports is an unique LIVE educational event that will keep you from being a benchwarmer.

Don’t miss the following speakers sponsored by H&H!

Jeff Gump

  • June 12th Breakout session – Volume Sports Board Meeting Presentations

Leigh LaForest

  • June 12th 8:30 – AM Keynote
  • June 12th Breakout session – Team Photo Day Shooting

Mark Prynkiewicz and Joey Grob

  • June 12th Keynote – Creating Your Workflow For Profit

Jeff Edwards

  • June 14th-8:30 – Noon Volume Schools
TPPA Summerfest

TPPA Summerfest

June 25-28, 2017
LaTorretta Resort, Conroe Texas

Come join the fun with this family styled event! Registration includes the Family Fun Night Vendor meal on Sunday evening for you and your family. Your entire family is also invited to Family Fish Fry on Monday. Enjoy the free picnic, games and fun on the shores of Lake Conroe.
This year, H&H is excited to sponsor Kirk Voclain at this special family-styled event!
  • June 28th, 2017-8:30 – Noon- Seniors
Southern ProXposure

Southern ProXposure

July 22-25, 2017
Hyatt French Quarter, New Orleans

Visit the largest trade show in the south! Learn to build a more profitable business while feeding your creativity and taking your photography skills to another level.

We are delighted to sponsor Rob Behm at this event!

Rob Behm

  • July 25th, 7- 9:30am – The Edge of Light
Carolina Photo Expo

Carolina Photo Expo

August 4-8, 2017
Durham, North Carolina

We are proud to sponsor sports photographer Leigh LaForest at this great event:

Leigh LaForest

  • August 5th, 1- 3:30pm – Behind the Scenes of Youth Sports Photography
Develop 2017

Develop 2017

August 26-28, 2017
St. Louis, Missouri

Learn from some of the best photographers in the business!


September 8-11, 2017
Radisson Hotel-Nashua, New Hampshire

We are proud to sponsor the following speaker:
Rob Behm
Light Pro Expo

Light Pro Expo 2017

September 24-27, 2017
St. Petersburg, Florida

This year, Light Pro Expo is excited to bring together a team of highly successful entrepreneurs who are innovative, streamlined, creative, and ingenious. They will be teaching classes, mentoring small groups and providing one-on-one time for you to help you get your goals met.
Mike Ridinger, sponsored by H&H, will share creative and informative business ideas with you in his fun-packed program.
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