Connection Newsletter – May 2017

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PIA Awards

H&H wins best in show

H&H has won 3 Best in Show Awards from PIA!

We are honored to be the recipient of three “Best in Show” awards as well as the Judges Choice award from the Printing and Imaging Association of MidAmerica. H&H staff recently attended the KC Graphex Gala to receive the following three awards: Our Gallery Lay Flat Album with Metal Cover and Premium Leather won Best in Show in the Digital Printing-Books-(over 32 pages) category as well as the Judges Choice award; our Vintage Wood Box with USB Drive won Best in Show in the Engraving category; and our Framed Stone Tile won Best in Show in the New Technology category. Kudos to our production team for setting the bar high on delivering these high-quality products day-in and day-out to our loyal customers!


Photographic Pano Books

Photographic Pano Books 25% off

Metal Prints

Metal Prints 25% off


june specials

  • Albums 30% off
  • 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 Canvas Gallery Wraps AND Framed Inkjet Gallery Wraps
  • Week 2 – 30% off Metals
  • Week 3 – 30% off Slim Wraps AND Image Blocks
  • 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

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” sell 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.

canvas paper for photographic pano books

Our popular photographic pano books come with many cover options. We have just added a beautiful canvas paper to round out our lustre and HD glossy page selections.
Photographic Pano Book Canvas Paper

trio cameos

now available in three cover sizes!

Our trio cameo cover option is now available in 10×10, 12×12 and 11×14 premium, distressed and faux leather covered albums! Available in both horizontal and vertical trio cameos.

photo cover USB cases

Make a quality statement with these outstanding personalized photo cover cases! Your clients will absolutely love receiving their USB drive in one of these beautiful customized cases in your choice of a glossy pearl or soft matte velvet touch!
USB Photo Cover Case front USB Photo Cover Case inside

schools & sports

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, 2.7.0, of hhschools.

new chroma templates!

Our new Chroma Studio Background templates gives you cool new designs to use with your school or sports photography.
Chroma Studio Background Templates

black linen window envelopes

Are you looking for a more upscale, high-end look for your print packaging? H&H now offers black linen window envelopes for your volume events like dance schools, proms, graduations, boutique volume sessions and volume senior sessions. Select this option in hhschools or hhsports and receive a beautiful high-end look for your volume event – packaged, labeled and ready to deliver to your clients all at the same price as clear bags!
Black Linen Window Envelopes

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

upgrade your prints with mounts

Packaging can add value to your photographic prints. Our 8×10 and 10×13 black easel mounts come with a pop-out easel for a classic and affordable mount that will help your product stand out. Order today through supplies or with your project in hhschools software.
Quotables front Quotables back


Sports Boot Camp

sports boot camp

Early Bird Special Extended– $249 until May 31, 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

last chance special

If you answer YES to any of these questions, then you NEED to come to Schools 101.

  • Are you interested in learning about the school business?
  • Do you want to be better prepared and able to offer school photography in your area in 2017?
  • Do you have schools asking for your services and you just don’t know where to start?
  • Have you done schools with H&H before and looking to improve your systems?

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 almost sold out, so if you are thinking of coming sign up NOW. Only 5 spots left, then we will begin a waiting list.

  • Date: June 27-29, 2017
  • Cost: $395 Last Chance Special – $295 until full
  • Location: H&H Color Lab, Kansas City, MO
Sign Up Now!
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

Gary Mack

Gary Mack

Production Maintenance

Meet Gary Mack, a “behind-the-scenes” team member who helps keep our equipment in top shape and everything running smoothly! Gary and the Production Maintenance team members help ensure we operate with quality and efficiency each and every day. We just couldn’t do without their support!

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.
Meet Tim Meyer: Photographer, Educator, Author


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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 Edwards

June 14th-8:30-Noon Volume Schools

Jeff Gump

June 12th Breakout session – Volume Sports Board Meeting Presentations
June 13th Breakout session – Volume Schools Board Meeting Presentations

Leigh LaForest

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

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!
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.
H&H Color Lab

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