Focus Newsletter – December 2012

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In This Issue

2013 Spring Program Film Processing
Upcoming Specials Christmas Shipping
Holiday Gifts Web Wednesday
Where We’ll Be

SchoolTeaserAttention Volume School Photographers!

 green screen school photography programWe are putting the finishing touches our 2013 School Spring Program and can’t wait to share it with you.Watch for upcoming emails on this new chalkboard themed program, coming soon to H&H!  It will come complete with information on sets, lighting, backgrounds, new products, and marketing materials that include flyers, posters and take-home reminder notices.

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SpecialsPreview of Upcoming 2013 Specials

Plan your marketing now to take advantage of these special offers coming the first quarter of 2013!January


  • 50% off Studio Sample Albums
  • Two for One Prints
  • Slim Wraps – 25%


  • Press Cards – all press cards including designer cards – 50% off
  • 50% off Studio Sample Albums
  • Wallet Special (march and april)

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ChristmasShippingChristmas Shipping Information

We can tell you are all very busy by the amount of work pouring in last month! So if you are running behind, we want to remind you that there are no cut off dates again this year for our standard work, with the exception of a few specialty products!  Standard service times are in effect and will be met.

However, you do need to make sure you allow enough time for shipping to your studio.

To help out, you will find a “Need by Christmas” check box in eZsuite to help in this communication.  Please check this box when you need the order for Christmas, so we can upgrade the shipping, if necessary, to assure your order arrives at your studio in time for the holidays.

Due to ground shipping on the following items, we have listed the due date to assure this product will arrive to you before Christmas.  These orders need to arrive by 9:00 am CST on the dates listed below, or you need to request upgraded shipping:

December 3, 2012 – Albums with printed leather, premium leather, embossed exotic, distressed leather, acrylic or metal covers, leather and fabric accessories

December 13, 2012 – Photographic cover, genuine leather cover, and economy albums, image block wraps and framed prints

December 14, 2012 – Banners and wall clings

December 12, 2012 – Final approval for custom album designs must be turned in for albums with a Photographic Cover, Genuine Leather Cover, or Economy Cover

Be sure to call customer service for any school and event orders that are needed by Christmas, as eZevent does not have a specific “Need by Christmas” check box.

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GiftItemsBoost your Bottom Line with H&H Specialty Gift Items

H&H provides a great opportunity for you to boost your bottom line at this time of year with our specialty gift products. These products can provide you the ability to resell to clients that have already completed the sales cycle once.  Communicating a specialty gift to those clients you photographed this year, even last year, allows you to make money on previous sittings, giving you the benefit of adding to your bottom line without having the labor investment incurred again.Browse our web site to learn about these great products:

Sell products from past sessions.  Personalized products make popular gift items!

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stone tile  porcelain ornament template  Hardboard Coaster

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Web WebWednesdayWednesdays

online photography class calendarWe are taking a break from our web classes for the Christmas season, but know we will return in January 2013 with our informative web classes and some new changes too!In the meantime, we have HOURS of videos on our website for you to view at any time.  If you need inspiration check out our inspire section. Software, products, workflow, sales and marketing  videos are available 24/7 on our website- Check them out!

H&H Holiday Schedule

H&H will be closed for the holidays on the following days:

Monday                December 24

Tuesday               December 25

Monday                December 31

Tuesday               January 1

FilmProcessingFilm Processing Information

Due to a decrease in customer demand, we will discontinue film processing after December 28, 2012.  Until then, we will continue to process film as it is sent to us, but starting January 1, 2013, any film processing orders will be returned to your studio.

Hittin’ the Road!Road

Here is a list of places we’ll be visiting in the coming months.  Please come by and see us when we’re in your area!

Imaging USA

Atlanta, Georgia – Georgia World Congress Center

January 20 – 22, 2013 (Pre-Con Classes January 19, 2013)

John Pittman –  January 19, 2013 / 9:00 – 5:00: The Youth Sports Revolution

Colleen Gonsar & Darty Hines – January 20, 2013 / 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM:   Creating the Dynamic Image

Steve Kozak – January 20, 2013 / 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Destination: Success

Travis Gugelman – January 20, 2013 / 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM: Family Posing and Lighting

Blair Phillips – January 21, 2013 / 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Bulletproof Portraits – Creating Amazing Images Anywhere

SPAC – School Photographers Association of California

Las Vegas, NV – SouthPoint Hotel

January 24-26, 2013

Jeff Edwards – January 25, 2012 – School Photography 201 – Taking It To The Next Level

SYNC – Senior Youth National Conference

St Pete Beach, Florida – Tradewinds Hotel

February 1 – 4, 2013 (Pre-Con Classes February 1, 2013)

Travis Gugelman – February 1, 2013 / 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Is Your Studio Out Of Shape

Jason & Rebecca Brown Weaver – February 4, 2013 / 1:30 PM – BLITZ

Photo Pro Network

Covington, KY – Marriot River

February 7 – 11, 2013

Jeff Edwards – February 7, 2013 / 7:00 – 10:00 PM – School Boot Camp

Kent & Sara Smith – February 8, 2013/8:30 PM – 11:00 PM – Sr Portraits – Big Profits in a Changing Market

Tim Meyer – February 9, 2013/ 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM – Creating The Dramatic Portrait


Appleton, WI – Radisson Paper Valley Hotel

February 23-24, 2013

Blair Phillips – February 23, 2013 / 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Lora Yeater – February 23, 2013/3:00 PM – 6:00 PM


Dublin, Ohio – Embassy Suites

February 20 – 24, 2013

Colleen Gonsar & Darty Hines


Roanoke, VA – Holiday Inn Valley View

February 23-25, 2013

Lora Yeater – February 25, 2013 – 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Seniors

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