“The Connection” From H&H Color Lab — April 2015

APRIL 2015  As we gear up for the busy spring photography season, we hope you will take a few moments to scan our newsletter. We are featuring many new products, educational opportunities as well as a growing list of photography conventions that we attend. We would also like to draw your attention to our new Family Portrait Mini Session Workshop. If you are already shooting portraits and have been curious about doing mini sessions to supplement your income, we offer a simple, business-in-a-box approach to doing some volume work with portraits. This is a volume work flow model that uses hhstudio products. Come see what it’s all about! Image above by TR Photography

 

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specialsapril specials

 

 

 

Whether printed on lustre or pearl, our printing color and density are unsurpassed – it is how we built our reputation. Ask anyone who
knows H&H!

 

 

 

Our jewelry selection comes in striking sterling silver, antique silver-plated pewter and chic leathers to beautifully showcase your professional photography and make
your images pop!

We have purposely designed this jewelry line to combine pieces that offer affordable casual elegance plus the quality of image you have come to expect from H&H. These pieces will be treasured by your clients and become a walking billboard for your studio!

 

Includes: 2-sided cards, accordion cards, business cards, designer cards, folded cards, gift cards, layered cards, mini cards, side-show cards, tri-fold cards, wide wallets, square minis,
& skinny minis.
Put our press cards to use for your studio’s marketing materials and reap the rewards!
H&H Address Labels

Make each card unique and special. You will find unlimited uses for this product – use them in your studio for marketing and also sell them to your clients as an add-on product. Great for save the date and wedding invitations, Holiday cards, graduation cards, gift tags and bag tags!

Just a reminder, that you may use one coupon code per order, so if placing an order for cards and address labels, you will need to place two separate orders.

 

may/june/july specials

 

MAY

50% off Proof Magazines

Jewelry – 25% off

 Proof Print Special – 35% off

JUNE

20% off Metals –

25% off Wraps –

25% off Image blocks

Flyer Special

JULY
 

Christmas in July

newnew products
new jewelry products in hhstudio

 

Try out our funky, fun leather cuff bracelets. Offered in black and brown, wide and thin with ornate or plain bezel options.

This 30″inch slip-over soft leather necklace combines leather and antique pewter chain to create its own unique look. It is complimented by a 1½-inch round pendant for a stylish display of your favorite image.

This simple leather necklace is designed to showcase your image in an antique silver pewter rectangular pendant hanging from two twisted-circle jump rings. Notice the interesting clasp feature with knotted leather and pewter-cast beads.

Looks great with our new CLAIRE LEATHER WRAP BRACELET

 

new usb products in hhstudio
Vintage Wood Boxes

Present your customers with a fashionable packaging solution. Our solid wood boxes come with a unique, distressed finish. Brand your business or personalize for your client with these stylish, engraved vintage boxes.

 

 

 

With our USB Drives you can deliver your files in style, brand your business, or personalize for your client. Order the USB Drive in metal or wood, alone or with our popular presentation packaging.

Metal USB Drives are offered in Black or Pewter finish with laser etching on 1 or 2 sides. You can also order a metal tin (same as wallet tin) to hold the drive. The drives hold 8GB of data and feature a laser etched surface. The tin is personalized with your image on the top and holds an insert for the USB drive.
schoolsschools & sports
school and sports resources

 CLASSES/EVENTS CALENDAR

 

 

 

Available for Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball,

 

Tennis, Track, Volleyball and Wrestling.

 

 

Pro series graphics feature color and sports picker. This means that you set up your price list packages with the products to sell, then you can select the color and sport for each team. Pro templates keeps your price list simple while offering the flexibilty to have different teams and different sports in the same sports job.

 

 

DISCONTINUED PRODUCT-ESPN PRODUCTS

 

From time to time, we like to refresh our various product lines. We will be making some updates to our Sports templates. H&H has offered ESPN licensed products as part of H&H’s sports program since 2011. We were recently notified by ESPN that in 2015,  they will discontinue their personalized photographic product licensing program for all photography labs. To give you the time you need to keep your existing agreements and produce ESPN products through spring season, H&H has worked out an arrangement with ESPN that will allow us to continue to produce ESPN branded products through June 26th, 2015. After that date, H&H will no longer be able to legally  produce ESPN branded sports templates.

Our NEW Competitor Pro templates make an excellent choice if you have previously been using the ESPN products.

Introducing our NEW Marketing and Packaging Verification
Insert for Schools

 

*       New, larger second-sale marketing and package verification insert

*       Show the student’s image in the product instead of a general

         sample image – increases sales

*       Encourages customers to go to your hhimagehost site to view and

purchase products

*    New free products that will drive parents to your hhimagehost site

The pricing is right – Easy to order!

Because we believe this product will lead to greater sales for you studio on second sale products, we are underwriting a portion of the cost.
 

*       The insert is available for only $.27 each – that is only $.07 more

than the current 4×10 package id insert.

*       Order package inserts in hhschools. They can be produced for buyers only – or include the non-buyers with a no buy package and the inserts will be printed for all students you photograph.

*       Click “auto post to hhimagehost” to have H&H automatically push the

images and passwords from the package order for the online second sale!

 

New, lower pricing for mug books
MUG BOOKS
 

H&H Color Lab mug booksOur Mug Book is a simple, but appropriate name, for a common school service item used in schools of all sizes. Our Mug Book features a perfect-bound, digital press printed booklet with four color cover including a large picture node and multiple text lines for personalization purposes. Each 8.5x 11-inch color page includes 20 student or staff images, sorted to your order directions, with each subject’s student ID bar code and text identification beneath their image. This is a simple, but high quality solution for your school photography customers! Click here to take a look at our great, low prices.

blogsblogs

 

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.

 

 

educationeducation
Learn about H&H’s newest program

 

FAMILY PORTRAIT MINI SESSION WORKSHOP
Class Time:  Monday, April 20,2015

Where:  H&H Color Lab
Time:  12:30pm-5:00pm

Cost: $69

 Click here for more details and to sign up 

Learn what it takes to create and execute a successful family event program.  Like our Sports Program and School Program, our Family Portrait Program gives you all the pieces you need to go into the family mini session business.

What are Family Portrait Events? 

Family portrait events are 15-20 minute mini sessions scheduled back-to-back. You’ve heard of church directory photography; this kind of family portrait event can also apply to other organizations and events. Portraits in the park, country club family portrait days, holiday portrait promotions, any family portraits where you schedule short back-to-back sessions.

How does this help my business? 

By setting aside a handful of days throughout the year when you’re not as busy with high-end portrait sessions, you can fill your slower times while also creating scarcity by limiting mini sessions to certain days. Families are busier than ever, and they’re conscious of getting value for their money. Mini sessions allow you to reach many families who could not otherwise afford what you do in customized family portrait sessions.

Schools 101: School Photography Education for Beginners

 

SIGN UP FOR SCHOOLS 101

 

Class Time:  June 15-17, 2015
Where: H&H Color Lab, Kansas City, MO
Cost:  $199 EARLY BIRD Special-until April 20th!

 

includes five meals, door prizes and a hands on school shoot

This class will prepare your studio for your fall schools.  You will leave with a plan and due dates to help keep you on track for a smooth fall school season. If you are new in the school business or if you want improve your workflow, your school day set up or just get a refresher-sign up now-space is limited.Click here to view the schedule and sign up!

 


collages

conventionson the road again…

APRIL

 

 

 

March 29-April 2, 2015

New Hampshire

Bruce Haskell 
School & Sports Photography 
How to Get It and Do It Right 

March 31-April 1, 2015

MaryAnn Talamo 
Giving Your Studio the Fine Art Edge 
March 29-30, 2015

 

April 7-8, 2015
St. Louis Union Station
St. Louis, MO

William Innes
Put Your Photography
Business on Autopilot

Storytelling Adventure Shoot – Shooting St Louis

Shooting a hybrid
engagement session

April 7-8, 2015

DeKalb, Illinois

Trish Logan
How to Pursue Your Passion & Profit
April 8

 

 

April 10-12

Brunswick, Maine

MaryAnn Talamo
Giving Your Studio the Fine Art Edge
April 10, 2015 
April 11-13

Manhattan, Kansas

Josh Hudson
3 Simple Ways to Maximize and Organize Social Media Marketing in your Photo Business
April 11

Bruce Hudson
Enhancing Your Studio’s Web Presence With Video
April 12

Bruce & Josh Hudson
Studio Impossible
What’s Working, What’s Not
April 13

 

MNPPA

 

April 19-21

Minnetonka, Minnesota

Bobby Carlsen
The Psychology of a
Great Portrait Sale

Be a Professional or Don’t

Unplugged
April 19

 

 

 

April 20, 2015
H&H Color Lab
Raytown, MO

 

April 26-May 1, 2015

Addison, Texas

Steve Winslow
Gorgeous Weddings and
So Much More

Steve Kozak
The Secrets to Success
When Turning Pro
MAY

SEPPA

May 1-5, 2015
Sheraton Charlotte Hotel

Charlotte, North Carolina

 

May 30-June 2, 2015
Mariott Grandview
Birmingham, Alabama
Thanks for your business!
H&H Color Lab