“The Connection” Newsletter – April 2016

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April 2016
We are excited to announce a joint venture with Rebooku! H&H Color Lab and Rebooku have partnered to offer our customers great new designs for H&H’s popular Leather Wrap Albums. NEW templates featuring seniors, families and children have been created by Rebooku especially for the H&H Leather Wrap Album. For more details go to Rebooku.com. Our Leather Wrap Album continues to grow in popularity and this is an easy way to offer a very special and unique album to your seniors this year! Template design by Charmaine Check 2014 Senior Girl Design/Rebooku

Table of Contents

Specials

March

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50% off Cards
30% off Foil Cards   

click here for more information

20% off Address Labels
Wallet Special

 

25% off Jewelry

 

Upcoming Specials 2016

may

50% off Proof Magazines

Proof Prints Special

25% off Wraps
june

Flyer special

20% off brochures

20% off booklets

july
Christmas in July

New Products

Foil Cards for Seniors
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Foil Cards are great for Seniors

We offer a “Senior, Class of 2016” Foil Card design. We will also have a new “Confetti” and “Grad” card design coming out soon. So keep an eye out for those! ! Our foil Thank You cards are also a great product to add to your senior lineup!

Seven foil colors are now available for many shapes and sizes of our popular press cards, including folded cards. Set your design apart and prepare to impress your customers with this bright, classy option. H&H Color Lab also offers optional foil-lined envelopes in red, gold and silver. Click here for more information about our Foil Press Cards.

Photographic Pano Books will have great NEW low pricing plus a new home on website!
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New Lower Pricing — New Easy Ordering
Photographic Pano Books AND Photographic Pano Albums will be combined into one category, Photographic Pano Books, and have a new home on our website and in hhstudio ordering software. Look for an email announcement very soon with all of the details.

 

 

Schools and Sports

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SCHOOLS CALENDAR

SPORTS CALENDAR

CLASSES/EVENTS CALENDAR

Blogs

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.

Education – Early Bird Special ends April 15th!

Schools 101
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  • Are you interested in learning about the school photography business?
  • Do you want to be better prepared and able to offer school photography in your local area?
  • 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?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then you NEED to come to Schools 101!

A beginning level workshop designed for H&H customers 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 season!

When: June 21-23, 2016
Where: H&H Color Lab-Raytown, MO
Fees: EARLY BIRD SPECIAL-$225 until April 15th and $150 for each additional person from your studio. Fees include three full days of instruction, three lunches and one dinner, plus a notebook of training materials.

Click here for all of the details of the class and to register!

Questions? Please email Amy Drum at haubdrum@hhcolorlab.com

Putting Together a Sports Photographers Business Plan
february-2016-photo-lab-newsletter-4Are you ready to take your sports business to the next level? Are you ready to improve your sales, marketing, workflow, and photo day experience? Then this class is for you! Jeff Gump will walk you through putting together a simple business plan and provide invaluable tips that will take that next step in your sports business.
When: July 20-21, 2016
Where: H&H Color Lab-Raytown, MO
Fees: EARLY BIRD SPECIAL-$175 until April 15th and $150 for each additional person from your studio. Fees include two full days of instruction, two lunches and a KC BBQ dinner!

Click here for all of the details of the class and to register! 

Dance Schools from A to Z
february-2016-photo-lab-newsletter-3Early Bird Special Ends April 15th, so sign up now!

Spend the day with Jeff Gump, John and Cindy LaBarge and your H&H staff learning everything you need to know about dance school photography!

Topics include:

  • Marketing trends
  • Finding the Business –it’s all about relationships
  • What Dance Studios want from the photographer?
  • Getting the Job
  • The photo shoot
  • H&H’s Dance School workflow that will save you time and money!
  • Delivery and Product discussion

When: July 22, 2016
Where: H&H Color Lab-Raytown, MO
Fees: EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – $75 until April 15th. Fees include lunch. 

Click here for all of the details of the class and to register!

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Employee Highlight

Welcome to this new section of the Connections newsletter. We are proud of our employees and the pride and care they take producing your orders and want to share their stories with you.

Each month we will highlight one of our employees and the department they work in! You will get a look behind-the-scenes here at the lab, and get to know one of our own a little bit better.

Bridget Brockman

unnamed (15)Introducing Bridget Brockman, a member of our Album Team! Bridget has been with us for nearly 11 years, initially in the small print department, and has been a part of the Album Team for about two years.

Did you know that each H&H album is individually handcrafted right here in our lab located in Kansas City, Missouri? All of our materials and custom processes that make up our albums are a part of the expert vision of our development and production teams working together to provide H&H customers the best quality, value and service you can find in albums today!

From our large variety of paper types, both photographic and press, and quality cover materials and styles, our gorgeous albums are value-packed and made with love and serious craftsmanship.

When you read about Bridget Brockman, you will see why! Bridget is a great example of how H&H team members take pride and ownership in the products they produce for you! Our team members are simply the best!

Q: What is your role at H&H?

A: In the Album department, I work primarily with Gallery Lay-flat albums. I review the prints, put the album together and then review it at the end of the process. I think that is one of the things I really like about my job, is being able to be part of the project from start to finish. I am able to see a project through to completion, being able to see an album come from these beautiful images that I get to work with. We feel a lot of ownership and pride in what we do. I think our albums are so perfect and professional, I can’t imagine going anyplace else to buy one.

Q: How do you feel about the leadership at H&H?

A: Management is always receptive if we have new ideas on ways of doing things. It doesn’t mean they can make every change we suggest, but they are always willing to listen to us. We are able to give input on how things are organized in our area as well.

Q: What is your background–what drew you to H&H?

A: I went to school at UMKC for art history with an emphasis in photography. I have always liked photography. I worked in coffee shops through the years, and wanted to do something related to photography, and that’s how I came upon H&H.

Q: Tell me about your family?

A: I am married with no kids, but I do have four cats and two dogs. I’m a sucker for animals. I have taken in a lot of strays over the years.

Q: What are some of your hobbies?

A: I really like collecting old things, especially old vintage images of people, which some might find odd–but I love them. When we have time, my husband and I like to go to estate sales and antique malls. I also like to make cigar box assemblages. I like to create art pieces with old 60’s encyclopedias too.

On the Road Again…


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April

 Focus 2016  

April 11, 2016
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Ty Fischer

April 11, 2016 

8:00-9:30 am 

Self-employed or self-enslaved? How to balance work & life and be profitable.

 

 

Texas School

April 24-29

Addison, Texas

Jeff Gump
Volume Photography: Making Big Money

 

  

 

 

Texas School 

Steve Winslow & Sophia Lane

How to Succeed in Weddings and More

Steve Kozak

The Secret to Success When Turning Pro

May

 

 

 

Gulf States Conference 

May 5-7
Beaumont, Texas

William Innes
Steve Kozak

 

 

June

Kansas School 


June 5-9
Newton, Kansas

Scott and Leigh LaForest

John and Cindy La Barge
June 6-7 

Sports program

SYNC Sports

June 12-14, 2016 

Manheim, Pennsylvania

June 13, 2016

Jeff Gump 

Keynote Presentation
Leigh Laforest
Keynote Presentation

Ty Fischer
High-end sport composites on a volume budget

Blair Philips 

Lighting and Posing Teams

 

SYNC Sports 

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June 13, 2016

Jeff Gump and Leigh LaForest 

Setting up and organizing a photo day


H&H Learning Lounge  

June 14, 2016
Blair Philips 
Keynote Presentation

Jeff Gump & Leigh LaForest
Banners and Dealing with Organizations

Terry Dunlap
Lighting and Posing Groups

H&H Learning Lounge

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 Schools 101  

 June 21-23, 2016 

H&H Color Lab 

Kansas City, Missouri 

Jeff Edwards

Jeff Locklear   

 

Texas Summerfest

June 26-29, 2016

Montgomery, Texas


Barry Nelson
and Dominique Harmon
with Captivated Images
June 27-28, 2016 

Creative Senior Photography

 

H&H Color Lab