The Connection Newsletter – April 2017

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Floating Glass Locket Necklace
All of our jewelry is on sale this month, including our new Floating Glass Locket, shown above. Just use code Jewelry17 when ordering to receive 20% off during the month of April, just in time for Mother’s Day promotions! Image by Photos Edge

specials

Jewelry

Jewelry 20% off

Press Cards

Press Cards 25% off

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may specials

Photographic Pano Books

Photographic Pano Books 25% off

Metal Prints

Metal Prints 25% off

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june specials

Albums

Albums 30% off

Framed Prints

Framed Prints 25% off

new products

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
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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.
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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
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Leather Tassels

leather tassel

the sophisticated accessory

Express your creativity and accessorize your bag or backpack with a soft leather tassel and image charm.
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Ashlynn Leather Charm Bracelet

ashlynn leather bracelet

trendy, easy style

A simple, but stylish, cord bracelet made from soft and supple Italian Napa leather has a bright finished, easy to open-and-close, magnetic clasp. The slide on bail and attached photo charm complete the look.

Your choice of two leather colors:

  • Chocolate
  • Navy

schools & sports

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
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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
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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
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hhschools Studio Bridge

our newest software feature

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.
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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

education

Sports Boot Camp Class Jeff Gump and Leigh LaForest Sports Boot Camp

sports boot camp

H&H’s Sports Boot Camp will focus on the basics of youth sports photography. This beginning level workshop is designed for photographers who are interested in getting into the volume sports business or desire to grow their current team and individual sports business. Through lecture and hands-on training, Jeff Gump, Leigh LaForest and the H&H team will teach you how to ask for the T&I business, how to prepare and execute a successful picture day, and how to utilize best practices for workflow once you get back to your studio. You will leave this Boot Camp with confidence, having learned the tools for a successful youth sports business!
  • Date: July 18-20, 2017
  • Cost: $325
    • Price includes a ticket to the KC Royals game!
  • Early Bird Special: $249 through April 30, 2017
    • Price includes:
    • Lunch for 2 days
    • A ticket to the KC Royals game
    • Tailgating
    • Dinner
    • Door prizes
    • And a playbook
  • Location: H&H Color Lab, Kansas City, MO
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schools 101

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 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!

  • Date: June 27-29, 2017
  • Cost: $395 Sign up now only 4 spots left!
  • Location: H&H Color Lab, Kansas City, MO
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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 to register today!

Click here to view the video

employee highlight

Employee Highlight - Rochelle Birnmaum

Rochelle Birnbaum

H&H Press Department

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 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.
Meet Rochelle Birnbaum, a veteran employee of 23 years, who bridged film to digital with H&H!
The digital press area at H&H is responsible for some of our most popular products – including press books, press cards, calendars, Gallery Lay-flat press album pages, skinny and square mini’s, brochures, bookmarks, and much more!  We are proud to have long-term employees, such as Rochelle, who because of experience and cross training, appreciate and understand our industry. It is rewarding to see team members enjoy and work together to assure our customers receive their orders right and on time!

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.

Making sales calls to Leagues, and how H&H Sales Kits can help! by Jeff Gump

Meet Colleen Gonsarwinner of 2017 H&H School Summit Inspiration Award, by Amy Drum

As a professional wedding photographer, you are trusted with a huge responsibility: your pictures will be the only visual memory of their most important day
Bride Box Couple

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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!
Elevate the Standard 2017 Convention

elevate the standard

Minnesota PPA-April 2-4, 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Be sure to check out this great, regional show! We are proud to sponsor the following speaker:

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Shutterfest

shutterfest

April 18-19, 2017
St. Louis, MO

Come join us for one of the coolest conferences that you will attend! If you like hands-on shooting, great location and good times, then this is the show for you. We are pleased to sponsor the following speaker at Shutterfest!

Shoot, Learn, Party! Shutterfest is not just a conference, but an experience. We are pleased to sponsor the following speaker!

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Indiana PPA

April 19, 2017
Indianapolis, Indiana

We are proud to sponsor the following speaker. Join Mike for some great tips on how to approach photographing children as well as lighting and marketing tips:

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Michigan PPA

April 21-25, 2017
Detroit, Michigan

We are proud to sponsor the following speakers:

  • Friday – Monday, April 21-24
    William Innes
  • Tuesday, April 25,
    Karen Goforth – PPA Merit Class
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Massachusetts PPA

April 24, 2017
Massachusetts

We are proud to sponsor the following speaker. Join Mike for some great tips on how to approach photographing children as well as lighting and marketing tips:

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Texas School

Texas school

PPA Affiliate School
April 23-28, 2017
Addison, Texas

Enjoy one of the largest and most fun educational opportunities for the serious photographer.

H&H Color Lab

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