“The Connection” Newsletter – December 2015
December 2015, from our family to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and the happiest of holidays! We hope you get to enjoy a little down time with your families, as we know this is a busy time for professional photographers. We appreciate your loyalty during our exceedingly busy time this fall and winter. We appreciate you and strive to provide the very best service and products to you. Thank you for your business!
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New Earrings just in time for the Holidays
|Rebecca Crystal Bead Wire Earrings
Sterling silver wire earrings with Swarovski crystal bead. Displays one photo on each earring. $25.00 pair
|Rebecca Hammered Circle Post Earrings
Bright and contemporary sterling-silver hammered circle post earrings with half-inch pendant. Displays one photo on each earring. $32.00 pair
New Stocking ornament plus FREE Photoshop Templates
Introducing our new ornament for 2016 – a fun stocking plus FREE Photoshop templates for download. Just drag and drop your image and change your color and text for more personalization. We have a wide selection of ornaments in all shapes and materials. They make great product add-on sales or the perfect thank you gift for your portrait sessions.
NEW Foil Cards in Designer Shapes and Folded Card Styles!
Enhance your card offerings with H&H Color Lab’s new Foil Press options! Seven foil colors are now available for many shapes and sizes of their 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 details about our NEW Foil Cards!
|Tree Sketch Foil Card||Unto You a Child is Born|
NEW Marketing and Sales section on our website under STUDIO — Including our Holiday Card Sample Set!
A new Marketing & Sales section under Studio has been created on the website. Several items will be moving into this area over the next few weeks. The first two are the Holiday card sample sets and Jewelry sample sets. This will be a quick and easy reference for customers to find any and all sales sets for studio products.
NEW Album Covers and Album Swatch Sample box now available
We have so many great new cover options for our albums, that we decided to update our swatch samples!
Simply go to “Order Supplies” under our Support tab on the website and order your non-branded Album Swatch Sample box today. Housed in a natural, fabric covered box with magnetic closure and organized for each cover type, our new Swatch Sample box is super easy to use. It includes three inch square samples of our leathers, faux leathers and fabrics. This gives your customers all the information they need to make the best choice for their album cover! Priced at only $20, this design tool is a must-have for professional photographers.
Our current linen selection, Gold Metallic, has a linen texture with unique metallic threads that weave through the cover fabric.
We have added several new selections to our Linen cover options. We are now featuring our natural, organic Heather as well as Navy Blue, Rich Brown, Soft Green and Soft Lavender in linen textures! These linen-texture covers can be ordered under Eclectic, Fashion Fabrics in our Album section in hhstudio software.
Our new frames are now available in ProSelect
We are excited to announce that our new frames are now available in ProSelect. Click here to download.
Many older frames will be discontinued
NOTE: As new frames are added, older frames will be retired – be sure to check our website for the current selections available. We have retired A1, A2, A5, A6, A9, B1, B4, B7, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6, C9, D4, D6 and D8. For your planning purposes, frames numbered 20 and below will be phased out as inventory is depleted.
Only 3 Fridays until Christmas!
With Christmas quickly approaching, we want to let you know our products will continue to be produced and shipped in our normal service times throughout the holiday season. However, it is important to mark the “Need for Christmas” box in hhstudio. This alerts us to choose the correct shipping service to ensure your order will arrive on time. If this box is not checked, your order will ship with regular default shipping set up in your account, which might delay the order for Christmas.
Schools and Sports
school and sports resources
Notice: eZevent ordering software will be discontinued at the end of 2015
To help make this an easier transition for studios, we are asking that you please do the following:
- Plan on submitting any final orders through eZevent by the end of 2015
- Download and install hhschools software – this is the modern replacement for the eZevent software system
After December 31, 2015, eZevent orders will no longer be able to be ingested into the production system. Beginning January 1, 2016, you will need to create all orders in hhschools software. Please update to hhschools to avoid delays in creating your order.
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.
Announcing Classes at H&H Color Lab in 2016
If you are NOT moving forward, you are moving backwards is the mantra for continuous improvement. Our goal is to help you grow personally and professionally so you will run profitable, successful businesses! With this goal in mind, excitement is building about all of the education opportunities for photographers in 2016. We are working with many speakers, organizations and groups to continue our support of photography education throughout the industry.
We know everyone is planning for next year so we would like to announce the classes that will be held at H&H in 2016.
- Family Portrait Program-February 29th; 8:30-11:30 am (this class is included in the Schools 201 admission)
- Schools 201 – February 29-March 2
- Schools 101 – June 21-23
- Putting together a Sport Photographers Business Plan – July 20-21
- Dance Schools from A to Z – July 22
Questions please email Amy Drum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are invited to attend a master’s level workshop designed to grow your school business! This class focuses on getting more schools, increasing your sales, and scaling your business. The hands on portion of the class will include role playing different sales scenarios, a frank discussion with a local principal and the ultimate flyer challenge!
It is recommended that studios have ten or more school contracts and have two years of school photography under their belt!
When: February 29-March 2, 2016
Where: H&H Color Lab-Raytown, MO
Fees: EARLY BIRD SPECIAL-$225 until January 18, 2016 and $150 for each additional from your studio. Fees include three full days of instruction, three lunches and one dinner.
on the road again…
January 10-12, 2016
Secrets to Success When Turning Pro
Rebecca & Jason Weaver January 10, 2016
H&H Learning Lounge
January 10, 2016
Learn Some Great Tips and Tricks on How to Design Cards and Albums
January 10, 2016
Learn Tips & Tricks with Tools on how to market to the Millenials, Gen Z and even the Baby Boomers
Jason & Rebecca Weaver
Learn How to Implement volume family portraits to increases sales and profits
January 11 2016
January 12, 2016
Learn Ideas on How to build your brand
Learn How to take great travel images for profit
January 25-28, 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada
Rebecca & Jason Weaver
Rebecca Brown Weaver