“The Connection” Newsletter – February 2016

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Image by William Innes Photography

February 2016 — We love this time of year. Not only is Valentine’s Day around the corner, but it’s convention season! That’s when we hit the road, and get to catch up with all of you. We are so impressed with our line up of speakers this year, and we know you will be too. Check out all of the details for this month’s shows at the end of the newsletter. We look forward to seeing you you soon! We are also happy to announce that our huge sample sale is still going on, so stock up today on your Sample Albums and Photographic Pano Books! In addition, we are running our popular 2 for 1 print special. Click here for more information related to our February specials.

Table of Contents

Specials

February

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50% off Sample Albums 
 

Does not include photographic pano albums

click here for more information

50% off Sample Photographic  Pano Books 

click here for more information

2 for 1 Print Special
50% off Album Swatch Sample Boxes

Upcoming Specials 2016

march

50% off sample albums

(does not include photographic pano albums)

50% off sample
photographic pano books
25% off USB Drives and Boxes
Includes Vintage and Metal
2 for 1 print special

april

Card special

Address Label special

Wallet special

25% off Jewelry

New Products

New Earrings

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18 inch sterling silver cable-chain with cylinder beads. .47″ round image in a sterling silver filigree pendant. $37.05. Image by Ty Fischer
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New Rebecca Crystal Bead Wire Earrings

Sterling silver wire earrings with Swarovski crystal bead. Displays one photo on each earring.
$25.00  pair

New 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

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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. Image by Mac Brown Photography.

We now offer a new “Thank You” design! Coming soon: Grad and Confetti

Click here for more details about our NEW Foil Cards

NEW Marketing and Sales section on our website under STUDIO
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A new Marketing & Sales section under Studio has been created on the website. Several items have been moved into this section, including the Album Swatch Sample Box, Frame Sample Sets, 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.

Album Swatch Sample Box–50% off in February  

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!

Click here for NEW Marketing & Sales section

Click here for more information about the Album Swatch Sample

Exciting plans for the coming year related to our products!
1-16-photo-lab-9We want to thank you for your trust and business in 2015 – we are looking forward to 2016 and have lots of exciting things planned for this coming year.

We continually review our services and product lines, in order to keep updated and fresh. Be sure to watch our emails and newsletters as we continue to roll out updates and changes throughout the year.  Here are a few items to be aware of coming soon:

Retired products and services:

  • Texture Coating – will be retired February 1st (achieve the same look by ordering Pebble Texture with lustre coating)
  • Hannah Magnetic Locket Necklace –  Retired (watch for new jewelry items to be released in 2016)
  • Python Leather Album Covers –  Retired

ALBUMS:
If you plan to be at conventions this year, be sure to stop by our booth to see our gorgeous new leathers and covers we are introducing. Our spectacular albums are handcrafted, made-to-order and the best value in town! You have to see them to appreciate their beauty, quality and value. Besides the new beautiful album covers, here are some of the changes in our album line to watch for in 2016:

  • New organization in our hhstudio ordering software of Albums, Books, and Photographic Pano Books
  • Eclectic Fashion Album Covers are now named Fabric Album Covers (for simplicity!)
  • Photographic Pano Album Prices will soon be reduced!
  • Python Leather Album Covers – Retired
  • Eclectic Fabric Album Covers – The following cover choices have been retired: Ivory Ribbon, Pink Rosettes, Sequins Gold, Sequins Silver, Brown Spotted Chenille, Champagne Dupioni Silk
  • Introduction of a new multi-image cameo
  • Imprinting – Watch for announcement of additional font sizes

Price Changes Effective January 1, 2016:

Price Reduction: Album Cameo – Now $15

Poly bag packaging:
RTD bag $0.35
Bulk bag from $0.19

SSE Banners:

Width height 2016 SSE price
1 1.5 $9.79
2 2 $9.79
2 3 $14.69
2 4 $19.58
2 5 $24.48
2 6 $29.38
3 4 $29.38
3 6 $44.06
3 8 $58.75
4 4 $39.17
4 6 $58.75
4 8 $78.34

Price Changes Effective February 1, 2016:

Framed Torn Edge Prints:
7×7         $108
10×10    $125
10×16    $146.50
Trio        $165.00

Cable Link Charm Bracelet: $40

Plaques: ordered in hhschools and eZsports
5×7 plaque          $7.15
8×10 plaque        $10.85

Banners: There will also be a small increase in banners ordered “by-the-inch” in hhstudio.
Example:
12×18    $12
24×48    $30.50
4’x8′      $109.98

Automated composites:
Batch cc                Individual cc
6×8                         $0.74                     $0.89
8×10                       $1.14                     $1.48

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NEW Linen-textured album covers now available-variety of colors! 
We have added several new selections to our Linen texture 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!

Our new frames are now available in ProSelect 
1-16-photo-lab-11We 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, D1, D2, D4, D6 and D8. For your planning purposes, frames numbered 20 and below will be phased out as inventory is depleted. 

Schools and Sports

school and sports resources

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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

Schools 201
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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! You must be a H&H customer to attend and 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: $325 for first person and $150 for each additional person from your studio. Fees include three full days of instruction, three lunches and one dinner.

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

Schools 101
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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 1st and $150 for each additional person from your studio. Fees include three full days of instruction, three lunches and one dinner.

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

Putting Together a Sports Photographers Business Plan
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Are 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 1st and $150 for each additional person from your studio. Fees include three full days of instruction, three lunches and one 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-3Spend 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 1st. Fees include lunch. 

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

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On the Road Again…

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February

Photo Pro Expo

Pre-Conference
February 4, 2016Conference:February 4-8, 2016
Covington, Kentucky

Rebecca & Jason Weaver
February 4, 2016
6:45-9:45 PMBe a Part of the FamilyTy Fischer
February 5, 2016
7:00 – 8:30 AM

Self-Employed or Self Enslaved? How to Balance Work & Life and be Profitable


 

Kirk Voclain
February 5, 2016
9:00 – 11:00 PM
How to be the Coolest Studio in Town!

2016 Expo Tailgating Kick Off Party!

  
Lora Yeater
February 6, 2016
7:30 – 9:00 AM
Follow Your Heart: Creating the Exciting Senior Portrait!

Kirk Voclain
February 6, 2016
1:00-1:30 PM
Westcott Mardigras Shootout

Kicking it Up a Notch
Lora Yeater
February 6, 2016
2:00-2:30 PM
 
Westcott Mardigras Shootout

Keep it Simple, Keep it Beautiful
William Innes
February 6, 2016
4:30-6:30 PM 
Overcoming the Challenges of Wedding Photography

Expo Theater
William Innes
February 7, 2016
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
An Eye for Composition in Wedding Photography

 

 

 SYNC

February 19-21, 2016

Opening Night
SYNC With Friends 

February 19, 2016
7:45 – 9:00 PM

 

Kirk Voclain

Blair Phillips

Kia Bondurant

Leigh Laforest

Rebecca Brown-Weaver
February 20, 2016
7:30 – 9:00 PM

Sugar and Spice, And Everything Nice…

Georgia McCabe

February 21, 2016
9:00 – 10:15 AM

Key To The Kingdom –
Unlock New Marketing Techniques for All Generations

KPPA Winter Shutter Expo
February 19-21
Manhattan, Kansas

John & Cindy LaBarge
February 21, 2016
9:00 – 11:00 AM

Sports Posters that Rock

Nebraska PPA Spring Vision

February 20-21, 2016Columbus, NebraskaCaptivated Images
February 21, 2016
1:00 – 5:00 PM
SeniorsPhoto Frenzy
February 20-21, 2016
Phoenix, Arizona
Tim Meyer
February 21, 2016
8:00 – 10:00 AM

Portrait Lighting & Posing

Michigan
February 25-29, 2016
Detroit, Michigan
Lora Yeater
February 29, 2016
12:30 – 2:00 PM
Follow Your Heart

Iowa State
February 26-28, 2016
Des Moines, Iowa

Colleen Gonsar
February 26, 2016
5:30 – 9:30 PM
Products to Make Money All Year Round

February 27, 2016
9:00 – 11:30 AM
Products to Make Money All Year Round continued

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