“The Connection” Newsletter – June 2016
Our new “Confetti” Design for our Foil Card line is great for wedding thank-you’s, seniors and families! Click here to see all foil card designs. Seven foil colors are now available for many shapes and sizes of our popular press cards, including folded cards. Optional foil-lined envelopes are available in red, gold and silver. Image by William Innes Photography
Table of Contents
- new products
- schools and sports
- employee highlight
- on the road again
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Seasonal discounted prices will not be applied to any orders received before June 15, 2016.
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Upcoming Specials 2016
12 Days of Christmas in July
25% off Framed Prints
25% off Metal Prints (September 1-17, 2016)
We have added all of our newest jewelry pieces, including earrings, leather pieces and filigree necklace to the Jewelry Sample Kit! Simply go to the marketing tab under “Studio” to see the details about our Jewelry Sample Kit. Click here to find out more.
Lauren Necklace, Amy Bracelet and Square Ornament- we are retiring the Lauren Necklace, and Square Christmas ornament (the round ornament is still available) The Amy Charm bracelet is also being retired – however, if you like it, all you need to do is order the Megan Charm bracelet. The Megan has a single sided charm and the Amy had a double-sided charm. Simply order double-sided charms a la carte and add to the Megan.
As we discontinue older frames, our refreshed collection continues to offer a wide selection of updated framing choices. Frames to be discontinued: A003; A004; A006; A008; B002; B007; B008; B009; B010; C005; D005; D006 and D007. Click here for more information about our frames.
Looking for a cool new product to feature your photography? Wall clings will astound your customers with their ability to be used over-and-over…no hanging hardware or surface construction required. And when you grow tired of viewing them on one wall, simply peel them off and move them to a new site.
We have upgraded this product with a new, improved wall cling material featuring bright color, smoother surface and much greater cling adhesion!
school and sports resources
Need some ideas for Fall schools and sports products? Click here to check out some of the latest products from H&H.
We’ve taken a look at our ID card design and automation setup prices in the light of how our customers are actually using our design services and we have updated our pricing structure. This new pricing structure should represent a savings to most customers. Our hope is that by understanding this new structure you can make informed choices about what services are important to your schools and save you money.
We used to include ID card design and setup in the automation system in the ID cards setup price of $30. We found that many of our customers were sending us a psd file of the completed ID card design; and for other customers we found there was quite a bit of additional work when we were asked to do the design or modify the design of an ID card.
We are now separating out ID card design and ID card automation setup and also creating a reduced charge for additional background color change and/or year change.
ID card automation setup:
Studio provides the ID card in a psd design that matches our psd guides. H&H will setup the ID card in the automation system so when your hhschools order comes in, all of the images and data flow onto PVC or press printed ID cards
- Setup Fee – $25 (New Lower price for customers supplying an already designed ID card file)
ID card design:
H&H design team designs the ID card from your specifications. Add this fee to the setup charge to calculate the total cost for design and set up.
- 1-sided ID card design $25
- 2 Sided ID card design $35
ID card background color and/or year change:
We also found that many customers only want an ID card background change or the static year to be updated. There has been no price break for these simplified changes. For this reason we are introducing a new service level for these very small changes to existing ID card designs.
- Background and/or year change $15 (this represents a savings – in past these changes were made at the regular ID card setup price)
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.
- Exploring the World with Photography
- How to Photograph Flowers
- Cyber Attacks: A Real Threat to Your Photography Business
- Employee Highlight: Mary Kreisel
Schools 101 – Class is Full! Contact Amy Drum – firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waiting list.
- 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: $325 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! (CLASS IS FULL-WAIT LIST ONLY)
Questions? Please email Amy Drum at email@example.com
Putting Together a Sports Photographers Business Plan
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: $250 plus $150 for each additional person from your studio. Fees include two full days of instruction, two lunches and a KC BBQ dinner!
Dance Schools from A to Z
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!
- 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: $100 – Fees include lunch plus $75 for each additional person from your studio.
Meet Mary Kreisel – Color Specialist, H&H Color Call Department
No matter how technology has changed over the years, one thing that has not changed is the foundation of our business – great color! The passion for excellence in color has been instilled and led by founder, Wayne Haub. H&H’s industry reputation for excellence in color has stood for over 46 years.
On the Road Again…