“The Connection” Newsletter – May 2016


May 2016
We recently lowered the prices for our popular Photographic Pano Books. They also have a new home on our website and software, for easier ordering. Please click here for all of the details! Image by Photos Edge.

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25% off all Wraps

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Proof Prints Special

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50% off Proof Magazines

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Upcoming Specials 2016


Flyer Special

20% off brochures

20% off booklets


12 Days of Christmas in July


25% off Framed Prints

New Products

NEW Grad and Confetti Foil Card Designs
newsletter-5Foil Cards are great for Seniors.

We recently released two new Foil Card designs, “Grad” and “Confetti.” Both of the new designs are great for seniors. We also offer a “Senior, Class of 2016” Foil Card design. 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. 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 have NEW lower pricing and a new home on our website and software for new easier ordering.
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Photographic Pano Books AND Photographic Pano Albums have been combined into one category, Photographic Pano Books, and have a new home on our website and in hhstudio ordering software.

To take advantage of our new lower pricing, download hhstudio version 1.30.1 before you place your next order. Photographic Pano Book/Album orders on older software versions will no longer be accepted.

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2 Day Service Time on Gallery Lay-flat Albums & Guestbooks!

newsletter-7We now offer a speedy service time of 2 days on ALL of our Gallery Lay-flat Albums and Guestbooks! They are created with care and craftsmanship right here in our lab in Kansas City, Missouri. This faster service time affects all types of albums and their cover options. Click here for more information.  



Schools and Sports

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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.


Schools 101 – Class is Full! Contact Amy Drum – haubdrum@hhcolorlab.com 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 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: $250 plus $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-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: $100 – Fees include lunch plus $75 for each additional person from your studio.

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


Employee Highlight

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.

Samantha Hamlin (Still) H&H – Production Representative for Collages


Introducing Samantha Hamlin, a member of our Collages Team! Samantha works as Production Representative for Collages–part of the H&H family of companies.

Collages is an online sales provider with an innovative platform of digital image sharing and product distribution .

H&H purchased this portrait/wedding web-platform company several years ago, giving our customers new ways to sell and share. The powerful synergy of both companies working together benefit photographers through access to innovative digital sharing, proofing, image galleries and e-product options, plus product fulfillment through H&H.

Q: What is it about your job that you love?
A: I really like being able to help our customers. I like being able to come up with a plan for a project for a customer or any special needs they have, and guide them through the process–so that the end product is exactly what they wanted. I like the responsibility that comes with this job–I process all of the album orders that come through Collages, help customers with custom workflow, plus perform quality control for our album orders. I also process and ship presentation and marketing material orders.

Q: What did you do prior to coming to H&H?
A: I worked as a receptionist for a not-for-profit company. I enjoyed being part of a team–it helped prepare me for the position at H&H.

Q: What are some advantages to working within the lab, for Collages?
A: When a customer has a question or concern about their album orders, I have enough production background knowledge, that I can usually help them. I can also go upstairs to production, because I know a lot of team members, and talk the project through with one of them to make sure the order is processed just like I need it to be. It really helps that H&H and Collages are in the same facility to see the manufacturing process firsthand.

Q: What do you like about Collages?
A: I feel really enthusiastic about it. We are a close team, and work well together. We have some beautiful new products like our Mosaic Covers for our online galleries, and I feel like we are growing quickly. We also have some great speakers that are fans of our product and promote it well.

Q: Tell me a little about your hobbies and family?
A: My biggest news is that I recently got married! We live in Blue Springs. We love taking our dogs to the park and being outside with them. We are also huge movie fans. We love everything from old school Ninja Turtles and Star Wars to The Lord of the Rings and comedies of all kinds. We have a very large DVD collection!

On the Road Again…






Gulf States Conference

May 5-7
Beaumont, Texas

William Innes
Steve Kozak





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

June 13, 2016

Jeff Gump and Leigh LaForest

Setting up and organizing a photo day

H&H Learning Lounge

June 13, 2016

Topic: Online sales for Sports Photographers

June 14, 2016

Topic: Modern Sports Workflows for Scaling your Sports Business

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

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