Connection Newsletter – December 2017

Desktop Wood Easel Calendars

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

from your H&H Family!

This is the time of year that we love! We are super busy creating all your beautiful products for the holidays. When placing your holiday orders, don’t forget the extras like ornaments, desk calendars, jewelry, mugs and all the other specialty items we offer. These small gifts may be just the thing that sways customers to use you again in the future. Treat your studio as well…check out our specials page for some December flash sales you might take advantage of.
We hope that you will be able to enjoy some down time with family and friends this holiday season! We will be enjoying a little rest as well, as the lab is closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. We want to take this opportunity to let you know how much we appreciate all of you and the blessings of your continued relationship with our lab. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!



card special

Coupon code: DOUBLEDIP17
special expires December 15, 2017
Order a minimum of 108 cards and receive 50% discount on the following cards:
  • Optional envelope selection not discounted
  • The 108 qty is per card type per image
  • Cards must be same paper type using same image

new products

Foil Pressed Cards

four new holiday foil cards

Announcing four new foil card designs that have been added to our holiday foil card collection for 2017. Foil cards continue to be extremely popular and our new foil designs will add a special touch to your personalized cards this holiday season! Be sure to check out all of our foil card design options featuring vertical, horizontal, and designer shapes.

holiday greetings ornaments

Announcing our new Holiday Greetings Ornament Collection! This is a fun collection of ornaments to add to your holiday offering this season. This collection features seven festive holiday greeting designs with horizontal, vertical, round, and square image orientations. Just choose your design and drag and drop your image in hhstudio to order. Printed on both sides, these are perfect for tree ornaments and gift ideas.

PPA copyright bill

PPA Copyright Video
The PPA is currently working on copyright legislation that will benefit photographers and designers. While PPA is doing their work, they now need our help to move this legislation forward.
Here are the details: Watch this video to learn more
  • PPA is working in Washington to pass a law that would create a simple small claims process whereby a photographer would now have some teeth behind getting with someone who has used their image(s) inappropriately to come to the table to work with the photographer or designer.
  • While this bill has bipartisan support, this effort is at risk in Washington because unrelated riders are being added to it so it has potential to stall out.
  • If we miss this 6 month window, it will likely not come up again for many years.
  • Our representatives will be less likely to bog this bill down with riders if we show overwhelming support for this core bill.
What can you do? These steps will take you 2 minutes!
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customer service

Christmas orders

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.
Here are a few tips we put together to help you reduce stress at the studio during the holiday season: Photography Stress Reduction Tips
If you submit orders for these products after the posted cutoff dates, you will need to request upgraded chargeable shipping through customer service to assure delivery for Christmas.
  • December 12, 2017: Lenticular prints (not available for upgraded shipping)
  • December 15, 2017: Leather wrap albums
  • December 18, 2017: All Gallery Lay Flat, Economy, Guest Book Albums, as well as Photographic Pano Books
  • December 18, 2017: Image block wraps and framed prints
  • December 19, 2017: Banners and wall clings
If you are using our design/print/bind service for albums, the following dates apply for design approval:
  • December 4, 2017: Design form and images must be submitted if you are ordering any type of Album or Photographic Pano Book.
  • December 14, 2017: Designs must be approved if you are ordering a Gallery Lay Flat, Leather Wrap or Guest Book Album, as well as Photographic Pano Books.

how to cancel orders

You will find a new “cancel this order” link in the confirmation email for your orders. Click the link to quickly and easily cancel.
If your order has not already been started in our production department, we will cancel it and you will receive a screen confirmation immediately. You will also receive an email confirming the cancellation.
If the order has already been started and we are unable to cancel it, your screen will message “I’m sorry, your order could not be automatically cancelled. Please contact customer service for any additional assistance.” In this case, the order was not able to be successfully cancelled because some part of the order had been started.
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school & sports

Sports Photo Balls

new sports photo balls

We have more than doubled our lineup of Sports Photo Balls! We introduced 6 new styles and two new sample sets. Visit our site to see all of the options!
This beautiful, high visual impact gifting opportunity must be experienced to truly be appreciated. They make great gifts for coaches, sponsors and trophies for sports and commemorative championship and corporate gifts. Sports Photo Balls are also great products to pass around at a league presentation to help you get the contract. Create your own design using our Photoshop guides and order online today.

blue screen knockout

We have been listening and working…

We have just expanded our green screen image extraction technology to include blue screen!
A number of our school photography customers have asked us to help them deliver ID cards and admin CDs faster to schools while maintaining the ability to offer different backgrounds to parents. Utilizing our green knock-out technology we built a few years ago, we’ve now expanded it to be capable of knocking out images photographed on a blue screen background.
Green Screen
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NEW hhimagehost feature improvements for fall

Check out all of the features we have just added to hhimagehost to help you SELL MORE! We continue to release new features to improve hhimagehost.
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H&H Education for 2018

Save the Date – Sign up begins January 14, 2018!

We have a couple of class dates set for next year and hope to add a few more! If you are looking to grow your business, be sure to consider these boot camps!

School Boot Camp

June 18-22, 2018 @ H&H Color Lab in Kansas City MO

Spend one week with us in total school emersion. This flexible boot camp allows you to attend the entire week or just a few days!

Schools 101

June 18-20, 2018

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 fall season!

Schools 201

June 21-22 2018

This class will focus on what you need to know to take your business to the next level. Detailed topics that will help you scale your business include: sales training, yearbooks, on line sales, green screen, composites and flyer design.

Sports Boot Camp

July 23-25, 2018 @ H&H Color Lab in Kansas City MO

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 in to the volume sports business or photographers desiring to grow their current T&I sports business. This class will teach you how to ask for the business, prepare for and execute a successful picture day along with best practices for workflow once you get back to the studio. Through lecture and hands on training, including a live league shoot (new this year), you will leave with confidence knowing how to conduct a successful picture day and ability to grow your sports business!

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.
Meet Bruce and Josh Hudson

Meet Bruce and Josh Hudson

Meet Bruce and Josh Hudson of Hudson’s Portrait Design in the Seattle, WA area. Bruce and Josh have over 45 years of combined experience in portrait photography, marketing and education. In this twenty-minute video, they share their unique view on changes in our industry and what they have done to stay successful. They will challenge your current mindset and inspire you to think outside the box!
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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!
Imaging USA

Imaging USA

January 11-13, 2018

Pre-con Classes

January 14-16, 2018


Nashville, Tennessee
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Jason and Rebecca Weaver

The Big Reveal

January 14th: 6pm-8pm

Jeff Gump

Volume Photography 201

January 13th: 9am-5pm

Bruce Hudson

Selling with Projection: Putting your kids through college with in-person sales

January 15th: 5pm-6pm

Darty Hines

How to Get Noticed in the Crowd

January 15th: 5pm-6pm
Imaging USA Learning Lounge

Join us at the H&H Learning Lounge @ Imaging USA 2018

Stop by one of our small group sessions to learn how H&H’s innovative products and systems can help add revenue to your bottom line! Whether you are a portrait wedding, volume school or sports photographer, we have a solution for you!
For each session there will be a short presentation followed by Q&A.
See the Class Schedule


January 24-27, 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada
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We are excited to be sponsoring the following speakers at SPAC!
  • Jeff Gump
  • Jeff Edwards
  • Leigh LaForest
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