Connection Newsletter – February 2018

H&H Color Lab

live photography…laugh always…love h+h

It was a great honor to receive the Vendor of the Year award at Imaging USA in January! Throughout our 48 years in business, we have been blessed to be a part of a special industry and community of artists, craftspeople, and hardworking business owners who capture and preserve special moments in their clients’ lives. We love working for and serving you!
Our tag line this year, inspired by this award, is…live photography, laugh always, love h+hThis is a reminder to live your passion for photography, but to laugh along the way, always keep life balance and, of course, love H+H.
Our continued goal at H&H is to serve and help you achieve success by providing the products, systems, workflows, and customer service that gives you more time to live and laugh!
Here is to your success in 2018!


50% off Studio Sample Albums
(will be stamped Studio Sample)

Framed Gallery Wraps

25% off Gallery Wraps and
Framed Gallery Wraps

30% off 10×10 Toffee Antiqued Brown Torn Edge Framed Print

30% off 10×16 Contemporary Black Torn Edge Framed Print

Winter/Spring SPECIAL – 25% off Walnut Plaques (hhschools and hhsports only)

upcoming specials

March 2018 Specials

  • 50% off prints special
  • Wallet Special

April 2018 Specials

  • 30% off Jewelry
  • 30% off Cards

Winter/Spring Special

  • 25% off Walnut Plaques – January through June 2018 (hhschools and hhsports only)

new products

Mini Leather Wrap Albums

new mini leather wrap albums

Looking for something special and unique? Announcing our new mini leather wrap albums in four distinct styles.
Each 4×5 album is handcrafted with each signature stitched into the soft premium top grain leather cover. Four cover styles: Charmed, Diamonds, Primitive, and Hearts. Three press paper choices: watercolor, recycled, and art matte.

new 7×7 fine art torn edge frames

Barnwood Fine Art Torn Edge Framed Print
Our beautiful fine art torn edge prints can now be framed with four new frame offerings in select sizes. Watch for additional sizes to be added throughout the year! We offer four new frame styles:
  • Barnwood
  • Shabby Chic Cream
  • Hand Scraped Smokey Grey
  • Hand Scraped Winter White
Shabby Chic Cream Fine Art Torn Edge Framed Print Handscraped Smokey Grey Fine Art Torn Edge Framed Print Handscraped Winter White Fine Art Torn Edge Framed Print

ordering applications

important notice

Upgrading our ordering applications to 64-bit technology

H&H will soon be updating our ordering applications to use 64-bit technology. Most computers manufactured in the past 7 to 10 years are 64-bit capable systems that also still support the now older 32-bit technology. Apple and Microsoft want to end support for 32-bit and are now starting to implement plans to make that happen. Apple has announced that when they release the next macOS after High Sierra (around June of 2018), it will no longer support 32-bit applications.
What this means to H&H customers: Once we update our applications, they will require a 64-bit capable computer to be installed and used. If you have purchased a major brand-name computer like Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Toshiba, Sony, NEC or Asus in the past 5 years, you should not experience any issues. If you have an off-brand or older computer, you may not be able to run our new 64-bit ordering applications.
During the next several months, we will be providing more details on how to determine if there will be any compatibility issues with you current computer.

school & sports

Knockout Sports Banners

new knockout sports banners

Our newest addition to Knockout Sports is a set of 5 banner designs called Reflection Pro. It is named “reflection” because each design features a low-opacity black and white copy of the subject image.
This series is available in 2 sizes; 24×36 and 32×48. As part of our pro series, you can choose one of 42 different accent colors to personalize the banners for each team.
Save hours of design time in Photoshop with this new product line!

new challenger pro statuette

Our first ever graphic template for statuettes is now available in both hhschools and hhsports software. Part of our Challenger Pro template series, this new statuette features your vertical image and 3 text lines. We suggest using text line #3 to place the year in the top left corner of the design. Choose one of 7 different sports icons and 44 background colors to personlize this unique product for your teams!
Plaques Plaques

winter/spring sale – 25% off walnut plaques

Our gorgeous, heavy walnut wood plaques do not go on sale very often, so be sure to take advantage of this special sale! These 5×7 and 8×10 walnut wood plaques have a high gloss surface which makes your image literally pop. They make great awards and gifting items for your teams and leagues. Order in hhschools or hhsports software January through June and receive 25% off with coupon code SSEplaque.

H&H education


School Boot Camp

June 18-20, 2018 – Schools 101

June 21-22, 2018 – Schools 201

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

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!
Info and Registration

Schools 201

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.
Info and Registration

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!
Info and Registration


Wedding Photography Boot Camp

Make more money with our Wedding Boot Camp Workshop

H&H Discount code for $100 off – HH100

Do you want to earn an extra $20-$40K with wedding photography as a side business or perhaps you feel stuck at a price level and desire to make much more with your weddings? The Wedding Boot Camp Workshop is designed for the photographer who wants to make more money with weddings. Learn secrets and techniques that will elevate your wedding photography and business to new levels of success from international and acclaimed wedding photographers Scott Robert Lim and William Innes. They are not afraid to tell all and share how they have earned millions with wedding photography and will divulge the keys to their success with a powerful, three day, hands on, intensive wedding boot camp. Participants will have the opportunity to photograph models and create portfolio material. This workshop is limited to just a few photographers who are committed and willing to learn from these two seasoned, energetic and upbeat speakers. Also in Portland OR will be inviting Andrew Funderburg- an expert on print sales as our special speaker who will show you how easy it is to up-sell and earn huge profits with prints. Don’t delay and sign up now! For more detailed information, see our workshop agenda.
Sign Up!

employee highlight

Judy Wian

Judy Wian

Twenty-three years ago, Judy Wian started working at H&H Color Lab as a seasonal team member in our evening shipping department. She eventually moved into customer service and has played an important role and valuable asset as a team member in that department. As she retires, we reflect back on all the years of service she has given to H&H and our customers. Throughout those years, she has been a shining example of our core values and making the customer #1 in her daily activities at H&H. Her work ethic, her concern for our customer, her organization and smile will truly be missed…but we are happy that Judy now gets to spend extra time with her family and enjoy her retirement!
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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!
PhotoPro Expo

PhotoPro Expo

February 8-12, 2018
Greater Cincinatti Area
Northern Kentucky Convention Center
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Jason Weaver: Senior 411

Time: Friday, February 9, 2018, 7:30-9:45pm
Sponsored by H&H

Welcome Party

We will also be sponsoring the Welcome Party on Friday night! Please join us for a great time with food and DJ!
  • Time: 10:00 pm
  • 80’s Theme; DJ by Rebel Bass
  • Costumes Encouraged

KPPA Shutter Expo

February 9-11, 2018
Manhattan, Kansas
Four Points by Sheraton
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Featuring Heidi Anderson: Social Media and the New Age

Co-Sponsored by H&H Color Lab and N-Vu

Arizona PPA Photo Frenzy

February 9-11, 2018
Phoenix, Arizona
Ability 360 Convention Center
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We are pleased to sponsor Rob Behm at this show!

Rob’s Program: The Edge Of Light (with outdoor demo)

February 11th, 8:00 – 10:00 am

Virginia PPA

February 16-19, 2018
Portsmouth, Virginia
Renaissance Hotel
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We are pleased to sponsor Rob Behm at this show!

Rob’s Program: The Edge Of Light

February 19th

Nebraska PPA Winter Show

Stop by to see us at our booth

February 17-19, 2018
Grand Island, Nebraska
Ramada Grand Island
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Professional Photographers of Nebraska annual Winter Conference with non-stop education all weekend, include Print Competition, Presidents Banquet, Print Auction, Speakers on Marketing, Seniors, Volume, Mentors and more!! All for a very affordable cost–open to members and non-members!


February 23-26, 2018
Destin, Florida
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
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Don’t miss these programs sponsored by H&H!
  • Jump Start Pre-conference Photo Safari with Kia Bondurant, Aaron Adams, Jason Weaver, and Sabina Cavalli
  • Opening Night: John Acuff – Finish: The Surprising Truth About Accomplishing Goals
  • Main Stage: Blair Phillips – The Unbeaten Path
  • Main Stage: Scott Detweiler – Photoshop Need-To-Know Techniques
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