Connection Newsletter – March 2018

March 2018

We want to congratulate the team at SYNC as they celebrated their 10th year last week in Destin, Florida! Thank you for providing a place where we all can to come together to learn, grow, support and refresh each other! We love being a part of this community!
We were honored to receive this special award during their conference. Here is to the next 10 years – SYNC ROCKS!


50% off Prints

Wallet Special

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

upcoming specials

April 2018 Specials

  • 30% off Jewelry
  • 30% off Cards

May 2018 Specials

  • 25% off Metal prints

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 now 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

NEW capability – hhschools direct post to hhimagehost!

Leverage the power of hhschools and direct connectivity with hhimagehost

Until now, if you wanted to send images to hhimagehost and use the group and password data from hhschools, you sent a package or proof order to H&H and told us to “Autopost to hhimagehost”. This was a great feature because, with one upload, you could both send your images to H&H for printing, AND send the job for online sale with urls and passwords.
We now have improved that feature! We’ve been listening, and we know that some studio sales methods require an online sale with passwords and group functionality BEFORE anything is printed. To make this simpler, we’ve added the ability to push images and data from hhschools directly to hhimagehost.
Learn More & Watch Video

new products video

Overview of the latest new products for professional school and sports photography businesses.

9 new products

Geometrix Pro KO is our knockout sports template theme that includes 5 interchangeable backgrounds and 42 pro colors to mix and match for every team. These 9 new products are now available in hhschools:
  • 3.5×5 individual border
  • 4 wallet individual border
  • (1) 3.5×5 & (2) wallet individual border
  • 5×7 group border
  • 4×10 dry erase locker magnet
  • 8×10 magazine cover
  • (2) 4×5 magazine cover magnets
  • ceramic mug
  • mouse pad

new dimensions print sizes

Dimensions Prints leverage the effort that goes into green screen photography and gives you a realistic layered look without spending hours in Photoshop. The effect of a foreground element combined with a coordinating background and optional personalization make them unique and irresistible!
Historically, Dimensions Prints have been offered only in the 8×10 size. Our Grasses design is also now available in both 5×7 and a 4 wallet half unit.


4 Wallets

Knockout Sports Banners

new knockout sports banners

Save hours of design time in Photoshop with this new product line!
No more knocking out your own images, creating graphic banner designs, personalizing each design with the team colors, and making unique files for every player with their names and other stats.
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.

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 into 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

Tricia Chambino

Tricia Chambino

Did you know that all of our albums are handcrafted one at a time, to your specifications, here at H&H Color Lab, in Kansas City, Missouri? The members of this department are responsible for making each one of our beautiful albums, along with our folio and accordion wallet covers, 3-ring binder covers, covered CD cases, and more! It is here that you will find our sewing machine humming, our scissors cutting, our presses working, and all our tools and equipment organized ready for work. The thought, care and dedication of the team members in our Album Department is evident in this interview and a big reason why H&H stands out for our quality products!
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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!


69th Annual Maine Photographic Exposition & Convention

March 16-18, 2018
Portland, Maine
The Clarion Portland Hotel
We are pleased to sponsor the Hospitality Suite once again at this fantastic event!


April 3-4, 2018
St. Louis, Missouri
Union Station Hotel
If you are tired of the same old conference format and being lost in the crowd, then come enjoy a more intimate setting where you can network with peers and work side-by-side with some of the leading professional photographers and educators in the world!

Ohio Photo Blast

April 7-8, 2018
Dublin, Ohio
Crowne Plaza
We are proud to sponsor Darty Hines at this event!
Saturday, April 7, 2018 – Content Marketing and Social Survival

Texas School

April 23-27, 2018
Addison, Texas
We are proud to sponsor Steve Kozak at this event!
The Secrets To Success When Turning Pro
Jeff Gump will also be speaking at Texas School. Be sure to check out his class!
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