Connection Newsletter – October 2018

Snuggle up!

It’s time to snuggle up and break out the hot cocoa. We love these cooler, beautiful fall days! What better way to cozy up, than with one of our soft, fleece blankets! These have always been popular, but especially this time of year. We offer both a fleece and a velveteen option, and the color quality and durability on our product is impressive. Personalized blankets make great holiday gifts, add-on products, and auction items. They can also be used as a unique offering for family, senior, school and sports sessions. So be sure to order one to show your clients while you are making your fall sales.

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School & Sports

Employee Highlight


On the Road

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Sales Sample Sets

25% off Press and Slimline Cards

30% off Jewelry

NEW! thicker press card papers

You have been asking, and we have listened…We are excited to announce our new 130# card stock for all press cards using Pearl, Linen, Art Mate and Recycled papers. We will be completely changed over to this new stock by October 5th – just in time for you to take advantage of our October card special!
View specials on H&H website

upcoming specials


  • 25% off Ornaments Sales Sample Sets
  • 25% off Holiday Cards Sales Sample Set


new album & book design software

You may have heard, we have some pretty amazing new album and book design software! It’s called Velocity and you will want to take a few minutes to check it out-because it will save you HOURS of time and hassle.
Here is what Chris Housden had to say after using it:
Shout out to David Drum and all the H&H homies for making the world a better place. Velocity is just the design software I’ve been wanting, it’s easy to use and it’s free!
#worth the wait
Save time and upload your orders directly to H&H! Best yet, it’s free for all H&H customers!
The following products are included in this first release:
  • 12×12, 10×10, 8×8, and 5×5 Gallery Lay-flat Albums
  • 12×12, 10×10, 8×8, and 5×5 Photographic Pano Books
  • All cover types are available
Watch Velocity use 162 images to design a 58 page album with 1 click in just 16 seconds!
This feature is called Autoflow and it can dramatically reduce the amount of time it takes to design an album. Once it creates your design, you have complete creative control to crop images, change page layouts, add or remove pages, or any other edits you want to make.
Velocity video
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hhstudio is now 64-bit compatible

hhstudio version 3.0.3 is now available. This new version is a 64-bit application which uses more of the computer’s RAM, allowing a better user experience. It also meets the new standards set by Apple which will soon require all applications running on OSX to be 64-bit. Because of this change, an in-app update is not possible.
The new version must be downloaded from our website.
So, what should you do and what do you need to know?
  • The next time you open hhstudio it will prompt you to update to the new version and provide a link directly to the download page on our website.
  • You must be logged into the website to see the download links.
  • The new version will open full screen and perform better; images will load faster
  • If you have any shortcuts to previous versions of hhstudio (on your desktop, in your dock, or anywhere else) make sure to delete them and use only the new desktop icon that is created during installation of the new version.

school & sports

hhimagehost prepay order report import update

Now the hhschools import matches based upon the entire FirstName, LastName and another group field in the data. If there are multiple records that match, it will move the matching records to the next screen where you can choose which record you wish to match the order to.
Web Delivery

NEW! Web delivery of school admin & yearbook exports

  • Faster delivery
  • No shipping charges
  • Simpler to forward to your schools
  • Utilizes Citrix ShareFile to maintain security of delivery
  • Built-in 30 day archive
CD delivery is still available but we expect most studios will choose the new Web delivery option.
Click here for more details

knockout sports trading cards

Introducing the newest product in our knockout sports program, the Sports Trading Card. This Geometrix Pro card is the first trading card to feature the team image on the back, while still using the same automated data and graphics workflow you have come to love.
Be sure to check out this video about our new Sports Trading Cards and order yours today.
Knockout Sports Trader Magnets

employee highlight

Kylie Smith

Kylie Smith

When photographers visit the lab and take a tour through our production areas, one common theme that is expressed is how amazed they are at all the different work stations and processes it takes to complete an order. One of these production teams is our Portrait Group. We think you will enjoy learning more about this group from one of it’s special team members, Kylie Smith!
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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!

PPO Focus18 – Ozarks Conference

October 6-8, 2018
Joplin, Missouri
We are proud to sponsor Dawn Muncy at this show. She will be speaking about the business of photography as well as lighting and posing. Dawn has been a popular speaker, and she was requested specifically to do her lighting program for the second year in a row at this conference!

I Heart Photography

October 12-14, 2018
Grapevine, Texas
This is another great program sponsored by H&H. Dawn Muncy’s program, “Seniors, Start-to-Finish”, will be held on Sunday, October 14th, 10:30 am-Noon. Dawn will walk you through the Muncy senior experience from phone call to or delivery.
This brand new conference should be an amazing experience, loaded with hands-on classes and unique opportunities for networking and socializing.

Shoot to Print Tour

October 16-29, 2018
See website for locations and dates
Join us for a night of fun, laughs, and education with some of the industry’s top photographers. The topics covered will range by city, but will cover the things you need to know to go from seeing a great image in your head, to lighting that image, to delivering that final print for your clients. The goal of this 5 hour lecture-style seminar is to give each attendee the information and knowledge they need to go out and create their own masterpiece.
Hear Sal Cincotta, Susan Stripling, Jana Williams, Makayla Jade, Michael Anthony, Audrey Woulard, Rachel Boer, Dorie Howell, and Roberto Valenzuela. Six cities – three speakers at each city. Check out the website to see which topics and speakers will be at a city near you.

Mississippi/Alabama Conference

Masters of Light Fall Seminar

October 21-23, 2018
Joe Wheeler State Park
Don’t miss Rebecca Weaver at this event, sponsored by H&H. She will be speaking about the business of photographing children. Rebecca has a special talent for niche/boutique marketing and making her customers feel extra special during their sessions. You will not want to miss out!


November 4-7, 2018
Tempe, Arizona
H&H is very excited to have a booth at United this year! United is your chance to rejuvenate yourself and your business. It’s an investment of your time and resources that will fill you creatively, and provide you with a community that truly cares about your heart and your business.

Portraits Americana

Opening Reception: November 16, 2018
Exhibit runs from November 16, 2018 through January 6, 2019
Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, Missouri
H&H is honored to be a sponsor for the “Portraits Americana” exhibit. For this exhibition, Guest Curator, Glenn Rand has chosen works that will show how American artists used and are still using the photographic portrait to bring a greater understanding of the subjects, settings, personalities and the artists’ vision. This exhibition is about American artists producing portraits since the turn of the 20th Century. It provides insights into the way these artists used various tools and approaches to reach the essence of their subjects. The common point is that they were all produced as art that will affect the viewers.
H&H Color Lab

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