“The Connection” Newsletter – April 2016
We are excited to announce a joint venture with Rebooku! H&H Color Lab and Rebooku have partnered to offer our customers great new designs for H&H’s popular Leather Wrap Albums. NEW templates featuring seniors, families and children have been created by Rebooku especially for the H&H Leather Wrap Album. For more details go to Rebooku.com. Our Leather Wrap Album continues to grow in popularity and this is an easy way to offer a very special and unique album to your seniors this year! Template design by Charmaine Check 2014 Senior Girl Design/Rebooku
Table of Contents
- new products
- schools and sports
- employee highlight
- on the road again
|50% off Cards
30% off Foil Cards
20% off Address Labels
25% off Jewelry
Upcoming Specials 2016
50% off Proof Magazines
Proof Prints Special
25% off Wraps
20% off brochures
20% off booklets
Christmas in July
Photographic Pano Books will have great NEW low pricing plus a new home on website!
New Lower Pricing — New Easy Ordering
Photographic Pano Books AND Photographic Pano Albums will be combined into one category, Photographic Pano Books, and have a new home on our website and in hhstudio ordering software. Look for an email announcement very soon with all of the details.
Schools and Sports
school and sports resources
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.
Education – Early Bird Special ends April 15th!
- 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: EARLY BIRD SPECIAL-$225 until April 15th 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!
Questions? Please email Amy Drum at firstname.lastname@example.org
Putting Together a Sports Photographers Business Plan
Are 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: EARLY BIRD SPECIAL-$175 until April 15th and $150 for each additional person from your studio. Fees include two full days of instruction, two lunches and a KC BBQ dinner!
Dance Schools from A to Z
Early Bird Special Ends April 15th, so sign up now!
Spend the day with Jeff Gump, John and Cindy LaBarge and your H&H staff learning everything you need to know about dance school photography!
- 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: EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – $75 until April 15th. Fees include lunch.
Each month we will 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.
Introducing Bridget Brockman, a member of our Album Team! Bridget has been with us for nearly 11 years, initially in the small print department, and has been a part of the Album Team for about two years.
Did you know that each H&H album is individually handcrafted right here in our lab located in Kansas City, Missouri? All of our materials and custom processes that make up our albums are a part of the expert vision of our development and production teams working together to provide H&H customers the best quality, value and service you can find in albums today!
From our large variety of paper types, both photographic and press, and quality cover materials and styles, our gorgeous albums are value-packed and made with love and serious craftsmanship.
When you read about Bridget Brockman, you will see why! Bridget is a great example of how H&H team members take pride and ownership in the products they produce for you! Our team members are simply the best!
Q: What is your role at H&H?
A: In the Album department, I work primarily with Gallery Lay-flat albums. I review the prints, put the album together and then review it at the end of the process. I think that is one of the things I really like about my job, is being able to be part of the project from start to finish. I am able to see a project through to completion, being able to see an album come from these beautiful images that I get to work with. We feel a lot of ownership and pride in what we do. I think our albums are so perfect and professional, I can’t imagine going anyplace else to buy one.
Q: How do you feel about the leadership at H&H?
A: Management is always receptive if we have new ideas on ways of doing things. It doesn’t mean they can make every change we suggest, but they are always willing to listen to us. We are able to give input on how things are organized in our area as well.
Q: What is your background–what drew you to H&H?
A: I went to school at UMKC for art history with an emphasis in photography. I have always liked photography. I worked in coffee shops through the years, and wanted to do something related to photography, and that’s how I came upon H&H.
Q: Tell me about your family?
A: I am married with no kids, but I do have four cats and two dogs. I’m a sucker for animals. I have taken in a lot of strays over the years.
Q: What are some of your hobbies?
A: I really like collecting old things, especially old vintage images of people, which some might find odd–but I love them. When we have time, my husband and I like to go to estate sales and antique malls. I also like to make cigar box assemblages. I like to create art pieces with old 60’s encyclopedias too.
On the Road Again…