Eliza D Hill The Art of Recollection

Sharing Stories in a Virtual World

Early on, Tim told me that he wanted our family to camp. He had fond memories of camping trips with his family and he wanted us to create the same kind of memories for our children. The first opportunity presented itself when our daughter was 3 years old – our son, 4 months. …

Once Upon a Thanksgiving

Once upon a time, probably 20+ years ago, there was a Southern Living magazine article featuring a Thanksgiving table set in front of an outdoor fireplace. It was gorgeous. I had never seen an outdoor fireplace before, but at that moment decided that someday I’d love to have one …

Salvaged Treasure

Many months after my father died, my step-mother gave my sister a box of “stuff”. There were pictures of our family we had given Daddy, an ashtray, some odds and ends, and an old Bible. We had no idea who the Bible had belonged to or what the relevance was to our family.

Sew Many Memories

In the early days of the 2020 pandemic, COVID-19, thousands of people dragged out unused sewing machines or put existing sewing projects aside in the quest to make the facemasks recommended by the CDC....

Happy Fourth of July!

I can’t imagine that Daddy was happy with the composition of this picture. After all, in 1950, this just wasn’t how most people holding a twin reflex camera tried to capture a scene.  ...

Hearts, Home, and Hope

One of the first slides I scanned is this image of our grandparent’s home.  Built in about 1948, this is the home that served to connect our family members to one another. Cousins, aunts,...

Illustrated Stories

This is my current project.  Hundreds of family negatives and slides – and only about 15 of them identified.  They were taken in a period between 1930 – 1976 and are in surprisingly good...

Mutual Sweetness

Nicole and Parker, your wedding was an absolute delight – from start to finish.  Everywhere I looked there were vignettes that perfectly reflected the two of you.  I got teary more than once that...

Constant Motion

Constant motion.  That’s what I kept thinking of as we did a shoot for a just-turned-one-year-old.  But what a cutie! I’ve taken this little guy’s pictures ever since he was a newbie.  And this...

The Face(s) of Memphis

Some of the faces of last weekend’s “Bellevue Loves Memphis” and “Memphis Starts with Me” projects. Click “Read More” to see more photos. Yes, that’s snow.  Never seen snow in Memphis in March.  But...