It's 2021! Happy New Year! We think it’s safe to say that 2020 was the longest 5 years of our lives!  For us, creating Hill and River Collection was more than just a business venture, it was a way to honor a personal loss of ours while also keeping our minds occupied and pushing towards a great future.  Reflecting on the past year, we’ve been overwhelmed by the support from our customers and followers. We thought it would be the perfect time to look back at our journey to becoming business owners. 

The photos above were taken when we first started out.  Product photography is fun and creative.  But it’s a lot of hard work!  Between making sure the product is photo ready, to obtaining the right light and gathering props, the process is exhausting, especially if you aren’t a professional photographer.  So credit to those who’ve mastered this!


About 1 month into the business, we upgraded our vessels and it made our look more like  the H + R staple we were going for.  It was one of the best decisions we’ve made.  We also played with outdoor photography and worked on expanding our customer reach by sending out emails to customers, increasing our engagement on social media, and getting out into the community. 

Photo: @helloivyandeve

Fast forward to today and cheers to the new year!  We’ve made some valuable connections and gained some amazing followers and customers. 2021 is going to be a busy year for us.  But we’re ready to tackle it head on and take you all along for the ride.




- Reggie & Kena Odrick

Hill and River Collection 


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