Special Needs Family Session

Hi there!

Being nervous or skeptical about your experience is normal, but I've found that one of the best things about being a photographer is healing the wounds from past photography sessions. Please know that with me, your individual needs mean the most. You will leave your session with a new perspective on what satisfaction means, and the natural, every day art found in your family you will be proud of.  It's not just about art, but the relationships too.  Thank you for visiting, I hope you find the information resourceful and my sessions inspiring!  Feel free to contact me here with any questions or to set up a consult to discuss your dreams!

Jennifer Nguyen

"I am very pleased with Ellyn's art of photography, I would recommend her to anyone, specifically with small children and special needs kids. My children and I felt very calm and that is not something you get when you take photos in a studio setting."

Kayla Gathright

"I was so thrilled to have Ellyn take my pre-deployment photos. They came out amazing, but I would never expect anything less from Ellyn!  I can't wait for her to shoot my wedding!"

Brandi L.

"Ellyn did my maternity photos and I so happy with her work that I couldn't imagine anyone else to do the newborn photos of our daughter. She did an  AMAZING job and really worked to get photos that I was happy with."

Rebecca Skinner

"The pictures you took of Madison are gorgeous! We couldn't believe  our eyes when we saw that first sneak peek on Facebook. You definitely need to start charging more, it's a steal with your kind of creativity at such a low price! We're proud to call you a true artist!"


The Alexander Family | Freedom from Autism

03rd Mar 2014

When the Alexander Family came to Ellyn Reid Photography for their Christmas portrait needs, I was well prepared for their unique needs. You see, Emmett is on the spectrum for...


The Stone Family Homecoming | Welcome Them Home

20th Feb 2014

I was so happy when Tanya contacted Ellyn Reid Photography for her upcoming homecoming. When your family is pulled apart by duty for 148 days, you’re more than ready to...


Welcome Baby Everleigh!

07th Feb 2014

After witnessing the birth of Miss Everleigh which you can catch up on over here at Welcome Baby E – The Persinger Birth, it was truly a delight to be...


Welcome Baby E! – Persinger Birth

07th Jan 2014

The second phone call Stephanie made after announcing her pregnancy was to call me and book my birth services. She knew from the get go that she’d be home birthing....


Katarina’s 5th Birthday | Balboa Photographer

21st Dec 2013


Happy Holiday’s from The Halls!

17th Nov 2013

The Hall Family came to me for the third time in 2012 at the start of the holiday season, excited for Christmas Cards! I’ve enjoyed capturing Anna’s cheeky grin and...


The Carnahan Family – Bonita Photographer

27th Aug 2013

When the Carnahan’s approached me for their particular needs, to say they were nervous is an understatement. Everyone has had their fair (or rather UN-fair) share of cattle portraits. The...


Gerben Family Session | Ocean Beach Photographer

13th Apr 2013

The Gerben Family is a wonderful military family that came to me shortlybefore Dad went on deployment


Jade’s a literary genius! – La Jolla Photographer

05th Apr 2013



Trinity’s First Birthday – Limited Edition Session

15th Mar 2013

Oh gosh, this is one of my favorite sessions! I seem to keep saying this again and again Trinity just had her first birthday! We opted not for a cake...