About Anne

Meet Anne

I’m Anne Young, a former teacher of ten years and an autistic mom. Teachers aren’t supposed to have favorites, but I always found it easy to connect with my autistic students. I often had more than my share of special kiddos in my upper elementary classrooms.

After leaving teaching in 2014 Young Reflections Photography began. Catching these children smiling and glancing at the camera is a challenge that I relish! Nothing makes me happier than seeing the joy (and sometimes tears) in a mother’s eyes when she sees—for the first time—an image worthy of her child.

I now live in Winthrop, WA, with my husband and our two-sweet kiddos, born in 2012 and 2013. I’m the town’s marketing director, and we are co-owners of Old Schoolhouse Brewery.


•2018 Finalist Winner of the Golden Teddy Parent Map Award
•Contracted photographer for Lake Washington Schools Foundation for the ’16-17 school year
•Volunteer photographer for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
•Published in Stories of Autism
•Published in Methow Valley News
•Published in Clickin Moms
•National Board Certified Teacher of ten years
•Special needs sibling
•Proud member of the autism community

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9 thoughts on “About Anne

  1. I applaud you for your work. As a mother of a special needs child I’ve found it quite hard to find a photographer with the patience to do what you do. Bravo!

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  2. Wow! Never before has a photographer truly captured out entire family’s hearts and souls. Just meeting you was a wonderful experience, and I’ve never seen anyone connect with the kids so immediately. Your passion, love for children, and patience made the entire experience so special! Thank you for giving us such a happy memory and gift!

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  3. I’ve never experienced a fun photo shoot before! Our family photos were always mall-staged and formal. Not really like us at all. But doing an outside shoot on a coolish day gave us permission to have messy hair and torn jeans. And it was fun. And it was us. And it was the best photos ever. Thank you!


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