Mr Reid was a colleague of Elvis World's Bill E. Burk at the now defunct newspaper, the Memphis Press-Scimitar. Bill Burk tells us: "Jim was one of three Press-Scimitar photographers that Elvis liked and thus had easy access to Elvis. One of Jim's more memorable photos was a grieving Elvis and a grieving Vernon sitting on the steps of Graceland after they had buried Gladys Presley in 1958. Jim also was the Press-Scimitar photographer at Union Station when The Tennessean train pulled in on 7 March 1960, bringing Elvis home from the Army". Jim Reid's Elvis photobooks were "Fond Memories of Elvis" and "Fond Memories of Elvis Vol. II Twenty-Three Years of Photos".