Suggestions for a combination of plugins for a bespoke site

Hi - I'm after a bit of advice on using a combination of wpmudev plugins.
I'm building a site where I want users to have their own page where they can upload photos and text to a secure area.
This is so that I can put together a newsletter, so ideally they would have a text area for each article and a photo upload area relating to it.
I'm assuming the users have very few skills as it's for general public use.
Could you suggest a combination of plugins that would allow such a user to log in to their own area, complete text areas and upload photos relating to that text?
Thanks
Mark