Elaine graduated from the University of New South Wales in computing and went on to study photography at RMIT, Melbourne in the early 2000s. Since young, she already had a penchant for photography and design. Although she graduated with a computing degree, she accidentally discovered a burning passion in fine art photography during a backpacking hiking trip in Japan. With the established photography learning support in Sydney, she learned about camera works, darkroom printing, and fine art landscape photography. Elaine went on to study commercial photography at RMIT, Melbourne.
Elaine was subsequently trained in fine art photographic printing with Robert McGrath Photographic Exhibitor and went on to be a production manager at Jeremy Byrnes Photography in Sydney. In 2009, Elaine co-founded White Room Studio, an established portrait studio in Singapore