Attracted to photography in childhood, E.K. Waller received a Brownie as her first camera. She went on to study both photography and painting at Middle Tennessee State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education. After a year of teaching High School Art, she began her photography career working as a photojournalist for The Daily News Journal in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. It was during this time that she cemented her love of photography, shooting photojournalism and exhibiting photographs and paintings. EK then relocated to Los Angeles where she worked in advertising photography while continuing to exhibit her fine art photography.

In Los Angeles, E.K. taught photography at Santa Monica College and Disney Creative Academy. She was on the Professional Advisory Committee at Fullerton College and was on the Board of Directors of Advertising Photographers of America from 1994 – 2002, Co-chairing the Annual Membership Exhibition each year. She often serves as a juror for exhibitions, most recently at Emeritus College and Santa Monica College.

In 2014 she retired from commercial practice to focus exclusively on Fine Art Photography, which she exhibits nationally and internationally.
She is currently represented by The Perfect Exposure Gallery in Los Angeles, California.