About the Photographer

Ms. Elam’s passion for photography began in high school when her father, a journalist and educator, showed her how to use a manual camera. Her mother was responsible for molding Lucy’s aesthetic interests by introducing her to opera, ballet, and the visual arts.  

Photography has become an increasing passion for Ms. Elam over many years and she took up portraiture as a part of her increasing commitment to photography.

Ms. Elam also sings soprano in the Lake Street Church Chancel Choir. Ms. Elam holds a Masters in Public Health. Her formal education is based in the life sciences.

Professional Portraits

Your professional portrait is what you want it to be. It can convey warmth, joy, dignity, energy, love of family.

You name it, Lucy can capture it. She is especially good at putting you at ease so you can put your best foot forward. Call now, 773-865-8848, to set up a time for your professional portrait.


A professional head shot will enhance your business presence. Ms. Elam can assist you in building your web presence and resume by giving you a flattering and professional head shot.


If you’re a musician, bring your instrument along and make it part of the visual image of your profession. An actor? Come to our portrait studio in your best costume and show the world what you’re made of! The sky is the limit in presenting yourself to the world!


Professional hair styling and make up services are available when requested with sufficient time for scheduling.

Please come attired in flattering clothing and bring a second outfit to change into. Plan on being here for about an hour, longer if you require hair styling or make up services.

Standing Wave Headshots

Standing Wave Photography offers reasonably-priced professional portrait photography. Capture your best angles with Standing Wave Photography.
Professional hair styling and make up services are available when requested with sufficient time for scheduling.

Standing Wave Family Portraits

Did you ever wish that you had more professional photos of your children as they grew up? What about your parents? Perhaps now is a good time to get some professional family portraits to remember them by.
Portraits can be time keepers for you and your family and a way of enhancing memories of your loved ones.

Contact Standing Wave Photography

I would appreciate as many details about your needs as possible.

Please note the purpose of your photo (family shoot or head shot), number of people, preferred day and time, and whether you need hair styling and make up services. Better yet just give me a buzz at 773-865-8848 and we can discuss details over the phone!