Category: Fashion

Photo Shoot with The Urban Nerd Brand

When Shane, the founder of the Urban Nerd brand, contacted me through email about doing a photo shoot for his clothing line, I was more than excited. You guys know how much I’m passionate about fashion. To be able to help a new brand convey its vision, that seems like a dream job. After talking

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Having Faith as an Atheist

Let’s face it, we don’t do well with the unknown. Uncertainties drive us crazy. Since the dawn of civilization, humans have used religion to answer questions that we can’t answer, to explain things we can’t explain, and to give us something to hold on to when we don’t have anything. We humans are very small

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My Winter Essentials – How to Keep Warm in a Cold Climate

Growing up in Northern China, I’m a native to cold climates. I also spent two years in Northern Minnesota for college. I’m going home for Chinese New Year in February. So I thought why don’t I write a piece on my winter essentials. I want to start from basic. If you are going to a

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Taking a Look Back at 2017

Did everyone have a great Christmas? I hope you did. As we are entering into 2018, I want to take a look of 2017 and highlighted some of the milestones this year. If there is one theme that connects everything in this whole year, that would be photography. Last year in December I started working

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Books Review of 2017

  For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a book worm and an egg head. I keep track of all the books I have read since 2011. When I read a book, I underline the important part or part that makes me think. I then read the underlined sessions a second time and

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How I Found Myself Freaking Finally!!!

  For months I have been asking myself what is Emma Li all about? All I could come out with is fashion and photography, photography and fashion. Round and round I go. The answers are not very satisfying as you can tell. I was taking these photos, and I wonder why I was making these

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Let’s Talk About the Millennial Problem: Impatience.

  Patience is a virtue, but we millennials got none. As a millennial, we all get big dreams. We don’t want to be normal. We see “success” happened to other people who are our age or even younger. Youtube and Instagram made it possible for normal people to be influencers and have their own voices

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Finding the Right Photographer to Work With

Being in front of camera has taught me a lot about photography. Because both the model and the photographer make a photo. Now I have shot with quite a few different photographers, I took notes from the subject’s perspective. One thing we might overlook is that when the photographer is nice and genuine, it evokes

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