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
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
Time sure goes by fast this year, next thing you know it is going to be winter. Here in the Bay Area, we never really have it cold, but it doesn’t mean we should skip all the winter festivals in the area. From holiday celebrations to night life and restaurant events, there’s a lot going
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
Last year Brian and I did a two months’ cross-country road trip that covered 27 states, 14 major U.S cities and 15 National Parks and Monuments. Many friends asked for our recommendations and how we did it. I thought I would write a piece that would help future road trippers plan a cross-country road trip.
You many not know that I run a meetup group called San Francisco Bay Area Models, Bloggers, and Photographers Collective. It has been almost a year old and we are are 438 members strong. I feel we can grow to 1000 members next year. It started off as part of my job at a photography
“Live the Life you’ve imagined.” I wrote the quote on a piece of paper many years ago and it has been on my wall (actual wall) since. This is also why I started imaginesville, a place where people live up to their imaginations and inspirations. It’s an imaginary place where all the creative people live.
I really like working with fashion bloggers because I love fashion and I love what fashion bloggers can bring to the table. Different people have different needs when it comes to photography. For fashion bloggers, it’s important to show their outfits in different angles and gives them a mixture of overall look and close
Do you ever feel like you can’t be yourself? Like the world wants you to act and behave certain ways? Well, resit that urge to fit in, because it’s more interesting to lead a life that is unconventional than the other way around. You may actualize your values and dreams only if you stick to
Growing up, I was never a girly girl. Before I turned eight, I lived in the countryside of Northern China. I played with mud, ants and whatever is in my environment. I didn’t climb trees, but I did crawl under a train one time when the train was blocking my way from school to home.