July 16th, 2016

Jessica and Dave Wed



April 6th, 2016

Julianna and Brandon family portraits



November 11th, 2015

Sandra Ramirez Senior Portraits



November 3rd, 2015

NYC, for the love of the city



November 2nd, 2015

Milda and Slawomir take NYC



June 20th, 2015

OBGYN FROG Graduation




December 5th, 2014

Usher, Toyota Center


November 2nd, 2014

Joe Ray and Brenden Engagement



November 1st, 2014

Nhi and Chris Engagement



October 14th, 2014

Iggy Azalea, Bayou Music Center



July 24th, 2014

John Legend, Cynthia woods



July 18th, 2014

Beyonce Jay Z, Minute Maid Park


July 16th, 2014

Lady Gaga, Toyota Center

June 21st, 2014

OBGYN FROG Graduation



May 3rd, 2014

Kate and Patrick Wed



March 23rd, 2014

Aura Fashion Photoshoot



March 18th, 2014

Patty and Jonathan Engagement Photos



January 26th, 2014

Debra and Andy Engagement Photos




December 8th, 2013

Milda and Company @ Ballroom off 5th, Manhattan NY



November 29th, 2013

Alejandro Fernandez



November 27th, 2013

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis


November 19th, 2013

Rihanna visits Toyota Center

November 9th, 2013

Brett and Barbara Wedding.



October 6th, 2013

Fun. at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - Concert Photography for OnStage Magazine



October 5th, 2013

Susan G Komen Race for the Cure



October 4th, 2013

Franz Ferdinand at House of Blues - Concert Photography for OnStage Magazine



September 28th, 2013

Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert - Concert Photography for OnStage Magazine



September 25th, 2013

Panic! at the Disco and Fallout Boy - Concert Photography for OnStage Magazine



September 21th, 2013

OneRepublic - Concert Photography for OnStage Magazine

September 17th, 2013

Mumford and Sons - Concert Photography for OnStage Magazine


September 2nd, 2013

Elena Paige Frost, Dance and Portrait



August 31st, 2013

Backstreet Boys Concert Photography for OnStage Magazine



June 23rd, 2013

Brett and Barbara Engagement Photos


June 8th, 2013

Diana Bachelorette Party

March 23rd, 2013

Rae and Alex Wed


Feburary 19th, 2013

The incredible moon



Feburary 2nd, 2013

Mike and Dina Wed



January 22nd, 2013

Diana and James Engagement

January 19th, 2013

Desiree Casas Photoshoot



November 26th, 2012

Diana and James Engagement


November 11th, 2012

Daniel and Kristal Cheng introduces Caden Cheng


October 29th, 2012

Dr. Oakes and Family

October 6th, 2012

Susan G Komen Race for the Cure - Photographs by Sam Li and Esmeralda Pena


September 30th, 2012

Julianna and Brandon wed


September 16th, 2012

Model: Esmeralda Pena
MUA: Iveth Diaz
Hair: Trey Porter

August 28th, 2012

Esmeralda High Contrast Portraits

August 28th, 2012

Alyssa Talley Portraits

August 11th, 2012

Amy and Chris WED

July 29th, 2012

New Paleantology Hall at the Museum of Natural Science


July 1st, 2012

Diana Gummer in Beijing, China

June 16th, 2012



June 14th, 2012

Ana Strauss and Elements Salon Presents: RAW Show


June 2nd, 2012

Urban Souls Presents: Playlist


May 26th, 2012

Dr. Joanne Oakes and Dave Robinson Family


May 19th, 2012

Esmeralda wildflowers



April 29th, 2012

CMS Bodyshop, Iveth Diaz -model, MUA


April 23rd, 2012

Hairspray, Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre


April 22nd, 2012

Tyfani Model, Sarah Stafford MUA


April 7th, 2012

Dhivya Model, Sarah Stafford MUA


March 25th, 2012

Mariely Medrano Photoshoot


March 25th, 2012

Courtney Jones teaches at Urban Souls


March 14th, 2012

Lana Marie as Kitana Cosplay


March 13th, 2012

Valeria Urdaneta and her family


February 26th, 2012

Desiree Casas - Beach Photoshoot


February 25th, 2012

Vanessa Palacios

February 19th, 2012

The Houston Zoo


February 18th, 2012

Tina Chacko and family


December 24th, 2011

Model: Heather Brown



December 11th, 2011

Model: JuliAnna, Candi, Vanessa, Iveth, Elizabeth, Jessica, Maria
A Zayn Couture Production



December 18th, 2011

MUA: Mo'Neek @ Color Brush Studio


November 28th, 2011

Model: Desireé Casas
MUA: Melissa Hinojosa @ Albert Luiz Salon
Hair: Sarah Castillo — with Desireé Casas
Location: Houston Warehouse District


November 4th, 2011

Esmeralda attends the Pink Door Gala


October 9th, 2011

Varsha and Rahul Wed

*Click first two pictures for wedding gallery

*Click second picture for wedding guest gallery


August 20th, 2011

Houston Astros Vs. San Francisco Giants


August 18th, 2011

Jeff and Joanna introduces: Aidan Whitsett

August 18th, 2011

Aura Fashion


August 14th, 2011

A Study of Rose


July 17th, 2011

Paige Lewis "One Good Day" Album Release


July 13th, 2011

Erica Hochmeister Portraits


July 9th, 2011

China Trip - Huang Shan, Shanghai


June 18th, 2011

UT OBGYN FROG Banquet (Click for full Gallery)

May 22nd, 2011

Guatemala - Antigua, Flores, and Tikal - The People, The Places and the Things


May 19th, 2011

Western Conference Finals: Dallas Mavericks Vs. Oklahoma City Thunder


May 18th, 2011

My Trip to China and Tibet in Photographs

May 6th, 2011

Orphanage Santa Rosa de Lima Hogar de la Nina


May 3rd, 2011

Rural Guatemala - Cuilapa and Santa Rosa - People and Places


May 1st, 2011

Glens Falls Medical Mission: The People that Made it Great (Click picture for gallery).

On April 29th, I joined fifty-one volunteers on a medical mission trip to a small town in Guatemala. The group consisted of high school students, translators, organizers, nurses, physician assistants with students, and physicians with students including eleven people from the UT Health system. A group that began as a joint force of many different groups quickly became a unified team that provided healthcare to over twelve hundred Guatemalan people. 

As a medical student volunteer, I served as a provider of healthcare in each of the different clinics we established: Women's Health, Pediatrics, General Medicine, Dentistry, Education, Eye Care, and Recall Clinic where we saw patients returning for  follow-up visits. Dr. Andrew Ho, attending on medicine service, once told me that we should always strive to perform at one level above your current status. As a student, I did just that as I worked alongside the physicians in the clinic. Under the supervision of Dr. Oakes, Dr. Robinson, Dr. Takenaka, and Dr. Miller, I was empowered to see my own patients, decide on the most likely diagnosis, and treat both through education and medicine. However, the unique setting of a makeshift clinic, hundreds of people waiting after having walked miles to see you, and the limitation of having very few diagnostic tools and limited medications allowed me to learn how to help people in a different way. I was challenged to ask why do we need certain tests, and do those tests really alter our management? I was challenged to refocus my physical exam, in that situation the most important diagnostic tool I had. Most importantly, the language barrier forced me to pay more attention to the details of a conversing doctor and patient. The limited medications require that education and counseling be an essential form of medical therapy. The seemingly non-stop influx of new patients waiting to be seen tested my ability to triage the important physical findings and the ability to efficiently manage my time. These skills are absolutely necessary during the medical mission and even more beneficial to carry with me throughout my career. 

Treating a completely different population also allowed me to treat pathology that I have not seen or rarely see in Houston Texas. Some of the most common findings included intestinal parasites in children, severe malnutrition and underdevelopment, and even two siblings with neurofibromatosis. The population, most without any means of transportation, very poor, and living in unsanitary conditions taught me many things about medicine but also about humanity and compassion. Over the course of our five days in clinic, I watched fifty two Americans and Canadians become one with the Guatemalan people. Their suffering was humbling, their appreciation for our care was inspiring, and our ability to help others was uplifting. 

Such an experience in international medicine is a luxury that few medical students get to experience. It should be an opportunity that every one of my colleagues is able to experience. There is no better reminder for why we all decided to become doctors than to help the people who need it most and to know that at the end of the day, you made a difference.

Thank you for changing my life by allowing me to help others.
Sam Li, MS4 - Class of 2011

April 15th, 2011

Nite Icon Presents: Candy Night Club

April 9th, 2011

Houston Rockets Vs. LA Clippers

April 7th, 2011

UT OBGYN Faculty Pictures

April 3rd, 2011

Houston Rockets Vs. Atlanta Hawks


March 26th, 2011

2011 Masquerade Ball to Benefit Ovarian Cancer Research

March 23rd, 2011

Houston Rockets Vs. Golden State Warriors

March 20th, 2011

Houston Rockets Vs. Utah Jazz

March 18th, 2011

Houston Rockets Vs. Boston Celtics


March 16th, 2011

Houston Rockets Vs. Charlotte Bobcats


March 14th, 2011

Houston Rockets Vs. Phoenix Suns


March 12th, 2011

Houston Rockets Vs. San Antonio Spurs


March 10th, 2011

Jelani Teamer engaged to Chanel Granville - Engagement Photos, Co-Photographer - Alexandra Garza Flores


March 9th, 2011

Zayn Couture Fashion Shoot Part 2 - Nara Lakhani Model, Linda Hernandez MUA

*Each picture opens individual gallery

March 6th, 2011

Houston Baseball Classics

March 5th, 2011

Houston Rockets Vs. Indiana Pacers

February 20th, 2011

All Star Game East VS West


February 19th, 2011

All Star Game Slam Dunk Contest, Staples Center Los Angeles


February 9th, 2011

Zayn Couture Fashion Shoot - Esmeralda - Model Top, Moon Mehmood -Model Bottom, Linda Hernandez - Make up Artist



February 5th, 2011

Houston Rockets Vs. Memphis Grizzlies


February 3rd, 2011

H. Harloquin Photoshoot: Fahsion Photography


January 27th, 2011

Houston Rockets Vs. Los Angeles Clippers


January 27th, 2011

Dr. Pucillo Family Practice Photos

January 22nd, 2011

Dr. Wil Jeudy and Ultra Sound! Please click on image for gallery


January 22nd, 2011

Houston Rockets Vs. Orlando Magic, Please click on image for gallery


January 19th, 2011

Houston Rockets Vs. New York Knicks, Please click on image for gallery


January 14th, 2011

Houston Rockets Vs. New Orleans Hornets, Please click on image for gallery


December 31st, 2010

Dwain Travis Lead Role in Dracula, the ballet. Please click on following picture for gallery

December 26th, 2010

Mattie Jordan Photoshoot at the Houston Arboretum


December 1st, 2010

Houston Rockets Vs. Los Angeles Lakers

November 25th, 2010

Houston Rockets Vs. Golden State Warriors


October 23rd, 2010

Houston Rockets Vs. Phoenix Suns

October 25th, 2010

David and Stephanie Engagement Shoot - Anvil Bar


September 1st, 2010

Carlo Prater Fighter Photoshoot at Paradigm Training Center, Houston TX

June 9th, 2010

UT OBGYN Cheifs Pictures

May 29th, 2010

Jeremy and Nina Wedding


May 26th, 2010

Fifth Annual Texans All Access Presented by Fox Sports Houston featuring the 2010 Houston Texans

Click for the entire gallery:

Photos Taken by Sanya Ismail


April 23rd, 2010

H Harloquin Dresses Prom Fashion Show and Contest

Featuring Miss Houston Teen


April 17th, 2010

David and Liz Galveston Beach Wedding


March 28th, 2010

Valley Community Health Trip, click on picture for gallery


February 28th, 2010

Saltwater Aquarium, details to come! CLick for Gallery

Carlye's Saltwater Aquarium, this is done with Tamron 180mm Macro lens allowing you to do 1:1 magnification which is the standard in the definition of a Macro Lens. To go even bigger, I used a Kenko Extension tube increasing the distance between the lens and the sensor allowing me to decrease my distance to shoot. I could thereby focus at a closer distance and achieving greater than 1:1 magnification. The problem with this technique is that light becomes a significant problem slowing down the lens by at least 2 F Stops.


February 24th, 2010

A Study of the Moon


Canon 7D w 100-400mm F5.6 lens plus a 2x Tamron Teleconverter. With the sensor size multiplier, this image was taken at 1280mm. Photo was then sharpened and contrasted in photoshop CS4.


January 31st, 2010

H Harloquin Dresses Photoshoot in the Galleria, click HERE to view the gallery


January 29th, 2010

Dwain Travis Ballet Photoshoot


Dwain is a ballet dancer who started when he was 9 and hasn't stopped since. He gave me this wonderful oppurtunity to shoot his passion of dance and we focused on the effects of lighting and shadows.

We then created dramatic lighting to highlight the specific features of the human body in a unque way that I have not seen too many people try yet. The many spotlights allow you to focus on parts of a whole before putting the rest of the body together in your imagination.

December 26th, 2009

Nature has its battles

Galveston Island. Had some crackers and threw them up in the air, two birds decided to go at it and I caught it with my 24-70mm F2.8. The cloudy weather helped diffuse the light perfectly. Used Sport Automatic setting and captured on multiple bursts.

December 19th, 2009




November 27th, 2009

Yuan Xing Photoshoot

November 22nd, 2009

Lisa Piano Photoshoot

This was backlit with Lovalight, tones adjusted in Photoshop CS4


November 21st, 2009

2009 Annual Art Crawl in the Warehouse District, Check out my little space.


November 19th, 2009

Spyker Car Show, Expo Motors Houston Texas. Haley Harloquin provided dresses for four models. Please click on the following link to view the shoot.


November 7th, 2009

Art Gallery Opening Night: Blossom Street Gallery. Article published at

The Red Pub Magazine, article is linked by clicking the following picture. An exerpt is copied here:

"Photographer Sam Li, whose works focus on far-away travel destinations 
to places people dream of visiting, was the favorite for Mike Romero a 
collector from Clear Lake. “Sam’s work is astonishing. He shoots 
places that you may have seen while on vacation, but he captures them 
in such a way that makes you want to go back as often as you can, and 
maybe even live there. I am definitely a fan.” Mr. Romero proved his 
appreciation for Li’s work by purchasing three pieces, including, 
Coliseum Lights, Hapsburg Castle, and Angelic Embrace."



May 16th, 2009

Attn: Matt and Angelo's upstairs

Here is the link to my World War 2 gallery:

Here is the link to my Famous Sites of Europe gallery:

Here is the link to my Black and White High Contrast Photography of Europe gallery:


Thank you for your consideration,

Sam Li

April 25th, 2009

Attention: Organizers of the Susan G Komen Charity Auction; and Sibyl Keller of The Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Please consider the following galleries:

Famous Sites of Europe, click on image to see the rest of the gallery:

Black and White High Contrast Photography of Europe, click on image to see rest of gallery:

The Inauguration of Barack Obama:

NBA coverage of the Houston Rockets can be found scrolling down the rest of this page as well as other galleries that you may find interesting.