Dunwoody Lao Cultural Performance + Tum Pok Pok!

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month here in good old Georgia. Thanks to the city of Dunwoody for hosting a small pop up event that allowed our girls to showcase their talents and passion for their heritage. Dinner was at the new Tum Pok Pok off Buford Hwy near City Farmer’s Market.  Pretty […]

Miss Universe Laos Farewell Dinner

December 9, 2019 Lunch @ I Luv Hot Pot | Duluth, GA It was another fun evening down here in Atlanta.  I missed the Miss Universe Pageant this past weekend, but it was very nice to cover this farewell gathering and have bookends to a pretty neat experience for our Lao community.  Big thanks to […]

Welcome to Atlanta Miss Universe Laos

What a fun couple of days!  On behalf of the Lao community here in Atlanta, Georgia and the United States of America, we would like to welcome Miss Universe Laos May Vichitta Phonevilay @vichittapvl @missuniverselaos as she competes in the pageant held right in our beloved ATL!! 😉 Please give them a follow! https://www.instagram.com/missuniverselaos/ https://www.instagram.com/vichittapvl/ https://www.facebook.com/missuniverselao/ […]

Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival 2019 Photos

Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival  |  Saturday September 7, 2019  |  Olympic Venue Clark’s Bridge  |  Gainesville, GA Congrats to our friends, the Mekong Dragons for winning this year’s Atlanta Dragon Boat Race! (And we also placed in the top 10 out of 80 teams! Finally after 14 years of participating!!) Event Coverage from the perspective […]

Lao New Year Habersham 2019 – Alto, GA

Wat Lao Sattha Dhamma May 11, 2019     Hi! My name is Boon. I’m an Atlanta based Artist. I draw, I take pictures! I’ve been covering events and documenting the multi ethnic Asian Pacific Islander community here in Georgia since 2004! Feel free to share with the links below. Thanks to all for posing […]

Lao New Year Stone Mountain, GA 2019 – Pageant Event Photos

Lao New Year Wat Buddha Khanti 2019 Snellville (Stone Mountain), GA Event Photos by Boon Vong Hi! My name is Boon. I’m an Atlanta based Artist. I draw, I take pictures! I’ve been covering events and documenting the multi ethnic Asian Pacific Islander community here in Georgia since 2004! Feel free to share with the […]

LACSGA 2019 Fundraiser

3-02-19 | Blue Moon Event Hall | Duluth, GA Hi! My name is Boon. I’m an Atlanta based Artist. I draw, I take pictures! I’ve been covering events and documenting the multi ethnic Asian Pacific Islander community here in Georgia since 2004! Feel free to share with the links below. Thanks to all for posing […]

Lao New Year: Wat Sattha Dhamma | Habersham County, GA

May 13, 2018 | Alto, GA Hi! My name is Boon. I’m an Atlanta based Artist. I draw, I take pictures! I’ve been covering events and documenting the multi ethnic Asian Pacific Islander community here in Georgia since 2004! Feel free to share with the links below. Thanks to all for posing for photos! All […]

Miss Laotian American Pageant 2018

Event Photography of the 1st Annual Miss Laotian American Pageant. Norcross Community Center, April 1, 2018. Thanks to all the contestants and volunteers for contributing and giving back to the community.

Azaleas

Notes: Just a colorful shoot from a few weeks back at my parent’s temple in Habersham.  Luckily there was this spot of wild azaleas near the entrance that I used for all of the photos.  This “Lao Heritage Month(s)” just keeps on rolling.  Mola Softlight beauty dish and natural light.  Tried for the first time, […]

Papaya Salad

Photos from our first Annual Papaya Salad (Thum Mak Houng) Contest!

Lao New Year 2555

I often wonder if all of my Lao New Year photos are actually doing more harm than good.  Because I don’t necessarily post images of what truly happens, when outsiders go to the temple/community center/fairgrounds, they might be in for a shock.  There are many things in the Lao community that I don’t agree with, […]

LAS 7th Annual Ball

Laotian American Society 7th Annual Fundraiser.  April 14, 2012  | The Grand Ballroom  |  Norcross, GA Sabaidee Pii Mai – Happy Lao New Year! Uncle Boon to the rescue! 😉 More Photos and Videos on the LAS FB Page.

Weekend Summer Camp

Activities: Learning to write our name in Lao, Running from the torrential downpour in Piedmont Park, and of course Photography!!

Sithiphone

Notes: Quick shoot a day or so before he had to go back to Laos.  Thanks to KP for letting us borrow his very nice (and $$) PRS guitar for the shoot. 😎 The same brand of guitar that Carlos Santana and other famous musicians use (or get for free).  Makes me think about how […]