Lao New Year 2024 – Saturday Photos – Wat Buddha Khanti

∼ LAO NEW YEAR ∽ Wat Lao Buddha Khanti ︵‿︵‿୨❀୧‿︵‿︵ Snellville / Stone Mountain GA  |  Saturday April 20, 2024 Hello everyone, I’ve freely shared my photos with our amazing community for many years now.  There are no ads on my website.  I don’t make money on page views.  I do this thing solo.  It […]

I Shot some 35mm Color Film at Lao New Year

For this Lao New Year season I thought it would be neat to shoot some color negative film at some of the festivals.  Partly to stand out, partly because it’s “fun,” and probably just because I need to scratch that itch to remind myself of why digital is so amazing/superior/better and this is why we […]

Lao New Year – Conley, GA 2024 – Saturday Photos

∽ Lao New Year ∼ Wat Lao PothisaramConley, GA  |  April 27, 2024 •───────•°•❀•°•───────• I was only able to attend on Saturday, but here are a few images.  Thanks to all the ladies volunteering your valuable time, everyone looked great.  Also thanks to my “assistants” for helping take photos! 🙂 ‿︵‿︵‿୨ ୧‿︵‿︵‿ The following extra […]

Lao New Year – Riverdale GA 2024

~ Lao New Year ∽ Wat Lao Buddhamoongcoon ︵‿︵‿୨❀୧‿︵‿︵ Riverdale, GA  |  Sunday, April 14, 2024 That was a fun “low key” Lao New Year/Boun Pimay at Wat Riverdale on Sunday.  Thanks to Aaliyah and Brianna for being the first models of the day!  😉 Great performances by the LDA Lao Dance Association, it was […]

20 Years of Lao New Year? How did that happen?

Hello everyone, I just realized something today while going through photos. I’ve been taking pictures at the various Lao New Year festivals for 20 years now(!). Yes, that is truly insane to think about. The above photo is from Stone Mountain on April 18 of 2004 and the bottom photo was this past Sunday at […]

Miss Cambodia Georgia – CAAG – 2024

Miss Cambodia Georgia Pageant Cambodian American Association of Georgia www.cambodia-ga.org April 16, 2024  |  I Luv Bowling Event Space  |  Duluth, GA Thanks for the invite, glad I got to attend! Congrats to all the brave ladies that competed, it’s definitely a tough thing to put yourself up for judging!  Everyone did great with their […]

Thai New Year – Wat Buddha Bucha 2024

Wat Buddha Bucha Thai New Year Songkran April 7, 2024 | Decatur, GA The L/T/C New Year “season” here in Georgia normally begins at the Thai temple and runs all the way to Memorial Day(!) when folks everywhere congregate up in TN.  Today had brisk cool weather and a large turnout for the alms giving […]

Lao / Thai / Cambodian New Year Dates 2024 – Atlanta, GA and SE US

Hello everyone, here’s a working list of some of the Lao / Thai / Khmer New Year Festival events this season (in the SE US at least). As of this posting, the dates are correct to the best of my knowledge, but always do your own checking of the various social media sites to see […]

Lao New Year 2023 at Wat Buddharam – Murfreesboro, TN – Sunday Photos

Sabaidee everyone, I’ve freely shared my photos with our amazing community for many years now.  There are no ads on my website.  I don’t make money on page views.  I do this thing solo.  It costs me time and resources for web hosting.  My site is an archive of the cool and lovely things that […]

Lao New Year 2023 at Wat Buddharam – Murfreesboro, TN – Video

Lao New Year at Wat Buddharam – Murfreesboro, TNSunday May 28, 2023 ( The photo slideshow begins at the 48:00 minute mark ) I took a day trip to Tennessee for the last and quite possibly the BIGGEST Lao New Year festival in the US! What an impressive showing of culture and fun from so […]

Lao New Year 2023 – Wat Buddha Khanti – Sunday Photos

LAO NEW YEAR 2023Wat Lao Buddhakhanti   |   Snellville, GA   |   April 23, 2023 If you have loads of time, please check out my video recap of this past weekend.  These are the clips I shot as well as photos.  It’s 1hr and 24mins that shows the realness of our crazy/lovely/vibrant fun loving Lao culture. 🙂 […]

Lao New Year 2023 – Wat Buddha Khanti – Saturday Photos

  LAO NEW YEAR 2023Wat Lao Buddhakhanti   |   Snellville, GA   |   April 22, 2023 If you have loads of time, please check out my video recap of this past weekend.  These are the clips I shot as well as photos.  It’s 1hr and 24mins that shows the realness of our crazy/lovely/vibrant fun loving Lao culture. […]

Khmer New Year – Wat Trairatanaram – 2023-04-16

Khmer New Year Wat Trairatanaram | April 16, 2023 | Atlanta, GA Happy Lao / Thai / Cambodian New Year everyone! Here’s the first stop on Sunday, the amazingly ornate Cambodian temple off Riverdale Rd on the southside of Atlanta.  For some photos I went with a more pastel editing to complement the lovely colors […]

Khmer New Year – Wat Sovannkiri – 2023-04-09

Khmer New YearWat Sovannkiri | Snellville, GA | April 9, 2023 Hello everyone, it was a windy Easter Sunday for the first (of many) T/L/C New Year celebrations for our lovely state of Georgia.  Thanks to everyone for posing and thanks to Wat Sovannkiri for being kind and welcoming to all.  I brought along many […]

Lao New Year 2022 – Pageant Reunion – Alto, GA

Wat Lao Buddha Sattha Dhamma Sunday May 22, 2022 | Alto, GA It was a short stay on Sunday, but very cool idea on having a pageant winner reunion! Gear Used: Canon EOS RP and Nikon 105mm 1.4E (all manual focus!), Fuji X100, and Olympus E-M1, rolling with odd gear on this very hot and […]

Lao New Year 2019 – Wat Sattha Dhamma – Habersham – 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 for photos! […]