APAC Gala 2022

37th Annual APAC Unity Gala Asian Pacific American Council of Georgia www.apacga.org APAC of GA is the consortium of 15 countries coming together to help promote the Asian Culture in Georgia. Saturday May 21, 2022 | Hilton Peachtree Corners Here are my photos from my perspective as a “guest!” 🙂 Thanks of course to everyone […]

GAPABA In-House Counsel Dinner – 2022-05-19

Georgia Asian Pacific Islander Bar AssociationGeneral Counsel Panel Discussionwww.gapaba.org Flourish Atlanta | May 19, 2022 A few of my photos from last night’s event.  Please keep up with GAPABA’s social media for the rest!

Hanging Out – 2022-05-14

When the Apple Photos app makes curated memories from the camera roll, it likes to title most things of mine, “Hanging Out.” Which is great because that’s definitely tops on my list of fun things to do.  Here’s what we ended up doing after the multicultural festival at the mall, come take a drive with […]

Gwinnett Multicultural Fest 2022

Gwinnett Place Mall | Saturday, May 14, 2022 Stopped by for about an hour before heading off on a fun adventure around town, but I’m glad Gwinnett county had a festival to showcase our diversity.  Here’s hoping once they decide on what to do with the old mall that it will be a nice inviting […]

NACA Spring Festival 2022

National Association of Chinese AmericansSpring Festival 2022 – Lunar New Year Banquet www.naca-atlanta.orgCanton House | Chamblee, GA | May 7, 2022 Event Photography by: Boon Vong & Ek Vong

Random Food!

Here are random things that I’ve been fortunate enough to have eaten recently from our lovely food paradise that is Metro Atlanta! I know I’m biased, but until you’ve driven around looking around for good Asian food in cities around the southeast, you don’t know how good we got it.  Anyways, here’s random dishes I […]

ACE Event – The Lola at Southern Dairies

Catching up on posting a few recap photos from past events.  This space was really nice! Unlike the plain corporate in the heart of the city ones that I’m used to, the open space and lighting made for some nice photos.  The communal workspace is right behind Ponce City Market and I think there’s a […]

Chattahoochee Nature Center Event Photos

Here are a few photos from the event I helped cover after the Johns Creek Intl Festival.  Pretty much like everyone else, if I haven’t been to a particular location for event photography work, I google to see the logistics of the place and what other folks have shot.  Not every event is the same […]

Johns Creek International Festival 2022 Photos

Here are some of my photos of the Johns Creek Intl Festival from this past Saturday 4-30-22.  Thanks to all who posed for photos! Everyone did a great job on stage.  I definitely enjoyed the music from the School of Rock (The covers of “Rebel Yell” and “Bullet with Bufferfly Wings” was crazy!).  There was […]

Georgia Appleseed 17th Annual Fundraiser

Georgia Appleseed 17th Annual FundraiserRoaring for Justicewww.gaappleseed.org April 14, 2022 | Savanna Hall – Zoo Atlanta Event Photography by Boon VongBackdrop Photography by Phalatda Taysavang Here are a selection of my photos, it was nice meeting everyone, thanks for posing!  Please visit Georgia Appleseed’s website and social media for more photos, and of course to […]

Songkarn 2022 – Wat Buddha Bucha – Decatur, GA – 2022-04-10

Songkarn Thai New YearWat Buddha BuchaApril 10, 2022 | Decatur, GA Here are some photos from our adventure this past Sunday.  It was a Thai themed day, beginning with a stop at Wat Buddha Bucha to celebrate songkarn and get some blessings, to trying the new Surina Thai place in Doraville.  The food was very […]

Kalaxya Dance Recital 2022

Kalaxya Dance Recitalhttps://kalaxyadance.comAham ShaktiThe Power Within April 9, 2022 | Gas South District | Duluth, GA Thanks to Rick and Mital for the invite! What a wonderful and colorful show.  Here are a “few” of photos from my perspective of a guest. I sat all the way in the back row with my rarely used […]

First Day of Spring – 2022-03-20

Just some fun photos from the first “official” day of Spring down here in Georgia. Thanks to Chalita (@chalitanata) for always coming along for food+fun+thrifting.  I don’t think it can be stressed enough that one can see so many different multicultural communities here in metro Atlanta.  In a half day one can get great Thai […]

Spring Peach Trees

Every year it’s a little different in terms of blooming color here in Georgia.  I remember at the start of the pandemic the colors were really nice and vibrant with a purity in the air.  This year the cold snap kinda ruined some of the blossoms.  Here’s hoping the cold weather will finally be gone […]

Atlanta – 2022-03-16

 Asian Justice Rally – Break The Silence | Justice for Asian WomenGeorgia Freight Depot | Atlanta, GA | March 16, 2022 https://www.breakthesilence.day/On the 1-year Anniversary of the Atlanta Shooting, a coalition of Asian American non-profit organizations, elected officials and community leaders gathered at the Georgia Capitol to rally, centering the message on #StopAAPIHate and #JusticeforAAPIWomen. […]

Photo Shoot – 2022-03-13 – Lotus Petals Dance Group

Thanks to the lovely ladies of the Lotus Petals Dance Group for wanting photos! Here are a few BTS from a fun short shoot on a crazy cold weekend in Atlanta.  What’s going on with this weather lately.  Also thanks for the doughnut! 🙂 I’ve been playing Elden Ring non stop for two weeks now, […]

International Women’s Day – IWF Georgia

International Women’s Forum Georgia3rd Annual International Women’s Day Forum Georgia Pacific | Atlanta, GA | 2022-03-03 Mar. 8 is International Women’s Day and the GA Chapter of the International Women’s Forum hosted a symposium on the 3rd to raise awareness about women in the U.S. and worldwide. https://tinyurl.com/yv7pkumy #breakthebias IWF GA is using its voice and […]

Springtime in Atlanta

Big thanks to Jenny and Vivian for coming out for a quick photoshoot on Saturday!  It wasn’t as hot and humid as it was on Thursday and the sunlight was diffused behind a bunch of clouds.  I wanted to use the Lunar New Year lanterns at Atlantic Station before they were taken down at the […]

Spring in Georgia – 2-23-24-2022

Tuesday morning was cold and rainy but that made for some nice photos.  Today though was crazy hot and it seems everything bloomed overnight.  So here’s what I got from my normal drives and walkabouts.  As you can see most of these spots are just simple non fancy places you can get to from the […]

Photo Hangout: Norcross Cherry Trees – 2022-02-21

Thanks to Claudia, Byung, and Jazz for coming out to take pictures with the flowering okame cherry trees in downtown Norcross.  The petals don’t last long so I’m definitely glad when I can get a shoot in during peak colors. Rain was predicted for this day so we only had about a one hour window.  […]

Sunday Funday – 2022-02-20

Sunday started off really cold but I wanted to take advantage of the morning light.  No real plan on this day, just head out of the house with random cameras that I don’t use often, and be a tourist in our own area. I had two frames left on the Fuji Instax wide and at […]

Chin National Day 2022 and Miss CND – Atlanta

74th Chin National Day February 19, 2022 | Gujarati Samaj | Tucker, GA Thanks again for the invite to CND.  I had a great time covering the event.  I feel like my main goal is to always paint the prettiest picture for the various Asian community events here in metro Atlanta.  There’s so much to […]

Spring in Georgia – 2022-02-15

It’s still a bit chilly for me, but the first trees that I normally use for photos bloomed late last week.  While I was out location scouting I remembered this time of year would be good to get product shots of my photo books and products in the natural environment that I shot the original […]

Olympus Stylus Epic Zoom 170 Roll 1&2 w/ Fujifilm Superia 400

So here are some photos from two rolls of Fujifilm Superia 400 shot with my Olympus Stylus Zoom.  I got this camera from a friend years ago and it just sat on the shelf.  It’s funny how in the midst of a film shortage in 2022 I thought it would be neat to roll around […]

Photo Outing – 02-06-2022 – Caffeine and Octane and Dragon Dance

Sunday was no real plan, just stop by a few events, drive around and shoot some film. Was late to the monthly Caffeine and Octane car show, but there were a few unique cars left that were worthy of a few frames of precious film.  We also stopped by to see the Lion and Dragon […]

Atlantic Station Lion Dance – 01-27-2022

Went to Atlantic Station last night to see another Lion Dance ushering in the lunar new year. Pretty good turnout for a cold evening. The lanterns looked very nice during blue hour. I rolled with an 85mm 1.2 on the RP and Canon 24mm 1.4 on the Sony. It seems like I’m running into folks […]

Photo Outing – 01-23-2022

Last week was snow here in Georgia, and now this week is the start of the various Lunar New Year celebrations around metro Atlanta.  Hopefully both of those things signal an end to the cold weather.  For Sunday’s outing I thought it would be cool to shoot for fun with some of the older cameras–a […]