APAC Gala 2024 Photos

39th APAC Gala Asian Pacific American Coalition of Georgia May 11 2024  |  Sonesta  |  Duluth, GA Event Photography by Boon Vong (as a guest!). Yes I cover events professionally. 😉 I had the beef.  Like all hotel food for galas it was okay. Luckily at the table we had some papaya salad leftover!! There […]

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 […]

Peppermint Flowering Peach Tree Might be my Favorite

The peppermint flowering peach tree might be the most visually striking in my opinion.  It’s crazy to see the blossoms coming right out of a sapling not even two feet high.  The color palette matches my good old foldable bike too.  We’ll see if the film photos I also shot on my Olympus Stylus turn […]

Okame Cherry Tree Portraits + Hangout

Model: Chau | Gear: Sony + Canon Lens / Canon + Nikon Lens (yes both setups manual focus on purpose) These okame cherry trees are the first to bloom in Georgia.  Sometimes as early as the first week in February, when it’s still pretty cold.  There used to be a more purple one on the […]

Lovely Folks from Dragon Con 2023 – Set 1

Random folks that were kind enough to pose for photos while we wandered DragonCon!  Thanks so much!  So much to see and already looking forward to next year! @masterjoelnathan @emmagracebrookss @sheilaz1118 @gotmagic_entertainment @aubrey_akari

Sunday Funday + Bonus Rainbow!

Thanks to Chalita and her dad for randomly stopping by the other day!  Here are some photos from a somewhat spontaneous mini adventure.  The rainbow was definitely unplanned, but for Georgia in the summer, it always has to shower unexpectedly somewhere.  Stepped out of the house with 3 cameras, and 3 different lenses.  Nikon D610 […]

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 […]

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration Suwanee – Photos

Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month Suwanee Town Center  |  Suwanee, GA  |  May 19, 2023 Another great time in our backyard.  Featuring some K-Pop singers, Indian Dancing, Lao Dancing, and the highlight for me was definitely the hanfu traditional clothing.  Everyone looked like they stepped out of a silk painting.  Thanks everyone for posing!

Prom! – 2023-05-06 – Dillard, GA

Thanks to Olivia + Friends for wanting prom photos! Hopefully I’ll remember everyone’s names next time! 🙂 Thanks to Thomas and Ek for tagging along.  It was a fun type of super shoot with so much going at the same time and plenty of nicely dressed subjects! Thanks to everyone for posing (even those outside […]

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. […]

Georgia Appleseed 18th Annual Fundraiser – 2023-04-20

Georgia Appleseed 18th Annual FundraiserRoaring for Justicewww.gaappleseed.org April 20, 2023 | Savanna Hall – Zoo Atlanta Georgia Appleseed is a nonpartisan, nonprofit law center advocating for Georgia’s most vulnerable and underrepresented children, keeping them in school with the supports they need, in healthy homes, and out of the justice system. Event Photography by Boon Vong […]

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 […]

Dia De Muertos Oakland Cemetery

Dia De MuertosOakland Cemetery | Atlanta, GA | November 6, 2022 The Day of the Dead festival was presented by Historic Oakland Foundation, Consulate General of Mexico in Atlanta, the Institute of Mexican Culture, Atlanta History Center, and the Office of the Government of Guanajuato in Georgia www.oaklandcemetery.com Main Stage: Oaxacan Folk Dancers “Euzkal”Catrinas & […]

Olivia – Fall Portraits – 2022-10-08

Thanks to Olivia, Nadia and Mena for the great collaborative senior photo shoot! It was really fun exploring and shooting in a totally new (to me) area.  Crazy how two hours north of Atlanta can have such different color this early in October.  Great job team!  Here are a few photo highlights of our day, […]

Tucker Cruise In + Pho + Arabia Mountain at Sunset – 2022-08-13

There was a lot going on in Metro Atlanta as usual, but here’s what we ended up doing: the monthly car show in Tucker, Pho Restaurant for lunch, and Arabia Mountain in the evening.  It was a fun full day for sure. Gear Used: Sony A7 and Canon 85mm 1.2 with Sigma adapter, Canon EOS […]

Fujifilm Superia 400 – Portraits and Stuff – Rolls 3+4

So here’s some of what I shot earlier this year on 2 more rolls of Fujifilm Superia 400.  Unlike the two rolls that went into the point and shoot Olympus Stylus I thought I would put the film behind some nice primes.  For one roll I used the Canon EOS 750 and 24mm 1.4 and […]

Random Camera Haul (Thru June 2022)

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer and avoiding the terrible heatwave!  Just wanted to share some of the camera gear that I’ve gotten since earlier this year.  Part of the fun of photography is wondering about another camera or lens’ special ability–since they all have one! Some of this gear was free, and others cost […]

Canon v Fujifilm v Sigma v Nikon

Thanks to Tram for wanting photos the other week! It’s so nice to have a photogenic model that is also super at doing hair and makeup! 😉 This was also a good opportunity to test some of the gear collecting dust on the shelf before I settled on one for the whole shoot. The grid […]

Canon EF Lens on a Nikon DSLR

So I got to try out my cousin’s Canon EF to Nikon F Ai adapter.  (Yes such a thing exists on Amazon) A little bit of history, before the advent of digital mirrorless cameras, it was impossible to put a Canon EF lens on a Nikon F mount camera due to the Nikon’s longer flange […]

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 […]