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 […]

Spring Concert

3-26-2016 | Featuring Manith and Dragonfly | Santa Fe, Duluth, GA

Buddha Bucha Temple – June 15, 2014

A really hot June Sunday at the Thai Temple in Decatur, with a gathering of 100+ monks for a rare ceremony, the consecration of the ubosot, and the burial of the 9 boundary stones. It was a full weekend, with Thai Classical dancing, alms giving, and free food for all prepared by many volunteers from Buddhist temples ranging from Ohio to Florida. Photos and Event Coverage by Boon Vong.

APAC Banquet 2014

Asian Pacific American Council of Georgia Unity Banquet | Sonesta Hotel | Duluth, GA | May 3, 2014

Notes: Definitely the prettiest outfits belonged to the Cambodian dancers!


MUA / Hair: NiA Model: Krista Stylist: Kim

Papaya Salad

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


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 […]

Lao New Year: New Iberia, Louisiana

Notes:  I never went to photojournalism school to learn my photography.  So in that way, I don’t have the code in which most of those types of shooters live by, the presenting of images unedited, without personal bias.  I don’t know if I could live by that photojournalistic prime directive.  I guess you could say […]

L&C Lao Wedding: New Iberia

Random Notes:  All the times I’ve been to Louisiana, and I always thought New Iberia was only an hour and a half from New Orleans, where I usually stay.  I goofed big time, as it is a looong 2.5 hour drive.  This led to some crazy drowsy late night driving for me.  On the actual […]

LAS Ball Recap

Laotian American Society   |   6th Annual Charity Ball  |   November 20, 2010 Hi Team, I would like to thank everyone involved in the LAS Ball. Even though I looked liked I was stressed out (which I was…) I think overall it was our most impressive one yet, in the event’s 5+ year history. There is […]

Room to Read Event

The Lovett School | Atlanta, GA Notes: John Wood had a pretty comfy position at Microsoft ten years ago.  While travelling through Nepal he visited a quaint school in the mountains and found their “library” was merely a filing cabinet with things left over from hikers and travelers.  Apalled at this he vowed to return with more […]

Lao New Year 2553: Wat Lao Riverdale

Tech Notes: 24-105mm IS on the Canon, 70-200 VR on the Nikon, and infrared Sigma.  Great combo.  Maybe since I’ve been playing Final Fantasy XIII so much, with its 3 person fighting structure, figuring out tools for the bag is like setting up your characters for a battle.  Cars and cameras are similar and oddly enough cameras are […]

2nd International Lao New Year: Miss Lao International Pageant

2nd International Lao New Year | San Francisco Miss Lao International Pageant | Whitcomb Hotel Ballroom Miss Lao International 2010 Dolene Simmalavong Miss Lao International Dolene Simmalavong 1st Princess Aleta Rattanasith (L) 2nd Princess Busaba Sisounthone (R) Amy Chanthaphavong, current reigning Miss Asian America, addressing the crowd.  The winner tonight will go on to compete […]