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 […]

Suwanee Asian Heritage Celebration – AANHPI – May 11, 2024

Suwanee AANHPI Heritage Celebration Town Center︵‿︵‿୨❀୧‿︵‿︵ Suwanee GA | Saturday May 11, 2024 Celebrating Asian Heritage month in our own backyard of Suwanee! Only had time to stop by and cover for a few hours.  Featuring performances by: Lion Dance • Phayanak Dance Crew • Laotian American Society Saturday was full of events as usual, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dunwoody AAPI Celebration 2024 Photos

Asian American & Pacific IslanderCultural Heritage Celebration April 28, 2024 | Ashford Lane City of Dunwoody GAwww.dunwoodyga.gov ✯¸.•´*¨`*•✿ ✿•*`¨*`•.¸✯Featuring Souliya Natasinh Laotian American Society • Asian Games – Hacky Sack and Chopsticks • FASCA • Korean Traditional Dance Academy • Karenni Dance • Japanese Flower Arranging – Ikenobo Ikebana • Karate Atlanta Dunwoody • Indian […]

Prom Dunwoody – 2024-04-19

Villa Christina | April 19, 2024 Congrats to all the students, everyone looked great!  I randomized the picture order to simulate the fun/chaos of being at this prom supershoot!  Feel free to use the photos however you want, with photo credit please!  Thanks to everyone for posing, and sorry if I missed a few.  There’s […]

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 […]

Nikon 85mm 1.4D + GFX 50S

Last week I thought I would give this combo another try–a now “vintage” Nikon 85mm 1.4D adapted to the GFX with the simple dummy adapter.  Last year I wasn’t too keen on the 67mm “equivalent” focal length when mounted on the medium format GFX sensor, but for this colorful spring I thought it would be […]

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 […]

Holi Color Festival – Dunwoody, GA 2024

Holi Color Festival Dunwoody Brook Run Park  |  March 24, 2024 www.worldmusicusa.com What a wonderful show of music, fun, and color!  Great turnout for the first ever Holi celebration in Dunwoody.  Thanks to everyone who asked for photos and chatted with me! How it started… The night before I wrapped my 5(!) cameras in plastic […]

Cherry Blossoms in Bloom – 2024-03-10

Cherry blossoms (both the pure white and pink ones) are pretty much in full bloom right now in Georgia.  Which bodes well for the festival down in Macon if you’re heading down there.  If I recall it’s always been tough in recent years for the parade and festivities to perfectly line up with mother nature.  […]

Spring in Georgia + GFX

Model: Amanda  |  Gear: GFX and Nikon 50mm 1.8 Ai-S The dynamic range and tones available in the GFX raw files are something else.  Really a lot of latitude to pull back highlights in skies.

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 […]

Spring Photos + Nikon D5300

Model: Chau | Lenses: 18-55mm kit lens and 105mm 2.8 Micro (Nikon J1 for the product shots) I would have to say I’m really enjoying using this “consumer” camera.  The Nikon colors really show up well on the LCD with the brightness at max and +2/3 EV.  Like all Nikons the default metering almost always […]

Chin National Day 2024 – Mister and Miss CND Pageant Photos – Set 4

Chin Community of Atlanta Georgia 76th Chin National Day February 24, 2024 | Gujarati Samaj of Atlanta Event Coverage by Boon Vong (and my remote cameras!).  It takes time to go through and sort thousands of my photos from any event, plus the time to edit/color grade to my standards, and also posting to my […]

Chin National Day 2024 – Fashion Show Photos – Set 3

Chin Community of Atlanta Georgia 76th Chin National Day February 24, 2024 | Gujarati Samaj of Atlanta Event Coverage by Boon Vong (and my remote cameras!).  It takes time to go through and sort thousands of my photos from any event, plus the time to edit/color grade to my standards, and also posting to my […]

Hoi Cho Tet Atlanta 2024 – Event Photos

HỘI CHỢ TẾT ATLANTA TẾT FESTIVAL February 10, 2024 | Space Ballroom Featuring: Viet Atlanta’s Got Talent, GaTech Dance Group, Scholarship Winners and General Festival Vibe photos

Hoi Cho Tet Atlanta 2024 – Miss Viet Photos – Set 1

HỘI CHỢ TẾT ATLANTA TẾT FESTIVAL NÉT ĐẸP VIỆT NAM February 10, 2024 | Space Ballroom Thanks to all the lovely pageant ladies for posing for photos!  What a jam packed event at the Space in Norcross.  Always brings back memories of the 3em Vietnamese concert Grand Ballroom days.   Here’s Set 1 of my photos.  […]

Johns Creek Lunar New Year Festival 2024 Photos – Performers 14

Johns Creek Lunar New Year Festival 2024 Saturday Feb 10, 2024 | Johns Creek, GA Glamour Star Models Browse ALL POSTS to See Each Group! DJ Chika Takai • Atlanta Chinese Dance Company • Shaolin Institute • Snow Angels Dance Group • Atlanta Korean Cultural Center • Laotian American Society • American Drama Club • […]

VAC-GA – Mrs Vietnam Georgia 2024

Vietnamese American Community of Georgia VAC-GA Lunar New Year Festival / Mrs Vietnam Georgia Pageant Sunday February 4, 2024 | Plaza las Americas | Duluth, GA

VAC-GA – Miss Vietnam Georgia 2024 – Photos Set 4

Vietnamese American Community of Georgia VAC-GA Lunar New Year Festival / Miss Vietnam Georgia Pageant Sunday February 4, 2024 | Plaza las Americas | Duluth, GA Photo Set #4 – Winners! Also here are my photos from the Mrs Vietnam Pageant: VAC-GA – Mrs Vietnam Georgia 2024