Friday, April 18, 2014

APAD- Day 108- Soccer #2

Wylie East player Victoria Smith (10) tries to keep the ball from Friendswood player Kori Schimming (23) during their 4A UIL State semifinal Soccer Tournament at Birkelbach Field on April 18, 2014 in Georgetown, Texas. 
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

APAD- Day 107- Score!


Plano West players celebrate after a goal by Abby Grace Cooper (5) against the San Antonio Reagan Rattlers during their 5A UIL State semifinal Soccer Tournament at Birkelbach Field on April 17, 2014 in Georgetown, Texas. (Thao Nguyen/Special Contributor)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

APAD- Day 106- Modern S'mores

I went to a going away happy hour and then to a friend's place to prep mason jars for a wedding and I of course left the house without my camera... so cell phone picture it is! I call these's modern s'mores! They are probably more lazy s'mores than anything!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

APAD- Day 105- Plentiful Pantry

This picture, like the photo of my fridge, makes me think of my archeology class that I took in college. It really is fascination what you can learn about people (or yourself) when you take a step back and look at some of your everyday things.

Monday, April 14, 2014

APAD- Day 104- Wet Dog

 Hazel after her refreshing bath!


Hazel drying off in the lawn!



Dry Hazel from earlier in the day standing in the doorway with the hail on the porch below.

 An old soda can that I found in my backyard. Our backyard is filled with glass, cans and trash and must have served as someone's dumping ground many years ago.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

APAD- Day 103- Pre-baptism

Pastor Eric Bryant gives a quick message before performing a double baptism with pastor Kenny Green  at a private residence. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

APAD- Day 101- Happy birthday Mat!

 Mat blowing out the candle for his 30th Birthday!

My favorite way to take a group photo, with Mat, the bday boy at the center and pushing the shutter!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

APAD- Day 99- Neighborhood Pups

This sweet girl is Lucy. Lucy unfortunately is battling cancer. :(

Hyper boy Duncan. 

 Austin Pets Alive! foster dog Keller, who is blind and deaf is happily hanging out on the bed.

Olive snuggles up on a pillow.


 Silly pups.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

APAD- Day 98- Sleeping in the sun

This is what happens when you fall asleep while reading your book in the sun. Also photographing one's own leg proved to be rather challenging. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

APAD- Day 97- Critters

 A squirrel hanging out on the fence and waiting to safely rummage through our compost!

Red, being a chicken and doing chickeny things!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

APAD- Day 96- Chicken soup!

This one is a bit sad, for photo of the day unfortunately! We all left the house early for church and then we ran errands most of the day. After errands and a lunch/dinner (3:30pm) and more errands, Stephen and I decided to go to the gym... then grocery shop and made dinner! I also decided to make Chicken soup with orzo after our late dinner. After all of this, I noticed that it was about 11:30pm! Whoops! So... there my friend, is my reasoning for this meeh photo!

But more delicious pastries should be showing up in the feed later on this week!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

APAD- Day 94- Grand Entrance

I attended a wedding as a guest and not as the wedding photographer today... but I couldn't resist shooting a few things here and there! I can definitely say I've never seen an entrance like this! Congrats Krystal and Joshua!!! 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

APAD- Day 93- Painted birds

Some painted birds on the wall from a restaurant shoot I had earlier! There is a much bigger and more beautiful photo on the other wall, but I'm turning that one into the newspaper! :)

2014 Texas Relays track meet for Dallas Morning News

I got to go back to my roots in some ways this past weekend. I started photography in 2002 as a junior in high school and my first shoot was just a fun shoot during a track meet of my sister and my boyfriend at the time. It was nice to come back to it nearly 12 years later. Below were a few from the shoot.

Cibolo Steele runner Desmond Edmondson sprints with the baton pass during the 4x200 Meter Relay Division II High School Boys race during the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays at Mike A. Myers Stadium on March 29, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Thao Nguyen/Special Contributor)


 I technically shot the wrong lane for this shot, but it came out nice :)


 Cedar Hill runner Dawnshae Evans runs during the 4x200 Meter Relay Division II High School Girls race during the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays at Mike A. Myers Stadium on March 29, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Thao Nguyen/Special Contributor)

 Cedar Hill runner Danyel White runs during the 4x200 Meter Relay Division II High School Girls race during the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays at Mike A. Myers Stadium on March 29, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Thao Nguyen/Special Contributor)

 Lancaster runner Elijah Boyd (right) reaches for the baton from Gabriel Walker as Desoto's Kadarien Nixon hands off to Nick Orr during the 4x200 Meter Relay Division II High School Boys race during the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays at Mike A. Myers Stadium on March 29, 2014 in Austin, Texas. Lancaster placed first and Desoto placed second in the race. (Thao Nguyen/Special Contributor)

 Justin Northwest pole vaulter Desiree Freier competes during the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays at Mike A. Myers Stadium on March 29, 2014 in Austin, Texas. Freier broke the national high school record at the meet with her jump. (Thao Nguyen/Special Contributor)


Dal Roosevelt runner Kiara Bealer runs during the 4x200 Meter Relay Division I High School Girls race during the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays at Mike A. Myers Stadium on March 29, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Thao Nguyen/Special Contributor)

http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/high-schools/headlines/20140329-texas-relays-roundup-justin-northwests-desiree-freier-sets-national-pole-vault-record-keller-lancaster-win-in-relays.ece

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

APAD- Day 92- Ashes

Remains of a pile of ashes and partially burnt paperwork in the backyard campfire.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

APAD- Day 91- Old apples


I had a giant pile of apple (at least 15 or so) that were over ripen and mealy. After some google searching, I decided that making an apple crumble was a better option than the compost bin! Unfortunately I started eating the dessert before I took a photo of it! :)

Monday, March 31, 2014

APAD- day 90- Milk Duds

Today's photo is a bit more lazy... I had a few shots of Hazel but I felt like I've been posting a lot of her lately. So for today we have some milk duds from an after dinner lounge session at home.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

APAD- Day 89- Taxes

This mess deserves a photo! The organization of all of my files for my taxes are all packaged and ready for my accountant! What a relief! 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

APAD- Day 87- Lovelies

I tried to get a sweet photo of Hazel and Daddy and she just didn't feel like cuddling and posing for me! 


Thursday, March 27, 2014

APAD- Day 86- Choux à la Crème


Choux à la Crème or otherwise known as a cream puff that I picked up at one of the shops in Chinatown. Shooting food makes me want to buy a variety of plates and containers!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

APAD- Day 85- Power!


I never realized how helpless I'd feel without my laptop! The power adapter died to my laptop so I had to wait until Stephen got home to refuel and continue editing!

2014 SXSW Coverage for Austin American-Statesman, United Nations Foundation and Dallas Morning News

Thao Nguyen/FOR AMERICAN-STATESMAN 03/09/14
Ethan Hawke on the red carpet for the movie Boyhood in Austin, Texas on March 9, 2014.

Writer and director Richard Linklater on the red carpet for the movie Boyhood in Austin, Texas on March 9, 2014.

Ethan Hawke and writer and director Richard Linklater  on the red carpet for the movie Boyhood in Austin, Texas on March 9, 2014.


Eiza Gonzalez on the red carpet with Wilmer Valderrama for the TV series From Dusk Until Dawn in Austin, Texas on March 7, 2014.


Robert Rodriguez on the red carpet for the TV series From Dusk Until Dawn in Austin, Texas on March 7, 2014.

Krysten Ritter on the red carpet for the movie Veronica Mars in Austin, Texas on March 7, 2014.

Krysten Ritter on the red carpet for the movie Veronica Mars in Austin, Texas on March 7, 2014.

Kristen Bell poses with a fan before walking on the red carpet for the movie Veronica Mars in Austin, Texas on March 7, 2014.

Chris Lowell takes a photo on the red carpet for the movie Veronica Mars in Austin, Texas on March 7, 2014.


Photographed for the United Nation Foundation 

United Nations Foundation worked with GoodxGlobal to help host it's first-ever day of event at SXSW interactive  on March 10, 2014.








Photographed for the Dallas Morning News

Filmmaker and Actor, Ryan Patrick McGuffey who is originally from Dublin, Ireland but now resides in Los Angeles, CA takes a smoke break on 6th Street during SXSW in Austin, TX on March 13, 2014. Thao Nguyen/Special Contributor

Matthew Armistead from Austin plays music on his homemade bucket and bell during SXSW in Austin, TX on March 13, 2014. Thao Nguyen/Special Contributor

Trevor Johnson was out giving free hugs on 6th Street in Austin, TX for SXSW on March 13, 2014. Thao Nguyen/Special Contributor

Oberlin College seniors Chris Danis, 22, and James Scott, 21, take a bratswurst break during their visit to Austin, TX for SXSW on March 13, 2014. Thao Nguyen/Special Contributor

A sign outside of The Nook advertises whiskey as the soup of the day on 6th Street in Austin, TX for SXSW on March 13, 2014. Thao Nguyen/Special Contributor

Hip Hop artist Mr No Play records himself promoting his new CD from 6th Street in Austin, TX for SXSW on March 13, 2014. Thao Nguyen/Special Contributor

Orville Bateman Neeley III of OBN III's performed at Hotel Vegas on E 6th Street during SXSW on March 14, 2014. Thao Nguyen/Special Contributor

Sadie Dupuis, gutarist and vocalist for Speedy Ortiz performed at Hotel Vegas on E 6th Street during SXSW on March 14, 2014. Thao Nguyen/Special Contributor

(From left) Sadie Dupuis, Darl Ferm and Matt Robidoux of Speedy Ortiz performed at Hotel Vegas on E 6th Street during SXSW on March 14, 2014. Thao Nguyen/Special Contributor

Matt Robidoux of Speedy Ortiz performed at Hotel Vegas on E 6th Street during SXSW on March 14, 2014. Thao Nguyen/Special Contributor

Drummer Mike Falcone of Speedy Ortiz performed at Hotel Vegas on E 6th Street during SXSW on March 14, 2014. Thao Nguyen/Special Contributor

Doni Blair, Vaden Todd Lewis and Clark Vogeler of the Toadies performed at Stubb's on Red River Street during SXSW in Austin, TX on March 15, 2014. Thao Nguyen/Special Contributor

Doni Blair,  Vaden Todd Lewis and Clark Vogeler of the Toadies performed at Stubb's on Red River Street during SXSW in Austin, TX on March 15, 2014. Thao Nguyen/Special Contributor

Vaden Todd Lewis of the Toadies performed at Stubb's on Red River Street during SXSW in Austin, TX on March 15, 2014. Thao Nguyen/Special Contributor

Fans show up to watch the Toadies performed at Stubb's on Red River Street during SXSW in Austin, TX on March 15, 2014. Thao Nguyen/Special Contributor

Fans crowd the stage to watch Erykah Badu performs at Bungalow during SXSW in Austin, TX on March 16, 2014. Thao Nguyen/Special Contributor

Catherine Harris-White (left) and Stasia Irons of THEESatisfaction performs at Bungalow during SXSW in Austin, TX on March 16, 2014. Thao Nguyen/Special Contributor
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