About Me.. Billy Nguyen.

Let’s see.. What can I tell you about myself?  Well, I am 26 years old and I’ve spent the last decade of my life in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  I moved to the dusty little city from sunny Southern California when I was 14 years old.  At the time, (thru the eyes of an angsty teen) it was the worst thing that could’ve happened to me, but looking back, it was a blessing in disguise.

I have learned to absolutely love Albuquerque.  It has a certain charm to it.. that I can’t explain.  It could be the nice people.. or the clean air.  I guess.. I don’t know if loving this place this much is a good thing or a bad thing, but I can’t complain.  I mean..  I wish New Mexico had restaurants that opened later, better drivers, and a beach would be amazing, but I guess the watermelon mountains, Balloon Fiesta, Route 66, Dion’s, and luminarias will have to suffice.

Let’s get back to me.. It’s normal to feel cocky when one writes a blog is about himself, right?  Me… Me…  Okay so, I’m 26.   I have a girlfriend named Hanna.  She’s an amazing person.  She supports everything that I do and is my best friend.  We both love musicals and love Netflix.  We both have a mild case of social anxiety so we spend a lot of our time with our dogs, watching TV and reading.  We met 3 years ago and we’ve been inseparable ever since.

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My dogs.. I have two.  One is a Rhodesian/Cattle dog mix and his name is Corey.  The other is a crazy hyper Lab/Collie mix and her name is Meka. They’re both rescue dogs.  I got them 2 weeks apart a couple of years back and it was by far one of the best decisions of my life.  They’re both coming up on their 2nd birthdays in November.  🙂

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Anyway.. Let’s talk about what this blog will mostly be about.. my photography.  I started my photography a few years back.  After a rough break up, I decided to soul search in Southern California.  While I was in California, I was doing anything and everything to keep myself busy.  I went to the gym, lost 45 pounds and thusly dropped my cholesterol from 326 to 206 within 6 months.  When I wasn’t at the gym though.. My life was boring and dull.  I sang barbershop (acapella) whenever I could.. but I needed another hobby to fill the time.  My 22nd birthday was coming up and my mom had asked me what I wanted..

I told her I wanted a camera.  I was fascinated by a friend’s portfolio.  He showed me his fashion portfolio after a head shot session that he generously gave me.  I was hooked.  I remember asking him “Ron, how do I get started?”  And with a simple answer that would forever change my life, Ron replied, “get a camera.”  And that’s what I did. For my 22nd birthday, I got a Nikon D5000 with kit lens from my mom.

I started off photographing ANYTHING.  In fact my first shots with the D5000 was a flower and a stop sign.   Later I decided I wanted to photograph portraits.. then I dabbled in fashion.. then landscape.. then back to portraits.. then I was back to fashion.. now I’m doing weddings and portraits for clients.  And for fun, I photograph fashion and fashion boudoir/nudes..  Whenever I get the chance, I’ll photograph landscapes.

So most of the posts on this blog will be photographs that I’ve shot with either wedding clients or portraiture clients.  I get very nervous about posting my fashion and fashion boudoir photos.. so I might hold off on those.. at least for a little while.  I hope you guys enjoy what you see and if you do and you’d like to hire me for whatever reason…. Please do.  I’m nice.  I’m fun.. and totally hip 😉

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