Kim Oanh Nguyen

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Covid-19 Safety Precautions

Safety is my main priority. After taking an (un)welcome break and returning to work I immediately implemented the following safety measures:
  • At all times during a shoot, my assistants and myself will wear a mask, maintain a distance of more than 6 feet, and adhere to adequate sanitation protocols.
  • I ask my clients to keep their masks on except until the moment they are being photographed.
  • Clients who request make-up will obviously have to forfeit their minimum distance of 6ft with the make-up artist, but the make-up artists will be required to wear gloves and a facemask.
  • No more than 10 people may congregate in the space we are photographing in, even less if it’s a small space.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any other safety concerns. I look forward to working with you.

What You Get When You Hire Me?

All my rates include:
  • a ZIP folder with all final high resolution images
  • on location services with all equipment (lights, backdrop etc)
  • an assistant (if needed)
  • an online image gallery for you to choose your fav's
  • all final images delivered to you no later than 14 days after the final day of shooting
  • my undivided attention and excellent service
Please contact me for a detailed quote for your upcoming photography project and/or any questions you may have.


Kim Oanh Nguyen is an award-winning photojournalist and company culture and headshot photographer based in Portland, Oregon.

She is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and has spent the last two decades as a freelance photojournalist for newspapers, magazines and online editorials throughout the country. She now applies these skills to capturing people's personalities within their professional environments.

Kim's style, heavily influenced by her background as a photojournalist, is fresh, sometimes quirky, and always unique.


In 2005 Kim and her husband Kjell started mounting Kim's art photography on maple plywood panels. To cut a long story short, their combined efforts led to the birth of Plywerk: an eco-conscious photo mounting & art panel company that now serves clients all over the world. On you can upload your own digital images to be mounted on eco-conscious bamboo panels.


SPJ 2008 First Place News Feature, SPJ 2007 First Place News Feature, SPJ 2005 First Place Photos Essay on Philippines. William Randolph Hearst Foundation's Journalism Awards and Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Gold Circle Awards for previous feature work.