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Doug Austin is the photographer behind Austin's Uptown Studio. A professional since 1980, Doug worked for several studios before going solo in 1986. He has been a member of Professional Photographers of Sacramento Valley since 1987, and first won Wedding Photographer of the Year from that association in 1989. Since then he has gone on to win the same award two more times, and has been in the top three finishers many times since. He also captured the coveted Photographer of the Year award in 1992, which requires entering images in multiple categories during the course of the year. Doug achieved the Image of the Year in 1996 with a romantic wedding image photographed near Sierra College.

Doug has served his professional association as a board member for many years, and was elected as its president in 1998. He has also been active in the North Sacramento Chamber of Commerce since 1989, also serving as its president in 1998. He has been one of the key players in the revitalization of the North Sacramento community during the last decade, helping transform Del Paso Blvd. into a thriving Arts District, filled with art galleries, restaurants, and artist live-work spaces. In December of 2004 he recieved the "Business of the Year" award from the chamber.

Doug also helped form the Dixieanne Area Neighborhood Association ( DANA) in 1999, and has since served first as Vice President, and lately as President of that group in an effort to help enhance the community and improve city services.

He opened his first studio on Del Paso Blvd. in 1995 and has since expanded his services to include children and families, to complement his long experience with weddings, glamour, and business promotional photography. In early 2004 he moved into newer and bigger quarters just down the street, at Arden and Del Paso, (1516 Del Paso Blvd.) where he intends to stay for many years to come.

Doug graduated from CSUS in 1972 with a BA in Spanish Literature and a minor in Music, and has traveled extensively throughout Latin America during the seventies before becoming a photographer, and now uses his knowledge of Latin music to host a regular Monday morning radio musical variety program called "South of the Border" on Nevada City community station KVMR (89.5FM and on the web at , 10AM-noon, first Monday of every month). He also utilizes his language skills by working as a medical interpreter for a number of agencies.

You can contact Doug with questions or comments at, or give us a call at 916-925-2310 (or toll free: 800-925-2310)

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