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.: La Dolce Vita Wedding Photography :.

Austin , TX
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LOCATION

E. 38 1/2 st.
Austin, TX 78722 US (map)

PHONE

512-608-8000

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ABOUT US

Alina's Bio

Austin wedding photographer, Alina Prax, was born on the southernmost tip of the Swiss Alps and was fed a steady diet of languages and gruyere cheese. After moving... Read more
Alina's Bio

Austin wedding photographer, Alina Prax, was born on the southernmost tip of the Swiss Alps and was fed a steady diet of languages and gruyere cheese. After moving to the States at the age of 6, her parents immersed her in a life saturated with art and culture. She attended Oberlin College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in interdisciplinary performance with an emphasis on studio art.

Alina eventually moved to Berlin where her love affair with photography began. As time passed the longing for fast food and strip malls began to surpass her desire for foreign films. Alina moved back to the States, where she studied photography at the Art Institute of Colorado and fell madly in love with a Texan cowboy. These days, Alina lives in Austin where she makes her home with her husband, daughter and French bulldog, Lily.

Alina speaks 5 languages, has taken photos all around the world and will photograph just about anything on the promise of BBQ.

Having lived in several different countries, Alina has observed a variety of wedding celebrations.

"Weddings are unique from culture to culture," she says "yet they are always joyful and magical. People of all faiths and nationalities celebrate weddings with passion because a wedding is one of those milestone moments that demarcate a life passage.

"I adore the art of documenting weddings. I get to record a historic event that is both monumental for a couple and incredibly intimate. As a life historian, a scribe and witness to such a marked occasion I translate this joy into a visual legacy. It's a real honor."


Chelsea's Bio

A born & raised Texan, Chelsea got her start designing alternative weather wear for Ready Made magazine. Branching out from her design work into photography was a natural progression for someone with as keen a sense of style as this talented designer. The current icing on Chelsea's life is her passion for weddings and cupcakes. Really really BIG cupcakes! She is a blessing to LDV with her upbeat disposition and talent for capturing magical images of kids and documenting the most intimate of weddings.


Style

Alluring, whimsical, enchanting, and timeless.

Our personal favorites, and those of our clients, are those spontaneous and unselfconscious images that capture all the genuine excitement, joy and romance of your wedding day.

La Dolce Vita specializes in boutique commissions which means we work closely with our clients and limit the number of weddings we shoot every year. By doing this, we are able to artistically process each image by hand. This means you will receive heirloom photographs that can be enjoyed for generations to come.


Philosophy

La Dolce Vita Photography is Texas' first green wedding photography studio. We are a certified carbon neutral business and purchase all of our power from Austin Energy's Green Choice program, which gets it's power from wind farms in West Texas. We use CFLs for lighting, reduce waste where we can, and recycle the rest.

In addition, we are committed to collaborating with other green vendors who share our philosophy and concern for the environment

We offer a line of environmentally responsible albums and books and our professional printing lab uses 30% pcw paper, are certified carbon-neutral, and uses none of the harsh chemicals involved with traditional photographic printing.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
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Wonderful Experience! Beautiful Photos!
Wonderful Experience! Beautiful Photos!
Wonderful Experience! Beautiful Photos! Read less
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arob
Wedding:
4/11/2009
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Alina is a dream. She shot my sisters wedding and knew I'd use her for mine. I love her artistic approach to the day and really does tell a story through her work. If you want beautiful pictures, then go with La Dolce Vita
Alina is a dream. She shot my sisters wedding and knew I'd use her for mine. I love her artistic approach to the day and Read more...
Alina is a dream. She shot my sisters wedding and knew I'd use her for mine. I love her artistic approach to the day and really does tell a story through her work. If you want beautiful pictures, then go with La Dolce Vita Read less
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ashleyl
Wedding:
7/3/2008
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Alina was truly AMAZING! She really has a natural eye for awesome photo ops. She was everything I wanted (and didn't even know I needed) in a photographer! All of my guests made comments about how she really had a calming effect on everyone- making them feel comfortable for pictures. I've been in a few weddings where the photographer can come across as pushy or rude and make the photo process seem like a real production that would exhaust any wedding party throughout the day. Alina was able to capture tons of amazing pictures keeping even the groom and groomsmen relaxed! (They are, of course, always the first to look at their watches during such events.) I am so grateful to have had her as our photographer for such an important life event. Thank you, Alina!
*I live in Texas, but the wedding was held in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico- there is no option to choose Mexico as your wedding location on this site.
Alina was truly AMAZING! She really has a natural eye for awesome photo ops. She was everything I wanted (and didn't even Read more...
Alina was truly AMAZING! She really has a natural eye for awesome photo ops. She was everything I wanted (and didn't even know I needed) in a photographer! All of my guests made comments about how she really had a calming effect on everyone- making them feel comfortable for pictures. I've been in a few weddings where the photographer can come across as pushy or rude and make the photo process seem like a real production that would exhaust any wedding party throughout the day. Alina was able to capture tons of amazing pictures keeping even the groom and groomsmen relaxed! (They are, of course, always the first to look at their watches during such events.) I am so grateful to have had her as our photographer for such an important life event. Thank you, Alina!
*I live in Texas, but the wedding was held in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico- there is no option to choose Mexico as your wedding location on this site. Read less
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