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Venice Paparazzi’s co-founder Edizen receives Spirit of Venice Award and a City of L.A. Certificate of Recognition by City Councilman Mike Bonin. 

About Spirit of Venice Award:  Since 1989, the Abbot Kinney Festival Association has recognized exemplary stakeholders nominated by the community for their contributions to the spirit, creativity and uniqueness of Venice.  For more info, visit www.abbotkinney.org/sov.

City of Los Angeles Certificate of Recognition reads “The City of Los Angeles celebrates the Spirit of Venice Awardee Edizen Stowell and gratefully salutes her leadership and dedication to our neighborhoods. Edizen’s unwavering commitment to the community has impacted countless people while improving and enhancing our quality of life. Through such steadfast dedication and caring deeds, Edizen has helped to make the City of Los Angeles a better place to which to live.”

Here is part of her speech on that fun day in Venice! “We live in a magical place! I love Venice and it’s people. And when you love something, you must do everything you can to support it and make it the best it can be. Thank you Venice, Abbot Kinney Festival, and to my best buddy Alexander Stowell for your support, acknowledgement and friendship.

IT’S OFFICIAL PEOPLE LOVE VENICE PAPARAZZI!

“Edizen, It’s hard to find enough glowing words to tell you how happy we are with the work you did for us yesterday taking the photos, making the key-rings from them, and doing every bit of it so professionally and with such verve and creativity. You were, each of you, magnificent! I want you to know I will be talking about you and recommending you whole-heartedly whenever possible. You played a huge part in making the Kick-off the success it was and I thank you so very much – Venice Paparazzi is absolutely awesome.”    Kathryn Krietzman. Administrative Services Supervisor. City Manager’s Office. City of West Hollywood.

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“We have used Venice Paparazzi for numerous events and attest that they are simply spectacular at what they do!  Their attention to detail, their understanding of necessary shots, their poise at celebrity wrangling…all superb.  Then their website and delivery of the pictures is amazing!  We highly recommend using them.”

Steve Bellamy.  CEO & Chairman.  

The Ski Channel.   www.theskichannel.com

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“Thanks Team Venice Paparazzi for going above and beyond pictures!   Your energy and creativity with the signs and magazine covers really made our open house a big hit with our guest and employees!
Thanks for telling our story and making me look good beyond the “Say Cheese”! ”
Karla .  VP Operations & Marketing .  Economy Office Supply Co.   www.economyofficesupply.com

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“You guys were FANtastic! Please consider yourself pre-booked for next year’s event.  Your photos/vibe/personalities are awesome!   Thanks for everything!!!”  Wes Bailey  .SirReel Studio Rentals.  http://sirreel.us

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“Edizen & Venice Paparazzi know how to document a visual story – any event they cover is photographed with enthusiasm and perfection – I recommend them highly!”   Barbara Baumann barbarab/events & pr.. www.venicegardentour.org 

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“Edizen Stowell and everyone associated with Venice Paparazzi are an incredibly fun and energetic addition to any type of event. They are especially effective in capturing the vibe of our local Venice events, as they know the community and are well liked by all. They always create the most professional and beautiful photographs of our events, without being at all intrusive to the event participants. Just having them there contributes so much to the festivities, and we have been able to use the photographs to entice new people to come to our other events, because they look like so much fun in the photos.” -Kristen Laskaris, Development Director, Venice Community Housing Corporation. kristen@vchcorp.org. www.vchcorp.org

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“The Venice Paparazzi was instrumental in the success of our event. Edizen and her team were professional, courteous and fun plus they documented our event so well we have been able to use their work to generate outside/additional interest in our organization. I would recommend VP to anyone in need of top notch event/pr photography in Venice and elsewhere. Thank you VP. You were wonderful to have as part of our team!”  Jennifer D. Co-founder Surfers United Recovery Foundation www.surfrecovery.org

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“When you have Venice Paparazzi at an event it adds excitement and an extra dimension to our venue. People always enjoy feeling likecelebrities in there own backyard, and they all are to us!”

“Without crowding our guests, the Venice Paparazzi photographer teams get excellent coverage of an event. They are great at blending in, or wrangling willing guests to pose and strut for the cameras.” “I love the warm, neighborly attitude that each and every VenicePaparazzi bring to our venue. They always have great big smiles and lots of energy.”  JOHNNIE. GM of the Air conditioned Lounge. . www.AirConditionedLounge.com

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“Having the Venice Paparazzi present gives a sense of professionalism to every event. The photographers capture virtually every person present and every significant moment of our events!” Daryl Barnett. Daryl Barnett Events  

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Their photographs are very good in their capturing the spirit of the people and the event they are photographing. The Venice Paparazzi are very charming, personable, enthusiastic and lovely to interact with, presenting an ambience of goodwill and confidence.  Emily Winters.  www.veniceartscouncil.org

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“VP services have been a huge addition to events at all of our restaurants. The added excitement during the events make them much more successful and the after event publicity and excitement of having photos available to view for our guests extends the value of the event”. Daniel Samakow. James’ Beach , Canal Club and Danny’s www.jamesbeach.com www.dannysvenice.com www.canalclubvenice.com

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CITY OF L.A awards Venice Paparazzi a “Certification of Appreciation “. Oct. 14 th , 2007 Certificate reads.. On behalf of the Los Angles City Council, it is a pleasure to pay tribute to VP on their one year anniversary of service to the Venice Community. VP’s talents exhibit a beautiful celebration of the richness in the character in Venice as well as the distinct beauty of its residents. In addition Rotary Club of Venice- Marina and the Venice Chamber of Commerce awards certificates to VenicePaparazzi on Oct. 14 th, 2007 .

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An article in our local Venice newspaper written by Karl Abrams. Whether it’s a local red carpet event with cameras flashing or a Venetian bohemian reading poetry on the beach, the photographers of the Venice Paparazzi will probably be there, enthusiastically snapping spontaneous photos that are, if you have no objections, blended together into a beautifully crafted internet web site (venicepaparazzi.com) for all to see. Here you will have your instant place in Venice history and even–if you want– a new sense of feeling like a celebrity. Click here to read more

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“The VP are the right idea at the right time. They bring terrific attitude, energy and professionalism to any event. Something cool is always happening in our eclectic beach community and you can count on the VP to document it in style”. Todd Von Hoffman


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