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Edizen Stowell: Venice Paparazzi Co-Founder

15895759_10154616570491998_6898651142798239706_oVenice Paparazzi’s co-founder Edizen receives Spirit of Venice Award and a City of L.A. Certificate of Recognition from City Council member 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.
AKF-44-552x367City 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.


Q & A’s

1. What do you do for Venice Paparazzi: Co-founder, Chief Creative Director & photographer
2. Number of years in Venice: 17 years
3. Business(es) owned: Venice Paparazzi,,, and Kettlebell Boxing
4. Describe yourself: Motivated, thankful, positive and hardworking. Family and health is important to me.
5. Favorite activities?  Yoga, boxing, running and playing ball with my dogs Smithers & Gertrude
6. What organizations do you support? I support any organizations that protects the environment, animals and human rights.
7. Who inspires you? My mom.  She works hard, is always smiling and singing.   She lives in Canada.  I miss seeing her everyday.  Also, Alex inspires me.  He is very positive, has a good heart, and is a defender of the weak.
8. Define success: Living a life with no regrets or what ifs.  Health and great relationships.
9. Finish off the statement “Life is… about re-inventing yourself.   Never stop trying to be the best version of yourself. 

10.  Goal:  To live a long and full life with my husband Alexander Stowell


10.   Anything else you want to share about yourself to the world?
-I won a National Womens’ Amateur Boxing title.  I am the assistant coach at Kettlebell Boxing in Venice, Ca  I met my husband through boxing.
-I have a Business Degree and I majored in Marketing.
-Alex and I have been married for almost 17 years.  We met in Aug. 2000.  6 months later we drove out to Vegas and got married on February 6th, 2001.  Our  3-month old pit bull Butterface and older sister Zendy  were the only family members in attendance.   Butteface has his paw print on our wedding certificate.  He is one of our witnesses.
-I miss my dog/son Butterface very much.   Butterface died on May 18th at 6:58 a.m.  He died of cancer.






1.  My favorite Venice moment. “I remember meeting Alex by the boxing bag on my first day in Venice.  We  started a conversation many many years ago, and are still in it.
2. Describe a perfect day in Venice:  Early beach run or yoga and Spinning at Yas Fitness Centers.  Playing ball and skateboarding with Smithers and Gertrude.  Business meetings with Alex at the Canal  Club, James’ Beach, Hama Sushi, Simmzy’s, Tony P’s Dockside Grill, High Rooftop Lounge.  Just being in Venice with Alex, Smithers and Gertrude is perfect.




3.  Your favorite boardwalk treat(s):  Poke Poke.  The surfer’s sashimi, and Vegan coconut ice-cream from Muscle Beach Juice Bar.
4. Your favorite annual event(s): Venice Penguin Swim, Venice Dog-O-Ween, Abbot Kinney Fest, Mardi Gras, Neptune Festival, Taste of Venice, Venice Neighborhood Council’s Community BBQ, and more.  Too many to list.  Venice is awesome!



We are not your typical paparazzi!   We take photos where you are the celebrity!

Venice Paparazzi got its beginnings in 2003 as a photo booth on the Venice boardwalk.  Owned and operated by Alex and Edizen Stowell, Venice Paparazzi is an an event photography agency, and the premiere Venice, California information website.  Venice Paparazzi has been recognized and thanked with multiple Certificates of Appreciation from U.S.Congress, California State Assembly, Los Angeles County, City of Los Angeles, and The Venice Chamber of Commerce, to name a few. We also won the Venice Spirit Award!


About the website:   In a town that is constantly evolving with new  activities, attractions, businesses, and events, is the one place they can always turn to for credible information, as well as up to date news, happenings, and an insiders’ look into the Venice community.  As well, Venice Paparazzi highlights the unique individuals, organizations, and history of this magical place.  Enjoy!  For more Venice Beach Fun, check out our sister site




About VP photography and videography services:  Since 2006 Venice Paparazzi’s photography division has covered over 1,000 events.  We are experts in:  outdoor festivals, corporate events, family functions, fun paparazzi, red carpet set ups, automated open air photo booths, social photo booths, custom photo parties, on site printing, video production, corporate portraits, green screen, online galleries, next day photo slideshows, and more.  Explore our service website to see what services are right for your event!   ​

Satisfied clients include:  AEG Worldwide, American Express, Wellpoint Anthem Blue Cross, Toyota, Pricewater Cooper, Kimberly Clark, Sony,  Transamerica, One Club, The Ski Channel, Hilton, Prudential, City of West Hollywood, City of Los Angeles, Prudential, TriMega, Independent Stationers, ReMax, ERA Real Estate, Clif Bar, Gold’s Gym, Revolve Clothing, Robinson Fresh, K-1 Kickboxing, Abbot Kinney Blvd., Runway PlayaVista, Venice Chamber, LAX Coastal Chamber, and more!

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Venice Paparazzi’s Alex Stowell  is on the Venice Chamber Board of Directors.   This year 2017 marks Venice Paparazzi’s 10 years of  Venice Chamber membership, and 9 years of being on the Board of Directors.  Alex is also the Venice Chamber Tourism Chair.  The Venice Tourism Committee provides information and resources to visitors enabling them to have the ultimate Venice experience..



Venice Paparazzi receives awards from the U.S Congress, The State Assembly, L.A.County, L.A.City, and Venice Chamber of Commerce on July 26, 2017!


Read what people are saying about Team Venice Paparazzi!.


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Contact Team Venice Paparazzi!
Alex and Edizen Stowell
Alex and Edizen LLC
Office:   310.922.8456
Headquarters: Venice, California
Office Hours: 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.


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One Response to “Edizen Stowell: Venice Paparazzi Co-Founder”

  1. David says:

    Smithers is one cool dog, and so is the owner

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