Venice Paparazzi is an information website and photo agency for Venice, California.  Documenting the westside since 2003.

Alex and Edizen Stowell started in 2003 as a photo booth on the Venice boardwalk, adding the media and event photography divisions shortly thereafter.  Alex and Edizen LLC, known to all as Venice Paparazzi has blossomed into Venice longest running, and #1 website focused on connecting Venice locals with the best events and opportunities to enjoy paradise by the sea.  Enjoy!

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Website One:

Venice Paparazzi has documented Venice and the westside since 2003.  Go down memory lane with Venice Paparazzi event photos! also has a stacked events calendar, the latest news, spot lights on many folks in the community, and whole lot of fun info. that shines a bright light on Venice.  We hope you enjoy exploring it, as much as we enjoyed creating it.

Website Two: features organized lists of information helpful to visitors and locals alike!  As the sister site to the famed, we are Venice’s #1 events, activities, local deals, and information source!

About our photo agency:

Our photography division documents history and pays the bills.   
With over 1,600 events covered, we are the event coverage and photo booth specialists!   We are experts in:  outdoor festivals, corporate events, family functions, fun paparazzi, red carpet set ups, automated open air photo booths, social photo booths, on site printing, video production, corporate portraits, green screen, online galleries, next day photo slideshows, and more.

We travel!  Although we are based in Venice, California and specialize in the Southern California area we are available for travel all over the United States!

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Photo of Alex and Edizen at the inaugural Venice Art Crawl event


Venice Paparazzi featured in Venice Living Magazine!

We are honored to be featured in Venice Living Magazine.  A big fist bump to the super fun and talented staff at Venice Living for putting this together!  Thank you Carole Stine, Betty Bailey and Sam Diephuis for telling our story!  Go team!  View feature!

Venice Paparazzi feature on Westside Current!

Looking Back…Reflecting on How Far We’ve Come!  Check out this incredible feature on our history/story in Venice by Westside Current Los Angeles’ Doug Rapp.  View feature on

Here is how we got the name Venice Paparazzi.

The photo below is our first Venice Paparazzi photo booth on the boardwalk in Venice, California in 2003.  We built it from wood scraps that we found around the neighborhood. The 2.0 Kodak camera, 13 inch TV screen, and HP photo printer were powered by a deep cycle marine battery making us mobile. Back then not everyone had a cell phone so it was a quite a treat for people to see themselves on the screen. Alex was the photographer, and Edizen was the tech. As Alex would take pics of people walking along the boardwalk, he would yell “photo key chains… $5 dollars!” and point to the tv screen. Sometimes people did not like that, so if Edizen sensed hostility, she would immediately yell out “Gotcha.. Paparazzi!,” to lighten the situation up.  Hence that is where we got the name Venice Paparazzi.

Venice Paparazzi founders Alex and Edizen with their first photo booth on the Venice Boardwalk in Venice, California


Venice Paparazzi was selected by State Assemblywoman Autumn Burke as the Local Business of the Month in Jan. 2021!

Venice Paparazzi has also received awards from:  U.S. Congress, California State Legislature, The County of Los Angeles, The City of Los Angeles, the Venice Chamber of Commerce!

Venice Paparazzi’s co-founder Edizen received the Spirit of Venice Award at the Abbot Kinney Festival in 2015.  About the 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.

The 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.”

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VP Fun Fact: 

  • Edizen  shares the same birthday date November 16th, with Venice’s founder Abbot Kinney.
  • Alex and Edizen met at the boxing bag at Muscle Beach Gym in Venice, California on Aug. 15, 2000. They have been best friend since.  🙂

Thank you!  We love you!
Alex and Edizen Stowell
Alex and Edizen LLC.
Venice Paparazzi and Visit Venice California

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