The Venice Paparazzi celebrated its one-year anniversary Sunday, October 14th.

The organization has photographed thousands of locals, tourists, and visitors at various events in Venice, including Venice Chamber of Commerce mixers and Rotary and Venice Neighborhood Council meetings.

Venice Paparazzi founders Edizen Stowell and Aoy Austin are the newest members of the Rotary Club of Venice-Marina, a service organization.

The City of Los Angeles, the Venice Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Venice-Marina each presented them with a commendation at the anniversary celebration.

The Venice Paparazzi crew photographs the events and posts the pictures for viewing on their Web site,, at no charge to the community.

Other sponsors include Kai, Sobe’ and Philip Wockner International Limousine Service. The Venice Paparazzi also plans to assist in photographing the Marina del Rey Boat Parade in December this year.