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Personal Paparazzi For Hire

Monday, February 22, 2010 17:12 GMT

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The paparazzi aren’t just after celebrities anymore, now they’re hounding regular people too.

Private Paparazzi is a photography service whose shutterbugs are hired by everyday folks to follow them around snapping their every move as if they were a big time celebrity.

Founder Reggie Waller says the basic “paparazzi experience” comes with three photogs who follow people to parties or clubs, shouting their names and telling them to work the camera.

Sometimes they join with venues and set up a red carpet area for regular Joes to make their grand entrance.

With paparazzi in tow, Waller says people feel like real Hollywood big shots.

As the cameras flash, curious strangers will sometimes stop the “celebrities” and ask for autographs.

Once partying, Waller says the photogs focus mostly on taking candid shots like the ones you’d see in a tabloid.

The service frees folks up to drink, dance, and mingle without having to lug around their own camera.