River and Vicho #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Nov. 21, 2014

Two of my favourite people :) they always make me smile!

Have yourself a wonderful day!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

change the course of your life to any direction you choose… ‏‪@IyanlaVanzant

“You have the strength, courage, power, and divine right to change the course of your life to any direction you choose!” – Iyanla Vanzant

Newsletter Archive Featuring Courtney Spahan from July 28, 2014

In case you missed it the first time around, take a look through the Newsletter Archive Featuring Courtney Spahan from July 28, 2014


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

make your life a masterpiece… @tonyrobbins

“I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.” – Tony Robbins

live your life intensely… @donMiguelRuiz

“Doing your best, you are going to live your life intensely. You are going to be productive, you are going to be good to yourself, because you will be giving yourself to your family, to your community, to everything. But it is the action that is going to make you feel intensely happy. When you always do your best, you take action.” – don Miguel Ruiz

The quality of our thoughts reflects the quality of our life…

“Affirmations are quality ideas and quality thoughts. The quality of our thoughts reflects the quality of our life. Hence, if we were to raise the quality of our thoughts, we would automatically improve the quality of our life… Affirmation literally means to validate or confirm. So when we think a thought over and over again, we are validating or confirming it as the truth… Using affirmations on a daily basis is one of the easiest things we can do to change our lives.” – Robert Anthony

Life is pure adventure… @DrMayaAngelou

“Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the sooner we will be able to treat life as art.” – Maya Angelou

put your whole soul into it…

“The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what it is that interests you and you can do well, and when you find it, put your whole soul into it – every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have.” – John D. Rockefeller

Tonia Mattu #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Nov. 15, 2014

A gorgeous, cold but sunny day Jumping for Joy in Vancouver’s East Side. Every time Tonia jumped, she put a smile on the face of passers by.

Have a spectacular day and don’t forget to play :)


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

lifts you to positivity, which attracts more positive outcomes…

“Faith is power. It changes your life by changing you. It places you on a different ground of being within yourself. It gives you a confidence based on something that’s in you but not of you, that can do for you what you can’t do for yourself. It keeps you from sinking into victim consciousness – a stance that attracts more victimization – and lifts you to positivity, which attracts more positive outcomes. Where we put our faith literally and directly influences what happens next.” – Marianne Williamson

Alice Ko @kokostiletto #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Nov. 13, 2014

I love this shot of Alice, so graceful. Had an amazing day shooting these Jump for Joy photos for a NovusTV segment about my project hosted by Natalie Langston. I will share it here next week when it airs :)

Life is great, jump for joy!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

Be great! Be great! Be awesome! Be awesome! @kanyewest

“People always tell you, ‘Be humble. Be humble.’ When was the last time someone told you to be amazing? Be great! Be great! Be awesome! Be awesome!” — Kanye West

Tim Kerr #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Nov. 12, 2014

Another little jumping joy adventure around Vancouver.. Tim jumps for joy on the train tracks in Kerrisdale as the clouds role in. I don’t normally encourage playing on train tracks unless they are unused, like these ones.. in that case, play away! :)

Enjoy your day… and don’t forget to play!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

powerful enough to transform you in a moment…

“Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible – it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.” – Barbara de Angelis

Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers…

“Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and the thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.” — Edmund Lee

Presenting… my mom! #jumpforjoyphoto of the day!

Like mother, like daughter. Never “too old” to play :) Jumping for joy at Spanish banks Beach, Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a fantastic day!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

Cover photo of the Westender @westendervan @danikremeniuk #jumpforjoy

Cover page and index of the Westender Nov. 6-12 2014

Cover page and index of the Westender Nov. 6-12 2014

IMG_0407

Cover page and index of the Westender Newspaper Vancouver Nov. 6-12 2014

An amazingly fun shoot at the top of Whistler Mountain BC Canada.

Glitterati Girls – Dani K and Liz Rosa
Styled by Crystal Carson

Clothing credits:
Minimum ATHENE JACKET X87 TRUE (ARMY 34)
Komono Rafton Sunglass All Black Rubber – Carl Zeisskmglass
Elizabeth and James Mine & Yours
Native JIMMY WINTER ADULT STADIUM BLUE
KOMONO COCO SUNGLASS
Minimum NAOMI JACKET FAKE FUR I96

You are here to be brilliant… @eyoalha

You must dream bigger. Expand. Share your light. Know who you are is more than this. You are here to be brilliant, to shine, to expand. – Eyoälha xo

Leave people better than you found them…

“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and forgiving heart. Be the one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.” – Marvin J. Ashton

Mane Rayne #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Nov. 5, 2014

There is some serious power in this jump for joy! Not surprising as he is an Acro yoga master, Warrior Inspirer, Super Hero Maker and Play Ninja at Urban Health Warriors.

Have a magnificent day and dont forget to play!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity…

“Each day holds a surprise. But only if we expect it can we see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us. Let’s not be afraid to receive each day’s surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy. It will open a new place in our hearts, a place where we can welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity.” – Henri Nouwen

Scottish Line Painting guys @ScottishLine #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Nov. 1, 2014

These guys sent in a great jump for joy photo to me via twitter while I was fundraising for the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural and it made me so happy that I went out to YVR do a few jump pics of them myself. They have some pretty awesome jumping moves.. they even made it into the mural! If you get the chance to check it out in the lane beside 161 E Pender Street, Vancouver BC Canada :)

Enjoy your day, takes some time to play!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

#JumpforJoy may receive a Western Canada Notable Award @NotableCA http://notable.ca/awards/profile/eyoalha-baker/

Hello! Im kind of excited to share that… I’ve been nominated for the Western Canada Notable Awards!?!?! ‪#‎NotableAwards‬ Wow, this is so cool :)

Can you help me win? It says people have to vote me in… would you mind taking a moment to cast a vote for jumping joy :)
http://notable.ca/awards/profile/eyoalha-baker/

Anyone can cast a vote.. I’m JUMPING FOR JOY!!!

Cast your vote, lets give an award to Jumping for joy :)

Cast your vote, lets give an award to Jumping for joy :)

the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life…

“Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” – John Lennon

set the theme of success and positive action…

“Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday. Be a self-starter. Let your first hour set the theme of success and positive action that is certain to echo through your entire day. Today will never happen again. Don’t waste it with a false start or no start at all. You were not born to fail.” – Og Mandino

Ashleigh McIvor @ashleighmcivor + Jay DeMerit @D6MERIT #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Oct. 30, 2014

I met up with the super inspiring and talented Ashleigh McIvor (Olympic Gold Medalist!) and Jay DeMerit (Former-Pro/World Cup Soccer player, USA National team, Watford FC & the Vancouver Whitecaps FC!) to jump around in Crab Park in Vancouver BC Canada. Lots of fun and plenty of laughs. Excited to be featuring them in my upcoming mail out, to be inspired and to find out what they are up to now
Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE
:)

Have a wonderful day… get out and play!

we pull in what we put out…

“Consciousness is everything and that all things begin with a thought. That we are responsible for our own fate, we reap what we sow, we get what we give, we pull in what we put out. I know these things for sure.” – Madonna

Stefany Mathias-Butler @stefanymathias #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Oct. 29, 2014

A super joys jump at Griffith Park in Los Angeles with my awesome cousin Stefany :)

Enjoy your day!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

Jan and Alissa #jumpforjoy photo of the day! Oct. 27, 2014

A couple of pics from the past… one Mexico and the other Germany. Both full of joy :) Can’t wait to start travelling again, taking jumping photos and spreading joy around the world.

Have a wonderful day!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

Katharina Pretl #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! October 24, 2014

Lots of fun jumping joy during a long sunny hike on the Griffith Park trails in Los Angeles, California.

Have a super fun day!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

Newsletter Archive Featuring @GameStudioCEO #TBT Kenny Huang from July 21, 2014

Here it is again, in case you missed the mailout in July :) #TBT Newsletter Archive Featuring Kenny Huang from July 21, 2014


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

Wendy Williams Watt @bigloveball @wenwillwatt #jumpforjoy photo of the day! October 22, 2014

Wendy and the Big Love Ball jumping joy in Yaletown, Vancouver BC Canada. More love and more joy please :)

Have a fantastic day today, and dont forget to play!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

the optimistic scenarios in which we fervently believe…

“There is an innate capacity for our bodies to bring into being, to the best of their ability, the optimistic scenarios in which we fervently believe.” – Anne Harrington

Why It’s Good to Throw Your Life Away @TELUS Optic TV Mini Doc @jumpforjoyphoto @eyoalha

Excited to share this Telus Optic TV mini doc… They called it: “Why It’s Good to Throw Your Life Away” … I would call it: “Why its Good to Create a Joy-Filled Life” ;) It was shot right in the middle of creating the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural which is why I look so exhausted lol don’t let that fool you, it was the time of my life and have never been happier :)

http://youtu.be/T7tlUk1nKcY?list=UUR3uGP_koNLN7Oa91gJ1zjQ

Why its Good to Throw Your Life Away - TelusOptic TV Mini Doc with Eyoalha Baker / Jump for joy Photo Project

Why its Good to Throw Your Life Away – TelusOptic TV Mini Doc with Eyoalha Baker / Jump for joy Photo Project

Samantha Grey #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! October 20, 2014

Impressive jumping joy, perfect form! Shot on the UBC grounds, wandering through the trails jumping along the way :)

Have a spectacular day!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

Change your attitude and gain some altitude…

“Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here.” ― Donald Trump

you will experience things that fringe over magic…

“Traveling the world is one of the greatest things you can ever do for yourself. It will shatter all illusions, stereotypes, and notions you have of the world and the people in it. You will unlearn, learn, and relearn things you will never discover through a book, a classroom, or a degree. It will humble you, shake you, wake you up. It will seep into your pores and find its way to your heart, and it will find it fast. The veil over your vision will come off and you will experience things that fringe over magic. And you will never ever be the same again in the best way possible. So do yourself a favor, and just buy that damn plane ticket.” – Satori

we summon the courage to make choices…

“There are moments in our lives when we summon the courage to make choices that go against reason, against common sense and the wise counsel of people we trust. But we lean forward nonetheless because, despite all risks and rational argument, we believe that the path we are choosing is the right and best thing to do. We refuse to be bystanders, even if we do not know exactly where our actions will lead.” – Howard Schultz

You need to believe in yourself and in your projects…

“It always came back to my original belief of having passion. You can’t just generate passion; you’ve really got to have it from the beginning. You need to believe in yourself and in your projects. Very early in your career you need to shoot things that you believe in, things that you really want to shoot [photography]. You need to take risks. Don’t wait for the phone to ring. Success is only going to happen if you are out there really working to make it happen.” – Eric Meola

go outside of your comfort zone…

“Taking risks means that you go outside of your comfort zone – that you go outside of your boundaries. The most successful people are the ones who are not afraid to give it their all and possibly humiliate themselves greatly in front of others.  It’s like that one saying, ‘The person who asks a question is a fool for five minutes, but the person who never asks and remains silent is a fool forever.’  You choose the way you want to live your life.” - Cynthia Amy Tang

@jumpforjoyphoto is featured in Inspiration Mecca by @JoannaKritikos @eyoalha

Awesome write up about the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural and Jump for Joy! Photo Project by the amazing Joanna Kritikos http://www.inspirationmecca.com/jump-joy-photo-project/ so much fun!!

where things happen on a big scale…

“I want to go places and see people. I want my mind to grow. I want to live where things happen on a big scale” – F. Scott Fitzgerald 

Esther Lee @elee1 #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! October 10, 2014

Rainy day jumping joy in Vancouver with Esther Lee… jumping for joy is a perfect way to brighten a grey rainy day :)

Have a wonderful day!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences…

“The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” – Christopher McCandless

Sara Harowitz #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! October 8, 2014

Sweet jumping joy with the lovely Sara Harowitz in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day today.. don’t forget to play!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

Boujou Cissoko @BigBoujou #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! October 7, 2014

Full hearted jump of joy at 3rd beach in Stanley Park in Vancouver bC Canada.

Have a super fantastic day :)


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

Jenn MacLean-Angus #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! October 6, 2014

A beautiful leap of faith, high in the sky at a small beach in Kitsilano (not sure the name but lovely just the same :)

Have a splendid day!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

Jumping joy from me to you! Selfie jumping joy photo by @eyoalha October 5, 2014

Selfie jumping photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Selfie jumping photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

From a recent set of selfie jumping joy photos I did in Vancouver BC Canada. Always fun to play and jump around. Get creative and express yourself :)

Have a fantastic day today!


Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE :)
for weekly features sent to your inbox about the amazing people jumping for joy in my photos.

trusting that whatever help you need will become 
available…

“Courage is taking a step forward into an area of difficulty without a
solution in mind, trusting that whatever help you need will become 
available.” – unknown