to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time…

“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson

Charmaine Carpenter @charmcarpenter #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Oct. 24, 2014

Fabulous jumping joy with Charmaine in Vancouver BC Canada.

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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.

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opportunities to learn and to grow…

“View all problems as challenges. Look upon negativities that arise as opportunities to learn and to grow. Don’t run from them, condemn yourself, or bury your burden in saintly silence. You have a problem? Great. More grist for the mill. Rejoice, dive in, and investigate.” – Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

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


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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 :)

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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

Maneli Nourbakhsh @Maneli4n #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! October 21, 2014

Stunning jump and stunning day.. at the peak of our hike on Quarry Rock in Deep Cove.

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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

You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines…

“Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.” ― Jennifer Elisabeth

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

Julieanne Chazotte @chazotte #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! October 19, 2014

On a one day visit to Vancouver from LA, we had a fun Jumping joy shoot near Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park.

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all the conditions are perfect for you to begin…

“Do not wait until all the conditions are perfect for you to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.” — Alan Cohen

Roland Tanglao #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @rtanglao October 16, 2014

Super jumping joy style in Gastown, Vancouver with Roland.

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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

Analise and Greg Ipatowicz #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! October 14, 2014

Loving jumping joy in their yard in North vancouver BC Canada. So sweet :)

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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

Macartney Tonello-Greenfield @MacartneyTG #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! October 13, 2014

Lots of fun jumps of joy through the forest at Lynn Canyon Park in North Vancouver.

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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!!

Nava and Ben Cooper #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! October 12, 2014

Super fun jumping joy with Nava and Ben in Venice, California.

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A selfie jumping joy from me to you! @eyoalha October 11, 2014

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

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

Another one of my selfie jumping joy adventures.. jumping around is fun :) The clothes I’m wearing here were styled by the amazing Gaia Subren, she designs beautiful clothes.. cant wait to jump around in some of her designs :)

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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 :)

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#TBT Newsletter Archive Featuring Joya from July 14, 2014 Jump for Joy!

In case you missed it the first time around: Newsletter Archive Featuring Joya from July 14, 2014 Jump for Joy!


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

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

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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.

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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 :)

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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 :)

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Kristal Barrett-Stuart @kristalbee #jumporjoyphoto of the day! October 4, 2014

Sparkling turquoise jump for joy at Granville Island Market in Vancouver BC Canada.

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your willingness to do what’s required…

“Success doesn’t depend on your past or current circumstances. Success depends on your willingness to do what’s required to become successful, and the day you act on that willingness is your first step toward success.” – Joachim de Posada

Michael Jarmana #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! October 3, 2014

Vibrant jump of joy in his painted bedroom.. everyone loves jumping on the bed! :)

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Newsletter Archive Featuring Katy Mackenzie @MackenzieKaty #TBT from July 7, 2014

In case you missed it the first time around.. Newsletter Archive Featuring Katy Mackenzie @MackenzieKaty #TBT from July 7, 2014


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when our clever brain and our human heart work together…

“Only when our clever brain and our human heart work together in harmony can we achieve our true potential.” – J. Goodall

Sunny Lenarduzzi @SunnyLenarduzzi #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! October 1, 2014

Gorgeous jumping joy with Sunny Lenarduzzi in Coal Harbour, Vancouver BC Canada. We had some really good laughs in this shoot and I was amazed at her ability to jumpin heals like this! Look for her feature coming up in a couple of weeks..

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Charlie Kerr #jumpforjoy photo of the day! @jpnsgrls September 29, 2014

Some seriously creative and fun jumping moves from Charlie Kerr of the band JPNSGRLS.

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Spontaneity means to be in the moment…

“There are very few joys in life greater than spontaneity. Spontaneity means to be in the moment; it means acting out of your awareness, not acting according to your old conditionings.” – Osho

Erin Treloar #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! September 26, 2014

A stunning jump of joy by the lovely Erin Treloar atop a lovely hill near Sunset beach in Vancouver BC Canada.

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Art is giving yourself permission to translate life…

“Art is giving yourself permission to translate life. Exactly the way you feel. See. And hear it. Be the artist you are. Give yourself permission to speak your own language.” – Nayyirah Waheed

Dawn Neale #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! September 24, 2014

Jumping all around Gastown, in Vancouver BC Canada.

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River amazing #jumpforjoy photo of the day! September 22, 2014

Love this sweet jump of joy in the trees of North Vancouver. Have a wonderful day!


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Maneli Nourbakhsh @Maneli4n #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! September 21, 2014

A gorgeous day for a hike and jumping for joy! A beautiful moment captured with the sun at the top of Quarry Rock in Deep Cove, BC Canada.

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You can create anything you want out of your life…

“You can create anything you want out of your life. Listen to yourself, not the people around you who tell you what is realistic and what you are ready for. You are ready for anything!” – unknown

Joanna Kritikos #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @JoannaKritikos September 20, 2014

Adorable jumping joy with Joanna Kritikos of Inspiration Mecca. Boy did we have some good laughs during our shoot.. my cheeks were sore from laughing :)

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Stephen Caldwell #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! September 19, 2014

A beautiful and fun day jumping for joy at Saiwash Rock on the Stanley Park Seawall with the fabulous Stephen Coldwell.

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joy IS connected to practicing gratitude…

“Joy is a “spiritual way of engaging with the world” (not to be confused with happiness, which is connected to circumstances), and joy IS connected to practicing gratitude.” – Bréne Brown

You are one with everything…

“Wherever you are, you are one with the clouds and one with the sun and the stars you see. You are one with everything. That is more true than I can say, and more true than you can hear.” – Shunryu Suzuki