land among the stars…

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” ~ Les Brown

Newsletter Archive Featuring Chris Thorn from August 12, 2013

In case you missed it the first time around: Newsletter Archive Featuring Chris Thorn from August 12, 2013


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the compelling zest of high adventure…

“It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.” – Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Jump for joy photo of the day – Johnny Gnosis! October 31, 2013

Other worldly jumping joy on the cliffs in Malibu, California at sunset.

Have a fabulous day!

Let your energy be purposeful…

“Let your energy be purposeful, influential and determined to help someone’s day be phenomenal!” – Ricardo Housham

Afternoon jump for joy photo with Chris King!

Jumping for joy… well more like flying for joy on Santa Monica Beach in Loa Angeles, California.

Have a wonderful day!

Daily Words: JOY! @allisonmack

Found on Allison Mack ‏@allisonmack 5h Daily Words: Joy...http://bit.ly/Hb7Wt1

Found on Allison Mack ‏@allisonmack 5h
Daily Words: Joy…http://bit.ly/Hb7Wt1

I love this… I found this on Allison Macks beautiful and inspiring website… stop by and take a look for yourself: www.allisonmack.com

Jump for joy photo of the day – Janette Gorney! October 30, 2013

This one unintentionally reminds me of The Sound of Music somehow.. LOL taken at the end of a wonderful jumping shoot in Ojai, California.

Have a fabulous day!

to be moved…

“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.” ~ Auguste Rodin

Afternoon jumping joy photos with Caroline MacGillivray and Alice Chen! @alicesolaine @TalkToCaroline

I have been learning some new editing tricks and have been experimenting with making these card collages.

This collage is also celebrating some impressive achievements of these inspiring women who have every reason to jump for joy..

Caroline MacGillivray recently did a talk for Tedx Renfrew Collingwood about her organization – Beauty Night Society.

Alice Chen is the CEO of Export Ventures Group Inc., she was recently selected as one of Business In Vancouver’s Top 40 under 40.

Amazing people doing amazing thins always inspires me 🙂

Have a wonderful day!

aim too high…

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that we aim too high and we miss it, but we aim too low and reach it.” – Michelangelo

Jump for joy photo of the day – Stefany Mathias! October 29, 2013

Jumping around at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, California.

Have a wonderful day!

Today was fun…

“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” – Dr. Seuss

Afternoon jumping joy photo with Honeybee Henderson!

The vibrant jumping joy of the lovely Honeybee Henderson in Topanga Canyon, California.

can you see Beauty… @OriahMtnDrmr

“Tell me, can you see Beauty? Can you let it renew your commitment to life, every day? I don’t want to wait for death to be near to receive the beauty in my life. I want to be awed every day by the truth – pretty or painful- and let it open me to the beauty that surrounds me and draws me deeper and deeper into my own life.” ~ Oriah Mountain Dreamer from THE INVITATION

Jump for joy photo of the day – Katharina Pretl! October 28, 2013

Beautiful jumping joy on the hills of Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California.

Have a wonderful day!

you are connected to your passions…

“Your passions are the pipelines to your soul. When you are connected to your passions, you feel happy, self-motivated, fulfilled… “ – SUCCESS Magazine 

Afternoon jumping joy photo with Elizabeth Jarosz!

Another fun shoot jumping for joy at LAX with Elizabeth Jarosz.

Have a great day!

Where there is joy there is creation…

“Where there is joy there is creation. Where there is no joy there is no creation: know the nature of joy.” ~ Upanishads

Jump for joy photo of the day – Gavin Ridling! October 27, 2013

We had a little adventure chasing the light as the sun set at a park in Santa Monica.. or was it Venice? .. we got some really fun shots just as the sun when down. Another wonderful day of jumping joy 🙂

Have a fabulous day!

do your own thing…

“You just have to do your own thing, no matter what anyone says. It’s your life.”
 – Ethan Embry

Afternoon jumping joy photo with Kelby Bryant!

Beautiful silhouetted Kelby Bryant jumping for joy as the sun went down in Malibu, California.

Have a fantastic day!

what is working in our lives…

“Real life isn’t always going to be perfect or go our way, but the recurring acknowledgement of what is working in our lives can help us not only to survive but surmount our difficulties.”
 – Sara Ban Breathnach

Jump for joy photo of the day – Bristol Baughan! October 26, 2013

Beautiful Bristol Baughan hovering above the canal in Venice, California.

Have a great day

images that uplift your spirit… ‪@DeepakChopra ‪@originmagazine

“Surrounding yourself with images that uplift your spirit is as important for your health as nutritious food.” – Deepak Chopra in Origin Magazine

Self-portrait jumping joy photo by Eyoälha :) @eyoalha @ojairesort

Self-portrait photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Self-portrait photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

My last weekend was a magical and beautiful event.. my dear friends were married at the stunning Ojai Resort in Ojai, California.

In between the beautiful wedding events, I managed to get in some jumping joy with a few friends as well as a couple of self-portrait jumps.. this is one of them I did with the trees along the road 🙂

Art is knowing which ones to keep…

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams

Jump for joy photo of the day – Christine Solomon! October 24, 2013

More fun jumping joy with the lovely Christine Solomon in Los Angeles, California.

Have a fabulous day!

live the life you have always imagined…

“Be bold enough to use your voice, brave enough to listen to your heart, and strong enough to live the life you have always imagined.” – unknown

Newsletter Archive Featuring Greg Stirling from August 5, 2013

In case you missed it the first time around: Newsletter Archive Featuring Greg Stirling from August 5, 2013


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find something that you love…

“You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take risks, jump over the hurdles and break through the brick walls that are always going to be placed in front of you. If you don’t have that kind of feeling for what it is you are doing, you’ll stop at the first giant hurdle.” – George Lucas

Jump for joy photo of the day – Christine Michelle! October 24, 2013

The lovely Christine Michelle jumping around in the ally ways of Gastown, Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a great day!

today well lived…

“Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.” 
- Indian Proverb

Afternoon jumping joy photo with Mark Hildreth! @hildrethmark

Keeping on the Los Angeles theme… a fun jump with Mark Hildreth from a shoot I did last year in West Hollywood.

Have a lovely day!

always there in your heart…

“The important people in our lives leave imprints. They may stay or go in the physical realm, but they are always there in your heart, because they helped form your heart. There’s no getting over that.” — Rachel Cohn

Jump for joy photo of the day – Janette Gorney! October 23, 2013

Luminous jumping joy on a dirt path in Ojai, California with the lovely Janette Gorney.

Have a wonderful day!

Follow your passion…

“Follow your passion, and success will follow you.” ~ Terri Guillemets


Afternoon jump for joy photo with Katharina Pretl!

Loved this day of jumping joy at the peak of a hill (small mountain?) that we hiked to the top of in Griffith Park. P. S. She designed the dress she is wearing!

Have a wonderful day!

You are JOY…

“You are JOY. We are all the different kinds of laughing.” 
~ Rumi

Jump for joy photo of the day – Erin McMorrow! October 22, 2013 @erinmcmorrow

Stunning jumping joy with Erin McMorrow on the life guard post at the beach in Venice, California.

Have a wonderful day!

the joy of the moment…

“Learn to be one with the joy of the moment.” — Douglas Adams

Afternoon jumping joy with Elizabeth Jarosz!

Gorgeous jumping joy in the Herb Garden at Ojai Spa Resort with Elizabeth Jarosz.

Have a fantastic day!

appreciate these moments of joy…

“We all encounter positive moments each day, and no matter how small or seemingly insignificant they are, they can be instrumental in changing our perspective. But in order to do so, we must take the time to appreciate these moments of joy and increase their intensity and duration by lingering on them for longer, effectively “wiring” them into our brains.” – Carolyn Gregoire, How To Wire Your Brain For Happiness

Jump for joy photo of the day – Jessica Corbin and Andrew Schwartze! October 21, 2013

We were in Ojai, California for a beautifully heart expanding wedding over the weekend and we took this fun jump for joy photo just after our beloved friends said their vows. A sweet way to celebrate love.

Have a fantastic day!

the desire to change the world for the better…

“There is nothing more stimulating, more worthy of actualization, than the desire to change the world for the better.” ‪- Seth

Afternoon jumping joy photo with Jessica Carter! @JJCarterStyle

Some more fun jumping joy at Ambelside in West Vancouver BC Canada with Jessica.

Have a great day!

everyone wants happiness…

“The basic thing is that everyone wants happiness, no one wants suffering. And happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors. If your own mental attitude is correct, even if you remain in a hostile atmosphere, you feel happy.” – HH The Dalai Lama

Jump for joy photo of the day – Kelby Bryant! October 20, 2013

Loved how this one turned out… Kelby transforming into an angel on the cliffs in Malibu California in moonlight 🙂

Have an amazing day!

everything happens for a reason…

“Everything happens for a reason… Which is why one of the reasons is to believe…to believe everything happens for a reason…. feeling optimistic.” – Deborah Baker

Afternoon jumping joy photo with Lauren Ferrari!

A big jump with Lauren on a bridge along the canals of Venice California.

Have a great day!