About jumpforjoyphotoproject

My name is Eyoälha (Eee-YO-Lah) which means - the wind - in the Kwakwa'ka'wakw language. I find myself at home in many countries. I am an artist, photographer and avid traveler. Photography provides me the opportunity to share how I see beauty in the world. I fell in love with digital photography when I bought my first Canon power shot with 3.2 megapixels in 2004. I find immense joy in capturing the essence of the moment, and documenting beauty and movement in the spontaneity of life... which is why I love jumping photos!

The thing is to free one’s self… @Woolf_Virginia #quote

“I will go on adventuring, changing, opening my mind and my eyes, refusing to be stamped and stereotyped. The thing is to free one’s self: to let it find its dimensions, not be impeded.” – Virginia Woolf

Let’s Put More Joy into Our Lives and Work – Eyoälha Baker’s Health Care Pecha Kucha

My first attempt at public speaking! Forgot a lot of what I wanted to say and fumbled my way through lol but, I did it! Let’s Put More Joy into Our Lives and Work. This Pecha Kucha presentation was done for the 2015 Quality Forum BCPSQC Health Talks. It was a great challenge and look forward to improving my skills at my next speaking engagement :)

Sasha Byrnes #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 28, 2015

This is Sasha. We had some great laughs playing around in Stanley Park, Vancouver BC Canada. Can really feel the joy in all the photos I took of Sasha :)

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You have to do hard things to be happy in life… @marcandangel #quote

“You have to do hard things to be happy in life. The things no one else is doing. The things that frighten you. The things others can’t do for you. The things that make you question how much longer you can hold on and push forward. Because those are the things that define you. Those are the things that make the difference between existing and living – between knowing the path and walking the path – between a life of mediocrity and a life filled with happiness and success.”Marc and Angel Hack Life

Mane Rayne @BodyBlissCo #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 27, 2015

This is Mane. Mane was a playful thrill seeker, and looked for the most challenging places to jump. Not surprising that he calls his company Urban Health Warriors his mission? “Our goal is to raise global AWESOME(ness) through playful and process-based health coaching…” – he is a joyful warrior indeed, travelling the world doing acroyoga everywhere he goes :)

Get out and play today, enjoy your day.


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Leave people better than you found them… #quote

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

#TBT Jump for Joy! Featuring Maneli Nourbakhsh @Maneli4n from October 27, 2014 #jumpforjoyphoto

A look back to Ocotber 2014 at the Jump for Joy! Feature with Maneli Nourbakhsh a beautiful afternoon hike with a lovely, creative individual.

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Three simple rules in life… #quote

“Three simple rules in life. 1. If you do not go after what you want, you’ll never have it. 2. If you do not ask, the answer will always be no. 3. If you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place.” – Unknown

Jessica Carter @JJCarterStyle #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 25, 2015

This is Jessica. We met several years ago playing a soccer game. She has a vibrant, uplifting energy which shines through in her jumping photos, and is sure to bring some joy to your day.

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Living well is an art that can be developed… @DrMayaAngelou #quote

“Living well is an art that can be developed: a love of life and ability to take great pleasure from small offerings and assurance that the world owes you nothing and that every gift is exactly that, a gift.” — Maya Angelou

Tony Butler @tonybutlerphoto #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 24, 2015

This is Tony. This is some serious jumping joy at Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California. Tony is a super talented photographer living in LA, check out his work here: www.tonybutlerphotography.com

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attach positive emotions to the things you want… #quote #possitivity

“If you always attach positive emotions to the things you want, … then that which you desire most will invariably come your way.” ― Matt D. Miller

Michael Robinson @mikerawbinson @Rawporter #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 23, 2015

This is Michael. Michael is a long time friend and expert jump for joy-er. Kind, thoughtful and considerate, Michael has always been a huge supporter and helped me countless times with the jump for joy photo project. Thanks for helping to spread the joy Michael! :)

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Exploration leads to accomplishment… #quote #inspire

“The grace to be a beginner is always the best prayer for an artist. The beginner’s humility and openness lead to exploration. Exploration leads to accomplishment. All of it begins at the beginning, with the first small and scary step.” – 
Julia Cameron

Brian Scudamore @1800GOTJUNK @WOW1DAYPAINTING #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 22, 2015

This is Brian. He is the Founder & CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK and Wow 1 Day Painting. Brian came out to jump around and celebrate the joy of life by Science World on a beautiful sunny day in Vancouver. You can read more about what inspired Brian to Jump for Joy here: http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=afaa83c4358de943aee7f08f9&id=c580117ffe

Enjoy your day, celebrate the joy of life.


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the winds will carry you… #quote

“…it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you’re going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you.” ― C. JoyBell C.

Holger Dietrich #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 21, 2015

This is Holger. Holger is from Germany, I met him though a friend he was visiting in Los Angeles. He was such a creative and spontaneous jumper I could barely catch him between giggling fits. A good laugh always makes my day :)

Enjoy your day, get out and play.


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the desire to do things… #psychologytoday #quote #jumpforjoyphoto

“Motivation is literally the desire to do things. It’s the difference between waking up before dawn to pound the pavement and lazing around the house all day. It’s the crucial element in setting and attaining goals—and research shows you can influence your own levels of motivation and self-control. So figure out what you want, power through the pain period, and start being who you want to be.” – Psychology Today

Laura Biffen #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 20, 2015

This is Laura. We met in Oahu, Hawaii at a mutual friends wedding. The celebration of love is always a perfect reason to jump for joy.

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There is only now… #quote

“I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.” – Hugh Laurie

#TBT @SunnyLenarduzzi Jump for Joy! Newsletter Archive Featuring Sunny Lenarduzzi from October 13, 2014 #jumpforjoyphoto

Taking it back to last Octobers featured jumper, the beautiful and talented Miss Sunny Lenarduzzi… read all about what inspires her to jump for joy here: Jump for Joy! Newsletter Archive Featuring Sunny Lenarduzzi from October 13, 2014

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believe that you can make possible what others think is impossible… #quote

“Cultivate an optimistic mind, use your imagination, always consider alternatives, and dare to believe that you can make possible what others think is impossible.” ― Rodolfo Costa

Sarah Edmondson @sarahjedmondson #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 18, 2015

This is Sarah. Every jump shot of Sarah caught a beautiful childlike essence, sweet and playful. By her favourite tree in Kitsilano.

Have a fun day today :)


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Pati Lomeli #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 17, 2015

This is Pati. Great times shooting jumping photos with this fiery red headed jumper, getting creative on a warm(ish) sunny day near Granville Island, Vancouver BC Canada.

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celebrate each special day… @RasheedOgunlaru #quote

“In life one has a choice to take one of two paths: to wait for some special day – or to celebrate each special day.” – Rasheed Ogunlaru

Here I go again… @eyoalha #jumpforjoyphoto selfie March 16, 2015

Selfie jumping photo by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

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

I went on a road trip with my dad and sister last week to Alert Bay, BC Canada. I was born in Alert Bay, and although I’ve never lived there, it’s is where my name is from. I haven’t been there in about 15 years.. so naturally, I had to do a couple of selfie jumps while I was there :) it was a fun trip!

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say yes to life and have fun… Shannon L. Alder #quote #positivity

“When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.” ― Shannon L. Alder

Malorie Shmyr @MalorieShmyr @OPALUSmag #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 15, 2015

I loved this magical shoot in the forest with the talented and creative artist Malorie in her paper dress… it broke apart as she jumped and a paper bird appeared in the shot :) Just beautiful. Check out her Art Magazine to se more of her amazing creations: OPALUS

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Exhaust yourself in the glorious pursuit of life… #quote #inspiration

“Find life experiences and swallow them whole. Travel. Meet many people. Go down some dead ends and explore. Try everything. Exhaust yourself in the glorious pursuit of life.” – Lawrence K Fish

Luke Trancredi #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 14, 2015

This is Luke. We got some great jumping shots thanks to the beautiful spring sunshine streaming into this railway tunnel (don’t worry, we played safely away from the train tracks!) in North Vancouver. Thanks for sharing the jumping joy Luke!

Enjoy your day today, get out and create something beautiful!


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sacrifice what we are for what we could become…

“The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.” – Charles DuBois

Newsletter Archive Featuring Charlie Kerr @JPNSGRLS #charliekerr #jpnsgrls #feature #music #Vancouver

If you missed it the first time around, check out what inspires Charlie to jump for joy:

Q. Your experience doing jumping photos?
A: It was really, really fun. There are very few situations where I am encouraged to jump around and i wish there was more…
October 6, 2014 Featuring Charlie Kerr


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Be as weird as you are… @marcandangel #quote #beweird

“Be as weird as you are. Don’t be afraid to provoke the status quo. Maybe some of your ideas are crazy. But crazy ideas are what shake the world. Crazy ideas make revolutions. So don’t be afraid to be different, and don’t be afraid to break traditions. Sure, some people will be frustrated and opposed to your weirdness. Some people might even criticize you. But even if it takes time for them to embrace your ideas, you’re showing them a new way of thinking. You’re planting a seed in their heads and opening their minds – and you’re opening your own mind too. The minute you understand that you can be weird and mold life your own way, you allow yourself to shake off the erroneous notion that life is just there, and that you’re just going to exist in it, rather than embrace it, change it, improve it, and truly live it.”Marc and Angel Hack Life

Super Jude #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 12, 2015

Showing us all how its done, super jump for joy in down town Vancouver!

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find out what being happy means to you… #quote

“The challenge is to find out what being happy means to you. This is not an abstract definition of happiness we’re aiming for but the feel, the smell, the taste, and colour – and of course the sound – of happiness.” – Pete Cohen

Dianna Christopoulos @Dianna_Chr #jumpfojoyphoto of the day!

The moment the jumps really began to get exciting :) Some serious jumping joy here.

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what is done in love is well done… #quote #inspiration

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” - Vincent van Gogh

Rachael Watt #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 10, 2015

The lovely miss Rachael Watt bringing some beautiful jumping joy to the world near Burrad Bridge in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!

a person’s attitude can affect just about everything…

“Everything we do is affected directly or indirectly by our attitudes. A change in a person’s attitude can affect just about everything else in that person’s life. Even a small shift in “attitude adjustment” can have a profound effect on what we do and how we do it… Since our attitudes are the result of our programming, it makes good sense to take a look at the attitudes we are living with, why they are what they are, and which of them we might like to change.” – Shad Helmstetter

it makes all the challenges you face in your life and work a joy to deal with… #quote

“Challenge is the catalyst for success. Once you know this secret, it makes all the challenges you face in your life and work a joy to deal with. A routine of constant challenge builds strong beings, much as a good gym workout builds strong bodies.” – Peter Hirsch

Sara Harowitz @sarowitz #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 9, 2015

Playing by the poppies, sweet jumping joy. Get out and play today.


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Keep your mind firmly focused on what you want… #quote #goals #inspiration

“Your goals are present-day mental images of future events. They keep your mind firmly focused on what you want. Successful people, when not actively doing something about their goals, are thinking about them, visualizing them, imagining and feeling them already accomplished.” – David Lawrence Preston

Eugene Suyu @tinkerines #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 7, 2015

Some super jumping joy near the Tinkerine headquarters in Vancouver. Spreading the joy one jump at a time.

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‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ … @LegendSteveJobs

“I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” – Steve Jobs

Group #jumpforjoyphoto with fun International Students at the beach!

This was a fun group of international students who were watching as I took photos of Jigme Nehring Jumping for Joy in English Bay. They all started cheering and ran over to take part in the fun :) So we got a shot of them jumping too. Lots of joy being spread today.

Have a wonderful day!

Being positive is a strategy… @marcandangel

“There may not be an obvious reason to be positive today, but you don’t need a reason. Being positive is a strategy, not a response. The most powerful time to be positive is precisely when everything around you is not so positive.”Marc and Angel

Antonia Jane Allan #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 5, 2015

One of the fastest jump for joy shoots ever! Even with limited time we got some fun shots with the ducks at Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park :)

Get out and enjoy the day, get creative today.


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A few pics from my ‪@PechaKucha‬ talk @BCPSQC ‪#‎HealthTalks‬ photos by @jeremyLim

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what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for…

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” – Epicurus