get far outside of your comfort zone… #quote @comfortzone

“…travel widely, eat adventurously, love passionately, dare with abandon, learm with a voracious appetite, risk being hurt, get far outside of your comfort zone.” – Joyce DiDonato

Lenora Gates #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @lenoragates Apr. 15, 2015

Q. Your experience doing jumping photos?
A: Freeing – while jumping you can’t control all parts of your body and you need to let go. Letting go is so freeing.

This is Lenora Gates. Her jumps were inspired by her love of the outdoors. She is on a mission to create a future without Breast Cancer. She chairs the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation B.C. Yukon region and also sits on the National Board.

Learn more about Lenora’s inspirations and how you can support her work towards eliminating Breast Cancer in her Jump for Joy Feature: http://eepurl.com/bgkz9v

Mark Brand #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! #inspiration #jumpforjoyphoto @eastvanbrand @Saveonmeats @Abetterlifevan

This is Mark Brand. As you can see, Mark has some serious jumping skills, honed from years of playing ball. Marks jumps were inspired by childhood, his love of basketball and a ball player who did it all; “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan #23. Mark’s belief that anything is possible is palpable and emanates through the work he does within his community – Vancouver’s DTES.

Marks iconic diner SAVE ON MEATS has a token program that makes it simple and easy to give to those in need and A Better Life Foundation is working to facilitate empowerment and a sense of wellbeing for those who are currently struggling with addictions/mental illness. By providing food security, education and employment training ABLF intends to support individuals, while strengthening the quality of community life in the DTES.

Please take a moment to check out/support Mark’s work at SAVE ON MEATS www.abetterlifefoundation.ca www.markbrandinc.com

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things that make you feel happy to be alive… #quote #happy

“Always find time for the things that make you feel happy to be alive.” – Sonny Franco

Lucy Lomeli #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 13, 2015

This is Lucy. She is sweetness through and through. Visiting Vancouver from Mexico and nannying while she studies English. I have no doubt her gentle kindness will touch the world in all that she does in her life.

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Linda Bedessian #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 11 2015

This is Linda. I met her in Beverly Hills, California. I think I chose the most un-Beverly Hills looking backdrop for our shoot and love how these jumps turned out. It looks like Linda is playing with the shadow and you can really feel how much fun we had and can feel her joy. Linda works as a healer, you can check out her work here: www.aliveliving.net

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Self-respect cannot be hunted… #quote #respect

“Self-respect cannot be hunted. … It comes to us when we are alone, in quiet moments, in quiet places, when we suddenly realize that, knowing the good, we have done it; knowing the beautiful, we have served it; knowing the truth we have spoken it.” – Whitney Griswold

Farrah Marisa #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! #anideaisborn Apr. 10, 2015

This is Farrah. I met her in Los Angeles. This jump shoot was a special day for me as it was the first day Jump for Joy Photo Project was imagined. After a fun day on the beach doing jump photos together, we sat on her roof top in Venice, California and imagined how wonderful it would be to take Jump for Joy Photos around the world… :)

Farrah gave me a little gift with this note inside which always reminds me that anything is possible:

An idea is born. Jump for joy.

An idea is born. Jump for joy.

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#TBT Jump for Joy Featuring Peter Verge @PeterVerge from Nov. 2014 @itsthattalkshow @ShawTVVancouver

Jump for JOY! Peter Verge and co-star Bianca Solterbeck have a new show airing April 30th on Shaw TV Vancouver called That Talk Show .

Learn more about what inspires Peter to jump for joy Peter Verge in his Jump for Joy Feature from November 10, 2014

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Video Jumping joy! @goWestCoastTV @ShawTVVancouver @duniatozy​ + @samanthaskelly​

This was such a fun morning with Dunia Tozy and Samantha Skelly shooting a piece for Go West Coast on Shaw TV about the Jump for Joy! Photo Project smile emoticon Enjoy!

Bella Eales #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 6, 2015

This is Bella. Larger than life and full of giggles while jumping around in Yaletown, Vancouver.

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a marvellously picturesque piece of diversity… @PureNietzsche #quote

“At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvellously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Ashley Wiles @evaruns @Sole_Girls #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 4, 2015


Selfie photo by Eyoälha www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

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

This is Ashely. She is the founder of Sole Girls, working with teen girls to help girls form strong, confident opinions of themselves (learn more about Ashleys inspirations, sign up to receive the weekly features below).

We met up for the shoot at 2nd Beach in Stanley Park. I had to add in some of our selfie shots we did with the camera timer as we both laughed so hard our faces hurt. A wonderful way to spend the morning.

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Dani Kremeniuk @danikremeniuk #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 3, 2015

This is Dani. This was our second jump for joy shoot together. The first was on the top of a mountain in Whistler, this time we hit the streets in her neighbourhood in Railtown / Gastown in the DTES of Vancouver. Dani and I had a blast and did some fun slo-mo video shots too which I will post if I can figure out how to get them off my phone :) Another amazing day of laughing and jumping joy. Lern more about whats happening in this neighbourhood in http://gastowngazette.com/

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my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part… @maclaineshirley #quote

“I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I’ve written for myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part.” – Shirley MacLaine

#TBT Featuring Wendy Williams Watt @wenwillwatt @bigloveball from Nov. 10, 2014 #feature #bigloveball

This is my dear friend Wendy. I am so blessed to have taken many of the photos for her Big Love Ball project and she has introduced me to several of the people featured jumping for joy. As much as I love sharing joy, I also love spreading love.. a perfect combination :)

Take a look through her feature (ignore the repeated answer… my error, I clearly need an editor! ;) http://eepurl.com/6WxCP

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Courtney Watkins @MineandYoursCo #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! April 1, 2015

This is Courtney, joyfully springing into spring. Taken on one of the first beautiful sunny days in Vancouver, the joy was ever present on this shoot. mineandyours.com

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do what you have to do… #quote

“First, say to yourself what you would be, then do what you have to do.” – Epictectus

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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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

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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 :)

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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Lenora Gates @lenoragates #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 4, 2015

The beauty of nature shines though no matter the weather, spring in Vancouver brings some grey cloudy days… this natural beauty is reason to jump for joy everyday.

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Jigme Nehring + Courtney Watkins @MineandYoursCo #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 3, 2015

Jumping into spring with the cherry blossoms in bloom.. simply beautiful :) Jump for joy! Features on these lovely ladies coming soon.

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Marc and Taj #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 2, 2015

A beautiful day of beach jumping joy in Kauai, Hawaii. Loads of fun and lots of laughing.

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Tammy Gillis @Tammy_F_Gillis #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 1, 2015

Jump, jump, jump for joy :) This was a fun jumping shoot with the lovely Tammy Gillis.

Get out and play!


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Passion is energy… @Oprah #quote #jumpforjoyphoto

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey

Ashleigh (McIvor) DeMerit @ashleighmcivor #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 28, 2015

Ashleigh taking a beautiful leap for joy on a crisp fall day in Vancouver … she is actually jumping with the Gold Medal she won skiing in the winter olympics! Inspiring. An amazing accomplishment and perfect reason to jump for joy :)

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Katharina Pretl #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 27, 2015

This was an epic day or hiking, playing and jumping for joy through Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California. So fun.

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the ultimate source of success in life… @DalaiLama #jumpforjoyphoto

“Experience has shown me that the greatest inner tranquillity comes from developing love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warm-hearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove our fears and insecurities and gives us strength to face obstacles – it is the ultimate source of success in life.” – Dalai Lama

#TBT #jumpforjoyphoto Featuring Sunny Lenarduzzi @SunnyLenarduzzi from Oct. 13, 2014 – Jump for Joy!

Enjoy reading all about what inspires Sunny Lenarduzzi in her Jump for Joy Feature from Oct. 13, 2014 – Jump for Joy!

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I make my own life and no one else makes it for me…

“I exist, I am, I am here, I am becoming, I make my own life and no one else makes it for me. I must face my own shortcomings, mistakes, transgressions. No one can suffer my non-being as I do, but tomorrow is another day, and I must decide to leave my bed and live again.” – Leo Buscaglia

Michelle Williams #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 24, 2015

Jumping in the rain, what a glorious day in Vancouver :)

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Chad deal @KauaiChad #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 23, 2015

Surfs up! Jumping joy in beautiful sunny Kauai, Hawaii. Life is grand.

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trust the magic of beginnings…

“And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” – Meister Eckhart

Lucy and Paty Lomeli #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 22, 2015

Lucy and Paty are two of the sweetest sisters you will ever meet, this shoot was full of joy. We took a little Canadian souvenir photo for them to send home to Mexico on this little hill near Granville Island ;)

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I was conscious only of my happiness…

“Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was myself. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.” – Zhuangzi