the spirit with which one undertakes and continues the journey… #quote #journey #jumpforjoy

“Success is not a place at which one arrives, but rather the spirit with which one undertakes and continues the journey.” – Alex Nobel

Tarcisio Itikawa #jumpforjoy photo of the day! May 22, 2015

Tarcisio was one of my soccer teammates from last summer who visiting Vancouver and studying English.. he definitely brought the team level up with his amazing Brazilian soccer skills and consistently excellent playing. Im hoping to pick up a few games this year – so fun, I love playing soccer :)

Have fun today, get out and ply!


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Kerri Waite #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 22, 2015

Kerri and I had a great time jumping around in Stanley Park. She has some creative jumping skills and much joy to share. Fun memories :)

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Jenn MacLean-Angus #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @JennMacA Apr. 19, 2015

The beautiful and talented miss Jenn Maclean-Angus embodying the freeing feeling of jumping joy perfectly. Heart connection and a beautiful sunny in Vancouver.

Enjoy your day :)

Marissa Cepelinski #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @marissa_CCF Apr. 18, 2015

This is Marissa. Always full of energy and on the go. She did the most daring jumps of all in these crazy high heals – don’t try this at home! She has been involved in many different causes, including running marathons in Costa Rica to build schools in Ethiopia and community projects with the purpose of getting youth off the streets in the Vancouver Eastside. href=”www.capitalcorefinancial.com” title=”www.capitalcorefinancial.com” target=”_blank”>www.capitalcorefinancial.com

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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

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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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!

Kerri Waite #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 15, 2015

The joy of jumping around on the Vancouver Seawall on a sunny day in Vancouver. SO fun! Lifts the spirits :)

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Janette Gorney #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 8, 2015

The stunning miss Janette jumping for joy in Ojai, California. She shines as bright as the sun.

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Lorena Ponis @Lolo_Jewellery #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Jan. 31, 2015

Gorgeous jumping joy through splinters of light in down town Vancouver.

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Qelsey Zeeper @QelseyZeeper #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Jan. 24, 2015

Having a fun shoot, being silly and playing around :) Jump for Joy!

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Maneli Nourbakhsh #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Jan. 23, 2015

Sweet jump at the end of hiking to Quarry Rock in Deep Cove.

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Klara Jahrig @KJahrig #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Jan. 22, 2015

Feeling free and jumping for joy in the beautiful sunshine at English Bay beach, Vancouver.

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Some heart food for the day – An anonymous letter

An anonymous letter I came across on a friends facebook page … some heart food for the day:

“We are all the same. We are all made up of the same matter, the same energy. Your power is as great and boundless as each other person on this planet. When we are born, we forget where we came from, we forget how sacred we are, how beautiful. Close your eyes and take a deep breath in and reconnect with your eternal self; she is there, she always was, is and shall be. She is you.

This ride we are here to experience, the ride of life, is full of challenges, disappointments and hurt. It is also full of love, joy, happiness and grace. All of these experiences of the ‘ride’ balance out. We need the dark with the light – the wheel of life. We must experience all these forces so we can grow and start to remember who we are again. You are eternal, like the universe – and powerful (that’s the part we forget). You can see and feel the balance of all things in life. The balance is always there.. embrace it, surrender to it, celebrate it.

Remember you are (like everyone else) an eternal soul. You are blessed with free will. This is your greatest gift while you are here on this planet. Whatever you think whatever it is, will be real for you. Your thoughts are that powerful. They shape your experience of life. Keep creating, you will see.

I’m like you. I struggle like you. I feel what you feel. I will think of you everyday when I wake. I will remind myself that we are connected and I am not alone. We can embrace this ride of life, with all the ups and downs if we remember who we are and that we are together. We are powerful, beautiful, sacred and connected.
You are not alone my dear friend. You are loved. Let’s ride.”

Four squared Jumping Joy Photo of the day! @JaxonHowell @GameStudioCEO @AndreaSpiegs @SierraTasiBaker

A bit of a mix up a jumps today :) all on different days and in different parts of Vancouver. Every one as fun and creative as the next.

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the inspiring vision of my future…

“Standing in the inspiring vision of my future, I boldly take every step – large and small – with courage and intent.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Katy Mackenzie @MackenzieKaty #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Nov. 10, 2014

How fun is this amazing jump for joy! A perfect sunny day for jumping with katy in Deep Cove BC Canada.

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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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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 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

Adventure is curiosity…

“Adventure is curiosity, the willingness to embrace uncertainty, wondering about the possibility of doing just one thing differently than before.” – Bruce Kirby

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.

Have a spectacular day… and don’t forget to play!

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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

Do what you really want to do…

“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” — Ella Fitzgerald

A little message for the day from @eyoalha Play!

A little message for the day –

Play. It keeps you young at heart. Let loose your ideas. Deconstruct your limits. Be open. Create your way every day. Smile at everything you can. Its all for you. This life is made for you, by you. Use it for yourself. Make it what you want. The imagination of play is your tool. Play today. – Eyoälha Baker <3

I Heart Monday Club: Eyoalha Baker by Makenzie Chilton

Love the way Makenzie wrote up this interview in a way that feels like a movie scene.. so cool ;)

I’m honoured to be featured in I Heart Monday Club A blog series featuring people who love their jobs, doing good things. Thank you Makenzie you are amazing!

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open up to the world…

“You have to open up to the world and learn optimism…Contentment with the past, happiness with the present, and hope for the future. Learned optimism.” ― Jennifer Crusie

become inspired to shape a higher, more ideal future…

“We can become inspired to shape a higher, more ideal future, and when we do, miracles happen.” – James Redfield

Saeko (Sara) Suga #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! July

A beautiful day, a beautiful jump of joy at Stanley Park, in Vancouver, Canada :)


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A word of optimism and hope…

“Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push – a smile. A word of optimism and hope, a ‘you can do it!’ when things are tough” – Richard M DeVos

Kelby Bryant #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! July 25, 2014

A fun sunset jump shot in Malibu, California.

Have a splendid day!


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Lasha! #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! July 23, 2014

Some sweet early morning jumping joy with adorable Lasha near Science World in vancouver BC Canada.

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have fun and enjoy life…

“When you are taking time to have fun and enjoy life your energy is at an all time high. When our energy is at an all time high we are in perfect alignment with divine inspiration. Meaning we are the most open and receptive to new ideas.” – Kelsey Grant

Chandra and Lee Belie #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! July 22, 2014

Fun jumping joy in the West End with Chandra and Lee.

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to embrace uncertainty…

“The job — as well as the plight, and the unexpected joy — of the artist is to embrace uncertainty, to be sharpened and honed by it. To be birthed by it.” — Dani Shapiro

Newsletter Archive Featuring Melody Ma from April 14, 2014

In case you missed it the first time around, check out the Newsletter Archive Featuring Melody Ma from April 14, 2014


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who you want to be and how you want to feel…

“Surround yourself with people that reflect who you want to be and how you want to feel, energies are contagious.” – unknown

Lilou Mace #jumpforjoyphoto of the day!

Jumping for joy at Secret Beach in Kauai with the lovely Lilou Mace. A magical day and place.

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Aliyah O’Brien jump for joy photo of the day! July 12, 2014

Super powered jumping joy with the lovely and always fun, Aliyah in a back ally in the West End of Vancouver BC Canada.

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Oseen Ipatowicz Family Jump for joy of the day! July 9 , 2014

Sweet family, fun jumps at at their beautiful home (designed by Analise’s dad) in North Vancouver BC Canada.

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Selfie Jump for joy photo by me (Eyoalha:) June 28, 2014

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

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

I was feeling like creating some photos and had no one lined up to shoot the other day, so I started looking for somewhere to do some selfie jumping photos and came across these power lines in a clearing in North Vancouver. Sometimes the least likely places provide an interesting backdrop… so I did a series of selfie jumping photos here. Fun!

Enjoy your day today.. get out and play!


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So much fun is already planned for you…

“So much fun is already planned for you. You can line up with it and enjoy. Be ready for the joy. Be ready for the fun.” – Aaron

Christine and Silas jump for joy of the day! June 24, 2014

Playful fun jumping joy in some back streets of Gastown in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day! :)


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Pilar Stella – Jump for joy photo of the day! June 23, 2014

The amazing Pilar Stella jumping for joy on Santa Monica Beach, California.

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Ellie Zogia jump for joy photo of the day! June 19, 2014

A fun jumps from a Native American Apperal shoot I did in North Vancouver a while ago. No matter what kind of shoot Im doing, I always find a way to incorperate some jumping joy ;)

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Erin Treloar Jump for Joy Photo of the day! June 16, 2014

The beauty and joy of spring captured as Erin jumps for joy near Sunset Beach in Vancouver BC Canada.

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Newsletter Archive Featuring Featuring Kelsey Grant from March 24, 2014

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Huffington Post BC Photographer of the month Eyoälha Baker :)

Huffington Post BC Photographer of the Month Eyoälha Baker

Huffington Post BC Photographer of the Month Eyoälha Baker

How wonderful and what an honour to be the Huffington Post BC photographer of the month :)

These photos are a very small sample of images that may end up in my book of 1000 people jumping for joy around the world.

You can pre-order a book on my kickstarter page: http://goo.gl/ZMYhnX

In the meantime… view the jumps in full screen. Enjoy!

Slide show - Jump for Joy in Huffington Post BC

Slide show – Jump for Joy in Huffington Post BC