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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!

To cut yourself out of stone… #quote #beyourself #jumpforjoyphoto

“I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.” – Henry Rollins

Feature Archive #jumpforjoyphoto with the fabulous Alice Ko @kokostiletto #TBT

Photo by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Q. Your experience doing jumping photos?
A:
Uplifting! I loved the vibe of the photographer 😉 Although it was chilly in Gastown, the sun was shining and the sky was blue! I actually had a great weekend so doing a jumping session on Monday was the perfect way to start off my week. We should all start our week off jumping!

Read more about Alice Ko here: Newsletter Feature Archive #jumpforjoyphoto with the fabulous Alice Ko @kokostiletto #TBT from December 1, 2014

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we are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not… @BabaRamDass #quote #actions

“Remember, we are all affecting the world every moment, whether we
mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we are so
deeply interconnected with one another. Working on our own
consciousness is the most important thing that we are doing at any
moment, and being love is a supreme creative act.”
– Ram Dass

Tracy Williams #jumpforoyphoto of the day! May 6, 2015

Photo by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

This is Tracy. Vibrant and full of life, she’s got some mega jumping skill and a lot of joy to share. A quick round of jumping in the heart of down town Vancouver before the rain started 🙂

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Possible new location for bigger Vancouver @JumpforJOYphoto mural

Less than a week since the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural came down. It was quite emotional saying goodbye… BUT every ending is a new beginning and I already have some potentially exciting news 🙂 Yesterday I walked around the DTES looking for a big wall for a new mural and found – the perfect wall! I tracked down the owner of the property, they love the idea and we are meeting to talk about it in a couple of weeks. I’ll keep you posted!

Listen to everything you say when you speak… #quote #selftalk

Anything you say out loud to yourself, or to someone else about yourself, or about anything else, is part of your self-talk. Listen to everything you say when you speak. Do your words paint the picture for your subconscious mind that you want it to be hearing? – Shad Helmstetter

Chad, Danielle, Sophie, Mikaela #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @HeRecruits @SheRecruits @MikaelaKarram May 5, 2015

Photo by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

This joy-full bunch… so fun! Chad, Danielle, Sophie, Mikaela met me at the Planetarium in Kitsilano and we had a great time jumping all around the area. We did this shoot a year ago and looking at the photos still makes me smile, I love the energy of group jumps 🙂

Have a fabulous day!

Have the courage to examine how it formed us… #quote #courage @QuoteAnaisNin

“What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny. One is not in bondage to the past, which has shaped our feelings, to race, inheritance, background. All this can be altered if we have the courage to examine how it formed us. We can alter the chemistry provided we have the courage to dissect the elements.” ― Anaïs Nin

Susana and Matt #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @VanPrint May 4, 2015

Photo by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

This is Susana and Matt. I met these two last year at the West End VanPrint they went way above and beyond to help me when I was creating the Jump for Joy Mural. Now that the mural has been removed, Im already excited to created a new one. As soon as I find a big wall and raise the funds I good to go and – I know exactly where to go when its time for printing. Looking forward to working with these two wonderful people again 🙂 Jump for Joy!

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Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go… #quote #start

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” – Nido Qubein

Courtney Watkins @MineandYoursCo #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! May 3, 2015

Photo by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

This is Courtney.. jumping for joy and enjoying the sunshine on a beautiful spring day in Vancouver. Lots of giggles in this shoot 🙂

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@pilarstella Keep getting back up, believing in the impossible and pursuing your heart’s desire and life purpose! – Pilar Stella

“Life is full of obstacles, setbacks and failures…but life is too short to let them get you down. Keep getting back up, believing in the impossible and pursuing your heart’s desire and life purpose! Life really is sweet!” – Pilar Stella

Sarah Daniels #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @ItsSarahDaniels May 2, 2015

Photo by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

This is Sarah Daniels. We had just finished a really fun Big Love Ball so what better way to wrap up the day then a little jumping around by the ocean in White Rock 🙂 Sarah has the most wonderful, playful energy – so fun to shoot! www.sarahdaniels.ca

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Explore many things… #quote #eclectic

“The world does not consist of one style or perspective, and neither do you! As a human, it is your duty to explore many things, as humankind has done before you. Be eclectic, for it is the best way to perceive an eclectic world.” – Natalie J. Gray

Today was the end of the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural #jumpforjoyphoto

To my surprise the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural was removed yesterday. I discovered it by chance as I passed by in the morning. I knew it would be coming down eventually and it was starting to come apart on its own but it was still quite emotional to see it coming down. I wish I’d had a heads up that it was coming down but I’m glad I chanced upon it before it was gone. A lot of love and joy from a lot of people went into creating that mural. It was an incredible experience and I’m grateful to Amalia Liapis and Murality for the opportunity to share my art with the world. The good news is… I can make another mural! All I need a new wall and I can get started 🙂

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a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives… #quote @alberteinstein

“The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.” – Albert Einstein

Stephen Caldwell #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 30, 2015

Photo by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

This is Stephen. We met up for our jumping joy adventure and took a walk along the Stanley Park seawall in Vancouver to his favourite place – Siwash Rock. I love doing shoots with people in a place that has meaning to them.

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be the heroine of your life… #quote #hero

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” ― Nora Ephron

Chandra and Lee Belie #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 29, 2015

Photo by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Mother daughter jump for joy love at Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park. Lee was a volunteer who helped me put together posters for my mural, very kind and helpful 🙂 Jump for joy!

Help someone out if you can, it might just make their day a little better 🙂


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Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water… #quote #passion

“She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. ‘Time’ for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.” ― Roman Payne

Dawn Neale #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 28, 2015

Photo by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

This is Dawn. This jump for joy shoot was quite the jumping adventure, Dawn must have jumped a couple of hundred times all around Gastown. Instead of getting tired, she seemed to get more energized every time 🙂 I love it when people have fun jumping around.

Get out and enjoy your day!


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no net ensnares me… #quote #human

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” ― Charlotte Brontë

Eugene Suyu #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @Tinkerine @EugeneSuyu Apr. 27, 2015

Photo by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

This is Eugene Suyu Founder and CEO of the 3D Printing company Tinkerine I pulled him out of his busy schedule to jump around a little 🙂 A fun way to mix things up in your day. Get out and play a little today!

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Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy…

“Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.” – Kevyn Aucoin

Greg Stirling #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 26, 2015

Photo by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

This is Greg. Lifting up and reaching out with some creative jumping joy style at Jerhico Beach in Vancouver BC Canada.

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We are each gifted in a unique and important way… #quote #gifts

“We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.” – Mary Dunbar

Mavek is the #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 25, 2015

Photo by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

This is Mavek. Being a kid and jumping around is where its at. Mavek is a natural jump for joy expert, no effort involved – just fun 🙂

Have a great day, get out and play!


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the blueprints of your ultimate achievements… @Napoleon_Hill #quote #visions #achievements #jumpforjoy

“Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” – Napoleon Hill

Jaxon Howell #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 24, 2015

Photo by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Q: What inspires you in life?
A: People who are driven and have a strong passion for what they are doing in life.

This is Jaxon… interacting with animated street art to bring you some colourful jumping joy. The graffiti art is located in an underpass at New Brighten Park in Vancouver. Have a wonderful day!


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Our passions are the winds that propel our vessel… #proverb #passion #jumpforjoy

“Our passions are the winds that propel our vessel. Our reason is the pilot that steers her. Without winds the vessel would not move and without a pilot she would be lost.” – Proverb

#TBT Tammy Gillis Featured Jumper @Tammy_F_Gillis Newsletter Archive from Nov. 14, 2014

Photo by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Taking it back to last Novemeber, read all about what inspired Featuring the lovely miss Tammy Gillis in her Jump for Joy Feature

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Start where you are, with what you have… #quote #startnow

“Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking. Start with voice trembling but start. Start and don’t stop. Start where you are, with what you have. Just … start.” – Ijeoma Umebinyuo

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

Photo by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

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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The heart of human excellence often begins to beat… #quote #passion #joy

“The heart of human excellence often begins to beat when you discover a pursuit that absorbs you, frees you, challenges you, or gives you a sense of meaning, joy, or passion.” – Terry Orlick

Zlatan Jankovic #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 21, 2015

Photo by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Zlatan out jumping around and showing us how its done. A big jump for joy to start the day right 🙂

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Whatever good you do travels a circle and returns to you many times over… #quote #helpothers

“To help yourself, help others. Whatever good you do travels a circle and returns to you many times over- but remember, life isn’t about what you get, it’s about what you become.” – Dennis Gaskill

It’s me! Celebrating spring in Vancouver with some selfie jumping joy 🙂 @eyoalha

Photo by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

When spring hits in Vancouver, the city comes to life… it’s a beautiful time to celebrate and get out and play. This is my super hero jump for joy photo 🙂 Enjoying the warm sunny weather… Life is good. Feeling inspired to do more jumps on my own… lets see what I come up with.

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the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark…

“Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.” – Amiel

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

Photo by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

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 🙂

choose to keep your focus on that which is truly magnificent, beautiful, uplifting and joyful… #quote #focus #jumpforjoy

“Your destiny is to fulfill those things upon which you focus most intently. So choose to keep your focus on that which is truly magnificent, beautiful, uplifting and joyful. Your life is always moving toward something.” – Ralph Marston

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

Photo by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

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

Lilou Macé @liloumace #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @FRLilou Apr. 17, 2015

Selfie photo by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

This is Lilou. We met in Kauai, Hawaii a couple of years ago and instantly hit it off. She has incredible energy, and is a pure joy to be around. We had great fun together jumping around. Lilou travels the world interviewing people about everyday wisdom and inspiration on Lilou Mace TV check her out.

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Above all, be true to yourself… #quote #betruetoyou #jumpforjoy

“Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.” – Hardy D. Jackson

Happy Birthday Jumping joy to my Mama!

Photo by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

This is my mom, Thais. She’s always been a child at heart. Adventurous, courageous, rebellious and fiercely independent. Thank you for your endless generosity and for continuously being my biggest fan no matter what I do 🙂 Happy Birthday Mama!

Have a great day!

if you want something, go get it… @JenPastiloff #quote #gogetit #thetimeisnow

“…here’s the thing: nothing is guaranteed. So if you want something, go get it. If you love someone, show them. If you think you are owed anything beyond this moment, you are in for a wake up call of the hardest kind. The truest wake up call there is. And that is that there are no guarantees. That the time is now. That if we spend our lives saying “I can’t.” or “I am too busy.” we are missing the beauty.” – Jennifer Pastiloff

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

Photo by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

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

the raw material of creation… #quote #create

“Time is the raw material of creation. Wipe away the magic and myth of creating and all that remains is work: the work of becoming expert through study and practice, the work of finding solutions to problems and problems with those solutions, the work of trial and error, the work of thinking and perfecting, the work of creating. Creating consumes. It is all day, every day. It knows neither weekends nor vacations. It is not when we feel like it. It is habit, compulsion, obsession, vocation.” – Kevin Ashton

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

Photo by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

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

Enjoy your day!

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

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