First Jumpf for Joy! Photo Project Newsletter - Welcome!

Jump for Joy! Photo Project
Showcasing the beauty of the human spirit - in mid air - around the world.


Jump for Joy! Photo Project 

Welcome to the Jump for Joy! Photo Project weekly Newsletter!

A weekly update on the most exciting news, events, quotes, jumper bios and of course jumping photos from Jump for Joy! Photo Project - Showcasing the beauty of the human spirit - in mid air - around the world.

Stop by the 
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 and post your answer in 10 words or less.. One of my favourite answers will be chosen every week to be quoted in the weekly newsletter.

Off to another beautiful week here in Los Angeles, looking forward to doing more jumping photo shoots this week and shaing them on the Jump for Joy! Photo Project blog. Also, excited about having the project featured in an article on the Transatlantic Diablog this week: Transatlantic Diablog

Have a great week!

Featured Jumper of the week:

Stefany Mathias-Butler (They call me Stefany the Magnificent. ;)) ...  Lives: in Los Angeles, California (Born in Vancouver, BC Canada). Work: Actor, Director, Writer

Q. What is/are your greatest passion(s) in life?
A. Acting, films, travel, well being and dogs.

Q. What is your insperation for jumping for joy?
A. Taking the risks in life that allow me to passionatly live my dream of acting professionally in Los Angeles. And booking an awesome, beautiful, meaty role. When the people I love succeed at something they love. Love itself, of any kind, has me jumping for joy!

Q. What is your driving force in life?
A. Adventure & Love of people & life.

Q. What is your philosophy in life?
A. Aim high and never, never, never give up. Be bold, be brave, follow your heart and always trust your gut.

Q. What inspires you in life?
A. Freedom to choose.

Q. If you could do anything in the world, what would it be?
A. Work with Alexander Payne (there are other directors who fit this too, but I'm stating with Alexander) staring in one of his beautifully written and well crafted films. And I would love to take a tour to a different place in the world for a couple months and explore with my husband and sometimes a friend. Be with people I love! I can't imagine not working toward it. I don't know what else I would do of I wasn't. These things fill me up and I feel alive! And I love that feeling.

Q. What work/art/projects are you working on?
A.  A short film idea with my new friend, Sharon and helping raise funds for my good friend, Jen's feature film staring me! Also working on my own short to direct.

Stefany is a hereditry chief of the Sḵwxwú7mesh (Squamish Nation) the First Nations /American Indian trible located in the South West Coast of Canada. she is professional actor who has guest stared on TV shows like Da Vinci’s Inquest, The Collector and Da Vinci: City Hall and various independent films and shorts. She has hosted and narrated a number of documentaries and TV shows, including hosting CTV’s First Story. Stefany is also a writer/director and has taught acting at the Carosel Theatre in Vancouver. She has recently made a the jump and moved to Los Angeles, CA to further pursue her arcting career.
Stefany Mathias
For more information on Stefany Mathias-Butler and her work check out her Website: on IMDb and Stefany Mathias

For those of you not familiar with the Jump for Joy! Photo Project yet... 
My vision is to create an art photo book of 1,000 photos of people jumping for joy around the world and a photography exhibit that showcases a select few of the best JUMPING images. The compilation of joy expressed by a variety of people from around the world is intended to create a unified community of joy, to express the importance of joy in the lives of all people and to remind us that humanity can come together as one through the expression of joy.

I am excited to do more jumping shoots in Los Angeles, please email me at: to set up a jumping shoot with me, and/or if you are interested in shoots in other cities...   or have feedback and suggestions about the project I would love to hear from you.

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