When I first arrived in Palm Springs, I met Bella Da Ball at a Disco themed party at the Palm Springs Cultural Center, she is striking and has a vibrant and playful personality. She was the first person I gave a flyer to and asked to jump for joy. So when we received and email from her that she wanted to set up a session, I jumped for joy.
We met up at night to do her jumping photo session, I was concerned about doing the photos at night as my flash is not always reliable, we gave it a go anyway. They turned out quite dark, so I’m super happy that Bella offered to do them again during the daylight as I love her outfit and the vibrancy the sunshine brings to the photo. I don’t usually get to do re-do’s, so I appreciate that Bella took the time to share joy with me twice! And, she looks amazing!
Get to know a little about Bella:
Q: What inspires you to jump for joy?
A: Beautiful weather, beautiful people, good times.
Q: How was your experience doing the jumping photos?
A: Was a fun little gathering. We actually did two — one evening at Ace and one morning after a realtor event.
Q: How do you describe the feeling of joy?
A: Joy is happiness, a smile, warm sunshine, good vibrations.
Q: What is your greatest passion in life?
A: Sharing warmth and good times. Creating happiness and joy. Inspired from my parents who volunteered with many organizations and for many causes while I was growing up.
Q: How do you feel about being part of a community project that promotes joy?
A: Honored and excited.
Q: If you could do anything in the world, what would it be?
A: Oh, so many things… are you sending a blank check? Private plane? Do you have a magic wand to wave over all the problems in the world?
Q: What are you working on or creating?
A: Work/projects include weekly shows: Thursdays at Copa, Mondays at Ace Hotel and special events, staffing, special functions.
Q: Mini bio or something special you want to share.
A: Thanks and best wishes.
Thank you Bella, for sharing your fabulous joy with us!
Thank you to the Palm Springs Cultural Center inviting me to be your first Artist in residence and bringing the Jump for Joy Photo Project to the Coachella Valley.
If you live in the Coachella Valley and would like more info on the project, or would like to take part, email us: firstname.lastname@example.org