Lacey Borba

Meet photographer and story teller, Lacey Borba. “I am a light seeker. I think that there is beauty to be seen in every single thing and a story to be told.”

 

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Q: What inspired you or led you to your current career?

A: I have a non-verbal child and he started to communicate through pictures so I started photographing everything around the house (his toys, his trucks, our food) and then he would use those photos to communicate to me what he wanted. I think that is what led me to think about how you can communicate and tell stories through photos. He does have special needs and nobody really ever photographed him in a way that I felt showed me who he was. They didn’t take that time to connect with him, so the photos I got of him – they weren’t him. They were his face, but they weren’t him. So, I kind of went on a journey to learn photography so that I could have beautiful photos of him. That kind of led me to learn how to connect with other kids and other couples and other people in their photos to be able to capture who they truly are. When I photograph kids and families, I try to see what I would want. As a mother, what I would want to remember, and as a person what I want people to see and remember about me and I try to give that to them in their photos. Because of what I wanted to remember and for people to see because people don’t get to know Mathias the way that I do. But I can share his story through his photos and I feel like I have a way of allowing people to know this incredible spirit that I get entrusted to through his photos. Another fun fact – apparently, I wanted to be a photographer since I was a little kid. My dad called me up recently and said he had found an old newspaper article that I was highlighted in when I was in 4th grade and thought I might want it because he thought It was super interesting because I had said that I want to be a photographer and tell people’s stories when I grow up.

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Q: What is your favorite restaurant in The Grand Valley, and what do you love there?

A: Tapas– I love their chimichangas and margaritas. I also love Bin 707 for their burger and Momofuku Crack Pie. I like 626 on Rood also. I love their pot roast. I’ll tell you what their pot roast tastes like…. It’s like when you go to a really fancy event and you feel maybe a little uncomfortable and you need a hug – that’s who the pot roast is. It’s a hug at a fancy event. 😉

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Q: How long have you lived or worked in The Grand Valley?

A: Since 2008 

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Q: Who would you like to see nominated as a Face of The Grand Valley?

A: Mr. Dave- school teacher. I love the way he loves and the way he sees people for who they are. 

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Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be?  And why? 

A: Egypt to see the pyramids. 

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Q: What is your favorite movie OR what is the first movie you remember seeing in a theatre?

A: Megaminds is one of my favorite movies. I quote it all the time.

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Q: What advice would you give a crowd of people?

A: There is only love. If you can see the love in any situation and if you truly focus on it, you can completely change your perspective. Even people that have hurt you, even if you’re terrified and you’re afraid, if you truly see that there is only love and that’s all you give – you will get love in return. 

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Q: What is something on your bucket list?

A: I really want to go to New York with my Dad. We were going to go with my Mom for her birthday and she passed away literally a couple of days before our trip so I want to take my Dad and my sisters and honor my Mom. 

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Q: What is your favorite music / 3 bands you would like to see (dead or alive)? 

A: I like all music but I would say my go-to music is rap. I would love to see Notorious B.I.G., Elvis and Beyoncé.

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Q: Choosing any non-relative: with whom would you love to have lunch? Why? Where in The Grand Valley would you have lunch? 

A: Anna Rickenbach. I would take her to 626 for a warm hug! 

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Q: What is your favorite thing or something unique about The Grand Valley? 

A: The people! I think the people make the space. No matter where you are – it’s the people. 

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Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years?

A: Hopefully I’m going to be a kick ass boudoir photographer. I want to be inspiring women to own their sensuality and their power and everything that they have inside of them. Knowing that you can be all of those things and be a mom and a wife and a friend and a daughter and a church member and a business owner – you can be whatever you want – and you can still be feminine and own your energy. And be a kick ass mom (still). 

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Q: What is something interesting that most people don’t know about you? 

A: I don’t want to tell you because then you’d know. 

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Q: What 3 words or phrases come to mind when you think of the word HOME?

A: Family, Authentic, Comfort 

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Q: If you were cast into a major motion picture and had your choice of anyone to be your co-star, who would you choose?

A: Gerard Butler – and it would be so steamy!

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Q:  If you had a full-time staff member that was fully paid for, who would you choose & why?

Chef, Housekeeper, Driver, Coach, Physical Fitness Trainer or Nanny?

A: A Chef. My diet isn’t great and I don’t really like to cook.

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