Meet Stacey Lalande
Photographer, Instructor | Creative Director
Stacey picked up her first camera at the age of 12 and emptied her piggy bank on 110 film and flash cubes. She took pictures all the time. Of anything. Of everything.
Once in high school, Stacey inherited (stole) her father’s Pentax K1000 and it stayed around her neck until after graduating from Fanshawe College in 1995. At Fanshawe Stacey majored in Commercial Photography and minored in Digital Imaging. Darkroom printing and photo theory were her favourite classes. The past two decades has found Stacey refining her skills through continuing her practice of taking pictures of anything and everything. Enjoying the challenge of continuing her education, Stacey has been sharing her knowledge of the craft through teaching photography, which has been an amazing source of information and inspiration to her over the last 9 years of instructing. Still in love with taking photos, Stacey’s portfolio contains fine art photography, still life, portraiture, wedding and commercial photography. In her spare time, Stacey maintains her ‘inner nerd’ as she enjoys figuring out how things work and reading books on astronomy. Her favourite people are her boyfriend and her son…. Oh, and Tricia.
Tricia Valentim is an entrepreneur at heart, and quick with a smile. As managing director of Mirth Photography, Tricia oversees the day-to-day operations of the business and ensures that clients’ relationships are continually built in a positive manner.
After working as an operations director for years in the not-for-profit sector, Tricia transitioned to Cambrian College where she currently works as an academic advisor. She has also worked as an instructor in the Public Relations department and as a development officer for Cambrian College Foundation.
Tricia’s interests include corporate training, team building, and she has a strong appreciation for social media. In her spare time, Tricia enjoys spending time at camp, trying new crockpot recipes, hiking and hanging with her two boys & husband.