Background | Alanna You

This was created by Abby Mahler, a lovely human and wonderful analog photographer. Her polaroids are phonomenal

This was created by Abby Mahler, a lovely human and wonderful analog photographer. Her polaroids are phonomenal

Alanna You is a professional wedding photographer who has developed her craft through four years of shooting experience.  She is an innovative observer who has a natural style featuring bold composition, ambient light and an angle on the unexpected. Alanna’s attention to detail and balanced approach helps bring out the genuine heart of her subjects, allowing for authentic moments in her work. Over the years, she has had the opportunity to capture weddings from a wide range of religious back grounds and cultures with guest lists from three to one thousand. No matter the challenge, Alanna's work is consistently timeless, intimate and beautiful.

1992 | Born in Los Angeles, California to a Belizean mother and Cambodian father

2013 | The year she received a BAh for Media and Cultural Studies from University of California at Riverside

2014 | First time Alanna was paid to photograph a wedding*

2015 | First time I photographed a destination wedding in Mexico

2017 | Established Interstellar Image

2019 | First time I photographed an elopement in Egypt


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* Many people have asked, How long have you been doing photography. There are several answers to this, but there are two major moments that I consider. 2005, when my father gave me a digital Nikon D40 and I began taking photos. Then, 2012 when I was paid $100 to photograph a book conference. If you consider the year I became a professional who’s entire life was based on photography, that would be 2014.