My name is Lana and I'm the person behind Nala Malari. I am originally from a town near the Altaj mountain range in central Asia on the border between China and Kazakhstan. As a little child I moved with my parents to Southern Germany and lived there over 20 years but last year my heart and a bunch of thirst of adventure attracted me to Norrbotten in northern Sweden. I am 27 years old and speak four languages: German, Russian, English and Swedish. Tea and mugs with moomins and deers on it are my loads, I swallow books like no other and worship the cold northern winter with its snow splendor and the unique sunsets. My new home is also known as the northern Riviera with a warm summer climate, beautiful sandy and pebbly beaches and with the midnight sun. It's hard to believe if you heard the ice crunching against the hull of an icebreaker a few months earlier. I'm so grateful to be here and looking forward to many new unforgettable moments here in Sweden.
Photography has always been a part of me and it was my dad that made me start shooting. He has, as long as I can remember, photographed and I have got my creative side of him. Mom, on the other hand, is the one who encouraged me to work with what I love most of all: Photography. I am very romantic and nostalgic as a person and it is through the pictures from my upbringing i can remember how it looked or felt then. Maybe that's why I love to document, for example, weddings because it's such an important day to remember. Therefore, I believe in the real moments just happening every now and then, which is what I document. You choose where to photograph and of course I come up with ideas if you are unsure. I would love to meet you soon.
I know how important the sympathy between the model and the photographer is. Let your stomach decide who's best for yourself. I'm active on Facebook and Instagram, so you get some insight into my life, in what a person I am and what I love. If you feel I could fit you, I would be very happy about your message.
For all of you planning an engagement or wedding in this beautiful country or outside of Sweden, I would absolutely love to come along and be a part of it. Traveling and exploring new places is one of my biggest sources of inspiration. Of course, I photograph portraits, engagements and weddings throughout Northern Sweden where I live. And maybe we see us soon in your city?