Yan was born in Boise, Idaho and is one of 10 children. She is a world-renowned photographer, speaker, and writer, host of the LoveLoveLove podcast, and a single mother of three kind-hearted, sometimes wild, little beings: Myra, Wren, and Shiloh. Yan and her three kids reside in Provo, Utah alongside a tall mountain, where she enjoys being in nature and breathing it all in.