Describe your business in 1-3 short sentences.
My name is Natalja Izzy and I’m the hub of the wheel at Two Moon Photography. We are a Los Angeles-based, documentary wedding photography company. The spaces, guests, planners, families, chefs, florists, and of course couples, all make up the beautiful tapestry Two Moon gets to be woven into.
Life is a collaboration so let’s make something great together!
Why do you want to work with APW Couples?
When I began posting with APW about four years ago, I immediately knew I had found a place for couples who shared similar values as I do. It’s been such a joy working with down-to-earth, thoughtful and unique couples whose love parties are always an incredible time.
I’ve found my APW clients especially appreciate the clean, photojournalistic and relaxed approach I take to storytelling. Plus, the inclusive and open-minded space that APW has made in a media saturated culture of mixed messages is deeply refreshing to me, and my APW couples agree.
Describe your artistic approach to weddings?
Light and moment do similar things for me as music. A great -- no, a stellar photograph is like an unforgettable song; its hook pulls you in and you have to listen to it over and over for some wild, unknown reason.
When a wedding day unfolds I’m listening and looking for those slightest details to build knock out moments. The texture of the grass in the ceremony field, lace on grandmothers hankie, a tear on dad’s check after a toast, an unexpected burst of laughter during the ceremony – these are the subtleties that weave together a constellation of moments only those unique people could have created.
With every wedding I get to see and hear the sounds of something never before manifested, like discovering your next favorite band – it’s truly spectacular.
What are your non-work-related hobbies?
I write whimsical, storytelling songs on guitar and occasionally perform with my girl band Mirror Door. Writing songs and taking photos are super related to me. Pretty sure I have kinesthesia, where your brain processes sound and visuals similarly! It’s pretty trippy!
I also love to run and meditate and hang out with my dearest cat companion King Chirpa.
What’s your favorite book?
I LOVE to read, I probably finish about a book every two weeks or so. I suppose if I had to name one at the moment it would be Women Who Run With the Wolves. It’s a collection of folk tales and myths reinterpreted by the brilliant Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes. She’s very influenced by Joseph Campbell who studied the hero’s journey. She is a hero of mine!
What’s your favorite movie?
I’d say it’s a toss up between the Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums and Spike Jonze’s Her. Such fun romps!
If you could have a one minute dance party at your desk, what song would you pick?
I made a rule for myself years ago that whenever Peter Bjorn and Jon’s “ Young Folks” came on the shuffle I absolutely had to get up from whatever I was doing and really let loose. It always super fun and I still do it to this day!