We create for our clients with an effective and wholehearted vision.
We want to flourish new beginnings and showcase your vision with a versatility for documenting the subtle details while emphasizing the glory of each team and property.
WHO WE ARE
A HUSBAND + WIFE PHOTOGRAPHY TEAM
We are passionate people who specialize in editorial + commercial + travel photography around the globe.
As Monocle Project we have distinguished a style purposed to cultivate our clients' vision in an artful + edgy + timeless manner.
We connect with you + your people + your brand to create powerful imagery that will prove worthy of attention.
BASED IN CA
a map to how things work.
WE TALK + PLAN
We work with you to understand your vision and bring this new creation to life.
- we talk details
- you book us and secure your date with a deposit and digital contract, easy + simple
- we continue to blossom this new creative relationship and you can count on us to be wherever in the world we agreed to come together
We meet + Shoot
The magic that happens on a shoot and in our editing room is a worth-while process. We exceedingly value our clients as well as our work and devote ourselves to the creation of powerful imagery.
- we direct + style, that's why having two of us is a charm
- we shoot off our cameras and make little bits of magic with full light management and all the good gear
- when working with people, we laugh with you and keep the creative flow strong
We edit + Deliver
Our creative commitment to you extends beyond our time spent together in person; it typically takes us 1-3 weeks to artistically master your photography session images.
We also craft a custom-tailored online gallery for you to download your full-resolution, edited, and gorgeous gallery to be shared, branded, posted, marketed, and loved.
FINE ART PRINTS + TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY
Check out our store for fine art prints from around the world.
WHAT else WE DO
A little above and beyond photography.
With a love for people and a collaborative edge, we aim to create a full experience for our clients that begins the moment we meet. Our whole-hearted standards are to surpass your expectations, capture glorious moments, and create astonishing imagery. We can’t do it without you–so let’s get together and experience this together.
Photography is our passion–our life’s work. Joyfully, we are also very passionate for travels and will go wherever our craft takes us! Just contact us–and in as little as ten minutes of talking details you can count on us to be anywhere in the world to capture the goodness.
Not only are we daring photographers, magical editors, and seasoned travelers, but we are also a professional print lab! We have plenty of print + canvas + album options for you that will outlast your children’s-children’s-children and surely capture your guests’ attention!
SERVICING ALL OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WITH NO TRAVEL FEES
PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA + AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE
A LITTLE OF WHAT PEOPLE AE SAYING ABOUT US.
We travelled all the way from Australia to have our elopement at the La Quinta Resort and Spa. While researching for photographers we came across the Monocle Project's website and instantly fell in love with their style of photography. Plus all of their reviews were so complimentary! We knew straight away that we wanted Ryan and Jasmin to be the ones to capture our special day. From start to finish their communication was fabulous. Jasmin was able to answer all our questions and made us feel at ease, especially since we were planning our big day from across the globe! Jasmin took the time to answer every email with care and patience and was able to offer us expert advice on locations, timeline of photos etc. When the day finally arrived we had Ryan capture all our special moments. He was so much fun and made us feel very comfortable! It was like hanging out with an old friend and it made the whole experience very memorable rather than just another process of the day. Ryan went above and beyond to make sure our photos would be something really special. He even climbed some pretty scary heights to make sure we got some amazing shots! Ryan kindly went home that night and worked on providing us with a few sneak peek high quality photos to share with our family back home! When we received our final gallery of photos we were completely blown away with how amazing they were. Ryan really captured our personalities and the photos looked natural and non posed which is what we really wanted. The colours were amazing and it looked like our photos belonged in a magazine! We received so many compliments from family and friends back home on how brilliant the photos looked. We cannot recommend the Monocle Project enough and any couple, family, business that has the pleasure of working with Ryan and Jasmin will be truly happy with their service. These guys are not only true professionals but really warm and beautiful people! We hope to cross paths again in the future when we travel back to La Quinta. Thank you Jasmin and Ryan xo
Ryan and Jasmin are a wonderful, talented and professional photography team that any couple getting married would be very fortunate to have shoot their wedding. As the venue manager at Spencer’s Restaurant in Palm Springs, I have had the privilege of working alongside Ryan for a wedding on April 1st of this year, as well as a wedding last year. I have seen first-hand the care taken to capture each moment and setting whether posed or candid, with a subtle assertiveness that does not overwhelm the couple, and family and friends alike. The end result; timeless treasures that display the beauty of an outdoor desert wedding, the love and commitment shared between two people and the family and friends that support them, and countless moments that will always be remembered and reflected on for years to come.
Beautiful. Amazing. So great!!!! We are so happy. Friends that have seen some were soooooo excited. I actually made a little collage for my phone of B. I love it sooooooo much. I'm going to have a better look on my computer tomorrow and take it all in better than phone.
Thanks again. What a wonderful experience.
Can't wait for next year!
We recently had the pleasure of working with Jasmine and Ryan for our Trash Your Wedding Dress photo shoot. 16 years ago my husband and I took very stiff wedding pictures, since that time I had always wanted more causal and fun photos (better suited for our personalities). So, we decided that we wanted to take “trash your wedding dress”/"redo of wedding photo’s” with fun friends. Jasmine and Ryan were perfect for out shoot! They listened to all of our ideas and offered their own expertise to make the shoot perfect. The photos we got back were amazing - perfection. Jasmine and Ryan were professionals from start to finish. I would highly recommend their services!!!
Jasmin and Ryan from the Monocle Project are the best! They are so nice and are both amazing photographers! They went above and beyond for us and our wedding photos turned out better than I could have ever imagined. They made us feel so comfortable that even my husband had a great time during the pre-wedding photo shoot (and he hates getting his photo taken). I would 100% recommend them to anyone having their photo taken for a special occasion. Thank you, Jasmin and Ryan, for the beautiful photos! I am forever grateful!
"Best family photos ever!!! MP is a very talented company. They are amazing to work with!!! I will definitely have them take photos of us again!!!!"
"A huge "Thank you" to you and Ryan for a job well done! Photos turned out fantastic!"
"Great work you two!!! Our collection looks awesome and epic! We really appreciate how you two took charge but also made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera."
"Looking forward to seeing the finished product. I have to say you guys are amazing and so committed to your projects. The fact that you were climbing trees and buildings just to get that great shot is amazing. Love you guys!"
"I am ecstatic about this photography team! They are both very talented photographers, you will never find a better husband and wife team!"
"Thank you!! I appreciate the joy, kindness and pride that the Monocle Project team takes in their work. They capture the inner beauty of others and have a wonderful sense of detail, creativity, and style. Excellent team-work, artistry & keen eye! Photographic excellence and high quality craftsmanship through a modern perspective. Team Ryan & Jasmin of “Monocle Project” are a testament for optimal performance presentation and client satisfaction via lens!
"We have always admired the great quality of work produced by Monocle Project and they were first to come to mind when it was our turn to tie the knot! Working with Ryan and Jasmin is the complete experience. They entirely surpassed our expectations and made us feel comfortable and at ease. We were so happy they include an engagement session in their packages because it allowed us to get comfortable in front of cameras and we gained astonishing images to display at our wedding reception. Ryan and Jasmin definitely have a skill that goes beyond epic photography; they have a love for people and an eye for the best moments that are unsurpassed."
"I can’t stop looking at all my engagement photos, honestly, when I received my engagement gallery, I cried! Thank you both for capturing such a great joy in this new chapter of my life, and thank you for the amazing engagement photos!!"
"Ryan and Jasmin, I am so grateful for my amazing engagement photos! I couldn’t be happier with them and I cant say thank you enough for all your dedication and passion for people and photography. I am beyond excited to see the full collection!"
"I had my portraits taken with them;. they had all the set up and included some interesting props to make it more fun! The couple are both friendly, professional and fun! They made that photo session fun and wanting me to go back. They allowed me to be creative in my poses and gave me some helpful tips. They are so great at explaining the process of their editing and showing me how the photo will turn out. I follow both of them on Instagram and Facebook and all of their photos are vivid in color and quality. I definitely recommend them to capture anyone’s most cherished memories. (Baby showers, weddings, engagements, portraits, house warming parties, birthdays, etc.) great job Monocle Project Team!"
"Monocle Project is amazing! They listen and capture the moment perfectly in an image! I’m never going anywhere else for my photography needs. This team utilizes their creativity and share the love of the priceless gifts a real great photo brings to a lifetime ! Video as well!"
"Ryan & Jasmin…two of the best photographers in California. Thank you so much for making my daughters pictures come alive through your cameras…I rate both of you 100+ stars!! Excellent work and very fun young couple. I recommend everyone to use Monocle Project!!"
"What I liked about working with Monocle Project (Jasmin and Ryan) was how easy it was to take all of the shots and that they both take photos separate and together. It was fun and our photos turned out better than we could have hoped for! Highly recommend them to take any photos you may need done!!"
"Jasmin is a wonderful person to work with. She communicates very well so everything is clear from the start. Jasmin has a very creative eye and new ideas that are awesome!"
"My expeirience with Monocle Project was amazing! They were very good at making me feel comfortable and confident! Jasmin even had suggestions on what to wear and always stayed in communication with me. From the very beginning they made sure to pay attention to the details! I love their eye and her passion to deliver photos that will last a lifetime."
"What I like about Monocle project is that they understand how important your memories need to be captured and their talents and gifts are displayed in every single photo. Not only will you gain a collection full of priceless memories, but a special connection with the owners, editors and photography team! They’re reliable, friendly, genuine and a creative duo. "
"We are so thankful that we got the opportunity to meet Ryan and Jasmin, and grateful to them for capturing such beautiful and meaningful engagement photos for us! Both are easy going and fun to be around, and we cannot wait to see the memories that they will freeze in time for us on our upcoming wedding day!"
"Just look at their albums…they speak for themselves."
"You guys are great photographers. I, too, am a photographer and have seen so much growth even in the last year–Absolutely beautiful! I am so proud of you guys."
"You both did a great job on our son’s senior pictures. Thank you so much and your flexible schedule was perfect. Appreciate the great price point as well. We were blessed! Thanks again. -List Family."
"I’ve seen your work and know you are both very talented and skillful in your trade. As a husband and wife team you are very respected in my community of friends and I know who to refer anyone to who needs photos taken as well as who to turn to when I want some awesome pictures for my business or personal use."
"So talented and super great with the kids!!! Thank you!!!!!"
"Excellent work! Great artistic details. They really helped create an engaging heartwarming story to what would have been a common place video. Our team was thrilled with their work."
"I can’t stop staring at my photos! You’ve captured my love for my baby and her innocence. I can’t wait to see more of what you guys can do! Thank you!!"
"I want to thank Jasmin Manning for capturing the most precious moments of our wedding! You did a phenomenal job. Words can’t even describe the quality of work you do. It truly takes a special person to be able to do that! So talented! You and Ryan are going places, without a doubt. If anyone needs a photographer to capture your special moments, choose Monocle Project, they are totally worth it!"