"Everyone knows Washington is photogenic but no one knows this better than Jake McGuire. It is McGuire’s sensitivity to his subject that is central....though these monumental landscapes and structures are the same ones we have seen in thousands of other pictures all our lives, they have a different, more personal quality in being grazed by McGuire’s lens and the heightened, sometimes curious, lighting he knows precisely when and how to select for...to us Jake and the District seem inseparable.”


– Editor, Major Airline Magazine

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Elegant new drink coasters featuring fine art photos of the US Capitol, The White House and Supreme Court now available as gift sets.

Elegant Cocktail Coasters of Official Washington

 These coasters are the perfect upscale, but low-cost welcome gifts for meetings conventions, legislative conferences, Fly In's and other events. And, they make beautiful room gifts and amenities for hotels. A back insert in each set can be customized with your logo, greeting or message. They can even make super "outside-the-box" invitations to your party, reception, anniversary, political event or grand opening.


perfect for:

• event planners

• political organizations

• trade show hand-outs & more


As gift sets they are available simply wrapped in a gold bow or in an upscale gift box with a clear top. These coasters are produced on high grade card stock with a glossy , spill-proof coating, but without a cumbersome cork or fiberboard backing. They are 'restaurant style' with a slim profile so drinks won't tip over the edge. The come with a plain white back, so they can be also used as stately note cards, too, for writing 'thank you' notes and the like! They are also available in loose quantities for wine bars, restaurants and hotels. Contact McGuire for details! 703 888-6320 or e-mail at photojake520@gmail.com

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These elegant new coasters can come with a simple ribbon or in a nice gift box. They are ideal for:


• we look forward to seeing you at our 2015 conference

• hostess gifts

• unique invitations

• gifts for DC meetings, conventions

• Fly In's and Legislative conferences

• PAC donor gifts

• trade show handouts

• holiday gifts and stocking stuffers

• welcome to the New Year gifts


e-mail jake for more: photojake502@gmail.com


These sets are designed for volume orders from hotels, associations, conferences etc.


package A: has 7 coasters and a gold bow ribbon for $10. minimum order of 20 sets.

package B: has 15 coasters and comes in a white gift box with a clear top for $20. minimum order is 20 boxes. (gold ribbons provided free if wanted.)


quantity orders of 20 or more sets can be customized with your firm's logo and greeting on the packaging, and there are quantity discounts. e-mail a request for a price sheet!


Individual sets of less than 20 can be purchased at the following DC area retailers:


Schneider's of Capitol Hill

300 Massachsetts Ave. NW

Washington, D.C. 20002

202 543-9300

carries sets of 4 coasters

in a pack with a ribbon for $5.99 ea

as low cost

• party favors

• stocking stuffers

• sit down dinner placesetting gifts



The Italian Store

3123 Lee Highway

Arlington, VA 22201

703 528-6266


carries sets of 7 coasters in a set with

a gold ribbon for $9.99

• hostesss gifts

• party favors

• sit down dinner placesetting gifts


The Curious Grape

2900 South Quincy Street

Arlington, VA 22206

703 671 8700


carries sets of 7 coasters in a set with

a gold ribbon for $9.99

• hostesss gifts

• party favors

• sit down dinner placesetting gifts


Keith Lipert Gallery

2922 M street NW

Washington, D.C. 20007

202 965-9736


carries boxed and wrapped set in various quantites

at various price levels for

• hostesss gifts

• upscale party favors

• sit down dinner placesetting gifts




Do you need striking photos of DC for the cover of your publications, conference programs, brochures or other printed pieces? We have the photos you need!

Are you looking for stately images of DC as the cover shot for your annual report, magazine, convention brochure, meeting program, trade show guide or other publication related to the business of Washington?


McGuire has what you need! He has taken a series a beautiful shots of DC with lots of room in the photo for you to drop in (or reverse out) your name, logo, title, text, coverlines or other words that describe your publication or related event.


Call or write McGuire, photojake520@gmail.com  cell 703-888-6320 for a catalog sheet of these striking photos.

US flag as a cover shot.

Having a political event or conference, or a patriotic gathering? This striking flag shot makes a nice cover of your brochure, publication or directory! There is lots of room for your title, text and other words.

Beyond Washington

Native Washingtonian Jake McGuire has been shooting photographs of our Nation's Capital for more than 30 years. His stately photos have appeared in hundred of publications, including airline and travel magazines, major newspapers and endless brochures, calendars, note cards and annual reports.


His fine art photgraphs decorate the walls of law firms, associations, government relations offices, aerospace and defense contractors, hotels, institutions, banks, restaurants and agencies. Let McGuire decorate your organization's reception area, conference room, offices or even long hallways with gallery quality images.



Four continents, more than 30 countries....

Isle of Capri, Italy

Photo Lessons and Culinary Tours!

McGuire on Assignment in Paris

In addition to photographing his home town, McGuire has extensive experience around the world in journalism as a travel photographer, food and wine writer, and restaurant critic.


He offers private photography lessons as well as lively culinary tours (or a combination of both) for individuals and small groups to wine producing regions around the world. From an afternoon in the Virginia wine country (just outside Washington, DC) to a week in Napa, Sonoma, Tuscany or Provence, McGuire can guide you or your group on a memorable culinary adventure. ( Photo: McGuire on assignment in Paris.)