"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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Looking for a great new DC gift? McGuire's new coffee table book now available on line.

"Washington, D.C. a Little Square Picture Book"

Are you looking for the ideal gift with a Washington, D.C. theme? McGuire's newest coffee table book is the perfect gift size. It is a 6x6 inch square book with 64 pages of McGuire's finest photos, and unlike most tourist type books cluttered with 2 or 3 photos per page this musuem style book has one photo per page with plenlty of "white space" like the book's cover or a museum wall.


Due to flexibility of the digital age, you have a choice of beautiful cover shots: The White House or the US Capitol Rotunda. (If you are having an upcoming April conference and need speaker or attendee gifts, call  Jake to put in your order. Available about April 5th, for prompt delivery!  703 888-6320.)


The book is big enough for display on a coffee table, end table, or conference room shelf, yet small enough for DC visitors to take home. It is the perfect speaker gift for DC conferences, conventions and trade shows, and in this upcoming Inaugural year it makes a nice gift, amenity or memento for firms along the parade route who are having parties, as well as for hotels and any other kind of Inaugural event. More details to come in early April!


Perfect for any DC organization to have on hand as visitor gifts. Quantity discounts. Gift boxes available. First page with your greeting, message & logo can be bound in as a permanent addition for orders of 100 or more. E-mail Jake with questions:  photojake520@gmail.com


click here for prices & more.

"Jake McGuire's photos in and around the iconic structures of our Nation's Capital capture the history, drama and exquisite beauty of the city that Americans have looked to for inspiration since the time of the Founding Fathers. I highly recommend this book."

– Al Eisele

   Editor at Large, The Hill Newspaper

New! McGuire has launched a new series of museum quality exhibit posters that make great gifts and marketing platforms for your organization!

McGuire's new panoramic posters make inexpensive decor and great gifts for specific audiences. The striking 27 inch poster of Key Bridge and Georgetown University makes a great gift. The advantage of these long thin posters is that they roll up on the shorter (13 inch) dimension allowing them to be mailed or shipped in a short tube, saving costs.


Also note, the poster has a wide white signing border so Georgetown grads, for example, can have their classmates, roommates, teammates and friends all sign the border, making it an ideal memento! The on-line store will open in early April! Check back often, and feel free to pass this website on to your friends and colleagues.  These striking posters can be customized with your organization's message, photo or event announcement! Quantity discounts. Contact Jake for details: photojake520@gmail.com

Are you planning a DC meeting, legislative conference, Fly- In, or Capitol Hill Day?

elegant note cards of the US Capitol and DC

Try this effective technique for your meeting! McGuire has created elegant but affordable blank note cards (with envelopes) that associations and corporations give their meeting attendees upon arrival in DC. The sets of cards, not only act as a nice welcome gift, but they also make great 'thank you' cards, to be sent to Members of Congress after your Capitol Hill visits.


Groups that are particularly savy have their conference attendees sit down and hand-write, 'thank you' notes–while they are still in Washington–to be sent to the various Member's offices' they visited.


The 'thank you' note is a powerful follow-up tool to keep your view in front of Congress. And, even in the era of digital media, the handwritten 'thank you' note shows impeccable manners, respect for the Member (and his or her position on The Hill) and a dedication to your advocacy. In short, your hand-written note commands attention, elevating it far above the mass mailings Members  often receive.


McGuire suggests a set of 4 or 6 or 8 for each of your conference attendees! They can send some as 'thank you's' to Members and take the rest home as mementos of your conference! e-mail McGuire now for a sample set!  photojake520@gmail.com or call his cell  703 888-6320

" These cards are SO... popular.  You wouldn’t believe how many folks just want to take them home with them!!  We make them fill them out right there in the debriefing room!"


– PAC Director, Major Medical Association

NEW! If you are looking for a low-cost but elegant welcome gift to give all your attendees, McGuire has just created sets of upscale drink coaster featuring his best photos of Washington.

 These sets of coasters are the perfect upscale, but low-cost gifts, keepsakes, mementos and party favors for meetings, conventions, legislative conferences, Fly In's, fund-raisers, and other events. And, they make cost-effective room gifts and amenities for hotels.  Each set can be customized with your logo, greeting or message. They even make super "outside-the-box" invitations to your party, reception, anniversary, political event or grand opening.


perfect for:

• event planners

• caterers

• political organizations

• trade show hand-outs

• turn down gifts for hotels

• opening reception welcome gifts

• closing session, "thank you for attending" gifts

• "we look forward to seeing you at our 2016 conference" (save the date notices)

• unique invitations for art and cultural organizations

• gifts for DC meetings, conventions, Fly In's and Legislative conferences

• PAC donor gifts, particularly if you have hundreds or thousand of donors

• Wedding attendees, particularly if many guests come from out-of-town

• giving to members of congress while your group is making Hill calls

(these are of nominal value so they are exempt from congressional or governmental gift bans!


These sets can be ordered in large volume for hotels, associations, conferences & trade shows at remarkably low cost (particularly for the outstanding quality.)


As gift sets they are available simply wrapped in a silver ribbon or in an upscale gift box with a clear top. These coasters are produced on high grade 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! Contact McGuire for a price sheet  and sample! 703 888-6320 or e-mail at photojake520@gmail.com


Coasters are available, customized, in quantity with a minimum order of 50. Each order comes with a custom insert with your logo and greeting. 

Fast turn-around, even if your event is next week!

Political pundit Charlie Cook receives one of McGuire's framed photos aftere giving a keynote speech at a NABPAC conference.

This stately square card is not only ideal for greetings, invitations, ‘thank-you’s’

 and in boxed sets as gifts for clients, donors, staff, and reception attendees, but the 

beautiful photo is designed to be displayed or framed for year-round enjoyment! 

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.)