"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

Media Coverage


Media Bistro


WTOP's Man About Town


All Photos and content Copyright Jake McGuire 2021

Fun (and funny) new book is popular with aliens!!

Need a great gift to make your friends and family laugh?  This book is the perfect item.

During the covid when business was slow McGuire expanded his book publishing by trying political cartoons.

"But," he says, "politician's Pinocchio noses started running off the edges of the paper like a den  of snakes."


So, he went with aliens for his cartoons, "which are a hoot," he says.

This book is available on on Amazon at: ( click to go to Amazon)



Sample cartoon page from book! If you are Irish, or someone in your family is named Bob, this is a great gift!

Planning a DC meeting?


McGuire's stately coffee-table book make a great welcome gift!! It is an easy-to-travel-with 6x6 size and a print run can be customized with your logo and greeting! e-mail Jake for details:




New book is now on Amazon as a digital download for virtual meetings!  see: 



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.



"McGuire is edgy, nutty, romantic..nimble in his walk and talk..spreading mischievous wisdom around." 


– Anita Nahal, Book Author and DC area Professor.

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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.)