"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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All Photos and content Copyright Jake McGuire 2023

New! Starting in September McGuire will be teaching a new photo course on "The Magic of Great Composition" thru Arlington County Adult Ed evening classes. for more, see:





Photo: Lavender Fields of Provence.


Photography Lessons

Below photo: McGuire, at a Latin-themed roof top soiree on Embassy Row, DuPont Circle. 

Want to learn how to take great pictures? McGuire can teach individuals or small groups in nearly any setting. From monumental Washington to the lavendar fields of Provence, McGuire can help you progress faster than in any classroom setting.

send an e-mail outlining your needs, wants or desires.  photojake520@gmail.com


New! Gift certificates for photo lesson now available!  A Great Birthday gift!


$60 for one hour

$100 for 2 hours

$150 for half a day



Discounts available! The nicer the person, and the better the location the lower the rate! And, a group can share the cost so it is very little per person!



over the last 20 years McGuire has provided lesson to:

 • Adventuresome or well-heeled individuals

• Mid-east Royalty (Two weeks in a Persian Gulf Sheikhdom)

• Bridal Parties

• Small groups that had a theme or destination in mind, i.e., the Outer Banks, Tuscany, etc.

• A group of wives (who wanted to remind their golf-vacationing husbands, that they can do it too.) 


Château de Chambord, Loir-et-Cher, France

Culinary Tours

From an afternoon in Virginia's wine country to a week in Napa, Sonoma, Tuscany, Burgundy, Provence or even the beautiful Adriatic coast of Croatia, let McGuire guide you through a food and wine experience like no other. Send an e-mail outlining your thoughts and McGuire can come up with some fun suggestions.


The affable McGuire, with a touch of dapper and daring, has traveled extensively, written about food and wine, and was a restaurant critic with DC's congressional newspaper, The Hill. He will delight you or your small group with his insights, storytelling and Irish charm.


On tours and adventures, the hourly rate doesn't apply. The rates are modest! Why not go and have fun!

Iberico ham at restaurant De La Fonda, Barcelona, Spain