Wash DC Cherry Blossoms and Amish Country

April 4th - 11th 2018

Three locations, one incredible photography tour!


Washington DC

Cherry Blossoms, Monuments at Night, Arlington and More!

Harpers Ferry W. VA

Beauty of the Potomac & Shenandoah with small historical town charm

Lancaster, PA

Amish Country

6 day photographic extravaganza!

In 2018, we are continuing with our
MPA “Photograph America the Beautiful” tours!

There is SO MUCH to see and photograph in America and we have decided it was time to take you to many of our favorite spots right here in the U.S!
These tours are geared towards ALL levels of photographers!
What better place to start than right in our capital. Join us as we photograph during the peak
Cherry Blossom festival, spend an time photographing Monuments at night, sunrise on the Potomac, Arlington, historic and beautiful Harpers Ferry, and then top it off with spending time in Amish country photographing the back roads, farms and life of the Amish!  This is an epic photography excursion!Last years tour sold out in 2 days. Many people said it was one of the best and fun tours they had with us! 

LIMITED SPACE. First come first serve on this one!

As always, we expect this tour to sell out within a few days. Don’t miss it!

Registration and details below. 

April 4th -11th 2018

You are invited to join David and Ally McKay and the MPA team as they photograph and instruct in Washington DC, Harpers Ferry and Amish Country Lancaster, PA! 

Experience and photograph our nations capital during one of the prettiest times of year as the cherry blossoms bloom and experience the monuments at night with very few people!

Then, we take a day at Harpers Ferry, W. VA where the Potomac and Shenandoah come together along with three states. This is of course a very historic town as well and much of it’s original charm and the battle field is still there.

Next, we enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of the Amish countryside and it’s people. YES, we can photograph the Amish! NO, you do not usually ask them to pose. But enjoying the people, the culture and the back country roads is awesome. 

With our connections, we are hopeful to be visiting our friends Amish farm for a tour and getting to know a bit more of the Amish lifestyle. 

See all details below or
click here to register

Instructors for this tour!
*David and Ally McKay, Steve Scurich and Toby Gelstion of Photorec.TV, bringing you the best of the best in photography education AND having fun! 
  • Attendee to Instructor Ratio: 5-1 Student/Instructor
  • Price: $1695 -$1495 EARLY BIRD RATE!- Save $200 if registered and paid in full by June 24th!  Register now before it sells out!
  • Non Photographer spouse or friend rate $500 LIMITED AVAILABILITY
  • Payment plan over 4 payments available if needed! 

click here to register  go to this link and fill out the registration form.

  • Price includes:
    • David, Ally, Photorec Toby, and the MPA team personally educating and photographing with you
    • Group size (5 Clients to 1 Instructor ratio!)
    • Full days of shooting with instruction
    • Editing Instruction
    • *Transportation daily in Wash DC and to each location and back to origination point of tour. (You do not have to drive.) 
  • Price DOES NOT include:
    • Transportation to Wash DC vicinity from your home location. 
    • Accommodations ( We will reserve a block rate and a preferred hotel in each location) This will be our daily meeting and leave spot. You will have the option to stay there OR meet us there at scheduled times.
    • Recommended trip insurance

This tour is planned around the peak Cherry Blossom season in Washington DC and spring time in Lancaster. Due to any possible weather patterns or situations, full blooms cannot be guaranteed. We have planned this tour at the predicted BEST TIME for success. Regardless, there will be PLENTY of beautiful photography to be made!

click here to register  go to this link and fill out the registration form.

 Trip is not confirmed until payment is placed.

Due to limited space, there is NO EXCEPTIONS to this and it is on a first come fist serve basis.

Contact David and Ally: hello@mckaylive.com

*Based on weather patterns


* Itinerary:

Washington DC
Arrive on April 4th

Day 1 Thu April 5th – Briefing and go out for first session
Day 2  Fri  April 6th     Full day of exploring and shooting. 

Harpers Ferry WV

Day 3 Sat April 7th – Drive to Harper’s Ferry/ Full day of exploring and shooting/ Drive to Lancaster


Day 4 Sun April 8th –    Lancaster/Intercourse,PA -Photograph Amish country!
Day 5 Mon April 9th-    Full day of exploring and shooting Amish Country
Day 6 Tue April 10th –  Return to origination point photographing along the way.
Day 7 Wed April 11th -Depart Home. 

Leave the 11th Wash DC area. EXACT  hotel to be announced!

Best Airport will be Dulles and Reagan. We will be returning to Wash DC so it will be a round-trip tour. 

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* Instructors are set, but due to varying circumstances, may be exchanged at anytime.  

*Each day locations and time will vary based on light, weather and many other factors. We plan to do a ton of shooting and also include a night at the monuments evening during one of the days. We will be sure to take some needed “rest time” as well as needed.