Wash DC, Harpers Ferry & Amish Country

March 24-29, 2017

Three locations, one incredible photography tour!

6 day photographic extravaganza to Washington DC, Harpers Ferry, and Amish country!

In 2017, we are kicking off
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 and will be set for 3-7 day excursions to some of our favorite locations in the U.S
What better place to start than right in our capital?  Join us as we photograph during the
peak Cherry Blossom festival, spend an evening photographing Monuments at night, photograph 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!

A Photographic excursion for ALL LEVELS including
Beginner through Advanced!


LIMITED SPACE. First come first serve on this one!

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!
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!

March 24th – 29th 

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

Also joining us will be Photorec Toby of Youtube fame!  Many of you follow Toby and have seen his Vlogs of our tours as well as his numerous photography gear reviews, tips and educational videos. Toby grew up in the area and also knows it very well. We are excited he will be joining us on this tour!


* Itinerary:

Washington DC

Arrive on 23rd 
Day 1 Friday 24th – Briefing and go out for first session
Day 2 Saturday 25th –   Full day of exploring and shooting.

Harpers Ferry WV

Day 3 Sunday 26th – Full day of exploring and shooting. Drive to Lancaster


Day 4 Monday 27th – Lancaster -Photograph Amish country!
Day 5 Tuesday 28th – Full day of exploring and shooting Amish Country
Day 6 Wednesday 29th – Return to origination point photographing along the way.

*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.


  • Attendee to Instructor Ratio: 5-1 Student/Instructor
  • Price: $1695
  • Payment plan over 4 payments available! Save $100 if registered by July 17th
  • Non Photographer spouse or friend rate $400 LIMITED AVAILABILITY

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
    • *Transportation in Wash DC and to each location and back to origination point of tour. (You do not have to drive.) *Metro MAY be used some-days at your expense)
  • Price DOES NOT include:
    • Transportation to Wash DC vicinity
    • 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 first serve basis.

Cancellation Policies


*Based on weather patterns