Gaea – a primary Greek primordial deity – is the personification of the Earth. As the ancestral mother of all life, she is the primal Mother Earth.

Our planet is over flowing with a continuous stream of beauty – found through breathtaking landscapes and awe-inspiring formations. With a particular focus in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, Gaea Photography is dedicated to exploring and capturing pristine quality photos of the lesser known and lesser explored corners of this magnificently diverse place.

My goal is to inspire, encourage, and empower others to take joy in experiencing and witnessing all that Gaea can offer. Throughout this site you will find my work manifested in the form of stunning galleries that are available for purchase, workshops to help build your skills, informative trip reports and articles to aide you in your own explorations, group hikes lead by me to iconic or rarely visited spots, and various portrait services to capture the experience forever!

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Waterfalls of Sam Branch, NC

Descending the northern flank of the iconic Sam’s Knob, located in the heart of the Pisgah National Forest, is an even more impressive and lesser known feature: Sam Branch. This anomaly creek passes through a near continuous series of drops as it loses more than 800′ of elevation over the course of a half mile […]

Moondance Falls, SC (Lake Jocassee)

Lake Jocassee, the blue heart of the Jocassee Gorges, is home to some very , and boat only accessible, waterfalls as the four major river ways of Western North Carolina make their final descents and tumble into the man-made lake, located in Upstate South Carolina.

Waterfalls of Tough Hill Branch, NC

Located in the Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina, Tough Hill Branch may be one of the most picturesque creeks the area can offer. As the rocky waterway passes through the southern flank of Tough Hill Mountain, it descends into a boulder choked gorge that boasts several unique waterfalls.

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