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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Lower Thompson River, Jocassee Gorges, SC

The Jocassee Gorges, located in the heart of Upstate South Carolina, features some of the Southeast’s most impressive and powerful rivers. Of the four major waterways, the Thompson River is about as wild as it gets – hosting several breath taking waterfalls, deep swimming holes, and even its own natural water slide! Many are probably […]

Mountain Cat Falls – Jocassee Gorges, Upstate SC

Mountain Cat Falls, a 55ft waterfall in the Jocassee Gorges Wildlife Management Area of South Carolina, is a true gem of the Upstate! It features a full grotto behind the vertical drop, a sinkhole at its base, and some impressive boulder piles that make for fun scrambling!