Yesterday I had the sublime experience of sitting high on a rock and photographing athletes conquering the rapids of Great Falls. Sitting there in the afternoon sunshine and watching the roaring waterfall was somehow both relaxing and thrilling at the same time.

      I’ve done a lot of paddleboarding on sleepy little Lake Anne, and I had considered myself pretty good at it until I saw these whitewater paddleboarders. Those rapids are NO JOKE.  The kayakers were even more shocking — some of them even rode down the waterfall! I photographed them for a local group, and I would love to go back and do it again.

      Charlotte Geary


      Lifestyle, event, and portrait photographer with a vibrant, joyful style and 17 years of professional experience.

      Located in Reston, Virginia near Washington, D.C. and available for travel.