​​"So grateful that I took my first Photography Workshop with you on Bird Photography.   I never realized how much wildlife there is in our urban area before taking your Workshop!   It is so rewarding to apply what I have learned!   You are an awesome Photographer and Instructor, Karen!    Thank you!"  

-Christine H.

COSTA RICA PHOTO SAFARI   (2 spots open)

…ONLY $5250 double occupancy, single supplement is $5650
March 18-28, 2020
...an intense and unforgettable experience for the experienced wildlife photographer



Photo Credit:   Carl Jackson and Daniel McLaren

This boutique workshop price includes lodging, meals, transportation and guiding in Costa Rica with 3 experienced photographers, Carl Jackson and Karen Schuenemann and Costa Rica guide, Daniel McLaren!

10 days filled with incredible photographic opportunities in a country known for its bio diversity.  Costa Rica has over 900 bird, 1,600 orchid, 240 mammal and 380 amphibians and reptile species!

From the lowlands to the wetlands to the volcanoes, we will travel looking for the beautiful fauna and flora of Costa Rica.   A boat ride on Rio Frio, photographing from a vulture hide, hummingbird photography and a special macro session are all included in this adventure.  

Come join us for an Adventure of A Lifetime with Wilderness At Heart Photography. Contact me through the contact form for more information!



Photo Credit:  Carl Jackson


Kenya, August 7-19th, 2020           Look for 2020 Kenya trip details..coming soon!

I have shared that my original trip to Kenya was LIFE CHANGING.  It is an almost spiritual experience to see the animals that I read about in books and saw on the pages of National Geographic...Not in a zoo, but actually on the plains of the Masai Mara or up in the more northern parts of Kenya.   To actually see the lions, zebras, hippos, monkeys, rhinos, flamingos and, oh so many more, in their natural environment was so moving that it brought tears to my eyes.   To see and smell the rich fertile soil of the Rift Valley took me to a primal place...somehow recognizing how precious and beautiful this world is. 

So to now be able to share another incredible photo safari to Kenya is almost beyond words.   A lot of time, thought and care has been put into this trip.   I wanted it to be affordable but offer an amazing, comfortable experience of this country.  We will have 13 day, 11 nights in Kenya and visit Lake Nakuru and the Mara and Samburu.   It has been designed to stay the first 2 nights in Nairobi to get acclimated after the long trip, but will include some special visits including the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and the Karen Blixen estate.  This is peak migration time!  We have nearly  2 safari game drives each day of the safari part of the trip, and our vehicles are designed for us...to have a maximum of 4 people in each vehicle, with a maximum of 8 people in total on safari in two vehicles!   The price is inclusive  of your airfare from New York direct to Nairobi for $8999 for double occupancy,  from August 7-17th, 2020, and includes all lodging, transportation, guiding and most meals.   (Tips, alcohol, non alcoholic drinks with meals and personal items are not included.)

This is AN ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME... I hope that you will consider joining me.    The detailed information and sign up link will be coming shortly!! 

​​​2020 Wilderness At Heart Teton Photo Safari

May 16-20, 2020

Authorized Permittee of the National Park Service

The spectacular beauty in the Tetons along with numerous wildlife sightings and the reduced number of people in the Spring make this an ideal time to visit Grand Teton National Park and the town of Jackson, Wyoming.

With knowledgeable guiding in Grand Teton National Park combined with a private all day tour with Jackson EcoTours , we will have nearly five days of photography.  This trip will be a combination of landscape and wildlife photographic adventure.  Potentially we may see Grizzlies, Elk, Moose, Beavers and many other critters that thrive in this beautiful park

This is an all inclusive, boutique workshop.  From the time that you are picked up at the Jackson Airport to the time you are dropped back off, your guiding, meals and tips, lodging at the beautiful Spring Hill Suites, transportation in a comfortable SUV and EcoTour trip is included.  The cost of the trip is $3900.00, with a maximum of 6 people.

(*Airfare to Jackson, Wyoming, alcohol, personal items not included in price.)

Join me for another Adventure of A Lifetime with Wilderness At Heart Photography.   Send me an email through the contact form for more information and to sign up.  


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"This was such a great trip! I really liked the way that you plan trips to include photo-ops and other informational/inspirational events."         -Webb B.

​​​​​​Announcing Bosque Del Apache, New Mexico  Safari, January 10th-14th, 2020    1 spot due to cancellation

Now is the time to book your trip to Bosque Del Apache! This is an incredible experience, not just a trip!    This is an all inclusive adventure with just 4-7 photographers.   Once you have arrived on January 10th, 2020 in Albuquerque, you will be picked up at the airport for an incredible photographic safari.  The best part about going in January is that there are thousands of birds and fewer people.   When you  witness a lift off of Snow Geese and Sandhill Cranes, you will be forever changed!  Experience the beauty and light of New Mexico!

I have invited guest photographer(s) and scheduled an amazing private raptor shoot for our group.  The price of this trip includes your transportation from Albuquerque to Socorro, photographic instruction,  raptor shoot, guest photographer, hotel, all meals and tips,  and a trip that you will never forget.  For more information, please contact me via the contact form at the top of this page.   The total cost is $2250.00 for the trip with Wilderness At Heart Photography.   Minimum 4 people, maximum 7 people.  

*Excludes transportation to and from Albuquerque, alcohol, snacks and personal items