Images That Tell a Story in a Beautiful Light



An experienced garden photographer with an eye for beauty in all its forms.


Early in my career as a garden photographer an editor challenged me to make every photo

  • Make a point
  • Be beautiful
  • Include a human element
  • Use light to convey an emotional quality

Decades later I still mentally run through that checklist before clicking the shutter.

So what is the story?


Karen Bussolini won Garden Writers Association awards for photography in 2001, 2004 and 2007.

Published Photography

Karen’s published photography includes features in:

  • Garden Design
  • Horticulture
  • House Beautiful
  • House and Garden
  • This Old House
  • Traditional Home
  • Better Homes and Gardens
  • Connecticut Cottages & Gardens
  • The American Gardener
  • Perennials
  • Wildflower
  • Organic Gardening
  • Country Living Gardener
  • McCall’s
  • Home
  • Metropolitan Home
  • Yankee
  • The New York Times
Cover of the American Gardener magazine September/October 2020 issue
“Karen is an amazing photographer and a true artist in every sense of the word. When she teaches, she makes her subject so approachable. She is down to earth, funny, and so tuned in to the natural world. She has spoken at my garden center (Natureworks) and packed our tent to rave reviews. I have attended many of her lectures and have always come away with fresh ideas and inspiration. And her photographs! Truly breathtaking.”
Nancy DuBrule-Clemente , Natureworks, Northford, CT

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