When I met photographer Stacy Bass through Instagram, I immediately became entranced by her captivating images of exquisite gardens. I quickly fell down the rabbit hole, pouring over each and every single glorious post. And I was delighted to learn Stacy also has a fabulous book, Gardens at First Light, which I am so excited to share with you today.
Gardens at First Light is a luxurious, oversized coffee table book featuring 12 gardens – some secret and intimate, others grand and elaborate – photographed at dawn. There is a special ethereal beauty that can only be experienced at daybreak, full of promise for the new day. Stacy captures this beauty in her book with more than 200 breathtaking images of nature at its best. Complementing her work are words by Judy Ostrow who provides insight from the people who brought each garden to life. Gardens at First Light also features a garden reference guide which enhances the visuals while providing an invaluable how-to component.
Released in Spring 2015 by athome Books, Gardens at First Light was named by Architectural Digest as one of the best garden books of the year. It has also been featured on the Today Show and by Veranda, Traditional Home, The Wall Street Journal, Homes & Gardens (UK), HGTV, and more. Stacy’s first book, In the Garden, has sold out but you can still find third party copies via Amazon.
Books are one of my favorite gifts to give (and to receive!) so I am purchasing Gardens at First Light in bulk this year for holiday and hostess gift giving. It is that good! Gardens at First Light is available for sale via Amazon.
Stacy Bass also photographs lifestyle, interiors, and architecture for regional and national magazines, designers, and architects. To see more of her work, please visit her website, Stacy Bass Photography.