You can imagine the nice surprise when awoke to an early phone call from Elizabeth Mason saying that Jill Tavelman wanted to have her daughter photographed. Still getting up, the name Jill Tavelman didn’t ring my synapses. Hearing the lack of enthusiasm in my voice, Elizabeth said,
“Lily Collins, you goof. The daughter of Phil Collins.” I snapped, “Okay, right there capitan.”
I got up, showered, coffee, grabbed my gear and jetted out to the texted destination, an English Tudor house originally built by Hollywood filmmakers Alfred and Charles Christie and commonly known as Waverly Mansion. Designed by architect Leland F. Fuller, the Tudor-style Sunset Boulevard Beverly Hills mansion is surrounded by nearly four acres of rolling landscaped grounds featuring beautiful lawns, fountains, and a bridge-covered natural stream.
When I arrived, Lily, her mother and Elizabeth were waiting. We introduced ourselves and Elizabeth handed the dress to Lily. The dress is a hand painted by an unknown Japanese designer. We then got down to business. Take a look at what we captured.