Girl with the cat-like eyes!

My sister-in-law recently was recently visited by her Argentinian relatives, who came to my house to dinner.  This was the first time I had met this mother and child and I was immediately taken by their sweet and friendly nature along with the amazing cat like eyes on the young daughter.  Murial had a lions mane of curly hair which framed her auburn, hazel eyes.  She seemed completely comfortable around adults, unaware that she was the only child at the dinner party. 

I gave her some dolls and toys and she played in her own little world until dinner.  She was not a finicky eater and devoured dessert, which included chocolates, ice cream and cookies, with no fear of calories-I’d like to do that sometime!

Well, needless to say, I offered to photograph her before she returned to Ushuaia, somewhere on the southern tip of Argentina.

The next week Murial showed up with her mom and I started to photograph her in the natural light outdoors.  It was an overcast day and I wasn’t achieving the brilliance in her eyes so decided to light her in my studio.  After a few shots I nicely asked her mom and aunt to leave the studio do she wouldn’t be distracted.  I have a teenage assistant who is good at breaking the ice as she is friendly and unassuming.  After a few lighting adjustments,  I felt a real connection in the camera capturing her natural,  fabulous looks.  Here are a few outtakes from the day.



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