Marlene, Rhonda and Max

I had the pleasure of photographing Rhonda with her mother Marlene and their sweet dog Max at their lovely home in Oakland about a month ago.  Rhonda is the Director of Marketing at the San Francisco Design Center so naturally, her style (both for herself and her home) was sophisticated and beautiful.  I always love photographing people in their personal spaces - most people are not used to having their photograph made so it can be a bit unnerving posing for the camera, and being in a space that is comfortable and familiar helps to put people at ease.  Additionally, people's homes are so revealing about who they are which only adds to the sense of themselves that I strive to let shine through in the photos.