Mrs. F’s fitness boudoir session.

She wanted to showcase her hard work and effort.

Some things just go together. Take peanut butter and jelly, for example. Or chocolate syrup and ice cream. Then there’s fitness and boudoir which we see examples here from my recent session with Mrs. F.

She wanted to do something to showcase her hard work in the gym and I was honored she thought of me. We worked out a plan of action that involved multiple themes over 2 sessions. These images are from our first go around were we focused on form/bodyscapes and boudoir.

I absolutely love exploring the human form in all it’s wonderful diversity. Each person has a unique physique which leads into an infinite amount of ways to show it off. The way light dances across the various peaks and dips, the way texture is brought out, the intersections of light and shadows. I could do this all day, every day.

Then we moved into the boudoir side of things where we showed off her femininity. The caress of cloth or constriction of leather on the skin. Her confidence and sass. Daring and bold. It was an amazing experience.

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Round two of our photo journey will be posted on http://www.photosbymarkk.com in the coming days. Stay tuned for those there. We’ve already discussed teaming up down here in Clearwater in the coming months.

Mark Knopp is a Clearwater-based boudoir photographer covering the Tampa/Clearwater/St. Petersburg community and beyond. Contact him at mknopp(at)brighthouse.com to book your session today.

The return of a Goddess.

Miss A. always blows me away.

As part of my farewell tour of Virginia Beach I reached out to certain people that I wanted to photograph one more time. They were people that hold a near and dear place in my heart. You’ll be seeing them in the coming days, along with some new people that I had the honor and pleasure of working with for the first time.

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Miss A. is one of those that you’ve seen before here. We were both real tight on time but we sliced out a sliver of moments to meet up and create some more magic. It was a bittersweet event for the both of us. We’ve known each other for as long as I lived here, both of us have gone through some epic changes, and we simply weren’t prepared for how fast the time slipped by during our session.

Despite that I was deeply appreciative of the time we did have together that day. The high of working together again far outweighed the sadness. It is my most sincere hope to get her, and others like her, down here for a session in the Sunshine State.

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Mark Knopp is a Clearwater-based boudoir photographer covering the Tampa/Clearwater/St. Petersburg community and beyond. Contact him at mknopp(at)brighthouse.com to book your session today.

Miss K’s embraces her dark side.

It didn’t go as planned. Thank god.

Miss K is a good friend of mine and wanted to get a session in with me before I leave. I couldn’t say yes fast enough and we immediately set a date and time for our boudoir session. We made plans for images that we thought would show her off.  Good thing I don’t stick with them.

It became apparent that the session wasn’t firing on all eight cylinders. It wasn’t anyone’s fault, mind you, it was just that nothing made either of us go “ohhh” when we looked at the images on the back of my camera. We were doing the light and airy kind of images that I call “Light Side” boudoir. They were nice and all but there just wasn’t a connection to the style and the subject.

Even Miss K said she just wasn’t feeling it. So, I called a time out. We sat down, right in the middle of the set, and had a heart to heart. It was then that Miss K voiced her inner demon. She said she just didn’t feel as though she was pretty enough recently. I won’t go into the whole backstory here but that was the essence.

I looked at her, I mean I really looked hard at her and realized something. I saw this dark, sensual beast that would just eat alive one of the standard “Light Side” subjects. I told her this. She wasn’t soft, I said. She was a savage. I asked her if she felt that, deep down. She said yes. I said “Then let’s use it in the time we have left.”

Her reaction when I showed her the very next shot changed everything. “I look hot!!!!”, she exclaimed. Yes, yes she did. The transformation was swift and amazing. Suddenly there was this amazing, sultry, seductress that just pulled my camera in and wouldn’t let go.

The moral of this story? Don’t go against your inner self. Embrace who you are and let it shine for all the world to see or, at the very least, my camera. You will never, ever be disappointed.

Mark Knopp is, for now, a Virginia Beach-based boudoir photographer covering the Hampton roads community and beyond. He will be moving to Clearwater, Florida soon. Contact him today at mark(at)sensualphotosbymarkk.com to book your session.

 

Miss W’s first boudoir session.

My first holiday boudoir session of 2017 and the introduction of the curtain of lights.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The temperature is dropping, Christmas lights are going up, and holiday boudoir sessions are in full swing. Miss W certainly got into the spirit of things with her recent yule-inspired boudoir session.

This year I’m introducing something new. I’m calling it the curtain of lights. If you know me, you know I’m all about the magical glow of Christmas lights. If I could, I’d leave them up all year. This might actually give me the opportunity to do just that.

Miss W was gracious enough to allow me to test out my idea during our session. I was so stunned by the results that I immediately ran out and bought more of them as soon as we were done. How much more? Well, let’s just say that I have achieved Clark Griswold levels as I’ve popped the circuit breaker a couple times already.

The results were amazing. I got several shots that I’ve never gotten before. The backdrop of sparkling, warm, luminous glow complimented Miss W perfectly. She was amazing. The session was light hearted and fun with hints of naughtiness that might have made Santa recheck his list.

So many ideas were generated by the session that we’ve already decided to go again to try and capture them. I actually went back out a third time to get more items to try those out as well. I’m seriously tempted to do ugly Christmas sweater shots, for example.

I still offer the other boudoir styles found here, by the way. We can do Light Side, Dark Side or a mix of the two. The holiday spin is just another layer of playtime that I offer. Whichever way you want to play, contact me today for your holiday session.

Mark Knopp is, for now, a Virginia Beach-based boudoir photographer covering the Hampton roads community and beyond. Contact him today at mark(at)sensualphotosbymarkk.com to book your session before he moves to Clearwater.

Tried something new for holiday boudoir today.

 

I’m so pleased that I couldn’t wait to show it.

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Mark Knopp is, for now, a Virginia Beach-based boudoir photographer covering the Hampton roads community and beyond. Contact him today at mark(at)sensualphotosbymarkk.com to book your session while he’s still here.

Holiday boudoir sessions are upon us.

Tis the season to give that someone special something truly special.

Yes, my friends, it’s that time of year again. Time to hustle to and fro searching for that perfect gift for that special someone in your life or just for you. Let’s talk about the most personal gift one can give to another. The gift of you. Can you think of something else that would be more cherished and prized?

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But I also would like to point out that this would be the perfect gift to give yourself.

Yes, you. Let’s be honest here. We’ve all seen that one thing that we’ve always wanted and just have to buy for ourselves. Why not give yourself a little something as a reward for doing everything you’ve done for others. As someone told me just yesterday, you can’t pour from an empty cup. So why not get this for yourself? You deserve it.

To those significant others out there reading this, here’s that perfect gift for her. A day of pampering followed by a boudoir session where they are the star and they literally get pictures for proof. Perfection all done up with a bow.

My boudoir sessions includes a pre-shoot consultation where we go over what to expect, what kind of images you’d like to do, et cetera. It also includes a professional hair and make up session before the shoot. Then we get to do the session itself where I give posing tips and suggestions to show you off like the star you are. Finally you will get the best images optimized for web viewing and an matted 11×14 print ready for framing.

It also has to be said that this is my last holiday season here in Virginia Beach as I am moving to Clearwater, Florida just before the big day. If you’ve ever thought of doing a session like this with me, this is the last chance you’ll probably get. Get it in now before it’s too late.

Mark Knopp is, for now, a Virginia Beach-based boudoir photographer covering the Hampton roads community and beyond. Contact him today at mark(at)sensualphotosbymarkk.com to book your session while he’s still here.