The return of the sassy Miss T.

Announcing Celebration Sessions.

Miss T., a veteran of this site, was recently in town visiting family for the holidays. Time is always tight during such things so it was an honor when she reached out to me to do a session during her short stay.

As always, whenever we get together, I have all I can do to hold on and keep up as she is just a force of nature in front of the camera. She becomes this magical thing, I just try to document it as best I can.

During the session we chatted about a variety of things. I mentioned a concept that had been brewing in my head for a bit – Boudoir Celebration Sessions. She really took to the idea and gave me some invaluable insights.

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There are the typical celebration points – new job, a promotion, reaching a fitness goal, reaching an age milestone, getting engaged,  et cetera. Well, congratulations. Let’s celebrate that with a boudoir session.

However, what about occasions that aren’t normally seen as celebratory? What about if someone just went through a messy break-up/divorce and needs a boost in their self-esteem (not to mention a chance to show off what the other person just lost)? Why not reward themselves with a celebration session to announce their new-found freedom?

What about the women in the military? First – I am grateful for anyone that serves this nation. That alone would be something to celebrate. But I realized, after talking to several that do serve, that they sometimes feel a little lost in a sea of camo. What about the person underneath the uniform? Want to trade in those combat boots for heels for a little bit? Did they just re-enlist? About to get deployed or are they back from a long deployment? Celebrating five, ten or more years of service? May I suggest a celebration session?

What about those feeling a little underappreciated and lost in the daily shuffle? Why not empower themselves with a celebration session where they’ll shine? Celebrate that it’s a Wednesday and that half the work week is over.

Everyone thinks they can’t do a boudoir session until they change something – lose some weight, work on those back muscles, et cetera. We are our own worst critic when it comes to our appearance. Only you see the “issues” when you look in a mirror. The rest of us see the true beauty that is you. You are wonderful as you are – right now. Embrace it.

So, take some time to celebrate you. Have a little fun, get some pampering, do something daring, and keep a memento of it for years to come.  Everyone deserves to feel great about themselves! Life is too short not to enjoy something indulgent occasionally.

Maybe you know someone who fits any of the above situations and you want to give them something special? Why not the gift of a celebration session?

Mark Knopp is a Virginia Beach-based boudoir photographer covering the Hampton Roads community and beyond. Make sure to like this page so you’ll get alerts when it gets updated and leave him some love in the form of a comment or a like. Contact him at with any questions you might have or to book your session today.

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