Things are getting edgier here.

The following post might raise some eyebrows. That is my goal.

Sorry for the absence. The Valentine’s Day crunch took up all my free time. Mind you, I’m not complaining at all. I’m just now turning the corner and getting back to a normal routine of posts. Thank you for being patient. I hope the following was worth the wait.

I don’t think the images that follow should surprise anyone. The recent trend in my work has been more into the dark and mysterious. More visceral. More elemental. More sensual. There are so many paths to explore when it comes to sensuality. I’ve been fighting the urge to go down them but I’ve conceded that it is inevitable. So down the rabbit hole we go.


When I first stated this page I struggled with just what it was I wanted to show and what to call it. Conceptually it defaulted to boudoir as it was easy and acceptable to most. But, if I’m being totally honest here, it never really was about boudoir. It’s about relationships. The relationship between a person and themselves, with others, and with the camera. It’s about all things sensual.

Dare I say, even a bit erotic. There, I said it.

Which leads me to BDSM. Yes, I know, 50 Shades is huge right now. I also know that those books and subsequent movies have little to nothing to do with the real world of BDSM. I am always after the truth. I want to dig down and get to the core of the scene. I want to show reality. Again, its all about the relationships.

Now, let me make it perfectly clear. I fully plan on continuing the more standard boudoir sessions that you’ve come to know and love. That will never end. As always I work within the limits set by the client. They are always in control. If they draw a line in the sand then I will not cross it.

What will happen, however, will be a broadening of the type of images you will see here. If the client allows them to be seen by the public, you will see more depth of investigation, more exploration, and more intimate images that expand upon the idea of sensuality.

Boudoir, erotic, fetish, BDSM….everything is on the table.

So tread lightly on the following images and future entries. I will always denote at the top of the entries if what follows could be construed as NSF or for adults only.

Hang on to your hats, folks.

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. Contact him at mknopp1(at) with any questions you might have or to book your session today.

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