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) 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) to book your session.