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) 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?


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) to book your session while he’s still here.

New Dark Side images and a question.


Exploring new things and looks.

It’s been a while since I’ve updated. Life, as always, steps in whenever it wants without so much as a “If you please”. Also, as most of you know, a lot of my work in this area is “eyes only” to a special someone or for the client themselves. So, I offer my apologies for the lack of new images and offer up the following set for your viewing pleasure.

As you might have noticed, the look of this page has changed. I’m exploring new layouts. Looks that are more befitting the work presented. I want the entire site to be more unified, more cohesive to the idea of sensuality. There will be more changes as I wade through the sea of page layouts to find the one I like the most.

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Just an FYI.

I won’t have a blog update tomorrow.

I have to drop my sister off at the airport at 430 am – yes, that’s right – 430 am. I then have an appointment in Newport News at 8 that will take a good 3 hours. Following that I come home and start prepping for the first boudoir session of 3 set for the weekend. Needless to say I won’t have time to post.

Stay tuned for updates when I can post them including a new bdsm based session. I promise, you wont be disappointed.

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 with any questions you might have or to book your session today.

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This is a call to action to every woman who thinks they can’t do a boudoir session.

I need more people like Mrs. R to be ambassadors for others.

The biggest misconception, I find, about doing a boudoir session is that you must be 18, flawless, and size -2 to look good doing it. I’m here to say that is totally wrong. In my opinion, the only thing someone needs is an open mind backed by a strong photographer.

I know the concerns, I feel them deeply and emphasize with them. I really do. “I need to lose weight”, “I’m too old”, “I have stretch marks”, “I don’t look like the women you have on your site”, “I’m not special, I don’t deserve it”, et cetera.

That voice inside your head trumps anything anyone can say.  I totally get it. There is no amount of words or phrasings that I can generate that will overcome some people’s fears and doubts.

Which is way I’m posting this call to action today. I need you. I need women of all ages, shapes, sizes, races, those that are pregnant, those with handicaps, survivors of illness, et cetera, to step forward and show the rest that they can do it. I need you to be a vanguard for others. Lead the way.

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Miss W’s first boudoir session.

This one of those entries where I step back and let the person in front of the camera talk. Full disclosure – I’ve known Miss W for several years now as a fellow photographer and friend but this is the first time I’ve worked with her in this manner.

What a great way to start the new year!

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